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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.

Boots, Leather, Heritage Fashion, Denim, Workwear


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

Alumni Of:

San Franscisco State University

All of William's 187 Articles for Bootspy
are blundstones waterproof

Аre Blundstоnes Wаterрrооf? Everything Yоu Need tо Knоw Befоre Getting Yоur Blundstоnes Wet

Are Blundstones waterproof? I’ll explain the answer and the differences between waterproof vs water restistant boots as we we examine the Blundstones brand.

georgia boot sizing - georgia logger boot with a measuring tape

Georgia Boot Sizing: Comprehensive Size Chart and Fitting Guide

Within this guide on Georgia boot sizing, I aim to equip you with all the knowledge you’ll need to ensure your purchase from Georgia is spot-on from the get-go.

Man sitting on the stairs in his Chisos Boots

Chisos Boots Review: A New Cowboy Boot Contender

I’ve been eyeing Chisos Boots for about a year now, and I picked up two pairs to see if this brand is the real deal. See if they’re worth it in this review.

man demonstates Camel City Mill Socks sitting on the stairs

Camel City Mill Socks Review: The Best Boot Socks I’ve Tried

In this hands-on Camel City Mill socks review, I’m testing out their Lightweight and Heavyweight work socks, so you can decide if they are right for you.

Model demonstrates his Rhodes Roper boots on the asphalt

Rhodes Roper Boots Review: I Tried This Entry-Level Roper

Cowboy-curious but not ready for the big belt and buckle and all that jazz? Check out my Rhodes Roper Boots review to find out whether they’re the answer.

Male model standing on the steps in his JK O.T. boots

JK O.T. Review: Finally, a Lightweight PNW Work Boot

Check out my hands-on JK O.T. review where I dive into the details of this versatile boot’s construction so you can decide whether it’s right for you.

Man wearing a pair of shining Carmina Rain boots

Carmina Rain Review: I Test to See If the Spend Is Worth It

Check out my Carmina Rain review where I share everything I learned about this legendary Spanish shoemaker after trying out their classy Zip boots.

Model wearing Thursday Boots Legend on stairs

Thursday Boots Legend Review: My Experience After a Year

Are these weather-ready Chelseas from Thursday worth it? I picked up a pair of the Thursday Boots Legend and put them to the test to see how they hold up.

Model demonstrates his JK Boots Climber on the porch

JK Boots Climber Review: I Tried These Heavy Duty Work Boots

Wondering if you should go with Pacific Northwest boot brands? Check out my hands-on JK Boots Climber review for the complete scoop before buying.

man touching his jeans that lying over Rocky S2V Tactical boots

Rocky S2V Tactical Boots Review: Middle Ground Marchers

When you’re out there performing, you need a boot that can back you up. Check out my hands-on Rocky S2V Tactical boots review to find out if it stacks up.

Model demonstrates his Georgia Logger boots

Georgia Logger Boots Review: I Try Their ‘Best Value’ Logger

They look great but are they worth it? In my Georgia Logger boots review, I break down my experience with this boot so you can decide if it’s worth your cash.

best socks for red wing boots

Best Socks for Red Wing Boots: I Tried The Top 3 Styles

Need new socks for your Red Wings? I’ve tried many different sock brands, and in this guide, I test and review the top pairs to rock with your Red Wing boots.