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Lems Chelsea Waterproof & Boulder Summit

Overview Lems recently released two new leather waterpoof variants of their popular boots: The more casual Chelsea Waterproof and hiker-oriented Boulder Summit. Featuring their widest last and shape to date and the combination of waterproof membrane and oiled full-grain leather (though a vegan option is available on the Boulder Summit), these boots are more conventional-looking, […]

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Soft Star Roo Long-Term Review

Fourteen years (and a few days) ago, I published my first Soft Star Shoes review (here) — that of the Soft Star “Grippy¹” Roo Moccasins. Nearly 12 years ago, I published a review of my Soft Star Roos (and Ramblers). Today, I’m going to share some long-term thoughts about the Soft Star Roo, a special, […]

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Xero Shoes Denver Boot Review

Xero Shoes entered 2020 with a slew of brand-new models for every day, casual wear. In expanding their lineup, they achieved their best leisure design to date! Xero Shoes sent me a pair of their new Denver boot to test and review. What I found—and…

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Review Soft Star Shoes Primal Sawyer

SoftStar Shoes expands upon their PRIMAL line with a new Chukka Lifestyle Shoe. With the widest toebox of any leisure boot, the Sawyer aims to be the most splay-happy casual shoe for urban adventures. Click through to read my review of the Soft Star…

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Review Carets Falcon Wingtip Dress Shoes

Carets returns with a new Wingtip based on the FER with a classy and intricate design, brogue details, and some smart upgrades from last year’s FER! Carets sent over a pair of these FALCON Wingtips to review. Read on after the jump!

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2019 Shamma Sandals Ultragrip Chargers

Shamma Sandal’s Chargers were one of my favorite sandals of the last few years and in 2019, they have made tons of new updates and design changes to this best-seller. Knowing I’m such a fan of their style of huaraches/minimalist sandals, Josh sent me a pair to test.

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Review — Feelmax Kuuva 5 and Kuuva Trek

My favorite winter boot of all time is back for its fifth generation! The Feelmax Kuuva 5 aims to improve upon its long legacy of being the lightest waterproof boot in the world with a softer leather, a new waterproofing design, tougher brass hardware…

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Review — Prime Trotters Brogued Wingtip Oxfords

The Prime Trotters’ Wingtop Oxford is a beautiful, handmade, zero drop, dress shoe for minimalist wearers looking to take their barefoot benefits to the office, ball, or urban adventures! Prime Trotters sent me a pair to test and review and what you’ll…

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Review: Sockwa X8

Sockwa is known for their ultra-minimalist approach to barefoot shoes. Sockwa, not surprisingly, takes a “sock-like” approach to their designs—their shoes take a sock-like design and add a simple, thin, flexible sole for durability. Sockwa sent over a…

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Review: Vibram FiveFingers V-Aqua

The Vibram FiveFingers V-Aqua is the company’s flagship product for water sports and water activities. Utilizing the same base sole from the V-Alpha, the V-Aqua adds drainage holes to clear out the interior of the shoe to maintain a smoother experience…