There is nothing better than getting a pair of cowboy boots for Christmas. If you are buying kids boots online, get them from Zappos.com. (I say this every year.)
Since there is a chance your child will outgrow the boots before you get them out of the box… buying from Zappos means you and/or your loved ones have 365 days to return the boots. Free shipping, free exchanges, free returns. Lots of styles. You can’t beat this.
Ariat kids boots often come with something they call Booster Bed™technology. As your child’s feet grow, you can remove the Booster Bed from underneath the insole to give their feet some extra room. Look for this in the description in their girls‘ and boys‘ boots.
Shop copies of this “how-to” have been handed down to students. Overpriced counterfeits have been made at Kinkos. Voicemails have been left for the author… but now, you can buy this book online!
This 170 page book was written so that the art of bootmaking would be passed on and live forever…(that’s what the dedication says.) This spiral bound book provides a useful introduction to the steps of bootmaking, as well as to the materials, tools and patterns needed. Nearly every step is illustrated with a black and white photo. Lays flat on the bench. Easy to read. Room for notetaking. You should buy a copy.
Most cowboy boots have a four-piece top. The piece of leather that surrounds the wearer’s heel is called the “heel counter.”
On most boots, the heel counter is just an echo of whatever is stitched on the toe. Not nearly as strong or as clear. Simple repetition …or all together plain.
A few boots do it better.
A working cowboy boot has a plain toe destined for muck and trouble. Schwarz Custom Boots put a pair of horse heads on the heel counter of these stitched boots. Shadows. Matched in color to the sole, heel and counter, the horse heads are hard to spot …hard to forget.
Just married. Rocketbuster Boots made these white-on-white wedding boots. Instead of tying cans to a car bumper… Nevena Christi stitched these boots with good luck horseshoes, hearts and sparkles. Perfect.
“Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.”