Day Two: the making of the Oklahoma Boots which are now part of the Oklahoma State Capitol permanent art collection
The Oklahoma boots have a one-piece top; instead of a seam up each side of the boot there’s a single seam in the center back. Omitting the side seam provides two large areas for design. With a normal side seam construction, the area for design is kind of an H shape because the top dips down and the tongue reaches up, narrowing the center design space. Squeezing the Capitol or the flag into the space between the top band and the tongue would have been difficult.
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.