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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.

Still lasting boots

I put these boots on the last today; you can see by the color variation that the foot leather is still wet. This design is titled “If Heartaches Had Wings.”

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Hard-fought battle

A pair of boots on the last: The first one fought back so hard that I had to take several breaks between attempts while I gave myself “pep talks” that mostly consisted of me telling myself that I sucked and … Continue reading

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Red boots

I put these red boots on the lasts this morning.

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Side seams

Today I’m happy for side seams that are done, and side seams that match.

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Matching philosophy

Usually I match the side welt (the leather strip going down the side of the boot) to the vamp leather. If I can’t match the vamp leather exactly I go the opposite way and match the boot top leather. I … Continue reading

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Eureka Springs School of the Arts

If you’ve been wanting to take a class with me, now is your chance. This is the only class I’ll be teaching this year and there are only two spaces left. Leather inlay/overlay class in Eureka Springs, Arkansas

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Hidden things

The inside of the boots will be pretty too.

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