Welcome to the PK Bootmaker. For over 40 years, PK Bootmaker has been committed to handcrafting the finest quality custom leather cowboy boots and gear. With skilled design and craft, PK Bootmaker is able to offer limitless choices that before could only be imagined. Dedicated to old-fashioned, traditional cowboy boot making techniques, each distinctive piece is created individually, ensuring that you receive exactly what you envisioned.
Hi, I am Paul Krause, PK Bootmaker. Thank you for spending a few minutes on my web page. Herein you will find examples of my work, whether personal leather items, leather art, or more particularly, my real passion, examples of Western Boots I’ve made.
I don’t have a catalog, as such. I prefer to use my web page as a portfolio of my work, as it were, for you to get an idea of the possibilities. The four piece boot, originally known in England as a Wellington, is the most common today. But there are others styles that give a unique variation on what everybody else is wearing. You’ll find examples in the Boot Gallery.
I am a Bespoke maker. Bespoke is 19th Century word denoting the ritual of pattern making specifically from the measurements of the person for whom the boot, or clothing item was intended. I won’t just make you a 9D boot. I will take about 20 measurements of your feet and legs to create your custom fitted boot. It’s very old world and very special.
My life motto is “bringing something new into the world through creative service”. I hope you’ll see how passionate I am about that. Enjoy.