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BootSpy University

Learn everything you’ve ever wanted to know about boots. From how they’re made, to how they should fit, to how to clean them—this is your handbook to a healthier relationship with your boots.

Goodyear Welt Construction: Are Goodyear Welt Boots Better?

By William Barton
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R.M. Williams Sizing

R.M. Williams Sizing Guide: Get the Perfect Size First Time

This is the straight-forward R.M. Williams sizing advice I wish I had when I bought my first pair of Comfort Craftsmen boots. Get it right the first time.

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boot shank

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.

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red wing boots care

Red Wing Boots Care: The Ultimate Guide to Treating Red Wing Leather

Whether you have Harness, Muleskinner, Oro Legacy, or Briar Oil Slick leather, this Red Wing boots care guide will show you exactly how to treat your boots.

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boot resole

How Much Does It Cost to Resole Boots? Is It Ever Worth It?

I asked 12 different cobblers across the USA how much their boot resole services cost and averaged it out so you can get a good idea what to expect to pay.

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boot soles

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.

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how long do red wing boots last

How Long Do Red Wing Boots Last? 3 Tips to Make Them Last Longer

Are Red Wing boots built to last? In this guide, you’ll learn what to expect from your Red Wing boots, and what you can do to make them last longer.

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XTRATUF size chart

Ultimate Guide to XTRATUF Boot Sizing, with Size Chart

If you’re thinking about getting a pair of XTRATUF boots, make sure you read this XTRATUF sizing guide and size chart beforehand to get the best fit.

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Muck Boots Sizing

Ultimate Muck Boots Sizing Guide [Size Chart Included]

In this comprehensive Muck boots sizing guide, I’ll go through the fine details of their sizing so you can pick perfect size Muck Boot the first time.

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bunny boots

Bunny Boots: What Are They and Where Can I Find Them?

Here’s a crash course on the Bunny boots (or Mickey Mouse boots) – the best cold-weather footwear ever designed for the US Armed Forces. Learn all here.

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can cowboy boots be resoled

Can Cowboy Boots Be Resoled? Everything You Need to Know

Cowboy boots are built to last, but eventually they wear out. In this guide, I’m going to go over your options for having your favorite cowboy boots resoled.

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what does comp toe mean

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.

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boot width chart difference between d and e widths for boots

Boot Width Guide: D vs EE Width Explained, and More

What’s the difference between a D and EE boot? If you’re wondering what boot width to get, this guide has everything you need to know to get the best fit.

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Helm Boots Sizing

Helm Boots Sizing Guide: Every Helm Last Compared

Nothing is worse than ordering a new pair of boots and finding out they don’t fit. With this guide, you’ll get the right Helm boots sizing the first time.

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Frye Boots Sizing

Frye Boots Sizing Guide: Do Frye Boots Run Big or Small?

If you want to avoid the hassle of returning your new boots, this Frye boots sizing guide will help you pick the right pair the first time.

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Hunter Boots Sizing

Hunter Boots Sizing Guide: Do They Run True to Size?

Choosing the right Hunter boots sizing can be like navigating blindfolded. With this guide, you’ll know what to look for and what pitfalls to avoid.

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what is a boot jack

What Is a Boot Jack (And How Do You Use One)?

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.

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Pros and Cons of a Boot Kiltie 1

What Are Boot Kilties (& Where Can You Buy Some)?

A boot kiltie adds an extra layer of protection to your boots. But what are benefits of wearing them, is worth it, and where can you buy them? Find out here.

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are Blundstones good for snow

Are Blundstones Good for Snow? A Guide to Wearing Blunnies in Winter

In this guide, I’ll cover some tricks to help you decide if are Blundstones good for snow, if you should go outside with them, and make sure your feet stay dry.