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Cowboy Boots

gnatty8

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Hello there,
What high end brand of Cowboy boots do you recommend? Thank you

Depends on what you mean by high end. Are you talking bespoke, or just a really well-made, ready to wear western boot? If the latter, a few brands come to mind (there is a thread here somewhere if you search for it) all of whom do things a little differently, and all of whom will do custom orders depending on what you want. First off, Rios of Mercedes does a great boot, excellent craftsmanship, very nice traditional designs. They start off north of $500 and also do trunk shows at larger retailers. Lucchese is another brand that has boots starting near $400 and going all the way to $3,000 and also has a large custom program. One brand I have been getting into more and more is BlackJack. I'd definitely check them out if you like a traditional design, classic colors/hides, and reasonable prices.
 

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Depends on what you mean by high end. Are you talking bespoke, or just a really well-made, ready to wear western boot? If the latter, a few brands come to mind (there is a thread here somewhere if you search for it) all of whom do things a little differently, and all of whom will do custom orders depending on what you want. First off, Rios of Mercedes does a great boot, excellent craftsmanship, very nice traditional designs. They start off north of $500 and also do trunk shows at larger retailers. Lucchese is another brand that has boots starting near $400 and going all the way to $3,000 and also has a large custom program. One brand I have been getting into more and more is BlackJack. I'd definitely check them out if you like a traditional design, classic colors/hides, and reasonable prices.
What kinds do you wear! I am leaning towards Lucchese
 

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I have seen them but I like wide flat front or near flat front as they are more comfortable and remain the style for rodeo and other horse events. Any with that toe style (the name of that toe escapes me) that I have had were soon ratty looking due to bumping the top of the toe. I never do that with any of my other boot toe styles.
 

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Have you considered what type of toe you want? Might direct you to a brand (or fewer brands) to consider.
 

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Hello All
Has anyone posted on custom makers. I’ve perused this thread but only seen mention here or there. I’m in the NE but will to make a post Covid Texas road trip if I can find a maker in the sub 2k range

I have a very difficult right foot so looking for someone who is know for fit foremost rather than creative ....


some names that pop up are JB hill, ponder in the DFW stockyards,
David Espinoza in Phoenix, and republic boot co in Houston.
thanks
 

SixOhNine

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Sub $2000 for fully custom boots is going to be tough.

I'm only familiar with JB Hill by reputation, but they make good boots. If you're in The Stockyards, then you should check out ML Leddy- they're very nice.
 

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Lucchese and Dan Post are solid with prices ranging from $250-$800 last time I stomped around the western shop. You can go way higher if you want - Texas Boot Co. has gator skins for $2k and higher.
 

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