One aspect of Texas that I gave into, was boots. I admit it! I own cowboy boots. Despite my family’s everlasting horror, I wear them even when I go home to California. They are probably the most comfortable shoes I own. That said, I wish I had waited to get boots like the ones that this man creates. He has been making custom boots by hand for 57 years. He builds his own tools, stitches each design and cobbles it together in his workshop. Each boot is precise and perfectly fitted to the person who ordered it. As someone who simply went into a boot shop and tried on various pairs, I wish I could say I had a pair of these instead. They were beautiful. And now after 57 years he is closing his shop and retiring. Despite having 12 children (yes, 12! His wife is a champ.) none of them are following in his footsteps. So another little piece of history and craft is disappearing. I wish it weren’t so.
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