A True Small Business
Howdy! I'm Will, founder of Chisos, and this is Katie—we're the team! No big shot investors, just lots of hard work, some luck, and plenty of friends willing to roll up their sleeves. We're glad you're here.
The Chisos Mountains are located in Big Bend National Park—one of Texas’ most unique and profound landmarks. There’s just something about the Chisos; long have they been a source of physical and spiritual renewal for natives and travelers alike.
It was upon this enchanting backdrop that Chisos boots was born and that origin influences how we operate as a Texas small business. A portion of all top-line revenue is allocated to support Texas land conservation. Our boots are made without calfskin. And each boot features artwork inspired by the natural beauty of Texas.
You become a part of that ethos of pride and responsibility when you pull on your Chisos. That red stripe represents much more than just comfort. We like to think that when you see someone wearing Chisos boots, you know what they stand for.
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 use our own leathers, hand channel welt our heavyweight midsoles, and refuse to use internal plastics. And every piece is ethically sourced.
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.