Devil’s Backbone


Ostrich is one of the most versatile hides that we utilize. It is extremely soft, but as strong as alligator.  With Nicotine ostrich and black uppers, it is absolutely one of the most beautiful boots you can buy.  We use no synthetic material and every part of it is handmade (which is why this boot will last a lifetime). These details are important.

  • 1.5” Square Cowboy Toe
  • Uppers have Lone Star ostrich inlay and 12" high
  • Heel is leather stacked 1 1/2”
  • Soles are hand pegged with lemonwood, reinforced with brass clinch nails
  • Reinforced pulls  
  • Lux-calf interior for glove-like comfort 
  • Full leather insole (for breathability and custom shaping to your foot).

Our stock boots are 'true to size' in order to conform perfectly with your foot, but this makes them more of a custom feel (slightly tighter). Other companies tend to oversize their boots, so if you want a comparable fit then go up a half size (if a 10 in other stock boots, order a 10.5) - Its free to exchange if something is off!

Our Full Leather Insoles allow the Width to be Modifiable! They are built on a EE base and have a full leather insole that (when inserted) makes the boot a D width (normal).  So, simply remove this leather insert for EE (wide) width, or keep it inserted for D (normal) width.  They will conform comfortably to your feet either way.

Add up to 3 initials on the pulls (black, brown, or bone) to customize the boots.  Put the initials in the Order Notes.  We handmake these (inlay into the pulls) and it takes us 3-4 weeks to complete this.


These boots are dedicated to the scenic Devil's Backbone drive in the Texas Hill Country.  Its an absolutely beautiful drive, but be careful because there are many reports of spirits that roam the area.  For spirits of another kind go see our friends at the Devils Backbone Tavern.


Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
E S.
Great quality boot!

Great quality boot! Very pleased with their customer service as well.

Elio L.
Great customer service!

Great customer service! Great quality boots! Welcoming atmosphere! Picked up a pair of Devil's Backbone boots and couldn't be happier! Complimentary drinks while you wait and live music and appetizers every Friday...I will definitely be back!

Jason C.
Number 1

Wonderful people and excellent boots. Will buy more and tell everyone how great this place is . Number 1 in my book.

Roger T.
Where have these been all my life?

I’ve been looking for boots like this forever. Exactly the right toe, color, and top that I was looking for. Beautiful!

Excellent boots!

Had a great experience at the store. Chris showed my family and me around the shop talking us through how the boots are made. My boys loved learning about the process and feeling the unique skins. I then tried on and loved the Devil's Backbone boots. They remind me of Romans 16:20. I got them customized with my initials and love how they turned out. They look and feel amazing. Oh and the photos do not do them justice. They look even better in person. Highly recommend Republic to anyone.