My first experience with Sagara Bootmaker of Indonesia was not all that positive. Several years ago, my brother bought a pair of Sagara derby shoes in a local Indonesian leather. They were nicely put together, especially for the price, but the upper leather, outsole leather, and rubber heels all cracked and/or deteriorated quite rapidly. I… Continue reading My Favorite Indonesian Boots: Sagara Shell Cordovan Cordmaster Boot Review
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Are Made in China Boots Better than Made in USA Boots?: Iron Boots Review
I know this looks like the most clickbait title of all time, but I promise you, it’s not. Iron Boots is a small boot company out of China that has been selling in Japan for a little while now, but has only more recently branched out into the North American market. “Made in China” has… Continue reading Are Made in China Boots Better than Made in USA Boots?: Iron Boots Review
An Interview with Flame Panda Boots
Upon receiving my monkey boots from Flame Panda, I was quite impressed. I praised the materials, design, craftsmanship, and overall quality in my review already, but I actually have grown to love these boots even more than I did when I wrote that article. In fact, I would say that in terms of overall quality,… Continue reading An Interview with Flame Panda Boots
The Best Engineer Boots in the World: Clinch by Brass Tokyo Horsehide Engineer Boot Review
I have now owned a custom pair of custom made Clinch horsehide engineer boots for three and a half years. In fact, I even went to Brass Tokyo’s shop in Setagaya, Tokyo to pick these and my other custom pair of boots up from them in person and got to meet the founder and owner… Continue reading The Best Engineer Boots in the World: Clinch by Brass Tokyo Horsehide Engineer Boot Review
Nicks Boot Review: The Nicks Robert Boot
*I received this pair of boots for free to review. I still try to be as critical and objective as I usually am, though I know that this is impossible for any human to do. However, I received no money to write this review and I receive no compensation from Nicks. I do not ever… Continue reading Nicks Boot Review: The Nicks Robert Boot
How Good are Indonesian Boots? Onderhoud Handmade Boot Review
Indonesia is currently a hotbed for Amekaji-heritage clothing. Actually, much of Southeast Asia is right now. However, if there is one thing that sets Indonesia apart from other countries in their area, it’s the fact that they’re making a lot of products domestically, especially boots. There are a lot of Indonesian bootmakers that have been… Continue reading How Good are Indonesian Boots? Onderhoud Handmade Boot Review
How Good can Made in China Boots be? Flame Panda Boot Review
“Made in China” has a bad reputation in much of the world. It’s not in the cool way that Joan Jett was talking about either. Products made in China aren’t known as bad ass, rebel products that don’t play by the rules. They’re known as poorly made, cheap products made in factories that don’t play… Continue reading How Good can Made in China Boots be? Flame Panda Boot Review
Why Are There no Affordable Engineer Boots?
Being someone whose identity has been inextricably tied to engineer boots by others for years, I get a slew of questions regarding them. Among the most common questions and laments that I get from friends, emailers, and people on Instagram is “Where can I buy affordable engineer boots?” While I answer every question I get… Continue reading Why Are There no Affordable Engineer Boots?