Tag Archives: bespoke

Traveling boot maker

Mother and I are in a hotel in Indianapolis, on our way to the opening of my cowboy boot exhibit at the Canton Museum of Art. I wanted to make it to Dayton, Ohio, but an unplanned detour because of … Continue reading

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Stitching soles

Here’s a short video of me stitching soles. If you watch carefully there’s a terrifying millisecond when the boot wiggles. I’d just washed my lunch dishes, my hands were damp, and the boot stuck to me when I repositioned my … Continue reading

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Working with other people

I have this up on my shop wall and it never fails to amuse me.

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Shanks

The shanks are shaped and laced into place and now it’s time to add the counter cover, which gives the cowboy boot shank its distinctive rounded shape.

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Toes

The “toe box” is a stiff piece of leather or synthetic that’s sandwiched between the foot leather and the lining, so the the toe will hold its shape. I have the toe box in these boots now!

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Made with care

I like the insides of my boots to be as pretty and neat as the outsides, even if it will never be seen again.

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Successful day

It’s always a good feeling when sideseaming-and-turning-the-boots day is over.

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