Long time coming…

Finally, a bootmakers take on the art and craft of Cowboy boots. In the forward to her new book, Cowboy Boots: The Art & Sole, Jennifer June suggests that we "Walk loud. Stand tall. Step forward." and she does exactly that.

June’s a Cowboy boot nut. She’s also an accomplished bootmaker and an ideal author for such an epic of the Cowboy Boot. She knows. She has lived the life of which she writes. She’s worked and played in Cowboy boot land; it’s people are her friends and it’s ways are hers. She understands the Cowboy Boot intimately, not only as an observer but as a participant.

Straight out and well written, this book is crammed with excellent photography by Marty Snortum. Dwight Yoakkam’s appreciation is informed and sets the tone for what’s to come. Vintage boots. Custom boots and their makers. Factory boots. They’re all here.

Most importantly, June shines a deserving light on many lesser known master bootmakers. Duck Menzies, Richard Cook, McGuffin Custom Boots and Riff Raff Leatherworks are just a few that come to mind. All are artists in their own right.
They deserve your support.

Jennifer Junes’ passion for bootmaking combined with her love of Cowboy boots is obvious throughout her book. I’m not an easy critic… this book earned its’ place on my book shelf. It should be on yours too.

My hat’s off to you Jenn... you walk like you mean it.

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