JK Journal

Understanding Boot Leather Stretch: Getting the Right Fit

Leather, the heart and soul of our boots, naturally stretches and conforms to your foot over time.

Let's dive into how this works and how to ensure your new JK Boots fit like a glove from day one.

Busting 6 Safety Toe Boot Myths: The Real Deal for the Hardworking Professional
In the world of hardworking individuals, safety toe boots are essential. But let's clear the air on some common myths about these tough protectors.
Wildland Fire Boot Outsoles That Can Stand Up to the Job
Are you sure your wildland fire boots have the right soles? You wouldn't want to have your boots melt right off your feet, would you? Here's how to pick the right boot sole for the job.
3 Things Every Wildland Fire Boot Must Have
Wildland fire boots are exposed to some of the toughest conditions any boot will ever face. So it makes sense that they have the highest standards, too. Here's what every wildland fire boot must have.
How to Break In Wildland Fire Boots
Breaking in your wildland fire boots before the start of the season is a must. A great pair of boots is crucial for comfort and performance in the field. Here are some hacks to make this process effective and efficient.
Mastering the Art of Lacing Your Wildland Fire Boots: Step-by-Step Guide
As a wildland firefighter, your boots are more than just footwear; they're an integral part of your gear that can significantly impact your comfort and performance. Lacing your boots correctly is not just a matter of style; it's about ensuring maximum support, comfort, and durability.
The Secret Behind Our Leather: Tanning Techniques Explained
Tanning isn't just a step in leather production; it's crucial for determining your boots' look, feel, and longevity. This process involves treating animal skin with a solution, usually acidic, to transform it into stable, long-lasting leather.
How We Choose Our Leather
Ever wonder what kind of leather we use on our boots? It's nothing but the best for JK Boots.
3 Tips for Better Winter Boot Care
These are our top 3 tips for caring for your boots during harsh, damp winters. Get more life out of your boots with these 3 critical boot-care tips.
Finding the Right Boots for the Job: Matching Your Boots to the Workplace
Step into the world of JK Boots, where we craft our boots with passion and precision. All of our boots are handcrafted to endure and impress. 
Step into Safety and Style: Discover the Ultimate Forestry Boots for Work
Looking for boots that combine outstanding performance with a classic style? You've found your match with our forestry boots. These aren't just work boots; they're a testament to quality and practicality.
Built for the Mission | Tested by Fire: JK Boots and MYSTERY RANCH
Since our inception, JK Boots has been dedicated to serving the brave men and women of the wildland firefighting community.  Our mission has always been clear: provide the best-in-class fire boots that ensure safety, comfort, and performance under the most...
A Day in the Life of a Wildland Firefighter: The JK Boots and MYSTERY RANCH Experience
In the demanding world of wildland firefighting, having the right gear is not just a matter of convenience, it's a necessity for safety and performance.  That's where JK Boots and MYSTERY RANCH come in. With JK's Fire Inlander boots and MYSTERY...
Why Handmade Boots are More Comfortable
Ever wonder why handmade boots feel so good? There's a lot going on under the hood.
How to Prep Your Boots for Winter
Take care of your boots this winter and they'll live to see the next. Here's how you do it.
Why We Love Vibram Soles
In a world where the ground beneath our feet can be as unpredictable as the challenges that lie ahead, having the right sole under your boots is not just a matter of comfort, but a pivotal factor for safety and...
How to Dry Soaked Work Boots
What should you do if your work boots get soaked? This guide gives you everything you need to know so that you can protect the investment you made in your boots and help them last longer.
In-Stock vs. Custom Boots
  When it's time to pick up a new pair of boots, you've got two options: grab something off the shelf or get a pair made just for you. Each choice has its own pros and cons, depending on what...
Understanding Oil Tanned Leather
What do we actually mean with "oil-tanned leather," why do boot makers, like JK Boots, use it, and is it a good choice for boots?
How are JK Boots Supposed to Feel?
These feel different than my old boots. Great! They're supposed to!
Why Choosing Resolable Work Boots Is The Best Decision You'll Ever Make
Once you get recraftable boots, it's hard to go back. Here's 3 reasons why you'll love resolable boots.