I've had my Chisos #1 boots for a few days now and have breakin started in earnest. Altogether these are a really tastefully done traditional boot; I wish more online-first boot companies took this approach instead of making boot shaped sneakers.
I needed a size exchange and that process went smoothly, no issue at all. Leather soles scuff very easily so definitely take their advice and use a rug.
Overall, my main concern is that the last is quite narrow and low-volume, combined with a high-volume insole. This insole is a big part of the Chisos comfort identity, but I ended up needing to swap it for a flat leather insole at my local cobbler to get the right volume for my foot. Maybe when Chisos offers the #1 in EE like the #2, I won't need to make that kind of compromise. Fortunately, I don't mind a stiff sole.
I look forward to putting a lot of miles on these, on foot and in the saddle.
Got the Chisos No. 2 in roughout about 3 weeks ago. I wear them every day. Love the fit. Love the look. Most importantly I love the feel and the comfort. There’s no question when I get up every day that these boots are going on my feet! I will definitely be getting the No. 2 in brown and the roper in ostrich now. Thank you Chisos for making the best boot on the market.
I have been wearing cowboy boots daily for 20+ years. Chisos are hands down the best feeling highest quality boot I have ever had the pleasure of owning. Great job Chisos……currently looking at which pair I want to buy next.
I love the Chisos boots (3 pairs so far), but I hesitated to invest in the belts. Yeah, they're not cheap, but it turns out that just like Chisos boots, they are ridiculously well-made, exceptionally comfortable, and incredibly stylish! Best of all, they match the boots *perfectly*.
Full disclosure: I have other boots and other belts (all are a distant second to Chisos!). However, every day that I wear my Chisos boots, I'm wearing the Chisos belt too!
Buy the belt(s)! You'll love it(them)!
The pictures on the website don’t do these justice. The blend of dark and a bit of light brown is beautiful. Fit true to Nike size and after wearing them around the house for a few days I wore them to an event where I stood for 4 hours and they were very comfortable. I think with another week or two of wearing them consistently they’ll be as comfy as any other shoe I own!
I genuinely feel honored to be able to own a pair of these boots, they're built beautifully rugged and feel like they can take on the world. I've never owned anything like them. As for chisos the company, they made me feel incredibly special with a hand written note. Absolutely special company!!!
Thank you for the amazing boots.
I researched while before investing in another pair of boots. I tried Rujos as well as Ariat's Bench Made boots. While the Rujos and Ariats were good boots, my Chisos were great. The No. 1s had better build quality and were more comfortable than the others. I bought these in Magic Black and am planning on visiting to check out the No. 2s in Brushed Brown. Great Product.
I bought these boots after watching RoseAnvil’s review on YouTube. If you’re considering buying Chisos boots, check out that video.
These boots look amazing. I highly prefer vintage-looking boots, and the brushed brown leather and natural sole combo has a great lived-in look right out of the box. I would probably prefer not to have the layer of red rubber(?) in the heel stack, but in the natural heel stack color, it’s not as eye-catching as in black. I also love the shaft stitching on the No. 1: it is subtle but beautiful, and feels very Old Hollywood.
In terms of finishing, these boots are nearly flawless. A few slightly rough edges emphasize the hand-made nature of these boots and contribute to the old-school feel, so I mostly just have observations, not criticisms. I found a few thread-ends, but that’s usual for a leather boot, and they burn off easily. Two of the lemonwood pegs on the sole were slightly proud of the leather, but they trimmed down easily with a sharp chisel. My one criticism of the finishing is that one heel is shaped differently to the other. It’s wider at the front on one side (see picture). From the angle in the photo, it doesn’t look that bad, but when you put the boots on it’s pretty obvious. Hopefully I can get a cobbler to sand that heel to match the other. Aside from that, these boots seem very well-made.
These boots are also incredibly comfortable, thanks to the soft insoles and generous room in the toe. One question I have is whether the insole will prevent the boot from forming to my foot. After a few wears I can see my footprint starting to form in the leather top of the insole (good), but only time will tell if the cushion in the insole will prevent that locked-in feel of a broken-in boot with a leather and cork footbed.
I followed Chisos’ sizing guide and got a size that matches my other leather boots (Red Wings and Allen Edmonds). Since my feet are different sizes, the right boot is a little looser than the left. I add leather inserts under the forefoot (I also do this on my Red Wings), and I think I’ve found the right thickness for a perfect fit. If I had sized down another half-size, I’m not sure the left boot would have fit. I’m glad Chisos have enough room in the footbed to accommodate inserts.
In summary, a comfortable, fantastic-looking, well-made boot.
Love these boots. I got the brushed brown No. 1’s. Wear them dress or casual and I can wear them all day. Mine fit to size with no break in period. Worth every cent.
I’ve been wearing cowboy boots daily since I was a teenager and these are far and away the best boots I’ve ever owned. The craftsmanship is incredible, they fit like a glove right out of the box, and they have more support than any boots I’ve ever worn. The customer service was also fantastic and it’s great to know that these are coming from a passionate small business. I won’t be looking at any other brands when I need another pair down the road.
I have 7 pairs of boots from Lucchese, to old hand made Lucchese's to Tecovas, Black Jacks and more. These trump the fit of all of them. Super comfortable, cheaper than the high end ones I have and made fantastically.
I love my No. 5 in Black Magic! These boots are incredible boots! I used to wear boots every day, then I got married and had kids and couldn't afford nice boots. Since it has been 30 years since I wore boots, I did a ton of research. Everything I saw about Chisos said the are really good, but they are great! I have been trying on boots for a year, trying to find a pair I like. Chisos are the best I tried. The team at Chisos is amazing. Super helpful and friendly! I can even wear them with my prosthetic foot without having a zipper installed! I will be getting a pair of No. 5 Roughouts next! Thank you Chisos! Do Right, Love Texas!!!
I right out the box one of the best experiences I’ve had in terms of unboxing. The boots came individually wrapped in dust bags made of heavy canvas. And the smell of the leather filled the room. They were comfortable to wear right out of the box, break in time was only 3 days for me
In the elite tier of boots. On par with my $600 Nicks boots and a grade above any heritage redwings. Customer service was amazing they swapped out my color after I changed my mind. Couldnt ask for better support.
I grew up Team Roping and horseback, I have worn boots my whole life. My model 2 Chisos boots are the most comfortable boots I have had. I definitely will be buying more! Gotta have work and going to meeting boots! Thanks Chisos!
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