You don't have to be born in Texas - you just have to spend enough time in Texas - to know there are boots, and then there are boots. While there are the obvious differences in fit and style, the point at which a boot becomes a boot ultimately depends on the quality and craftsmanship.
And now that you've allowed this Miami-Texas-transplant give you the very brief 101, lets skip a few chapters (we're quick learners over here) to the luxe boot. It's more than a boot - it's a bespoke, handcrafted cowboy boot that is as superb in quality as it is iconic in style. It's a rare breed, but the species can be found at Miron Crosby, the Dallas-based boot brand and Highland Park Village store spearheaded by sister duo Lizzie Means Duplantis and Sarah Means. By combining their Texan roots with the lingering influence of some years spent in New York City, Lizzie and Sarah have cemented their fashion-forward focus and are elevating boot-making into an art form. Their masterpieces have already harnessed a unique aesthetic, whose defining features include jumping stars (mis favoritos!), retro tassels, and chic stitching.
Each pair of Miron Crosby boots - whether for women, men, or children - are made by master artisans in the 160-year old Rios of Mercedes Factory in Mercedes, Texas. But this month their boots are coming to Houston and you best believe where they go I will follow with bells on. I'm super excited to be one of the hosts of the January 25th and 26th trunk shows, which I'd also be super excited for you to attend (details below!). If we haven't met in person yet, you'll know it's me when you see the girl doing this in corner with some Miron Crosby on (intimidating? never; scary? always).
Shop Miron Crosby's stock collection of women's boots here.