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Art of the Boot

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Now in paperback, this is the perennial best-seller that started it all, with an incredible look at the artistry happening in boot manufacturing over the last twenty years.

With more than 25,000 copies sold in hardcover, Art of the Boot is a must-have guide to the artisans and manufacturers of America's classic footwear.

Excellent detail shots

A guide to some of today's finest bootmakers

A comprehensive resource guide

The finest boot photography anywhere

An excellent starting point for designing your own pair of custom boots

"a glossy coffee-table book for the true bootist" New York Times May 13, 2001 Sunday

"kicky compendium on the sole of the American West" Texas Monthly January, 2000

"True cowboys and urban cowpokes alike will delight in the photographs of some of the most unique boots ever made." Dallas Morning News December 22, 1999


Jim Arndt is author of How to Be a Cowboy and photographed Art of Turquoise as well as several Cowboy Boot books. He lives in Santa Fe.