Of counters and counter covers

These pieces are going to be counter tips when they grow up.
(The hard, inside part of a boot or shoe that goes around your heel is called the counter. The outside, heel leather that you see is called the counter cover on cowboy boots. However, if there’s a decorative piece on the counter cover, it’s called a counter tip and not a counter cover tip.)
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I'm a custom cowboy boot maker. I own a business, Sorrell Custom Boots, and I create bespoke cowboy boots using vintage machinery and hand tools. I also own www.sorrellnotionsandfindings.com, a company that specializes in tools, supplies, and leather for the boot and shoe making trade.
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