My name is Chad. I design, test and make boots, shoes and more, by hand, in my Houston TX shop.
I'm a life long leather and woodworker, and found that I had a knack for shoe making and design about six years ago. I have studied under a master shoe maker. As well, I have studied at length Italian, English and Japanese shoe making techniques and have combined many of them within my shoes. The end result is a handmade shoe that is comfortable, long-lasting, beautiful, and unique in design and construction.
My goal is to offer timeless, yet progressive design, to push boundaries yet stay rooted in the methods of the past. Fine leather footwear hasn't changed much in design in about 100 years. Its time for a new generation of aesthetic design in footwear.I may at times employ help to complete my work, but rest assured, that only occurs under my guidance and supervision, by persons who have experience.
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