Truman Journal

Brown Boots: A Side by Side Comparison of our Brown Leathers
Some of the differences between leathers are far more apparent when compared side by side, and so we've put together a comprehensive gallery of photos with each of our Brown leather boots under natural light: Java Waxed Flesh vs. Coach...
Black to Back: A Comparison of our Black Leathers
A side by side comparison of our black leathers.
Coach Rambler, A Visual Tour
COACH RAMBLER In our top 5 best sellers, Coach Rambler is now synonymous with Truman Boot. For years we ran this leather at a full weight of 2.2-24mm leaving it unlined, usually with a brown or tan tongue. We made...
Made in the Northwest Feature
We recently shared our process with the folks from the show Made in the NW. This gives you a little bit of a different view of our factory in our new space. Cheers!
New Interview with Vince
Recently Vince sat down with AerosurferLV for Real Boot Talk.   In this interview, Vince and Dale discuss: the company's history, various leather types, and the design and durability of our boots the importance of leather care, the impact of...
State of the Truman 2022
We’re very excited for 2022. And, we’re not the New Years resolution type of people, but for us, we do measure our success by a calendar year. It gives us a good stop/starting point.
On Leather Laces
Let's get into laces, and specifically our standard leather laces and how we setup our boots. Each pair of Trumans comes with a pair of 1/8" thick, 72"-long heavy-duty leather laces. These laces are intended to be cut to size....
State of the Truman
This year has yielded a very strong foothold for our company in the footwear industry, and for this we have our customer base to thank. The folks who buy our boots are in large part why we do what we do, and the energy from them has really kept things positive, motivated and moving forward as a team.
Winter Leather Forecast
Here in the Pacific Northwest, there’s an unmissable shift from season to season. As November presses on, the last few sunny days have been traded for foggy mornings, overcast gray skies, and steady rainfall. The coming colder months call for preparation—that includes a thorough evaluation of the leathers we’re bringing in to carry us through the winter.
Stone Rambler: One boot that does it all
Different hides excel at different activities. However, one of the biggest lessons we’ve learned from our years of experimentation is the often overlooked importance of versatility. Our own routines demand flexibility.
The Path Toward Patina
Patina is the evolution of color and texture that leather experiences over time. In other words, patina is a leather boot’s badge of honor. No one can deny the clear difference between a freshly unboxed pair of Trumans and a well-worn pair rich with rugged patina. 
A Brief Guide to Pairing Trumans
Coffee and cigarettes. Salt and pepper. Boots and Denim. Some things have always been better together. When you find that perfect combination, you hold onto it. How do you wear Trumans? The short answer: however your life needs them to be worn.
Writing and Rambling
We sat down with writer and professor James Watson, and chatted about how he lives in his Stone Ramblers, offering glimpses into the life of a modern author.
Life at the End of the Oregon Trail
Follow the Oregon Trail far enough and you will reach a place teeming with industry, a Mecca for makers, with abounding natural resources and unending fertility. The indigenous population found refuge in the towering Sequoias, the lanky firs and groves of redwood, where immediate access to the Pacific ...
Ready to Ramble
Come along as we take a closer look at the Rambler leather, from our good friends at C.F. Stead Tannery in England, and learn what makes this leather so unique.
Interview with Huckberry
Last month Huckberry caught up with Vince, owner and founder of Truman Boot Co. to get his thoughts on boots, the nuances of leather, and what inspires him. Truman Boot Co. started with the founder, Vince Romano, and his vision to bring...