Tag Archives : Vibram

Update: How have the Winter boots worked out so far?


Reading Time: 8 minutesWhilst giving my winter boots a little attention before retiring them after another season of use, it struck me that maybe it would be interesting to hear how a few of the things I use have worked out long-term. A review will almost always be based on first impressions and a limited amount of use, so just like other aspects…

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Red Wing soles – keeping the Christy soles crispy – shoecare


Reading Time: 3 minutesThe Vibram Christy soles enjoyed a major resurgence in popularity in recent years, as the casual option for a pair of brogues, or as the hipster de jour sole on a pair of classic Red Wings. Pretty comfortable to stride around on and they look nice and crisp when new. In this piece I’m looking at a pair of Red…

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Rant: Boots with zips, really?


Reading Time: 6 minutesI like a nice pair of boots. Not because I have any particular need for the ruggedness, but because I like their look, their no messing sturdiness, and well, just because. I do have a strong opinion when it comes to boots though and that is that if you’re going to wear boots, you should wear boots. Not play-boots. And…

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Ripples, turn-ups and feminism – The week that was


Reading Time: 5 minutesWeekend is almost upon us, and it’s time for the regularly scheduled editorial and Instagram collation. This week has been mainly about the lower end of the legs, both in the photos and the subjects covered. What with the calendar mercilessly progressing forward the opportunity for Winter to make a swift and unwanted return, the season has almost quite definitely…

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Ripple soles – fun or function?


Reading Time: 5 minutesA while back I wrote a post about shoe soles, listing up the most important types and ranting a bit about ones I consider to be confusingly misnamed. One sole I decided not to include in that post were the ripple soles. Why? In my ignorance I considered it a bit of a novelty sole. In my defense it’s not one…

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A comprehensive guide to Goodyear welted shoe soles


Reading Time: 10 minutesIn recent times I’ve had  a couple of pairs of my quality shoes, the ones with Goodyear welted shoe soles, resoled. In the grand scheme of things makes me something of a know-it-all, with regards to what goes on on the underside of Gentleman’s footwear. First I found a pair of custom-grade Church brogues, which I then had resoled with Dainite soles, then…

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Some fantastic footwear for the spring (and summer)


Reading Time: 13 minutesHot on the heels of my spring jackets guide comes this, the unmissable guide to footwear for the spring season. Now, those that have been following me for a while know that I don’t do trainers or running shoes, apart from when I’m working out or running. And when it comes to style trainers really are not in my game.…

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Review: Red Wing Ice Cutters, boots for dad


Reading Time: 10 minutesFor a while now I’ve been wanting to get a pair of Red Wing boots. Did I need a pair? Not for any practical purpose. I already had a couple of pairs of usable winter boots, and for me winter boots tend last a long time. Plenty of snow and ice means there is little wear on the soles, and…

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