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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.

Sunflower Bracelet

Title: :”Somewhere in Kansas”

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When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again

Most of my clients would choose something from my portfolio and change it up a bit if they had ideas, but I had one customer that always wanted to give me some ideas and have me design something completely new … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Boots update

The Oklahoma boots are finished and I’ll deliver them today. I am so eager to share the photos with you! Until I have permission, I’ll just share the photo of the card I include with all my boots.

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2023 Cowboy Boot Calendar

I created and ordered my 2023 cowboy boot calendar today. The website will allow orders but they won’t be in stock for a couple of weeks. http://www.sorrell.shop, on the home page

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“Always Wanting You”

I remember once when I worked for Jay Griffith; we were making a pair of boots with a chocolate top and hot pink inlays. We didn’t have any hot pink thread so Jay told me to stitch around the hot … Continue reading

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Bluebonnet Lane

Joe, the owner of these boots, was one of my very first customers when I started my own business. He stuck with me through poorly-made boots and boots that didn’t fit, and he always believed in me and encouraged me. … Continue reading

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WOW

This is what my face looks like when I spend hours at the Country Music Museum in Brady, Texas, and then I GET TO TRY ON JACKETS that belonged to Ray Price, Cowboy Copas, and Porter Wagoner!!!

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I’m an inspiration

A western lace-up boot is called a packer, and I believe this was the first pair of packers I made. As you can see, I always find opportunity for design in blank spaces. I made these boots for myself and … Continue reading

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Feather bracelet

Bracelet for a friend, with inlaid and stitched pheasant feathers

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Memories

When I first started making boots I somehow knew it was important to have professional pictures taken of each pair when I completed them; this is why I have thirty years of quality photos of boots I’ve made. There was … Continue reading

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