25 Top Custom Bootmakers

Joe Nick Patoski's 25 top custom bootmakers as featured in the article "Alive and Kicking."

ABILENE

James Leddy Boots
1602 N. Treadaway Boulevard
915-677-7811

The nephew of boot king M. L. Leddy is now royalty himself, and he runs a real family business: He does the cutting, his wife and daughter do the stitching, his son-in-law does bottoms, and his former daughter-in-law creates the prettiest inlays anywhere. Specializes in: Flowery tops, old-fashioned crimped vamps, zipper tops, sharp pointed toes. Prices start at: $625. Turnaround time: Three to four months. Has made boots

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