Your browser version is outdated. We recommend that you update your browser to the latest version.

 Makin' Boots For The Famous and Not So Famous


 We make our boots with the same standards that the lost artisans of the 1800's handcrafted their boots.

  • We don't make many boots, but with  pride   we sign and number each one.
  • Totally handcrafted boots made under the hand and guidance of  Master Bootmaker Mr. Jesus Castilos.  
  • Each pair of our boots is uniquely made standard with a one-piece top. The one-piece top was used much  of   the time in the 1800's when a special boot was to be made.  A one-piece top also makes for a much more comfortable boot due to the  removal of seams from the inside of the boot.
  • Most western boots have nails in the arch and heels; some have wooden pegs in the arch and nails in the heels and insole. The Ponder Boot is fully wooden pegged; the only nails used in our boot is to hold the heel cap.
  • Each pair of our boots is made for only one customer, from an individual pattern made only for one pair of boots. Each boot is built around a last or model of each foot which is  handcrafted   by the Master Bootmaker.
  • Each pair of our boots has a sewed  in-seat, making the boots fully  welted  yet styled and pegged in the arch. No nails are used to hold the insole or outsole to the boots.
  • We make boots for many famous and not so famous people including Beatty, Redford, Lynn Anderson, Amarillo Slim, Patrick Duffy, Governor Mark White, Meatloaf, Bette Middler and  many   more.
  • We have an open shop; you are invited to come in and visit; have a cup of coffee and watch us work.
  • For the convenience of our out of town and out of state  customers  we can measure you for boots at your home, business, retirement party, etc. at a reasonable fee.