I’ve been obsessing over Cobra Rock Boot Company since I first spied their little shop on South Dean Street in Marfa on my first visit through town last May. The store was closed (as the town is only in action Wednesday thru Sunday), but my window shopping experience was enough to get me very intrigued. After my visit and my arrival in Austin, I soon started to see their brand pop up here and there by fellow craftsman in Texas and the process of obsession began.
Colt Miller and Logan Caldbeck started creating CRBC in 2011 in their combined workshop and retail store focusing on the south highland boot: a 1940’s squared-toed riding-heel boot combined with a contemporary lace-up desert boot. The boots are full-grain oil-tanned leather with an all-leather heel and sole and are rooted in the cowboy history of West Texas.
Colt, a native-West Texan and fifth-generation cattle rancher, started making boots ten years before he started CRBC and teamed up with his parter Logan who moved to Texas in 2009 from the mountains of Canada. Her fascination with the West Texas desert ignited her partnership with Colt who taught her the art of boot making.
This pair of craftsman could not be cuter and their South Highland boot is one of the most distinguishable boots on the market. You will not mistake this boot as any other brand than Cobra Rock and that is why I love them so much. The design is unique and of the highest quality and are as versatile as they come. I’m not the only one that thinks so, the waiting list is currently 8 months long to own a pair of your own.
Take a look at my snapshots inside their cute little workshop where the two of them create this special boot everyday.
If you happen through Marfa, make a stop at Cobra Rock Boot Company, 107 South Dean Street. Or visit their Store to order a pair.
For another inside peak, take a look at this great video that One Trip Pass created for Levi’s Makers Project:
Cobra Rock Boot Company by Jay Carroll