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Don’t Buy These Awful Kiwi Outdoor Boot Laces

January 13, 2016

Don’t Buy These Awful Kiwi Outdoor Boot Laces

The shoes I wear most all through the cooler months are a pair of Alden “Indy” boots. I bought them on…

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Preventing Spotting on Shell Cordovan

December 7, 2015

Preventing Spotting On Shell Cordovan

I’m a big fan of wearing shell cordovan on rainy days. In addition to being a beautiful, lustrous leather, shell…

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Getting Tan in November

November 25, 2015

Getting Tan In November

Tan shoes can be tricky to wear, especially during the colder months. Most men rely on dark jackets with lighter-colored…

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Hyp-knot-ic How-To on Shoe Lacing

November 16, 2015

Hyp-knot-ic How-To On Shoe Lacing

I’ve watched this gif of a shoe slowly lacing itself over and over again. It’s mesmerizing. It’s part of a…

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You've basically got two choices.

November 8, 2015

You’ve Basically Got Two Choices.

Always wear shoes that are good for running or fighting. Joe Strummer

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Q & Answer: Fear and Clothing (aka How to Take Care of Your Suede Shoes)

October 22, 2015

Q & Answer: Fear And Clothing (aka How To Take Care Of Your Suede Shoes)

Nathan writes: I recently bought a pair of Alden unlined chukkas as a graduation present for myself. The process wasn’t…

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Stockholm: Skoaktiebolaget (Sp?)

October 2, 2015

Stockholm: Skoaktiebolaget (Sp?)

As I wandered around Stockholm in a jetlagged haze, I managed to throw open the door on a remarkable little…

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Travel Shoes: How To Pick ‘Em & What I Picked

September 28, 2015

Travel Shoes: How To Pick ‘Em & What I Picked

I’m never more vexed than when I’m trying to figure out what shoes to bring on a trip, and my…

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The Science in Our Sneakers

September 26, 2015

The Science In Our Sneakers

PRI’s Science Friday explores the history of innovation and technology in our everyday sneakers. Interestingly, while sneakers today are more…

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The Wonderful World of Slip-On Shoes

September 10, 2015

The Wonderful World Of Slip-On Shoes

The weather has been so miserable lately. Everyone is waiting for fall to arrive, but with temperatures being in the…

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New and Emerging Workboot Options

September 3, 2015

New And Emerging Workboot Options

Although the craze for workwear and all things Americana seems to have died down, workboots remain one of the more…

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Q & Answer: Bringing The Right Shoes for a Trip

August 20, 2015

Q & Answer: Bringing The Right Shoes For A Trip

Terry asks: Do you have any recommendations for travel shoes? I’d like to find something that’s dressy enough to wear…

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Wearing Tan Shoes

July 29, 2015

Wearing Tan Shoes

Tan shoes can be a great option in the spring and summer months, but they’re not always the easiest to…

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How To Redesign A Classic: The Chuck II

July 23, 2015

How To Redesign A Classic: The Chuck II

Fast Co Design covers the recreation of the Converse All-Star, maybe the most iconic sneaker in the world. The goal…

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How to Raise a Shine on Shell Cordovan

July 20, 2015

How To Raise A Shine On Shell Cordovan

Want to know a dirty secret? Shell cordovan – that durable and robust leather known for its luster – doesn’t…

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