These boots are well made and I believe will break in really nicely and serve me a long time. I am concerned about getting them resoled up to store bought standards when the time comes but I guess will ride that bull (they are made form dairy cows by the way) when I get there. I get a lot of compliments on the look and the rich leather smell. When wearing them all day my feet do get tired so some break in time will need to soften up the leather and mold to my foot but that is how a boot should fit...it's not an athletic shoe. I have only worn them 3-4 so it will take a few more wears but I expect them to break in really well. When I tried them on in the store I could immediately tell something was different than any other I had owned before, but you will still need some time to break in. Great job and great small Texas owned business. You will not regret your purchase.
Apologies for a little lengthy review and one that could be tightened up some.
After watching youtube reviews and reading others reviews of these boots, I thought these would be a hit. They almost are. I looked at the front of each and both profiles and thought these were beautiful boots. I failed to view from the rear before deciding to wear them and work on breaking them in. When I got home and took them off, I took a look from the rear. Both heels skew the same direction, to the right. The skew is caused by whomever did the final shaping not ensuring proper balance. I don't think this pair should have passed quality control, especially at this price.
Alas, I wore them for two days and got the sole good and scuffed and am stuck with misshapen heels until they need a resole.
I bought these 1/2 size larger (11.5D) since they were not "wide square toe." For my feet, that was a good choice. I'm just shy of a wide width in my toe area, but usually stay away from wider footwear as the heel box tends to be a little too wide. Length, perfect for me.
I have some foot problems in that I don't like too soft of a footbed. running shoes aggravate my feet. I prefer less "squish" to a leather insole like in some other boot brands. I also have high arches with my right instep being a little taller than my left. With the shipped insoles, there was too much pressure on my right instep. Numb big toe. I put an insole in that I prefer that was also a little thinner than that which came with the boot. That made the boot fit my feet unbelievably well without being to soft that it makes my feet sore.
Aside from the few adjustments I made as I don't think trying a different size would have fixed the fit for me. My preferred insoles make the boots fit wonderfully. They are extremely comfortable and I would say one of the most comfortable pair of boots I have.
I would love a pair of round toe boots, but am not sure how I would have to size them as my feet are more square. I guess the boots would need to be leaning more toward a Roper type toe.
I have have included pictures of the heels, the left boot is worse, but both skew that same direction.
Would I recommend? With reservation. At the price of these boots, inspect them with a fine toothed comb from every angle to ensure they are up to the quality of higher end brands. You are paying a lot for what should be near perfection in a boot. Again, I missed looking at the heels before deciding to wear. These should have been rebranded factory seconds or new heels put on if going out to a customer with these heels.
The box they come in, the cloth bags for each boot, coozy, stickers, hand written note are all a great touch.
Comfort: They may be one of the most comfortable boots you'll find if you require that running shoe feel. For me, my adjustments made these extremely comfortable for my feet shape and feet problems. If they were tighter with just the leather footbed, I would ditch the insole altogether, but they are designed to have some sort of insole.
The rest of the build (minus heels): a beautiful boot with a wonderfully soft leather that make for a boot that could be your new favorite.
I still would encourage you to buy/try these boots and give them a critical inspection to make sure they are up to the quality of the $500+ you are going to be spending.
I scuffed the soles, I will wear them. They are very comfortable.
The heels are what leads me to give them 3 stars. It's a "once you see it, you cannot unsee it" in person kind of thing. Had they been properly shaped, I would definitely have given 5 stars. I won't count my insole mods as that is specific to me. I have to pretty much do that with any boot that isn't the built in leather insole like in my Lu***se or my Ju***n.
I’m coming back for the brown ones next!
I can’t say enough good things about this boot. I was a little hesitant about spending over $500 for a cowhide boot. Once I watched Will’s video when he cut open the boot, and showed how the boot was made, and the materials it was made with, I was sold! I could tell he really was trying to make an amazing boot. When I put them on my feet, I knew! By far the most comfortable boot I’ve ever put on my feet. I own Lucchese, Black Jack, Anderson Bean, Tony llama, Rujo, Justin, Ariat, Tecovas, and other brands throughout the years. I’ve been wearing these all day for the past few weeks. No pain, and they can take a beating. I’ve never owned a cowboy boot that is made the traditional way (the best way), and feels like a Nike air max on my feet. Crazy!
These boots are by far the most comfortable boots that I've owned. The quality of the material is superb and the fit is spot on. I will definitely be purchasing another pair in the future. Thanks Chisos.
Get them. You won’t regret it. I’m coming back for the brown No 2’s next
I had an all around great experience - buying them in-store was easy and fun, very helpful and friendly staff (free drinks and koozies!) and the boots fit perfectly/have been super comfortable from the very first time I wore them. Highly recommend! Also I kind of just want to go hang out at their store even when I'm not buying boots...
They fit well when first put on. My right foot is slightly larger than my left around the big to so it was a tad snug as expected. As with all boots and shoes they do require some break in, but with these not that much.
The price does make you pause for a minute, but I’m happy I bought them and would do so again. Build quality is excellent.
First the team at Chisos is excellent & very helpful. I had to exchange because of sizing & they made the process super smooth. When I got the boots (#2's in Brushed Brown) the first thing you really do notice is the leather aroma. It is intoxicating & wonderful. The boot themselves are so nicely made & just a great looking boot. Comfort is next level & within a week have conformed perfectly to my feet & are exceptionally comfortable. If your on the fence do your self the favor & just buy them. Trust the team at Chisos because they have a special handmade boot that is totally worth the price. Ill be rocking mine for good here in NY & I will be ordering a 2nd pair in black soon.
I'm not a rancher, cowboy or rodeo pro, but I know a little something about quality leather products, and these Chisos boots are up there, especially at this price point. I've owned Dan Post and Justin boots years ago (not a pleasant experience) and currently have 3 Tecova Ropers and a pair of Ariat work-style boots I like quite a bit. But I was looking for an "apex" full-on cowboy boot that would outlast me, and I believe the Chisos are it.
The insoles are as advertised - extremely comfortable. For a larger guy like me (6'3", 350) the comfort of an all-day boot makes or breaks it. Chisos are basically transparent in that regard - perfect.
Leather and sole are clearly a cut above the big-name brands. Styling and stitchwork is top-notch. Beautiful deep color leather that has almost no break-in needed. I didn't have to wait forever to get my pair in-stock, and shipping was prompt and efficient. Nice storage bags for each boot top it off.
Would I buy Chisos again?
Absolutely ... though I'm hoping the normal round-toe become available in EE width for #1's.
Thanks for your dedication to quality and value,