Jerry and I set out to make a handmade boot that would bridge the gap between full custom and mass-produced; a custom-quality boot that you can have immediately. Our boots are made by craftsmen who use their hands for every aspect of the boot. This process takes years to learn and a whole lot of patience as well. It is very common for these craftsmen to take pieces of leather home to hand-tool throughout the evening. Using old world methodology, these craftspeople ensure the integrity of the product, producing about 10-12 individual boots per day. You just cannot find that kind of earnestness and consistency from a factory making 500-1,500 boots a day.

Right now in footwear we can see that productivity and efficiency have taken over from quality and attention to detail. When it comes to the western boot business, this shift has cost the consumer and diluted the market.  

Many new companies are trying to sell the “handmade” experience with a mass-produced boot, using sneaker technology and advertising the “comfort” of their boot. A real handmade western boot is already comfortable, because they are made entirely of leather that allows the feet to breathe and reduces or eliminates foot swelling. There is no layer of cardboard or plastic to create the illusion of comfort in our boots. Instead, they are Goodyear welted and lemonwood pegged. Resole, repair, and hand them down. These boots are built to last.

Our handcrafted cowboy boots are not better because they cost more than a western style fashion boot, but because they are authentic. They are authentic in the way they are made - using fine imported leathers and skins. They are authentic because of the craftsmen - who have utilized and handed down their methods and techniques for decades.

Our bad-ass bootmaker hails from Leon, Guanajuato Mexico, the Western Boot Capitol of the World. When we found him he was carrying on his father and grandfather’s tradition of quality handcrafted custom boots. We invited him to help bring our vision alive; to join forces with us and to revive the styles and patterns of his family’s fantastic collection, along with other vintage styles from and inspired by the Golden Era of the Cowboy Boot- the 1930’s thru the 1960’s. New designs are created from our own artistic ideas and imaginativeness, along with input from our remarkable Boot Mavens.

A maven is someone with knowledge of a topic, with the ability to share that knowledge and to guide. Our Boot Mavens do not disappoint, and we’ve commissioned them to handle every aspect of the customer-centered side of our business. Because we value the relationship with you, our customer, our excellent Boot Maven service ensures the right boot for the right person. Because of their connection, passion, and attention to detail, we give you the service and commitment rarely seen in today’s retail environment.

In a world of unabashed consumerism, deceptive advertising, and cheaply produced products, we put quality and value above all else.

 ~Patti Ryan

★ Reviews

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194 reviews
Best Shark boots I ever had

Wow these are so comfortable and every time I wear some one commits how nice they are. Nothing fits and feels like heritage boots

Heritage Peewees are the best Peewees

Got these as part of a twofer (I got my wife some red Jesse Daytons). I hadn't owned a true roughout (I had "suede" Acme boots in the 80s), so this is a new style for me. With the dark blue tops and contrasting stitching, along with the Heritage shape, fit (predictable and perfect) and finish, this is another home run.

underpriced (what a deal!!)

From anyone else these would cost twice as much! The workmanship is second to none, and I see new details every time I wear them. Looks like a million bucks, at a price mere mortals can afford. They were instantly comfortable, so that should only improve with age. I don't think I ever need to look elsewhere for new boots!

more than I expected

not only is the workmanship great, but the removable buckles allow me to change them out depending in need and occasion- very cool.


I bought these boots for my brother for his 40th B-day. He really loves them. They work with a pair of jeans or a sport jacket and trousers. The walking heel is very comfy and practical, and the quality of the leather is first rate. My brother wears "L-word Ropers," which I think look very Old-Man-ish. The Heritage walking heel is a nice compromise; they still look like real cowboy boots (not some geriatric alternative), yet they are suitable for everyday wear. Both of my pairs of Heritage Boots have walking heels, and that is my favorite heel height of any maker's boots.

If you do not own Heritage Boots yet and want a versatile basic boot, this would be a great toe into the water that is Heritage Boots. But fair warning... you will get addicted and you won't be able to stop at one pair. I own a couple pairs. My brown sharks with the French Toe are the most useful boots I own, maybe my faves. And my wife just told me that my B-day present is the Leroy Browns. Yay! I can't wait.

Heritage Boots are without question the best quality, best looking boots you can buy for the dollar. They look and present like custom boots. They are not "cheap," nor are they "inexpensive," but they are worth a lot more than you pay for them and you can pay a lot less for crap or a lot more for comparable boots (that, frankly, are more stuffy and not more cool).