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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.

Toes

Cowboy boot toes: The trick is making them match.

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It’s a Boot Life

For those of you who were paying attention, there was no “It’s a Boot Life” video for November or December. Sometimes I have too much to do and cloning myself hasn’t worked out yet. For my January video I demonstrate … Continue reading

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Marty Stuart

I love Marty because he passionately loves country music. I get that. ❤ Also, in the “Tempted” video he’s wearing a pair of yellow boots we made when I worked with Jay Griffith. I believe we made the black top/white … Continue reading

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Trio

I have a lovely trio of boots to keep me company in the shop today.

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Boots on the last

Remember the insole picture I posted this morning? Now that insole is hidden inside these boots, providing a solid foundation but probably never seen again.

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Curves

You can’t see the insole of a boot unless you peek down inside, but the cut of the insole can give your boots pleasing curves or bestow all of the grace and shape of a potato. The bottom insole has … Continue reading

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An embarrassment of riches

This is what being incredibly wealthy looks like to a boot maker. A friend heard about the broken piece on my American Straight Needle and sent me FOUR replacements!

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