Form, Meet Function
Calf ropers of the early 20th century weren't too satisfied with the tall heels of cowboy-style boots. They wanted something they could run in. And so the roper was born.
With a shorter heel, shorter shaft, and subdued silhouette, the roper is the cowboy boot's quieter cousin. Still built Chisos tough, the flatter footing of the roper is arguably a harder worker.
Personally, we rotate between 'em both.
Your Chisos boots will last decades with appropriate attention. The vamp (leather surrounding the foot) and leather shaft require only minimal care. Condition this leather about once every three months. Store in a cool, dry location and take a day off between heavy uses to allow the insides to properly dry.
The leather soles of your boots are designed to wear out and be replaced, much like the brakes on your pickup truck. Your mileage will vary depending on conditions of use, your weight, and your walking style. Avoid repeated exposure to water and excess moisture. When needed, a cobbler can perform a full resole and heel replacement.
To extend the life of new soles, have a cobbler apply a rubber sole saver upon receipt. No matter what, physics is going to win against leather soles and stitching. To slow the process, a cobbler can add some rubber to mitigate.
A return to craftsmanship, including a traditional leather heel counter, stacked leather heel, and leather sole.
Embroidery that celebrates the natural beauty of Texas, with a portion of funds supporting land conservation.
Removable insoles for all day comfort and ergonomics that continue to mold to you over time.
Have some Luccheses, have some Tecovas. They wear pretty well. They are pretty comfortable. They look pretty good. Then you pick up a pair of Chisos. And suddenly pretty good isn’t good enough. So if you just want pretty good, don’t go near the Chisos.
I am very please with my Ropers, very comfortable, it fits so good, Now I am looking forward to buy a second pair. Thank you Chisos!!!
I’ve owned several pairs of boots and these are on a different level. You can see and feel the quality. They are the most comfortable boots I have ever owned. Worth every penny. I will hopefully be purchasing the No.2s soon.
Great feel and even better looks. This shoe is made with quality that you can see right away. Great boot that I'v been dailying and been loving them.
Regret not trying to find a boot in a B width.But a great boot
I've looked for about 6 months for a plain black roper now. I've bought(and returned) or tried on every leading name brand and was consistently dissatisfied with fit and feel. Enter Chisos. I'm very impressed with the quality and all day comfort(12 hour shifts at work). We'll see how they stand the test of hard abuse and time but I'd imagine they'll hold up great.
My only small complaint is the heel is a little high for a traditional roper but I'll just reduce the heel when I have to take them in to the cobbler.
Great boot guys keep up the quality.
This is an excellent quality boot. Could not find a single defect on the craftsmanship of these boots.
That being said I had to modify it to fit my foot. With the insole they come with my foot had way too much pressure over the vamp and in step. It simply was just too thick for me personally, absolutely nothing to do with the boot!
Solution: I ordered myself a leather strip of 7/8 leather to make my own insoles. Once I did that, these boots fit me perfectly!
I gave it 4 stars instead of five for the insole issue, but I would still recommend this boot to most anyone.
Super comfortable and getting better looking with each day worn.
I don’t have much experience with cowboy boots, BUT my two (so far) Chisos boots fit perfectly, right out of the box. I simply ordered my usual shoe size. Will is just terrific, Chisos customer service is amazing.
Amazing quality, perfect fit and came with a thoughtful handwritten note! Bringing a little Texas to Europe. Highly recommended!