Awesome boots. REALLY well made. Got mine several years ago and they have been great. I get complements every time I wear them. Can't wait to get back to Austin and get another pair. Cool store as well.
I have a version of these boots that I got myself for my birthday and I love them. I live here in Austin so the shopping was way easy for me but the ladies can help you from phone or email just as well. I own many pairs of boots but none like these. The are not just beautiful but comfortable and I know I will have them for years and years to come. If you want some fancy ass boots you would be a fool to get them from anywhere or anyone else.
It's interesting how such a 'plain' boot can be a real 'show stopper'! If you do not have the Apache in your boot wardrobe, I strongly recommend your consideration. If you're aiming for an everyday boot that exudes rugged, cool elegance, that's what you'll find in the Apache.
This is my first pair of Heritage boots (it won't be my last), and I couldn't be more pleased with the product and the service. I had been looking for the perfect little roughout boot, and the Rodeo Jill is sheer perfection! I hesitated buying them, since I wasn't sure about the sizing, and they were on sale and not-returnable since Heritage is in the process of moving. The staff talked me through the sizing, and assured me that the boots would fit. So glad I took the chance, because these boots turned out to be just what I was looking for, indeed.
These are the most comfortable boots ever it’s like wearing a pair shoes love love love these boots!
My first pair of Heritage Boots. They are amazing. They feel as great as they look. Not sure where the term boot mavens come from but Kimber did a great job with fitting my odd feet. They know their boots!
Katy TX is one sweet boot! The leather is so soft and the color so warm and inviting, it feels like my feet are sitting in a honeypot. They look awesome with faded blue jeans and the break-in period is about 3 minutes. Snip toe with the welt stitching is super-cool and the walking heel very comfortable. A welcome addition to my Heritage boot collection!
The hand tooling detail is extraordinary. Super comfortable and real show stoppers! Don’t hesitate to buy these exceptional boots!
This is my 3rd pair of Heritage Boots and like my other two pairs, these are as stunningly beautiful as they are comfortable. The craftsmanship on these boots is out of this world!!! Can’t wait for the pandemic to end so that I can show them off properly.
I love these boots! I wanted a pair of tooled boots for a long time so when I bought them I wanted them to be right. These are beautiful and comfortable and I absolutely love them! Thanks Heritage Boots!
The folks at Heritage made these for me shortly after the production had ended with remaining materials. These are the best looking and highest quality boots I own. They get more attention than my exotics (stingray, Cayman, ostrich, python). They are just sexy as heck. I am grateful to own them and always proud to wear them.
Thank you Heritage!
Outstanding Lizard money clip, just the right size for your front pocket.
Very well made, and looks good as well
I’ve been pining over this boot for years. Finally broke down and purchased. I love them! Great paired with my jeans and long dresses. So many compliments when I wear them. Heritage Boots are the most comfortable!!
I bought the last pair of Pee Wee Brown Beauties. I absolutely love these boots. They are so cute and comfortable. Heritage Boots never disappoint. ❤️
These boots are great! Soft and comfortable and these look great with jeans.
I’m so glad I bought these boots. I’ve had them several years and the still look great and are comfortable enough to wear all day.
I own these boots which I bought during quarantine. First of all, they are genuinely works of art! They’re gorgeous, as comfortable as sneakers and have a beautiful heel. Can’t wait to go someplace so I can wear them!
During the past 70 years, I have owned and worn many boots! The past 50, every brand from Acme, Miller, Tony Lama, Dan Post, Lucchese’s, you name it, I had em. Exotics, even some customs. I now own 18 (of 40) pairs of Heritage boots! The highest quality, craftsmanship, the most comfortable and durable boots I’ve ever worn. Bar none. My wife has several pair, as well, and she makes the same claim. My Phoenix Rising boots arrived two days ago. I wore them all day around the house, standing on the tile in the kitchen and they are easier on my feet than my running shoes! And they’re so pretty too!
I am a Los Angeles girl who's dream it was to have a pair of inlayed cowboy boots, but i never found just the right ones.
While visiting Austin I found Heritage Boots & fell in love with the Ladybird boot.
I have never spent so much on footwear but these beauties are worth every penny!
I have high arches & wide feet so cowboy boots are not a good fit for my feet.
These beautifully crafted boots are butter soft with no break in time necessary. Perfect fit to my normal shoe size.
Every time I wear them, people stop me to say how beautiful my Ladybird boots are.
Thank you Heritage!
When u love something .. well u fly there. I was so in love I ask some girlfriends to fly to Austin and come meet these lovely ladies in person . Kimber & Allie.. and time SHOP at the most glorious boot store . We did. It want to leave AND these were not on my list of try ins.. They are special. I bet stopped every tome I wear these. I mean how BA can u be with scorpions and snakes?? Right? The top is unique and looks soo good with dresses, crops, .. JUST TRY THEM ON!!
First and foremost, there's nothing I'll be saying in this review that isn't said in Heritage's own description of the boot in fewer words. Truth in advertising! Secondly, I'd like to be clear that as a near life-long horsewoman I don't use the term "sh*tkicker" disparagingly in the least.
"Sh*tkickers" are hard-wearing boots for hard-working people who won't just be braving muck and mud every now and then but as a daily matter of course. Many if not most high-end cowboy boots may instead be referred to as "city boots," and feature softer leathers with finishes that may appear notably blemished with scuffs & scratches or that may be rubbed through with frequent friction such as what they might experience while riding in a saddle. Heritage does a great job of suggesting what type each of their boots is intended as in their description. Sh*tkickers are never going to be quite as outlandishly glam as some city boots may be, and city boots will generally never be quite as rugged and inexhaustable as sh*tkickers. There's nothing wrong with either, and some boots may have features from each, but generally that trade off will still show itself somewhere.
As for the Apache, the oil tanned finish is perfection. Some may be surprised on first feeling the leather that it isn't as "sumptuous" as it appears or in comparison to leather on other Heritage boots. That's okay and part of the point! As they say, there really is little you can conceivably do to the Apache (besides shoot it with buckshot, I guess...please don't do that) that will make them look worse for wear. Want to ride in them every day? Do it. Every mark these get looks less like a blemish and more like the distinctive and character-building lines on a wise elder's face. Have a bad day and kick a long spined cactus? Not to worry--these boots just accumulated more wisdom of elders for you.
The brown is my personal favorite for the oil tanned finishes as it has, to my eye, the greatest depth and variation of color. The leather is mostly the rich dark brown pictured, with hints of the whiskey-toned color that appears more vividly in places where the leather is stretched, scuffed or scratched. You can view this in Heritage's close-up of the heel, where hints of whiskey color appear in a perfectly new boot from the construction process alone.
I have fairly wide feet, a normal arch but high instep, so my Apaches first stretched along the instep simply while putting them on, and then stretched and creased some along the ball of the foot and toe. In the photo I attached with jeans, which is actually from the first couple days I had the boots, and you can see that color variation beginning to appear in those spots. The photo on the white is maybe a few weeks later when, while still new, those stretching points had a while to settle in more. A brand new stretch, scuff and scratch will always be lighter in color than a mature one on this kind of leather; this is part of the well-worn "patina" effect.
For care, clean as needed and give them a nice rub down with a good conditioning oil every 3-6 months depending. When you oil them, it will darken up the stretched and scuffed parts, though this will ultimately be temporary especially in the stretched spots as they will always show those whiskey tones with continued wear, with the overall effect of a well-worn Apache being a one of a kind pair of boots, similar to the way you can create one of a kind fades on jeans made with raw denim. Clean, there's no reason these boots don't look good enough to wear proudly around town--they just don't beg for attention like some boots do. These boots, a good pair of jeans (maybe those raw denim ones I just mentioned?), crisp white t shirt and a good hair day? Mercy, it's a good look.
As for fit, I mentioned previously I have relatively wide feet with a high instep. The snip toe style is designed in such a way as to not pinch the ball of the foot, and the leather uppers are supple enough to give to the wearer, even in the otherwise ultra sturdy leather on the Apache. One sort of odd thing between the toe styles that I've never observed in boots before is that I actually find Heritage's pointed toe style slightly wider fitting at the ball of the foot than the snip toe, though the snip toe still wears very comfortably for me after just a few hours of breaking in. Frequently, pointed toes are more narrow and elongated, but that's not the case for Heritage. Hopefully that's helpful to someone.
All in all, great boots from a great company. Excellent customer service as always, be it in store, online or by phone. It's really impossible to go wrong with a pair of the Apache, in the city or out of it. Thank you, Heritage!