Chisos No. 1

Regular price545 USD
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11" Shaft
1⅝" Heel

The No. 1 is crafted from Chisos heritage cowhide, available in either our speckled magic black, gorgeous brushed brown, or roughout. The artwork shows the sun and stars over the Chisos Mountains in Big Bend National Park and our signature red heel stripe completes the piece.

Chisos heritage cowhides boast superior durability to juvenile leathers, and our proprietary process renders them uniquely soft. Natural variation occurs by design. Handcrafted in Mexico.

Chisos offers full refunds on like-new items within 90 days of purchase. We also provide free exchanges within the contiguous United States.

Chisos boots fit true to size according to US shoe standards. Simply order the size that you wear most often.

Generally boots will match the same size you wear in other leather footwear, or a half size smaller than your athletic shoes. If you normally waiver between two sizes, select the smaller size.

The conversion between men's and ladies' is approximately 1.5-2 size increments. For example, a Men's 7 D is a Ladies' 8.5 or 9.



  • Heritage Cowhide Leather
  • Hand-Lasted on Chisos Signature Lasts
  • Goodyear Construction
  • Leather Channel Welt
  • Leather Heel Rand
  • Leather Interior Lining
  • Stacked Leather Heel
  • Veg-Tanned Leather Heel Counter
  • Veg-Tanned Leather Sole
  • Veg-Tanned Leather Insole
  • Removable Comfort Insole
  • 18 Gauge Steel Shank
  • Fully Rebuildable and Resolable
  • Handcrafted in Guanajuato, Mexico

The boot that Started It All

Named like oil wells—in the order of development—all Chisos boots owe a debt of gratitude to the infamous Chisos No. 1.

Elegant embroidery showcases the sun rising over the Chisos Mountains, a tip of the hat to our namesake in Far West Texas. And that medium round toe pairs well with pressed jeans or a tux.

The classic horseman's boot, let the Chisos No. 1 anchor your collection.

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.

Click here to read full care instructions.

Heritage Leathers

A return to craftsmanship, including a traditional leather heel counter, stacked leather heel, and leather sole.

Texas Proud

Embroidery that celebrates the natural beauty of Texas, with a portion of funds supporting land conservation.

Damn Comfortable

Removable insoles for all day comfort and ergonomics that continue to mold to you over time.

Customer Reviews

Based on 246 reviews
Nick Martinez (Florida)
No 1s

Best boot I own, so comfy and you can dress them up or down. I cannot wait to buy more!

Jon B (Massachusetts)
Glad I gave them a try.

I ordered the No. 1’s in Brushed Brown, and they are beautiful. I like the look of a simplistic boot, so no crazy colors or designs; but these have just enough flair to not be boring and yet are not overwhelming.
I originally ordered a 10D, but they were too tight; so after chatting with CS and input from the owner himself, I went half a size up and they feel great now. Chisos are pretty spendy, but I wanted a rock solid boot, and after wearing them for a little while now, I expect them to last a lifetime.

Connor e. (England)
Honored from the uk

I genuinely feel honored to be able to own a pair of these boots, they're built beautifully rugged and feel like they can take on the world. I've never owned anything like them. As for chisos the company, they made me feel incredibly special with a hand written note. Absolutely special company!!!
Thank you for the amazing boots.

R.N. (Texas)
Chisos Number 1 are great

I researched while before investing in another pair of boots. I tried Rujos as well as Ariat's Bench Made boots. While the Rujos and Ariats were good boots, my Chisos were great. The No. 1s had better build quality and were more comfortable than the others. I bought these in Magic Black and am planning on visiting to check out the No. 2s in Brushed Brown. Great Product.

T.H. (Texas)
Fantastic Boots!

I'm a huge fan of these boots! They are extremely well-made and have an eye-catching look. After the breaking-in period, they became the comfortable boots that I've ever worn.

Chase Thompson (District of Columbia)

Best interaction I’ve ever had with a company, customer service is stellar and boots are perfect!

William B. (North Carolina)
My new go-tos

The Chisos No.1 is my go-to cowboy boot. I love these things. They look unique but also classic. Perfect balance. Quality is superb, too.

Brian Ingraham (Oklahoma)
Brushed Brown No1s

I am very happy with my Chisos Boots. I waited for several months for them to be restocked, it was worth the wait. The boots fit true to size and are very comfortable. I just need to save up so I can order another pair.😁

M.B. (Georgia)
Nearly Perfect and I Love Them

I bought these boots after watching RoseAnvil’s review on YouTube. If you’re considering buying Chisos boots, check out that video.

These boots look amazing. I highly prefer vintage-looking boots, and the brushed brown leather and natural sole combo has a great lived-in look right out of the box. I would probably prefer not to have the layer of red rubber(?) in the heel stack, but in the natural heel stack color, it’s not as eye-catching as in black. I also love the shaft stitching on the No. 1: it is subtle but beautiful, and feels very Old Hollywood.

In terms of finishing, these boots are nearly flawless. A few slightly rough edges emphasize the hand-made nature of these boots and contribute to the old-school feel, so I mostly just have observations, not criticisms. I found a few thread-ends, but that’s usual for a leather boot, and they burn off easily. Two of the lemonwood pegs on the sole were slightly proud of the leather, but they trimmed down easily with a sharp chisel. My one criticism of the finishing is that one heel is shaped differently to the other. It’s wider at the front on one side (see picture). From the angle in the photo, it doesn’t look that bad, but when you put the boots on it’s pretty obvious. Hopefully I can get a cobbler to sand that heel to match the other. Aside from that, these boots seem very well-made.

These boots are also incredibly comfortable, thanks to the soft insoles and generous room in the toe. One question I have is whether the insole will prevent the boot from forming to my foot. After a few wears I can see my footprint starting to form in the leather top of the insole (good), but only time will tell if the cushion in the insole will prevent that locked-in feel of a broken-in boot with a leather and cork footbed.

I followed Chisos’ sizing guide and got a size that matches my other leather boots (Red Wings and Allen Edmonds). Since my feet are different sizes, the right boot is a little looser than the left. I add leather inserts under the forefoot (I also do this on my Red Wings), and I think I’ve found the right thickness for a perfect fit. If I had sized down another half-size, I’m not sure the left boot would have fit. I’m glad Chisos have enough room in the footbed to accommodate inserts.

In summary, a comfortable, fantastic-looking, well-made boot.

Chris Rutzen (Louisiana)
Lives up to the hype

Love these boots. I got the brushed brown No. 1’s. Wear them dress or casual and I can wear them all day. Mine fit to size with no break in period. Worth every cent.