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 proudly 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.”
Named after the Chisos Mountains in Big Bend National Park, Chisos is a company that embodies the principles that I try to live by: generosity to others, craftsmanship, and stewardship of the land.
Life in Boots
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.
Increasingly the big brands didn't seem to reflect my own values. Pursuing ever more profits, they sacrificed the quality and comfort of their boots. I didn't appreciate that. So I decided to make my own.
The Right Way
I ripped open all sorts of boots, seeing where others cut corners. I agonized over the artwork and the design. I didn’t want to create just any old boots; I wanted the world’s most comfortable Texas boots.
And after about a million prototypes, the Chisos boots were born. Along the way, I obsessed over the details and used only responsibly sourced materials—even when it wasn’t easy.
Because that's what Texans do.