Each pair of boots at Rocketbuster Boots is hand-tooled and hand stitched in a small historic building in El Paso, Texas, and takes from 3-8 months to complete. Celebrity customers include Sheryl Crow, Taylor Swift and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
It also has the world’s largest pair of boots as certified by Guinness World Records – size 328-D.
About 10 miles away, the Lucchese boot factory is huge, buzzing with hundreds of employees each focused on their part of the 50 steps required to create a boot.
We were lucky enough to tour both.
The Rocketbuster Boot Factory in El Paso, Texas
Inside the Lucchese Boot Factory in El Paso, Texas
– Jan Schroder, Editor-in-chief