Oklahoma Boots, part one: Wingtips, countertips, and back strap

The time has arrived and I can finally share pictures of the Oklahoma boots!

I’ll start with the design sketches I sent to the Oklahoma Arts Council for approval and how those sketches went from paper to leather. These are the sketches for the wingtip, countertip (heel decoration), and decorative strap to cover the back seam.

I’ll post more about the design and the significance of small details when I reveal the completed boots.

Sketch for wingtip, countertip, and back strap
Cut wingtip, completed oil derrick back strap
Top left: poster board pattern for wingtip, bottom left: inlaid (but not stitched) wingtip, bottom right: finished wingtip with stitching details, teardrop edge design, and secondary border

Completed wing and countertips on vamps (foot part) and counter covers (heel part)
Vamps with wingtips and counter covers with countertips, with all my tools

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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