Home to more than a few of the most skilled leather craftsmen in the world, Texas is the opportune place to splurge on a pair of custom cowboy boots.
Whether you’re looking for exotic leathers, classic Sheridan tooling, or colorful inlays, these custom bootmakers in Texas have you covered. They’ll help you map out a design, take detailed measurements of your feet, and then get to work handcrafting the best boots you’ll ever own.
Above: Intricate details from Rios of Mercedes, M.L. Leddy's, J.B. Hill Boot Company, and Little's Boot Company. Top of page: A pile of custom creations from Rocketbuster.
Note, though, that you probably won’t get to take them home with you — most custom boots take at least a couple of months. We promise they’re worth the wait. Here's who we recommend.
Black Jack Boots | El Paso
J.B. Hill Boot Company | El Paso
J.L. Mercer & Son | San Angelo
Little’s Boot Company | San Antonio
Lucchese | Dallas, El Paso, Houston, San Antonio
Maida’s Custom Footwear | Houston
M.L. Leddy’s | Fort Worth, San Angelo
Parker Custom Boots | Houston
Rios of Mercedes | Mercedes
Rocketbuster | El Paso
Texas Traditions | Austin (call 512.443.4447)
Above: Lucchese has been making boots in Texas since 1883.
Above: Finely crafted styles from Parker Custom Boots, Maida's Custom Footwear, J.L. Mercer & Son, and Black Jack Boots.
Photography: (From top) Courtesy Rocketbuster, Rios of Mercedes, M.L. Leddy's, J.B. Hill Boot Company, Little's Boot Company, Lucchese, Parker Custom Boots, Maida's Custom Footwear, J.L. Mercer & Son, and Black Jack Boots
From the July 2019 issue.