California's Old Gringo continues to bridge the gap between Western and mainstream footwear styles.
Roughly translating in Spanish to mean “beautiful view,” Chula Vista is a fitting name for the town nestled between the San Diego Bay and coastal mountain foothills of Southern California. But it’s known for more than just its breathtaking landscape. The South Bay city of beautiful views is also known for beautiful boots. Chula Vista is home to Old Gringo Boots, founded in 2000 by Yan Ferry and Ernie Tarut, who have quickly made Old Gringo a Western household name. Every pair of Old Gringo boots is handmade by a process of more than 130 steps that are followed with precision. And Old Gringo bridges the gap between Western and mainstream footwear styles with its original take on traditional, vintage, and retro looks. Cowgirls will fall in love with the fall collection, which includes new designs like the Zarape Razz Brass with side zipper ($595) and Zarape Bone ($560) tall boots, as well as new styles like the Deborah Rico Red booties with ankle buckles ($410).
FYI: 619.575.2810, www.oldgringoboots.com.
Issue: January 2011
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