Austin, Texas HQ
Chisos is the story of community. Y'all make it possible for our little boot shop to exist, and we love you for it. Don't hesitate to reach out!
Howdy! I'm Will, founder of Chisos. No big shot investors—just a hardworking team, a little luck, and a community passionate about craftsmanship.
You probably also believe that quality work still matters. That doing the right thing is nonnegotiable. And that we should be good stewards of what we've been given.
Those principles form the foundation of Chisos.
And we've learned that the people who own a pair of our boots believe in those values, too.
I'm glad you're here.
Texas Loud, Texas Proud
My intense love for this great state—this country—is as big as Texas itself. From the gulf to the panhandle, Sam Houston put it best: “Texas is the finest portion of the globe that has blessed my vision.”
And like most native Texans, I’ve worn boots all my life. They are core to our identity. When you pull on a pair of boots, there’s just an overwhelming Texas pride you can’t quite explain.
Named after the enchanting mountains in Far West Texas, Chisos is a company that aspires to embody the principles of the Texas spirit: friendship to others, pride of craftsmanship, and stewardship of the land.
Do Right, Love Texas
The first part of our motto is not rhetorical; every decision at Chisos gets evaluated through the lense of Do Right, Love Texas. Nowhere is this more evident than the boots themselves.
I obsessed over the details, going to Mexico to learn the craft. We develop our own heritage leathers, channel welt our veg-tanned insoles, and refuse to cut corners.
All of this results in generational durability and unparalleled comfort. The moment you pull on a pair of Chisos, you can feel the difference.
Nestled in the gorgeous state of Guanajuato, the same family-run workshop that mentored Will is the one we still work with today.
Safe working conditions and fair compensation are afforded each worker. Apprentice pay is more than twice the region's living wage and all roles receive state pension contributions and health care benefits.
Chisos heritage leathers come from hand-selected dairy cow hides, sourced from regional farms and ranches. They are unique, durable, and we reduce the demand for juvenile animal harvesting.
In an industry dominated by mass-production, building cowboy boots that last decades is a powerful tool to enable sustainable living. We utilize a lead-free tanning process and are conscious of our impact.
Visit Us at
(and by appointment)
3507 S 1st St | Austin, Texas