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March 3, 2017
Rocketbuster Boots USA, a company in El Paso Texas, has broken the mold in footwear. Stitching and assembling by hand they build just 500 pairs of custom cowboy boots a year. With a staff of six (four second generation boot makers) each boot is hand-crafted in the classic tradition of boot making. One can't just call these boots "footwear" even though they fit beautifully, but rather works of art, a piece of history. Each pair of boot is lavishly decorated, a reflection of the owner's personality, trade, or whimsy.
Among the proud possessors are Billy-Bob Thorton, Sharon Stone, Tom Cruise, Steven Spielberg, Kate Kapshaw, Laura Dern, Peter Fonda, Jane Fonda, Mel Gibson, Jeremey Irons, Brooks & Dunn, Meg Ryan, Tom Petty, and Oprah Winfrey, along with a host of ranchers, CEO's and just plain eccentrics. Ranging from $650 to $5,000 (averaging around $900) the boots reflect the wearer's personal style, everyone a custom product. Designs range from 100 creations available in their catalog, to custom logos, and ranch brands created for individuals.