Toes, welts, shanks, uppers, stays, and insteps—the anatomy maketh the boot, and each boot is different. In these guides, we’ll help you understand how boots are made which will make it more likely that you’ll find a quality pair that will last.

Goodyear Welt Construction Explained: Are Goodyear Welt Boots Better?

Read this this article to find out all about Goodyear welted construction. By the end, you’ll know if this type of footwear is right for your style and wallet.

What is a Steel Shank in a Boot? Boot Shanks Explained

In this guide, I’m breaking down exactly what a boot shank is, what it does, and the downsides of steel shanks compared to a different material.

14 Types of Boot Soles You Need to Know

There’s no more important part of a boot than its sole. So here’s a list of the boot soles you should know about to pick the one that’s fit for purpose.

What is EVA Foam in Boots and What are its Pros and Cons?

EVA has been used on sneakers for decades, but can it benefit boots? In this guide, you’ll learn what EVA foam is and whether you should avoid it.

What are the Warmest Boots on the Planet? +3 Options to Buy

Going to hug a penguin? Well you might want one of these boots. These are the warmest boots on the planet.

What Does Comp Toe Mean? Should I Get Steel Toe Instead?

If you need safety boots and can’t decide between steel toe and comp toe, this guide gives pros and cons to help with your decision-making.

What is a Met Guard in Boots? 3 Reasons You Need a Metatarsal Guard

If you want complete protection for your feet, you need to know what a met guard is. In this guide, we’re sharing the pros and cons of metatarsal guards.

Why Do Logger Boots Have High Heels? Benefits & Reasons Behind It

In this guide, I am going to explain some reasons why logger boots have high heels. You’ll be surprised at benefits (and drawbacks) of the high heel are.

What is a Boot Jack? How to Use One and Which Ones to Get

Taking off your boots can be a hassle. Or a complete mess. This is where a boot jack can help and this guide has everything you need to know.

Pros and Cons of a Boot Kiltie (Plus Where You Can Find Replacement Kilties)

A boot kiltie adds an extra layer of protection to your boots. But what are the benefits and drawbacks false tongues can offer? Let’s find out!

Pros and Cons of Leather Soles (+3 Best Leather Sole Boots)

Is there any benefit to getting a leather sole boot? You might be surprised. This guide covers the pros and cons of leather soles, plus my top picks.

The Boot Shaft Explained: What It Is and How to Measure It

What is the boot shaft? You can learn to measure the shaft of your boot, ensuring you get the proper fit and protection you need. Find out how in this guide.