Ordering Custom Boots


Ordering a pair of boots by mail or on-line is, at best, problematic. To do the job correctly and to provide the utmost satisfaction for the customer, some way of measuring the foot or "proofing" the fit must be available. Naturally, we would prefer to see and measure the customer "in-shop," but sometimes that is simply not possible. To that end, we offer an order form and a comprehensive set of instructions for self measurement in Adobe PDF format. This requires that you have Adobe Acrobat Reader  --a browser plugin. Acrobat Reader is a free download from Adobe, and well worth having as it will read and print documents which were created on other platforms. Each page can be opened and printed by clicking on the appropriate link, provided you have already installed Reader. If the pages do not display or print correctly from within your browser, try right-clicking on the file and selecting "save as." This will save a copy of the file to your hard disk, where you can open and print it with Reader--this usually works, regardless of the browser. Or you may want to download the Measuring Forms and Order Packet (197kb). This packet consists of four pages, each page formatted as a separate PDF file. All four pages are zipped for convenient download.

Page 1 (87kb),   Page 2 (50kb),   Page 3 (54kb),   Page 4 (49kb),

It should be recognized, however, that it is almost inconceivable that the customer will obtain the same measurements and assess the foot in the same way as the bootmaker. To address these issues, we insist upon a "fitter's model" or trial boots for all mail order work.

We offer a wide range of leathers in many different colors, from fine Spanish calf, kangaroo, and water buffalo calf, to alligator and ostrich. Because we are "bespoke" makers, almost any configuration of leathers, colors or ornamentation is possible. We offer four heel heights, from 7/8" to 18/8" (2"), and a number of different toe shapes and widths.

Currently, we have a waiting list of three-plus (3+) years .

A deposit of one-half the total price is required at the time of the order and locks in both price and place on the waiting list. The balance is due upon delivery. A small earnest money deposit puts your name on the waiting list but does not finalize the price nor the order.

Because we are "bespoke" makers, we do not have a catalog, as such. Each order is unique to the customer. The specifics of prices, leather selection, styling options, and measuring forms will provided upon further serious inquiry. All mail orders require a small fee to cover shipping and handling of samples, measuring kits and/or photos or artwork.

Those interested in further information are urged to inquire further -- by email (see link below) or at the phone number or postal address displayed on the title page.

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for more information contact: D.W. Frommer II -- Bootmaker