Meet Your Sole Mate: Custom Boot Makers in the Texas Hill Country

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How many pairs of boots do you own? Do you prefer snip toe, buckaroo style, or kangaroo hide? A good pair of boots is a reflection of your personality and will last longer than most new vehicles nowadays, which is something to consider when checking out price tags. A pair of custom boots is often considered the pinnacle of life. The Texas Hill Country has its own share of custom boot makers, so if you are in the market and in the area, consider these shops and support Texas businesses!


L.M. Easterling Custom Boot Company is located at 107 N Adams St. They are running a 15% store-wide discount (including custom boots) for March 2018. Email them at [email protected] or search out their Facebook page for updates.

Full Quill

Photo: Facebook/L.M. Easterling


Weinkauf Boots & Leatherworks can be sought out by appointment only. Call (830) 257-4242 or mail your request to John Weinkauf, P.O. Box 291846, Kerrville TX 78029.


Brothers Pablo and John Jass both make custom boots in their own shops, each with their own style. Pablo’s shop is at 803 E. Ave. G and his phone number is (512) 556-3867; John’s shop is at 501 S. Key Ave and his phone number is (512) 556-2729.


Call Chism Boots at (325) 247-4258 before stopping by their location at 403 E. Tarrant. Ask if Wayne can work on something perfect for your needs.


Stop by Duck’s Heritage Cowboy Boots either Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or on Sunday by appointments. The boots are made by Dustin Lauw, and the shop is located at 11095 Brewer Road. Call (254) 681-5300 or find them on Facebook.

Done onsite

Photo: Facebook/Duck’s Heritage Cowboy Boots

Willow City

After making boots for 25 years, Fred McBride Boots is a place of expertise. Visit the shop at 113 Willow City Loop, give a call via (830) 998-6796, or send him an email [email protected].