The Armadillo World Headquarters (Men)

$800

Very cool boot that can be classy without the top shown.  The top exudes the fragrant green of the hippies with rainbow stitching.  Kind of a Willie Nelson -Hippie Redneck blend.

Over the summer of 1970, a loose collective of hippies, free spirits, and dreamers refashioned the old National Guard armory building at the corner of South First Street and Barton Springs, just across the Colorado River from downtown Austin, into a concert hall and beer garden.

The Armadillo World Headquarters was all about music, a shared tolerance for marijuana, psychedelic drugs, and cold beer, and like its namesake had a hard-shell interior with a docile disposition.During its first two years of operation, the Armadillo brought in a parade of touring talent who otherwise would have bypassed Texas, including Ry Cooder, Captain Beefheart, Taj Mahal, Dr. John the Night Tripper, Frank Zappa, the Flying Burrito Brothers, the New Riders of the Purple Sage, Bill Monroe, and especially Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen.

But it wasn’t until the night of Aug. 12, 1972, when Willie Nelson walked onto the stage of the Armadillo that everything changed. That performance in front of a mixed crowd of hippies and rednecks is recognized as the starting point of the modern Austin music scene.

Classy 'everyday' boot that will keep your feet feeling incredible even if you need to stand all day.  Our boots are all handmade in our Houston shop with meticulous attention to detail.  Complete and total leather construction, steel shank and lemonwood pegged.  All boots carry a lifetime guarantee.  

Vamp:  Premium Black Calf

Lining:  Full Calf Internals, all natural materials

Toe:  Classic Round 

Heel:  1 1/2" Hand-stacked and carved.  Underslung.

Upper:  12" Green Calf Upper, Classic Scallop, 6 rows hand-stitched, Classic Pulls

Our fit is true to size - If your standard boot size is a 9, you will fit into our 9 (worry free returns)

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