Established in 1883, Texas-bred Lucchese boot maker uses time-honored craftsmanship techniques to build handmade boots of unrivaled quality, fit, comfort and style. In virtually every step of our boot making process, we rely on human hands to complete centuries-old tasks to perfection.
At Lucchese Bootmaker, lemonwood pegs are carefully hand-hammered into holes cut in the leather and are more malleable than metal, as they expand and contract with moisture at almost an identical rate as leather. This old world boot making method is more effective than using a material like brass nails, which would be forced out of the outsole as it swells when exposed to water. Additionally, lemonwood pegs complete the structure of the boot by holding the insole and outsole together, maintaining the integrity of the hand-lasted instep’s fit.