Don’t know about you but as a guy I absolutely love a certain look and feel to my cowboy boots. And while I appreciate a good deal, I know that to compromise with the wrong western boot toes, heels or leathers, they’ll stay in my closet unworn. And I need several pair of cowboy boots. Don’t ask me to put on dress ropers to power wash the truck. Or take my gal out dancing with old riding boots with barbed wire scrapes on them. Our Mens Custom Cowboy Boots answers my situation and I hope yours real well.
Here’s the back story: for years we’ve offered a few styles of genuine Hondo Boots, stock boots in sizes and widths they make in advance for quick shipment (we’re an authorized dealer). We started carrying them originally because we liked the choice Hondo made to keep to traditional hand made construction methods using cowhide lining, top grain leathers, and no synthetic materials. Now full custom boots, built around your foot from scratch cost double or even triple our boot prices, and take a while to produce, and best done by contacting your local boot maker. Through the years we have continued to get a steady stream of calls saying something like “we love your boots, but can we get a riding heel, or pointed toe, or rubber sole, or a place for spurs?” Now, we can finally say yes, you can have it your way.
Back in 2013, we started offering mens semi-custom boots online, the kind of custom boots where you get to mix and match all kinds of leathers (exotics like caiman, shark, bison, and old standards like bullhide, Spanish shoulder, ostrich and lizard); with tops; vamps; dress, riding, and walking heels; leather and rubber soles; narrow, pointed, square, and wide rounded toes: all in hundreds of possible combinations. Mens boots are sized from 5 to 15 and from A width to EEE. Simply design your own to get just the right custom boots for every occasion: classic dress boots, durable work boots, everyday school boots, two steppin boots, or boots for western riding. We have done much of the work for you, personally hand selecting the best mens custom cowboy boots in some of the most classic, vintage and functional styles.
Oh yes, one more thing as you consider a pair of custom Hondo boots: TIMING. Our goal is to help you celebrate Texas and exceed your expectations rather than disappoint you. If this boot purchase is for a birthday in a month or two, take a look at our Hondo “stock boots” instead (these are boots that usually are in stock in most men’s standard sizes for a quicker shipping). As you might imagine exotic leather cowboy boots take time in:
Locating (somebody has to raise or catch the critters where they live)
Tanning (each animal skin tanning process can be unique and very specialized)
Ship (from all over the world to the Hondo bootmaking facility)
Schedule (all kinds of boot materials arrive and these need close coordination)
Produce (custom handcrafted boots – one at a time using old west methods)
Quality control (bootmaking is part art, part science)
Pack and ship to you.
So, we share this up front so that when you read anywhere from a few weeks for most stock boots orders, or when you choose custom boots figure from THREE for standard leathers and somewhere from FOUR to SEVEN months on the harder to locate exotics on our custom boot delivery, please understand that is an estimate and not a guarantee. There is a complex process going on behind the scenes and that we think you’ll end up pleased and proud of your western boots if you are patient with us on timing.
Special update as of 1/7/2022: The Hondo Boot factory has stopped offering its stock boot program during this COVID season. As soon as they restart this program up again, we look forward to offering their fine line of boots again!