With an incredible range of outsoles available to choose from, how does a footwear lover narrow things down to just one? There are huge questions to tackle. How do you weigh looks vs functionality? Durability vs traction? Comfort vs capability? WILL TICHO FINALLY ADMIT THAT WEDGE SOLES ABSOLUTELY RULE???

This week, we talk about our favorite (and a few of our least favorite) outsoles—from Dainite and Vibram, to Dr. Sole and Ridgeway—and throw more history and facts at you than you likely thought was possible. Get on in there and figure out the right move for your next pair.

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This episode was sponsored by Standard & Strange, where you don’t NEED an engineering degree to buy their engineer boots…but it helps.