Over the past few years, cowboy boots have grown in popularity, and due to a recent report by Future Market Insights, the cowboy boot market will be worth an estimated $462.8 million by the end of 2032. In this article, I’ll be looking at cowboy boots made in the USA.
Which Brands Sell Cowboy Boots Made in the USA? (The Short Answer)
There are actually quite a few companies that offer American-made cowboy boots. They are Abilene, Anderson Bean Boots, Babione’s Wilson Boots, Tony Lama, Back at The Ranch, Beck Boots, Caboots, Paul Bond, Olsen-Stelzer, M.L. Leddy’s, Double H Boots, Kat Mendenhall, Espinoza Boot Maker, and Frye.
Looking for American Made Cowboy Boots? (14 Brands That Produce Them)
Let’s take a closer look at each of the American-made cowboy boot brands to find out more about the businesses behind the brands.
Founded in 1980, Abilene has been manufacturing high-quality affordable cowboy boots in the USA. The company is located in Somerset, Pennsylvania and the company exclusively manufactures its products in the USA with no help from facilities overseas.
That said, the company does offer boots on its site from another company, Rawhide. Rawhide manufactures its products in Canada. Abilene doesn’t seem to have anything to do with Rawhide’s manufacturing, it looks like it just has some sort of selling partnership with them. But these products are clearly labeled as imported products.
As for the products that Abilene manufactures, all of them are made at its US facility. Here’s a link to its category page, and here are a few options for you to check out.
- Abilene #9002 (Woman’s Boots)
- Abilene # 9011 (Woman’s Boots)
- Abilene #2100 (Men’s Boots)
- Abilene #2104 (Men’s Boots)
Anderson Bean Boots
If you are in the market for a pair of handmade American cowboy boots then look no further than Anderson Bean Boots. This company was founded in 1989 and it manufactures each of its products by hand at its facility in Mercedes, Texas.
Anderson Bean Boots is a company that is always more than happy to take customers on tours of its facility. Through its website, it is possible to book a tour and be taken around its Texas facility and shown exactly how each of its boots are made.
For those who can’t physically go and visit its manufacturing facility, the company goes through its entire manufacturing process in great detail on its website.
For those wanting to take a look at some of Anderson Bean Boots’ cowboy boots, here’s a link to its boot product page, and here are a few specific models for you to check out.
Babione’s Wilson Boots
Babione’s Wilson Boots is another company that offers high-quality handmade American cowboy boots. Located in the mountains of Montana, this company is a small business that offers a wide range of great cowboy boots.
The company was founded by Carl Wilson back in 1945 and it started as a saddle-making business, but not too long after its inception, Carl Wilson turned his hand to manufacturing boots. From that point on, Babione’s Wilson Boots focused entirely on making handmade cowboy boots and its popularity has only increased over time.
Babione’s Wilson Boots manufacturing facility is located in Livingston, Montana. Its cowboy boots range from riding boots and cavalry boots to work boots and even custom boots. For those wanting to take a look at its full collection, simply click here to see what the company has to offer.
Tony Lama is one of the older companies on this list with its origin dating back to 1911 in El Paso, Texas. It started out as a small family-run business that produced handmade boots, it quickly grew in popularity and these days it manufactures and ships its products to people all over the world.
While the company does manufacture many of its products in the US, it does use materials from places outside North America. As for its products made from outside the US, I came across an article from a trustworthy site stating that the Tony Lama TLX and the Tony Lama 3R boots are made in Mexico and China. There are also several other sources stating that some of Tony Lama’s boots come from overseas.
As for its American-made cowboy boots, here are a few for you to take a look at. Each of the boots listed below has a made in America tag in their product descriptions.
- Langrab 11” Square Toe Western Boot
- Rowel 11” Pull-On Western Boot
- Ponderosa 11” Square Toe Women’s Western Boot
- Dava 11” Square Toe Women’s Western Boot
Back at The Ranch
Back at The Ranch is an American cowboy boot company that was founded in 1990. This company has several major accolades under its belt, this includes being named one of the “Best Custom Boots” by the New York Times.
The company is based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, but its manufacturing facility can be found in El Paso, Texas. Back at The Ranch is proud to be an American company and from what I was able to find, it looks like all of its manufacturing takes place at its Texas-based facility.
On top of having a large selection of cowboy boots to choose from, Back at The Ranch also gives customers the ability to customize their own boots which is a great choice for those wanting a one-of-a-kind pair of cowboy boots. For those wanting to take a look at some of the company’s existing products, here’s a link to its cowboy boot page.
Beck Boots is a proud American company that manufactures cowboy boots and work boots. It dates back to 1916 and since its inception, it has always been an American manufacturer. Its manufacturing facility is located in Amarillo, Texas.
Beck Boots has boots in more than 90 different sizes, so there’s bound to be a pair to fit almost everyone. Also, each of its handmade boots are made using heavy-weight American-tanned leather which gives these boots their well-known quality finish.
Here are a few of Beck Boots’ cowboy boots for those wanting to take a look for themselves.
Caboots is a 4th generation family-owned boot company based in El Paso, Texas. It was founded in the early 1930s and it started as a boot-making and repairing business. These days, not much has changed other than it becoming more popular as time’s gone on.
From the information I found, it looks like Caboots manufactures its products at its El Paso facility. Its boots are handmade and they come in an endless array of styles and sizes, this also includes custom cowboy boots.
As mentioned, Caboots footwear comes in a wide variety of different styles, so instead of linking a couple of its products below, here is a link to its cowboy boot product page.
Paul Bond has been producing high-quality handcrafted American-made cowboy boots since it was founded back in 1946. The company uses only the highest quality leather for its products and each of its boots are made by professionally trained artisans with years of experience.
I did encounter a third-party article that said that Paul Bond manufactures its footwear in China, however, I could find no proof of this whatsoever. According to Paul Bond’s official Instagram page, its cowboy boots are handmade in the USA.
The Paul Bond website has countless options when it comes to cowboy boots ranging in sizes from 4 to 15. On top of this, the company also has a design-your-own cowboy boot section on its site for those wanting to have their very own unique pair of cowboy boots. Here’s a link for its custom boots design page and here’s another for its ready-to-go cowboy boots.
Olsen-Stelzer has been in the cowboy boot industry since the year 1900. The company is based in Wichita Falls, Texas and all of its boots are handmade in the USA. Something that sets this company apart from many other cowboy boot manufacturers out there is the fact that every pair of Olsen-Stelzer boots is made to order.
A pair of Olsen-Stelzer boots are made specifically to the customer’s measurements and tastes ensuring both the perfect fit and look for the customer. While these boots are on the pricier side of things, it is because the sheer amount of effort and work that goes into these boots gives these shoes the ability to last for many years.
If you are wanting to place an order with Olsen-Stelzer then here’s a link to its order form page. But before looking at that, I’d recommend checking out some of the boots that the company has made over the years for some inspiration.
Located in Fort Worth, Texas, M.L. Leddy’s is a family-run footwear business that’s been in the footwear industry since the company was founded back in 1922. Its products are all handmade at its facility in Texas by professional bootmakers with many years of experience.
Not only does this company produce high-quality cowboy boots, but it also designs and manufactures various clothing items, jewelry, and accessories. Having recently just passed its 100th anniversary, numerous official news outlets ran reports on the company and its history, each of these reports state that all of M.L. Leddy’s cowboy boots are made in the USA.
M.L Leddy’s has lots of options when it comes to cowboy boots, it is also possible to design your own pair and have a completely custom set of cowboy boots made just for you. Here’s a link to its cowboy boot product page.
Little’s Boot Company
Little’s Boot Company is a small family-owned and operated cowboy boot manufacturer that’s been in the business since 1915. The company is based in San Antonio, Texas and it is a solely US-based operation.
Each of Little’s Boot Company’s cowboy boots are made to order and it takes around 6 months to make each pair of boots. It takes so long due to how many steps are involved during the manufacturing process. Each boot is checked multiple times throughout the build process to ensure that it is built to the highest possible standard.
The company offers several different materials for its boots that aren’t all that common and are all too rare. Its boots can be made out of hide from crocodiles, calves, lizards, and more. Here’s a link to its boot page for those wanting to take a look for themselves.
Double H Boots
Double H Boots was founded in 1955 in Richland, Pennsylvania. Unlike many other companies on this list, Double H Boots doesn’t manufacture all of its footwear in the USA. While a large portion of its manufacturing is carried out at the company’s facility in Martinsburg, Pennsylvania, it does outsource some of its production to facilities overseas.
Thankfully, Double H Boots is very clear on its website regarding which of its products are made in the USA. That said, it does clearly state on each of its American-made cowboy boots that its boots are made using globally sourced materials.
Here are a few of Double H Boots’ American-made cowboy boots for you to check out.
Kat Mendenhall is quite different when compared to the other companies on this list, its cowboy boots are vegan-friendly. This company caters to cowboy boot lovers as well as animal lovers making it a rather unique yet very popular company.
Its boots are made from a special microfiber material which is specially manufactured to give off a natural leather appearance. Also, 100% of its manufacturing takes place in the US at its company facility located in Texas.
While it doesn’t have the largest collection of cowboy boots, it does have a varied collection with a style to suit most people’s tastes. Here’s a link to the Kat Mendenhall product page.
Espinoza Boot Maker
Espinoza Boot Maker is a high-quality footwear manufacturer that manufactures its products at its company facility in Phoenix, Arizona. The company was founded in 1968 and it quickly became a highly sought-after brand thanks to its reliable cowboy boots.
On top of being a trusted provider of American-made cowboy boots, Espinoza Boot Maker also offers a boot repair service for those boots that need a little bit of care and attention. As for its footwear collection, there’s plenty to choose from, here’s a link to its cowboy boot product page.
If it’s a custom pair of boots that you are looking for then you are in luck, Espinoza Boot Maker takes orders and makes one-of-a-kind cowboy boots, if you are wanting to take a look at how to order a pair of custom cowboy boots from Espinoza Boot Maker then check this out for more details.
There was one company that didn’t quite make it onto the list above. This was because it looks like the majority of its manufacturing takes place in China and only a small percentage of its boots are made in America. Here’s what I found.
Frye is a very popular brand that is recognized by people all over the world and while it used to manufacture all of its products in the US, as the company grew in popularity it started moving some of its production overseas to keep up with demand. These days, only a small percentage of Frye’s cowboy boots are made in America.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find which of its cowboy boots are made in America. For those wanting to find out more, I’d recommend reaching out and contacting Frye for more details.