Chase Custom Boots | Ordering Process

Ordering Process

Each pair of boots is tailor-made to fit your feet. I start by taking over a dozen measurements in order to shape the boot lasts.

I produce a series of drawings and leather samples, based on your interests, and we work together to refine the design. I sew a full scale boot top for final review so you know just what they will look like when completed.

My boots are constructed in the traditional method, using hand tools that date to the 19th century.

I also use some power tools – they date to the early 20th century – beautiful cast iron behemoths from a by-gone era of manufacturing in this country.

I use quality leathers - cow and calf primarily - though all manor of exotics are available. Each boot top is sewn on a vintage industrial Singer machine.

The insoles are hand-sewn to the top of the boot.

After a metal shank is placed, the outer soles are attached with wood pegs, which expand into the leather (nails rust and break).

You will get to make many decisions, including what type of shape for the top, the pulls, the heel height and toe shape in addition of course, to the colors and patterns.

Please contact me for further details, current pricing and a delivery date.

All made by me, and me alone, in my cozy studio.