The 6 Best Canadian Boot Brands for Men

As a Canadian boot-wearer, lusting over White’s, Nicks Wesco, and other American bootmakers on Instagram is a dangerous and often costly endeavor. Even Indonesian boots come with added costs — after the exchange rate and the added $50-60 shipping costs, we are often subject to $50+ extra in duty charges no matter where the boot … Read more

The 8 Best Vegetable Tanned Leather Boots You Can Buy

Ready to step your boot game up? Whenever veg tan boots get thrown into the mix, that often means a well-crafted pair with the perk of greater patina potential — like a blank canvas you can paint your own story on. And among leather footwear enthusiasts, both the heritage boot guys as well as the … Read more

The 10 Best Boots for Wide Feet

It is surprising how many boot companies don’t offer wide options for their boots. It makes more sense when you realize that these businesses need to make new lasts — foot shaped blocks of wood used to create the fit — when they want to offer wider sizes. Creating new lasts is incredibly laborious and … Read more

How to Choose a Last for Your Viberg Service Boot

So you’ve decided to pull the trigger on a pair of Vibergs. If it’s your first foray into what Viberg has to offer, chances are good you’re eyeing up some Service Boots. You might even be looking at a specific makeup from a stockist that ticks all the aesthetic boxes for you. While your trigger … Read more

Are Vibergs Worth It? The Ultimate Guide to the $700 Service Boot

  The name “Viberg” has become synonymous with expensive footwear, and the most commonly asked question is, are Vibergs worth it?  There are several factors to consider against price when determining the value-for-money: heritage/history, quality of materials, construction and finishing methods, quality control, etc. While the average Viberg buyer is likely adding to a pre-existing … Read more

The 10 Best Winter Boots for Men That Actually Look Good

I’m a guy who loves a pair of stylish boots. But here in New York City the winters can get seriously snowy, slushy and icy, prompting even lovers of old fashioned boots to retire them until Spring for fear that they’ll slip, spring a leak, or leave your toes cold. But the best winter boot … Read more

Why Hand Welted Boots are Better Than Goodyear Welted

The term “Goodyear welted” is often used as a mark of quality for men’s boots. In fact, people quite often will not even consider buying a pair of boots if they are not Goodyear welted. In some ways, this is prudent. For entry level boots (less than $200), you will often find boots that are … Read more

The 5 Best Men’s Boots for Flat Feet

Flat feet is a surprisingly common issue, with some sources suggesting that 3 million people suffer each year, while others estimate that up to 30 percent of people have at least one flat foot. Flat feet or low arches can often lead to other problems, putting folks at a greater risk of experiencing foot pain, … Read more

The Pros and Cons of Kangaroo Leather

Quick, where does your leather come from? Cow, calf, or sheep, usually, but there’s another option that you need to know: kangaroo. Kangaroo leather, also sometimes called K-leather, is what most people would call an exotic leather, though that term typically brings to mind rare and exalted animals. In truth, kangaroos are to Australia like … Read more

Viberg Vs. Alden: Which High-End Boot is Better?

There are entry level boots, there are mid-range boots, there are upper tier boots, and these two brands sit firmly in the upper tier: the beloved but pricy Viberg Service Boot and the most popular boot from the Alden Shoe Company, the Indy 403. These two pairs of boots are real institutions in men’s footwear. … Read more