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Andy Peloquin Senior Writer
Andrew is a kayaker, paddleboarder, runner, weightlifter, former martial artist, DIY handyman/home improvement nut, tech geek, headphone-addict, sci-fi and fantasy author, and lover of comic books, movies, and TV shows. He's interested in pretty much everything, and takes becoming an expert very seriously--but nothing more seriously than analyzing every stitch, thread, and seam of what makes his favorite boots so freakin' comfortable.
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Vegetable Tanning vs Oil Tanning vs Chrome Tanning: What’s the Difference?

I explain the differences between vegetable tanning, oil tanning, and chrome tanning, and explore the characteristics and environmental impacts of each method.

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Irish Setter Size Chart: My Guide to Irish Setter Boots Sizing

Not sure if the Irish Setter boots you’re looking at will fit correctly? I’ve got you covered. Let’s take a closer look at fit & sizing in this Irish Setter size guide.

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14 Different Cowboy Boot Toe Types

Cowboy boot toe shapes can be more than just square or round. I’ll walk you through them all, from the common toes to the lesser-known (and lesser-used) shapes.

best tactical boots - Danner Reckoning boots & Nike SFB B1 boots

7 Best Tactical Boots for Men: Tested and Reviewed

Need combat-ready boots? With these tactical boots, you’ll have footwear purpose-built to survive any harsh environment and active conflict zone.

best insoles for red wing boots - tread labs insoles & red wing leather footbed

7 Best Insoles for Red Wing Boots: Stride Comfortably and Supported

Want to make your Red Wings ultra-comfortable? These are the best insoles for Red Wing boots to add cushioning, support, and stability. Check out our top picks.

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3 Simple Tricks to Stretch Cowboy Boots the Right Way

Come learn the three best and easiest methods to stretch out your cowboy boots so they get comfortable as quick as possible.

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How to Shorten Shoelaces in 5 Minutes or Less

Come learn the quickest and easiest solutions to shorten your shoelaces (it’ll literally take minutes) so you can stride in style and security.

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11 Types of Boot Heels: Ride, Walk, and Work the Right Way

In this guide, we dive into the many types of boot heels used today so you’ll know exactly what any pair of boots you’re considering will be useful for.

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5 American Leather Tanneries that are Changing the Game

I’ve done my research to bring you an in-depth look at the best American leather tanneries that are worth the investment for their quality and longevity.

square toe vs round toe cowboy boots

Square Toe vs Round Toe Cowboy Boots: Which Are Better?

Cowboy boots aren’t just a fashion choice. Learn all you’ve ever wanted to know about square toe vs round toe cowboy boots so you can pick your next pair.