James Leddy safari boots

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FINALLY made it over to Abeline today and got fitted for both a custom pair of western boots and a pair of their safari boots...

The people were incredibly friendly, and the shop owner (the guy who makes ALL of their boots..) was super helpful and informative.. He walked me through several options for some custom stitching I was interested in.. all the different heel options and what would be best for my intended purposes, etc.. overall it was a very positive experience..

Its a basic west texas boot shop.. nothing at all like the ML Leddy shop near the stockyards in Ft. Worth.. No salespeople on the floor, not extravagance, etc.. just a clerk working the register and keeping the shop clean/running, and the boot maker/owner..

But overall I was pretty impressed with it all..

When I called them several weeks ago I was told to expect 90 days for turn around... which I thought was exceptional since everyone else I considered was 6 months to 18 months.. (ML Leddy was 12 months minimum).. today I was told "it will be much faster than that" (90 days).. but no firm commitment on how soon they will be ready..

When I pick up the boots, pics will follow..

Pretty excited right now though.. He had several very nice looking boots on the shelf.. he clearly is an exceptional maker.. combine that with really good service that I experienced.. great turn around time promised.. and outstanding pricing compared to others I considered.. and I think this is going to be a very nice experience...
I am ready to get some boots made as well. I could not find a working website for them. What phone number did you find for them? Website?
Thanks,
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Their website is down.. I actually talked to them about it.. small shop.. and they literally just werent tracking it.. he was supposed to be calling godaddy and getting it turned back "on" again.. apparently they let their domain expire or something.. I dont think its any indicator of any financial difficulty or anything.. he had a TON of shoes and boots he was working on.. plenty of business.. I think he truly just wasnt paying attention to the domain.. and now he is scrambling to get it back up..

Contact info is:

Address: 1602 N Treadaway Blvd, Abilene, TX 79601

Phone: (325) 677-7811
 
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Their website is down.. I actually talked to them about it.. small shop.. and they literally just werent tracking it.. he was supposed to be calling godaddy and getting it turned back "on" again.. apparently they let their domain expire or something.. I dont think its any indicator of any financial difficulty or anything.. he had a TON of shoes and boots he was working on.. plenty of business.. I think he truly just wasnt paying attention to the domain.. and now he is scrambling to get it back up..

Contact info is:

Address: 1602 N Treadaway Blvd, Abilene, TX 79601

Phone: (325) 677-7811
I'd be very interested in hearing how your safari boots turned out. I hope to head to Texas in September and would make a trip to Abilene to get measured for these boots if they turn out as well as anticipated.

My feet have gotten wider as I've gotten older and I have neuropathy so fit and comfort are key.
 

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Best pair of hunting boots I ever owned where Courtney safari double kudu leather. Cannot afford another pair.

I now use Tarzan Waxis(ancle high) as issued to Special forces when I was there. They served me well when I was there and now do again.

At US 60 they are hard to beat for value...
 

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For $60 I may have to look for a pair when I am in SA in July... that’s quite a bargain for any quality hunting boot...
 

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Yip if they are good enough for our special forces they are good enough for me...
 

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