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About BootSpy

BootSpy was founded in 2020 with a simple mission: test and review popular men’s boots and give a real, honest opinion.

At the time, the whole web was filled with boot care guides from people who seemed to have never even seen a pair of boots. And forget about them having any experience with true high quality boot makers.

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That’s me: William Barton, founder of BootSpy. I’m rocking Viberg and Filson here.

At the very beginning, we set out some ground-rules for how we’d do our boot reviews and care guides. You can read our full review process here, but in short:

  • we buy the boots
  • we test them ourselves and take our own pictures
  • we don’t take sponsorships from brands for reviews
  • and we give our honest opinions on whether we like the boots or not

BootSpy is here to take the mystery out of shopping for boots.

We don’t simply throw opinions out: we dive into the gritty details so you know what you’re paying for, and whether or not it’s worth it. 

The BootSpy Team

The BootSpy editorial team is constantly growing, with new contributors adding their expertise every month.

Managing Editor

Contributing Writers


If you’re interested in becoming a contributor for BootSpy, reach out and share a bit of your writing history plus interests to william [at] bootspy [dot] com.

Follow BootSpy on Other Platforms

Beyond our boot reviews here on BootSpy.com, we also have the BootSpy YouTube channel where over 30,000 subscribers get new boot reviews, unboxings, and care guides every single week.

We give you the facts on the best boots right now. And, with years of experience writing in the men’s fashion industry and over 100+ boot reviews, we’ve seen a broad enough range of boots to stack them up against each other fairly. 

Welcome to BootSpy. We help men put their best boot forward. 

You can join the BootSpy fam in a bunch of different ways:

The BootSpy newsletter is also the best place where 1000’s of dedicated boot fans can get a regular dose of the best deals in men’s boots, leather care hacks, and important news across the boot industry.

Contact us any time:

E: william@bootspy.com

A: 500 W 5th Street STE 800, Winston Salem, NC 27101

P: +1 (336) 298-1133

Until next time, put your best boot forward.

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