The original Olathe Boot Company was founded in 1873 and was located in Olathe (oh-lay-tha) Kansas, USA. The company is known for making durable cowboy boots, particularly buckaroo boots, that are popular with rodeo and working cowboys. A very famous bootmaker, Hyer Boots, went out of business in 1975 and the Olathe Boot Company hired several former Hyer employees and purchased some of the Hyer equipment. Known for their high quality leathers, exceptional fit and durability, boots from Olathe became so popular with cowboys from Texas to Washington State, that Olathe gained fame as the center of western boot making. In 2001, the Olathe Boot Company was purchased by Rios of Mercedes Boots and production was moved to Mercedes, Texas, where many of those drives started and where cowboy boots have been made for over 100 years.
Styles of boots made: cowboy boots, specializing in hand-lasted buckaroo boots.
Value: Olathe Boots present good value for the price paid. The boots are constructed of high quality leather and materials. The boots are hand-crafted.
Bootmen's experience: men who wear these boots have stated that the boots remain comfortable after many years of wear. They wear very well, and look better with age.
Availability: Many licensed third-party vendors sell Olathe Boots.
Custom sizing: Not available.
How to order: Try on and purchase in brick-and-mortar western stores or from on-line vendors.