Stitchdown Discord access—the hub of it all
The dedicated Discord chat server (don't worry, you'll figure out how to use it) is where the finest boot-brains gather to exchange their abundant knowledge—from makers and sizing, to leather and construction, to, for some reason, hot dogs. Also we gossip about the industry a bit, but haven't started playing canasta just yet.
Entry to the Stitchdown Patina Thunderdome
The world's preeminent (only?) boot-and-shoe-aging competition is a yearly event that sounds like a helluva time—and then ends up being ever more meaningful than you expected. All you need is a new pair of boots or shoes (tried on INSIDE is ok of course), the flexibility to wear them like hell for six months, and a desire to win over $35k in prizes. Dome 2 starts Oct 1, 2022!
The warm feeling that comes from knowing you're keeping Stitchdown going
Stitchdown is a labor of love—but even the most loving labor isn't free. Joining our community directly supports the creation of interviews, features, news, roundups, flights of engineer-boot fancy, the Shoecast, Ticho's juicy mullet...all that stuff. And our thanks for said support is honestly endless.
Someone will probably just give you some boots
The whole SDP giveaway thing started with brands saying "you are an excellent and highly deserving person; here, have some of our boots." And that still happens!
But the Discord #giveaways channel has evolved into this magical place where people just...give their boots and shoes that aren't getting enough action to a person who can make that happen. And then it always comes back around. It's kind of incredible.
Ways that people have saved big $$$ thanks to SDP
-Everyone in SDP gets 10% off Sagara (when purchased direct), and $20 off any Grant Stone purchase, so that's great.
-Friends and family pricing (even though most people aren't related) is pretty much the deal in the Discord's buy/sell/trade marketplace
-Approximately $1.73 billion has been saved by not ordering the wrong size after hanging out in the #sizing-questions channel.
-I swear that people sometimes talk other people out of buying boots. It happens!