The best black boot on the market. We are master bootmakers and have meticulously designed every aspect of this boot.  Luxurious black premium calf graces the exterior while prime leathers are used to construct all other aspects of this boot. The boot has a black sole and heel (older pics may show brown sole).

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.

  • Classic Round Toe
  • Uppers are dragon corded 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 Ben Milam. He was a leader in the Texas Revolution. He supported the Mexican Revolution of 1821 to breakaway from Spain, but was subsequently imprisoned in Mexico during the early part of the Texas Revolution. He broke out of prison and rode a horse to Texas until it died of exhaustion. He then crawled his way to Goliad where he was found by Texian soldiers. Having been brought back to health, he rallied the Texian army to move forward on the battle of San Antonio. He was shot and killed during the assault by a sniper from the Milam Cypress (still on the River Walk in San Antonio).


Customer Reviews

Based on 19 reviews
Allie M.
The boots look great on TV

Bought a pair of The Milam boots from Republic Boot Company!
They are superb! Madison was a knowledgeable salesperson and very helpful!
The boots look great on Sunrise Saturday on WCBI TV
I want to do a Zoom interview about the boot making process for my show!

Carlos S.
Worth it. Great service

I had a slight issue with my initial pair. They addressed the issue and made it fit. Great product. Better service.

Eugene O.

What can I say the 1836 collection of the Milam are simply the best and most comfortable pair of boots I have ever owned . The attention to detail can't be compared, I can't wait until I am able to visit your store . Thank you and continued success

Tristian C.
Extremely Comfortable

I bought the 1836 stock collection Milam boot and they are some good looking boots, the removable insole is a great addition, and they are extremely comfortable. The Milam on the republic website shows them with a brown/mocha colored outsole but I got mine in black! Will hopefully be getting the Erastus or the Texian soon.

Michael M.
What else could you want?

Great boots great staff killer clothes and gifts. What else could you want