The Helotes (Women)
Black Godzilla Gator. Fire Collar. Premium Large Scale American Alligator. This boot is one of the finest we have made.
Names for Helotes, TX:
A small farming and ranching community began to develop in the area shortly after the Texas Revolution in the late 1830s. The ranches suffered occasional attacks by the Comanches until the late 1870s.
In 1858, a Scottish immigrant, Dr. George Marnoch, purchased the land that would later become the site of the town. Marnoch's home at one time served as a stagecoach stop and a post office for cowboys driving their cattle from Bandera to auction in San Antonio. His heirs sold a portion of their property in 1880 to a Swiss immigrant, Arnold Gugger, who built a home and mercantile store around which the town of Helotes sprang to life. In 1908, Gugger sold his property to Bert Hileman, who opened the town's first dance hall. He was also instrumental in getting old Bandera Road paved and opening the town's first filling station. He sold his property in downtown Helotes in 1919, when the town's population declined.
In 1946, the manager of San Antonio's Majestic Theatre, John T. Floore, opened the landmark John T. Floore Country Store, which is actually a dance hall (or honky tonk) that draws top country music talent including Willie Nelson who still plays the venue on occasion. Floore also financed the first annual Helotes Cornyval festival in the 1960s, which was held to celebrate the opening of a new post office.
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: Black Large Scale American Alligator
Lining: Full Calf Internals, all natural materials
Toe: *Hand Carved Snip Toe (1/2")
Heel: 1 3/4" Hand-stacked and carved. Underslung.
Upper: Black Calf with Fire Red Collar
Our fit is true to size - If your standard boot size is a 7B, you will fit into our 7B