We are proud of our perfected hand lasting process. As our last three generations have created a fresh mold for each client, so we have idealized in our master lasts. Each gender-specific last endured rigorous prototyping, balancing and wear testing until reaching perfection. Unlike most manufacturers’ “efficient” machine lasting, our artisan craftsmen hand last each pair.
Channel Stitch construction builds the foundation for a superior boot. James Leddy Boots employs this technique, stitching the vamp, lining and welt to the ridge under the insole. Channel stitching is only performed by the best bootmakers, those who uphold the standard of crafting by hand. Our channel stitched insoles ensure a cool, lightweight, conforming fit.
Al Dos Santos uses only pristine, flawless sections of leather to craft our boots. Top-grain leather is paramount to the comfort, quality and durability of each pair we make and we accept nothing less than perfection. Inferior leathers are often sanded, buffed, snuffed or otherwise corrected to remove imperfections, compromising the integrity of the boot. We uses only perfect hides for our masterpieces ranging from Nile Crocodile to Hippo to Elephant and more.
We’ve had several pairs of boots made by this business. We use them for work and for dress. Very pleased with their workmanship and really enjoy doing business with a family oriented company.Sherity Meek
I got the soles and heels replaced on my Lucchese boots as well as other minor repairs, and James Leddy Boots did an amazing job. Came back looking better than new! Very happy with the results and at a great price!David DeFoore
I have 5 pair of boots AL has done for me. I would never go anywhere else. He is a craftsman at heart and makes sure that every customer is 100% satisfied.Kyle Haspel
1602 N Treadaway Blvd
Abilene, Texas 79601
(325) 677 7811