Making a Stallion
Despite their enormous international demand, every Stallion boot is still made by hand in the traditional fashion by an individual craftsman in Stallion’s workshop: production caps at about seventy per week. There are more than 140 steps involved in creating a basic handcrafted boot, and that count can grow beyond 200 when intricate inlays and patterns are used (for Stallion, they often are).
Ultimately, there is no substitute for skilled hands. Hand construction creates an unmatched level of quality, comfort, and fit. Master craftsmen pull wet leather over the last—a hard casting in the shape of a foot—with expert manipulation, fine yet firm, which simply cannot be replicated by a machine.
Stallion Boots are wearable art. Cowboy pride demands the highest level of quality, durability, and comfort for every item that bears the brand name, yet Stallion also asserts the value of individuality. They believe that each handmade boot carries the unique character of the artist who creates it.
For owner Pedro Muñoz, this process may be difficult, but it is not complicated. He sees a right way to make boots, and no other way will do. He travels extensively to personally source Stallion’s exceptional materials, which include skins from Nile crocodiles, French calves, American bison, ostriches, lizards, stingrays, as well as jewels and adornments from all over the world. His process is really a way of life, directing his work and defining who he is, and it is a living part of the iconic history and heritage of the cowboy.