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Travis Khachatoorian Managing Editor
Travis is an Emmy and Edward R Murrow award winning journalist with 10 years reporting experience with NBC and CBS. He's followed stories around the world: into the path of Hurricane Michael in Florida, with Alaskan dogs on the trail of The Iditarod, and in the belly of a C-130 with US Paratroopers off the coast of Australia. Travis left the news to live a less action packed life with his wife and son in Southern California, but he’s still passionate about quality reporting and heritage style boots.

Boots, Heritage Fashion, News, Journalism


BS Journalism

Alumni Of:

California Polytechnic State University

  • Golden Telly Award, June 2023
  • Edward R Murrow Award, June 2021
  • Emmy Award, June 2020
  • CBA Award, May 2020
  • Emmy Award, June 2019
  • Alaska Press Club Award, May 2018 & 2017
As Featured In:
All of Travis's 8 Articles for Bootspy
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Creating Tomorrow’s Vintage Jeans at Hiroshi Kato

I went inside the Kato Brand denim factory and found out why their selvedge jeans will last lifetimes.

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How to Pick Your First Cowboy Boots: A Conversation With a Texas Bootmaker

A Q&A with Tecovas about how to dip your toes into the style, and what cowboy boots say about a man.

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Grant Stone Cap Toe Boot Review: A Smart Casual Staple

For this Grant Stone review, I test out the Cap Toe to see if forest green Kudu leather should earn a spot in your wardrobe.


How Huckberry and Danner Brought a Classic 1960s Chukka Back to Life

A Q&A with a Huckberry designer on the collaboration

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The Trip to Horween Leather Co that Inspired Nicks’ Latest ‘Casual Adventure’ Boot

After seeing this new Horween leather, Nicks put together two new models to showcase just how special the leather really is.

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Hutton Boots Review: My Experience with the Playtime Chukka

For this Hutton Boots review, I wore the Playtimes to find out if they’re worth the high cost of entry to play in the sandbox.

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Role Club: I Spent a Day at LA’s Most Exclusive Bootmaker

I spent a day with the creator behind a bespoke $2,000 engineer boot praised for its world-class design and uncompromised craftsmanship.

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Caswell Boots Review: My Experience with the Shaw

Caswell is a relatively new bootmaker and they have some impressive looking stuff. But does their quality hold up? I wore their Shaw boot for the past few months and here’s what I think.