Our boots are made in a small family workshop in León, a city North West of the capital, Mexico City. Often referred to as “The Shoe Capital of the World,” the tradition of shoe making dates back to 1645. The city is awash with family run workshops who preserve the craftmanship passed down to them from previous generations. If you’re serious about high-quality leather shoes, this is where you go. There are few places in the world where the still pride themselves in making leather shoes using the Goodyear Welt method and León is one of them (check out our FAQ page to learn more about what you are getting when you invest in a Goodyear Welted boot).
Andres learnt his trade over 20 years ago and has dedicated the last 10 years to producing high quality, small batch leather shoes and boots. His father ran a small factory producing women's shoes and his grandfather ran a workshop making traditional Mexican cowboy boots. It was his grandfather who taught Andres his craft and he now applies the traditional techniques from cowboy boots to modern designs.
In a world of mass-produced shoes cut from a template, it is refreshing to see Andrés and his small team at work, carefully sculpting each pair of boots by hand. Nearly all steps are still done by hand and the few machines which are used (stitching, polishing) are all operated manually. The boots are made almost entirely of leather with the exception of the rubber sole, which we chose to use for a more durable and longer lasting boot that can weather all conditions.