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Thursday Boots Review: Handcrafted with Integrity

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Reviewed by Matt Hayes, Co-foudner

Last Updated January 2022

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Featured Product: Men’s Captain Boots

Price: $199

The Thursday Boots Men’s Captain Boots exude style and functionality all in one boot. These boots have been handcrafted with integrity out of full-grain leather. They come with reinforced eyelets and Goodyear welt construction for added longevity.

The shock absorbing insoles and supple lined interior help create more added comfort than one is used to with a pair of boots. Plus they offer half sizes for added accessibility for those who are in between sizes.

Thursday Boots Style
Thursday Boots Logo

Ratings Breakdown


Thursday Boots are made out of premium leather and world class leather, which helps increase their overall longevity. They may come with a slightly worn look in some instances though, which is why we took off a half point.


These boots are well worth every penny due to the products used, the comfort, and the longevity.


Their boots are comfortable to stand and walk in for long periods of time, while also looking really nice with most attire.


This brand works hard to bridge the gap between work boots and fashionable boots all while creating a high quality, long lasting product.

Who is Thursday Boots?

Thursday Boots was founded in 2014 by Nolan Walsh and Connor Wilson. The pair were in graduate school together and embarked upon a surf trip in Nicaragua when the idea struck. They had both been having a really difficult time finding boots that were both fashionable and rugged.

Their only options were the clunky rugged work boots or the higher priced, weakly built fashion boots.

Thursday Boots Team

The pair decided if they couldn’t find what they were looking for, then they would just create their own product to solve the problem. However, they didn’t want to price gouge their customers for high quality products either. So the pair did quite a bit of research into how to create the highest quality boot and keep the prices low.

They were able to do this by using some of the same world renowned tanners that the other higher priced boot companies use. But since they sell directly to the consumer, they were able to keep costs low.

Thursday Boots don’t have an ongoing philanthropic mission currently, other than to provide high quality footwear without compromises. However, in the past they have donated shoes to schools and masks during the Covid-19 pandemic.


  • Comfortable
  • Stylish
  • Rugged
  • Durable
  • Great value
  • Ethically sourced
  • Free shipping
  • Good return policy


  • May not have the level of uniformity a lot of consumers come to expect due to differences in each piece of hide
  • Might come with a slightly worn look

Thursday Boots Fit & Performance

I had recently heard about Thursday Boots and was excited to try this company. My biggest issue with the ordering process was which style to choose. Their website is easy to navigate and the payment options are vast. They include PayPal and Amazon Pay as payment options for added diversity, which was nice to see. So this made the checkout process seamless once I settled on the Captain Boot in Old English.

Cool Captains Boot

Once they arrived (well within their normal shipping window), I took them out of the box and they looked just as I had hoped. They sported a rich brown color with a very manly, rugged and classy vibe.

I was a little disappointed to see that the sides and tongues of the boots were a bit wrinkled, as if someone had already used them a bit. But, nonetheless they still looked great!

I wore them approximately 7 days total, within a 2 week period of time, to really test them out fully. It has been an enjoyable experience, despite the fact that I have a back/spine condition.

Great Men's Leather Boots

The boots look great and feel solid, yet comfortable on my feet. Most boots, whether they are work boots or more fashionable, are not this comfortable. I like that the laces are coated and the eyelets are reinforced. Both are exceedingly strong and add nice touches to the boots aesthetic appearance. 

I love that the insole conforms to the shape of my foot. The fact that it’s made out of cork was something of a surprise to me. But, this is one of the most comfortable insoles I’ve run across in any boot. 

The leather looks very high quality and feels soft with a nice “give” to it, yet also feels strong. This is the type of leather that will wear well with age. The rubber on the soles of the boots is thick, sturdy and grips the ground very well.

Everyday Boots

The heel of the shoe is impressively solid and has a touch of class with its middle layer of rubber being shinier than the top and bottom layers. 

Thursday Boots Captain Boot Quality

However, I found the sizing to be a bit off for me. This was probably an error on my end because I didn’t read through the sizing guide with enough depth. I ordered a 10 regular (12”L x 4”W x 7”H) because my sneakers are usually a 10.5. The brand does state to order a half size down from your normal sneaker size, which I did. 

But I neglected to consider my foot width when ordering. And Thursday Boots does have some different width options to accommodate those of us with wider feet. I should have ordered a 9.5 wide instead because the width is a bit too tight and the length is a bit long. wide, instead of a 10 regular. 

Thursday Boots Captain Boot Quality
Thursday Boots Captain Boot Quality

However, even with that slight operator error, I love them. After 7 days of normal wear I see no difference in the look or feel of the boots. They are still shiny, perfectly intact, and barely a scuff on them, besides the little bit of wrinkles they came with. All in all, I would highly recommend these boots if you’re in the market for a pair. 

Are Thursday Boots a Quality Product?

When it comes to leather quality, the products can vary widely. However, that does not appear to be the case with Thursday Boots products. The reason behind this is due to the fact that they use two of the most highly regarded tanneries in the world to produce their products.

Thursday Boots Captain Boot Quality

Currently, they are using the Lefarc Tannery in Mexico and the Horween Tannery in Chicago. Both of these tanneries are part of the Leather Working Group. This group helps to ensure quality controls within the genre and also helps companies learn how to:

  • Reduce their carbon footprint through energy and water use reduction
  • Create chemical management systems
  • Abide by legal compliance
  • Source responsible leather from environmentally certified tanners

These are really high standards to meet in the leather boots genre, so it’s nice to see a company so dedicated to this level of quality. While the tanneries they use are in Mexico and Chicago, the manufacturing facilities they use are in:

While this brand is extremely transparent about their tanneries, there is less information to be gleaned regarding their manufacturing facilities. The brand states that all of their manufacturing partners abide by the highest fair labor and environmental stewardship standards. This is fantastic news.

Handmade Leather Boots

Except that they don’t mention any quality standards or certifications that any of these manufacturing plants hold. So this is an area where they could be a bit more transparent to instill more confidence with their consumers regarding the high quality standards they purport.

However, even without that, it is evident that this company is creating a quality, long lasting product. The brand states that they unequivocally stand behind the quality and craftsmanship of their products. So if you feel there is any sort of defect or issue with any of their products, they want you to reach out to them so they can get the issue corrected. I like this strong stance behind their products.

Are Thursday Boots Worth It?

If you are in the market for some great looking and long lasting boots, then it stands to reason Thursday Boots are worth it. Some may feel the $200 price tag for boots is a bit high. But when it comes to premium grade leather boots and the quality this brand produces, this is a really low price tag.

Worn Leather Boot Look

Especially considering that their boots are made alongside other leather boots made with the same materials that go for closer to $500-$600. The price seems extraordinarily reasonable then.

Plus the fact that these are some of the most comfortable boots I’ve ever worn doesn’t hurt their case either. They look great with casual attire and more dressed up work attire. Plus they are easy to maintain, which makes my life a bit easier. It’s really difficult to come up with any reasons why someone shouldn’t give Thursday Boots a try .

Thursday Boots Coupons & Discounts

Thursday Boots already has pretty low prices for the quality of products they produce. Therefore, the brand states they don’t offer any discounts, coupons or deals. Which makes complete sense to us since they are already exponentially lower priced than other high quality boots out there.


For any consumer considering purchasing a more expensive, long lasting boot, there are bound to be questions prior to purchasing. Therefore, we have put together a list of the most common questions asked about Thursday Boots by consumers to help guide you in the right direction.

Rugged Every Boot

Thursday Boots Summary

Overall, this company and their products have some fairly high standards to live up to. And creating a long lasting rugged boot that also looks aesthetically pleasing, and is exceedingly comfortable are big shoes to fill. But the company does it with ease, while also ethically sourcing their materials.

Everyday Men's Captain Boots

Besides the slightly worn areas on the boots that I received, I can’t say enough good things about my Thursday Boots experience. And if you are a leather boots lover, then I implore you to check them out. You won’t be disappointed with your experience, or the price tag.