Moss Green Leather Handcrafted Olathe Cowboy Boots with Fancy Stiched Vamps Men's 8D women's 9 - 9 1/2
Gorgeous pair of handmade Olathe boots. The pictures do not due them justice, they’re a great shade of mossy green/grey and have beautiful stitched vamps. They’re labeled a men’s size 8D which is roughly a woman’s size 9 to 9 1/2 but vintage sizes vary please use measurements. Vintage and handmade items will not be perfect but I try and capture any flaws in photos.
Heel to Toe; 11”
ball: 14 1/4”
The Olathe Boot Company has made lasting footprints in American history by making the boots worn by cowboys, outlaws, presidents and many others since 1875. C.H. Hyer learned the art of boot making from his father William, who immigrated to Illinois from Hanover, Germany in 1850. C.H. Hyer moved to Leavenworth, Kansas, for a railroad job. In 1872, after his railroad job ended, he taught leather working at the Kansas State School for the Deaf in Olathe, Kansas. Here Hyer passed on to students his boot-making knowledge and skills that would later make his name legendary.
Hyer’s cowboy, riding and army boots have served a long list of legendary customers throughout history including presidents Calvin Coolidge and Teddy Roosevelt; outlaws Jesse James and Billy the Kid; illustrious cowboys Buffalo Bill Cody, Roy Rogers, Gene Autry and Will Rogers.