A win and a loss

Strapping a pair of boots after lasting (that leather piece wrapped over the boot) is almost an admission of defeat for me; it means that I wasn’t able to last it quite as well as I wanted and I’m trusting the strap to do the final bit. On the other hand, ostrich leather is usually a pain to last and often requires a strap. The good news is that the boots are standing up straight! With a boot this tall, if they’re at all crooked it shows up in a big way.

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About customboots

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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