UNIFORM | Cobra Rock Boots


While in Marfa this weekend, the first stop on my shopping list was Cobra Rock Boot Company, located about a two minute walk from anywhere in town. Simply put, Cobra Rock is a classic Texan mom and pop boot maker that creates a rather unique style called the South Highland ($495)—a blend of a 1940s square-toed riding heel boot and a lace-up desert boot with a definite Western sensibilty.

They're made in the workshop every day, all by hand, using tools and gear sometimes dating back to the 1920s. It takes roughly two weeks to make each pair from start to finish, from the tracing of the oil-tanned leather to the final polishing.




Colt Miller and Logan Caldbeck started the business just over two years ago sometime after Colt had traded guitar lessons for a seven-month boot apprenticeship. The boots are truly magnificent, in fact there's about a six to eight month waiting list (the only downfall of hand-made product in high demand) to get a pair, although if you visit the store in Marfa there are a few pairs in stock. Up until now, Cobra Rock has only been cobbling for women, but in a few weeks a men's version will be available. And, I must mention, not only are these guys skilled bootmakers, and crazy nice, but Colt also plays slide guitar in a local band—we went to see him on Saturday night, and that guy can lay it down!

7 comments:

criscrascrus said...

this is really cool!

Anonymous said...

i love that the boots are handmade, but i don't love the style...they look like elf shoes to me.

Sasha said...

These boots!

I've been eying them for a while, and definitely need to save up for a pair. They look like they go with everything and they'd last forever.

Abigail said...

Neat-O! you were in Marfa! i saw that place on tv one night (lol).
Such cool stuff. You captured everything so perfectly!!

Poppy K said...

Did you get a pair? If you did, are they comfortable?

alison said...

so glad you met colt + logan!
great photos of them. x

PoppyK said...

After being on the waiting list for months & months, I finally received my boots today and they are beautiful! Thanks for the tip - these are boots for a lifetime!