Luxury Austin magazine Tribeza wrote an in-depth piece on our Anniversary Edition boots! Read the entire piece on Tribeza.com.
“The Anniversary Edition is an embodiment of what it means to be a Texan,” says Roman. “It’s an unabashed celebration of our great state.”
The road to producing the Anniversary Edition boots, however, was a long, laborious process because the luxury goods industry historically hasn’t been committed to sustainability or animal welfare, particularly when with regard to exotic leathers.
“This has been a huge adventure,” says Roman. “We’re making the only small-batch cowboy boots made from wild Texas alligator skins. We tracked down hunters, wholesalers and tanneries, and worked within the CITES (Convention International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna) regulations to ensure this project contributed to the conservation of habitat. It’s important that we not only focus on sustainable practices, but also perpetuate the unique traditions and livelihoods specific to the regions that make Chisos boots possible.”