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Abdon Lujan stitches together quarter panels for the boots.

CUSTOM CONNECTIONS

Not surprisingly, many of the country’s best custom bootmakers are in the West. Here’s a look at some top shops.

J.B. HILL BOOT  COMPANY
EL PASO

(915) 599-1551
jbhilltexas.com

D. ROUNDY BOOTS
SALT LAKE CITY

There’s no assembly line at this Utah shop: Don Roundy has been handcrafting boots one at a time from his workbench for more than 30 years.
(801) 965-9455
roundyboots.com

JOHN ALLEN WOODWARD BOOTS
SAN DIEGO

This artist got his start in boot design while pursuing a music career in Nashville. Now he makes wearable art in exotic leathers for would-be cowboys from his West Coast workplace.
johnallenwoodward.com
 
MERCEDES BOOT COMPANY
FORT WORTH

One of a handful of boot companies located in or near Fort Worth’s famed Stockyards, this company will build unique boots in designs to suit you. But their Lime Ostrich Zebra boot is worth copying.
mercedesboots.com

M.L. LEDDY'S
FORT WORTH

Since 1922, the Leddy family has been producing some of the finest boots around. Today, it’s run by fourth-generation Leddy bootmakers.
leddys.com

STEPHANIE FERGUSON
MILLSAP, TEXAS

This award-winning artisan started her career in clothing design and learned bootmaking from veteran bootmaker Jack Reed.
stephanieferguson.com

TEXAS TRADITIONS
AUSTIN, TEXAS

Lee Miller may have been born and bred in Vermont, but he was trained by legendary Texas bootmaker Charlie Dunn. The four-year wait attests to Miller’s talents.
(512) 443-4447

View Tadd Myers’ series “American Craftsman Project” at AmericanCraftsmanProject.com.