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Jan 28

Where Do Wellington Boots Come From?

By Amy Johnston | Guides

Almost every type of footwear today have its own history to tell. Wellington boots are not exception. Ever wondered where these well-loved boots started? During the Regency time period, men’s fashion went through some dramatic changes. Between 1810 and 1820, knee breeches were replaced with trousers. This caused trousers to be an appropriate casual and […]

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Jan 19

Where Did Running Shoes Originate?

By Amy Johnston | Guides

Running shoes are a ubiquitous part of our culture these days. From top of the range running shoes used by the world’s top athletes, to brand name trainers worn as a fashion statement, to comfy off-brand trainers for everyday wear or going to the gym, running shoes are everywhere. But of course there was a […]

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Jan 12

Are Running Shoes Vegan?

By Amy Johnston | Guides

If you are a true vegan, every aspect of your life must be vegan. You even need to be aware of all the little things. Starting with the foods that you eat, to the clothes you wear, on to your needed hygiene products, and your essential cleaning products. If you are vegan you are aware […]

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Dec 28

How to Lace Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis

By Amy Johnston | Guides

If you do a lot of running, you have probably experienced the pain of plantar fasciitis in the past. If you haven’t, you are very lucky but for those individuals who have the condition, the pain can be excruciating. Typically, this is something that is caused by overworking the feet. That is why so many […]

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Dec 14

How To Clean Your Hiking Boots

By Amy Johnston | Guides

How long do you leave your hiking boots covered with mud, sand, or dirt? What about grit lodged in its traction-boosting lugs? Your hiking shoes will last longer if you clean them as soon as you come home. You may not clean them in the evening, but you have to clean them the next morning. […]

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Dec 07

How Hiking Boots Are Made

By Amy Johnston | Guides

Have you ever wondered how hiking boots are made? Chances are, the question has at least crossed your mind a time or two, especially if you spend a lot of your time hiking in various wilderness areas. One thing is certain, they are not typically made like your regular, run-of-the-mill shoe. Instead, they are typically […]

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Nov 30

Do Hiking Boots Run Small?

By Amy Johnston | Guides

Do hiking boots run small? In a nutshell, the answer is a resounding yes. For some reason, hiking boots seem to have a tendency to be far smaller in size when compared with running shoes, work shoes or just about any other type of footwear. As a result, you may not be able to wear […]

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Nov 23

Can Wellington Boots Be Stretched?

By Amy Johnston | Guides

Can Wellington boots be stretched? This is a question that a lot of people have when they first purchase these boots. After all, they come in a variety of different styles and they are very well made. However, there are sometimes some sizing differences that makes it difficult for certain individuals to find a size […]

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