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  • Corral Boot History

    The whole idea of creating a brand of western boots started with a trip to Mexico, there Othell Welch, founder of Corral, got inspired and was fascinated with the handcrafted quality of the process of manufacturing boots. Othell had this idea of a brand, he had contacts of boot makers in León, bu...
  • Tony Lama Boots History

    Born to Italian immigrant parents in 1887, Tony Lama first learned the leather and boot trade at the age of 11 when he apprenticed a shoemaker in Syracuse, New York. In the early 20th century, Lama joined the U.S. Cavalry as a cobbler for the soldiers stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas. After complet...
  • Nocona Boots History

    In 1925, Nocona Boots was founded by Enid Justin, the daughter of Justin Boots founder H.J. "Joe" Justin, in Nocona, Texas. Enid’s goal was to carry on his tradition of making quality western boots in the town he loved. Mr. Justin, or "Daddy Joe," was a perfectionist with every detail of his han...