Want to feel like a big shot? Want to command the entire Lucchese factory to do your bidding?
Now, using the Big Trail’s Ranch Custom Boot Builder, you can create your own “Lucchese Classic” top to bottom…heel, toe and pullstrap. Choose from many many leather types, colors and stitches…and with each step of your design work, you’ll see your cowboy boot take shape on your computer screen, right before your eyes.
When you’re done, you’ll view a digitally rendered color image of your creation for approval before your order is sent to the Lucchese factory in El Paso, where your boots will be handcrafted in 10 to 12 weeks. (You can even save your designs online and share them with others.)
Now, I call a boot like this a “custom make-up”…these boots are made in familiar sizes and widths, on a standard last… noton a boot last that is altered or custom-fit to your individual foot measurements and arch.
Custom make-up boots like this are particularly useful when you are already comfortable with a Lucchese fit, or you’re trying to match boot styles for different wearers, like for a wedding or dance floor.
I walk into Allens Boots and ask if it’s okay to take some photos.
Steve says… “Sure, do you want a ladder?”
“Really? I can have a ladder? Oh, yeah…gimme a ladder.”
Which begs the question, “How many boots are there in Allens Boots?” When I asked Steve, he guessed 4,000. But no, the fella in the back with computer and the keyboard (whose job it is to keep count) says… 7,248. Wow… walk into Allens Boots and all the odds are in your favor. Lots of makers, styles and sizes.
With rows and rows of boots, it gets easy to see what’s popular. Lucchese, Old Gringo, Frye, Justin, Tony Lama and Sendra. The girls like all sorts of punchy colors… and the boys in Austin, go for the “car repair” colors… distressed, black, gray and greenish browns leathers. Cowboy boots to match the stuff that drips outa your pickup… to match your scraped knuckles.
Custom made, vintage and popular cowboy boot brands. Advice from author & expert, Jennifer June (& others) about buying cowboy boots online.