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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.

New boots!

My apprentice Flora has finished her first pair of cowboy boots!

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I have a mean boss

I’ve been trying to get back into the shop and inseam these boots for a week now. Today I sternly told myself I was not allowed to go home until it was done. I finished one this morning, and starting … Continue reading

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Finally!

I had issues (all of the self-inflicted variety) getting these boots on the last, but once I solved those the boots lasted in about 10 minutes. I think they were happy too.

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Art

Close-up of an art/just for fun piece I created recently

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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 … Continue reading

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The next two pairs

If I get to work in the shop tomorrow (no promises) I’ll put these two pairs of boots on the last.

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Introducing:

“If Heartaches Had Wings” Link to song

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