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Well, they are British "bootmakers;" in Britain, I believe the term bootmaker is synonymous with what in America we would call shoemaker. Â The overwhelming majority of their output is shoes, not boots. What I meant in my comment is the participants on the Crispin Colloquy make boots pretty much exclusively, typically in the "cowboy" boot style. Â This has a number of implications, since a number of the techniques and/or materials for making cowboy boots are quite different from that of bespoke shoes, including: pattern making, heel heights, last measument, leather weight, and sole attachment.Aren't John Lobb and Edward Green bootmakers?