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William Barton Founder & Chief Editor
William founded BootSpy in 2020 with a simple mission: test and review popular men’s boots and give a real, honest opinion. Since then, we've welcomed over 5 million readers on our boot reviews and boot care guides. Reach out to him for your own personalized boot recommendation at william@bootspy.com. Or join 50,000+ subscribers on the BootSpy YouTube channel, or send him a message on the BootSpy Instagram.
Expertise:

Boots, Leather, Heritage Fashion, Denim, Workwear

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Arts – BA, English Language and Literature, General

Alumni Of:

San Franscisco State University

All of William's 187 Articles for Bootspy
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Nubuck vs Suede: What’s The Difference?

Suede and nubuck may seem similar but they’re distinctly different. Learn everything you need to know in the suede vs nubuck debate, including which to choose.

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Clarks Desert Boot Review: Amazing Classics or Outdated?

Clarks Desert boots are celebrating 70 years. But just because they’ve been around doesn’t mean they’re the best boot in town. Read our full review here.

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How Should Cowboy Boots Fit? 3 Signs Your Boots Aren’t Right

Not sure if you have the right size cowboy boots? Our complete guide on how cowboy boots should fit has everything you need to know before hitting the ranch.

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How to Break in Boots Properly: 11 Tips for Fast Comfort

Are your new boots giving you trouble? Never fear, BootSpy is here. Learn how to break in boots the right way with these 13 easy-to-follow tips.

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11 Boots Like Timberlands: Recommended Alternatives

Love the Timberland look but don’t want to stump up that much dough? Check out these 11 boots like Timberlands to nail the style without nailing your wallet.

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How Should Boots Fit? Your Guide to Perfect Fitting Boots

Getting the wrong boot size is both uncomfortable and bad for you. Learn how boots should fit once and for all and get a fit like Cinderella, every time.

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17 Types of Boots Every Guy Must Know About

Gentlemen, these are the 16 types of boots you should know about before you pick up your next pair—including at least one you may not have heard of.