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!
Amazing boots, supple yet sturdy shaft and surprisingly soft vamp. These are as comfortable as they are beautiful with ample room I'm the toe box. These are a must have!
My second pair of Heritage just turned 3. They’re only getting better with age, the thing is with these Sharks, which I wear 5X more than my Apaches, IS THEY DON’T AGE! They still look amazing even after all these years, miles, and TX dancehalls. This pair is responsible for multiple friends purchasing Heritage. I have client’s stopping me in my place of employment asking where I got these they’re so dang sharp! Don’t waste the money buying something that will start flaking, cracking, or disintegrating in under 2 years but cost the same. These are the real deal and heirloom quality. (My wife owns 3 pairs as well; The Palomino, The Enid, and a suede/turquoise Pair of which I can’t recall the name.)
To top it all off, the level of customer service we receive each time we’re in Heritage is hands down some of the best I’ve experienced, even when we’re just browsing and not purchasing. Don’t skip this little gem when in Austin!
My first pair of Heritage just turned 5. They’re only getting better with age. Swung by the other day and Kimber of course loved how broken in/worn they’re looking. They still look amazing even after all these years, miles, and dancehalls. Don’t waste the money buying something that will start flaking, cracking, or disintegrating in under 2 years but cost the same. These are the real deal and heirloom quality.
I bought these while visiting T.X. from W.A. . They are the most comfortable boots I have ever owned. The customer service from the boot mavens is fantastic! I highly recommend visiting Heritage Boots while you are in T.X. !
Might be the coolest boots on planet earth.... very cool. Can’t say enough about Boot Mavin (Kimber)... helps make the experience fun and overall great. Will continue to purchase more boots every year!!! Laine (Oklahoma)
Kimber was great to work with (over the phone) finding the correct boots. Thank you!!! With that said, My favorite boots in my collection... I love these boots. Best ever!!!
Kimber and the entire staff are very helpful and accommodating and overall great to work with...I own four pair of Heritage Boots and will continue to purchase more in the future. Laine (Oklahoma)
Got my Katy boots today. They are incredible! These are my third pair
from Heritage and I am impressed!
I wear boots every day and these are going to be up high in the rotation.
I put these boots on—the fit is extraordinary—and I’m immediately transported to another time and place. Standing straighter, a bit of swagger in my step, walking tall. These boots are just so cool! Exquisite craftsmanship, butter-soft leather. They have flash without being garish. They garner not only attention, but respect. Did I mention how much I love these boots?
Can’t get over how much I like these boots! The fit is exquisite~~ holds your foot like a glove. One problem I’m having is that I keep bumping into things because I can’t take my eyes off the boots when I’m walking! Ranking very high on the scale of cool.
I own many pairs of cowboy boots but these are truly spectacular. Outstanding creativity, originality and quality. Also wonderful fit. Expect to be noticed and complimented,
All the quality, cool, original design and great fit I’ve come to expect from Heritage!
This is my third pair of HBC’s. I am once again blown away and utterly IN LOVE!!!! The quality and craftsmanship of their boots are WAY above any other company out there. If you are even considering a pair of their boots- DO NOT WAIT! They are worth every single penny! The only thing I would say is the brown boot color is darker in person than on the website. Which for me, I was actually pleased! It’s a GORGEOUS dark chocolate color with the coolest contrast stitching (The eagle and heart). You can almost feel the love that goes into each and every pair of their boots. They REALLY are works of art. I will seriously cherish these forever. Thanks again HBC. Forever your biggest fan- Katherine ❤️
Not only do I love the two pair of boots I recently purchased, but I just got the Heritage Boots Tee For Dave and he loves it. We left Austin a few years ago, but y’all remind us of those things we love!
My second pair of Heritage boots! First was the Shedron Shark. Beautiful boot. The craftsmanship is perfect. Now I have the Ambrose, coveted since my first visit to the Heritage website. And seen in the Tyler Beard books, attributed to Hyer in the '40s. A great historic addition. Thanks to Kimber and Heritage for the fine service. Looking forward to my third pair soon.
Stay safe and well. PDL