A True Small Business
Howdy! I'm Will, founder of Chisos. No big shot investors, just lots of hard work, some luck, and a community willing to roll up their sleeves. I'm glad you're here.
Located in Big Bend National Park is Texas’ most profound landmark: the Chisos Mountains. There’s just something about the Chisos; long have they been a source of spiritual renewal for natives and travelers alike.
This enchanting backdrop witnessed the genesis of Chisos boots and that origin influences how we operate today. A portion of all revenue supports Texas land conservation. We eschew the use of juvenile leathers. And each boot is an homage to 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.