BOOTS WORKSHOP

BOOTS WORKSHOP

Bracciano

Handcrafted Mexican Boots

Location: León, Guanajuato, México

BRACCIANO

Location: León, Guanajuato. México

WORKSHOP LOCATION


Bracciano is located in León, a place which has a long history in leather boot making. The workshop is less than ten kilometers away from our leather tannery which is known for the most eco-friendly leather in Mexico.

WORKSHOP LOCATION


Bracciano is located in León, a place which has a long history in leather boot making. The workshop is less than ten kilometers away from our leather tannery which is known for the most eco-friendly leather in Mexico.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

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ABOUT THE WORKSHOP


Bracciano is a company with 29 years of experience in the business of manufacturing footwear. Using the Goodyear Welt system, the artisans working at workshop produce handmade boots which are both, durable and highest quality. With the Goodyear welting, they use one of the oldest, most durable, and most respected technique in the footwear industry.

 

Ethically made in Mexico, Goodyear-welted, with vegetable-tanned leather and soles out of recycled airplane tires

 

Inspired by the original charro boot, we keep the traditions of the Mexican craftmanship alive

Ethically made in Mexico, Goodyear-welted, with vegetable-tanned leather and soles out of recycled airplane tires

 

Inspired by the original charro boot, we keep the traditions of the Mexican craftmanship alive

MEET THE ARTISANS

Héctor - Owner

Héctor and his father started the workshop in 2003 when Héctor was only 18 years old and with very limited equipment. His father taught him everything he knew about boot making and since then the family business has grown to employ more people.

Armando - Owner

Armando is Hector's business partner and has a lifelong experience in the boot making industry. First as a sales manager and then a boot maker himself. He's married and all of his 3 children work at the workshop.

Pedro - Leather Cutter

Pedro has a lifelong experience in the shoemaking craft and has worked with Armando and Héctor from the beginning of their workshop in 2003

David - Leather Cutter

David is married and has 3 children. He learned the craft at age 13 from his father, who was also a leather cutter.

Denisse - Finance and Planning

Denisse studied International Commerce and she takes care of the finantial and administrative aspects of the family business while she helps in the boot production. She has a daughter that would love to be part of the family business one day too.

Martha - Preliminaries and Adornment

Martha started working at the workshop since she was 15 years old, but then decided to take a small break to start a family. Recently she returned to the family business.

José Jesús - Sole Polisher

Father of 3. He started working as a shoe maker at 15 years old at his uncle's workshop where he still works to this day. Normally he splits his time between his family and Hector's workshop so he provide for his family.

ABOUT

THE PROCESS

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Valentina is passionate about handcrafting and leaving a positive impact on the world. Therefore, she makes every piece entirely by hand and continuously tries to reduce her ecological footprint.

Every part of Valentina's creation process is unique, as each material has a different personality. Valentina never prioritizes perfection. Instead, she lets the materials guide her and likes how small flaws make the final result truly unique and like no other. She hopes that her pieces will always accompany their wearer. 

''It's important to respect the work of everyone in the supply chain. So I make sure my materials are obtained fairly and consciously.''

V.H.

 

ABOUT THE PROCESS


Every pair of CANO boots is lasted completely by hand, requiring a lot of skills and experience. But the result is outstanding: A comfortable and perfectly fitting pair of leather boots.

First, the pieces for the boots need to be cut out of the vegetable tanned leather hides. After the leather pieces are formed and stitched together, they get shaped around a wooden form of a foot, called shoe last. To ensure extra comfort and durability, our boots are Goodyear-welted. That makes them easy to repair and guarantees them a long life.

José's mission is to develop highest quality shoes that last. With the use of traditional techniques and innovative designs, they bring the Mexican charro boot into a modern world.

MEET THE ARTISANS

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WORKSHOP

LOCATION

Bracciano is located in León, a place which has a long history in leather boot making. The workshop is less than ten kilometers away from our leather tannery which is known for the most eco-friendly leather in Mexico.

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ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

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ABOUT THE WORKSHOP


Bracciano is a company with 29 years of experience in the business of manufacturing footwear. Using the Goodyear Welt system, the artisans working at workshop produce handmade boots which are both, durable and highest quality. With the Goodyear welting, they use one of the oldest, most durable, and most respected technique in the footwear industry.

 

Ethically made in Mexico, Goodyear-welted, with vegetable-tanned leather and soles out of recycled airplane tires

 

Inspired by the original charro boot, we keep the traditions of the Mexican craftmanship alive

Ethically made in Mexico, Goodyear-welted, with vegetable-tanned leather and soles out of recycled airplane tires

 

Inspired by the original charro boot, we keep the traditions of the Mexican craftmanship alive

MEET THE ARTISANS

Héctor - Owner

Héctor and his father started the workshop in 2003 when Héctor was only 18 years old and with very limited equipment. His father taught him everything he knew about boot making and since then the family business has grown to employ more people.

Armando - Owner

Armando is Hector's business partner and has a lifelong experience in the boot making industry. First as a sales manager and then a boot maker himself. He's married and all of his 3 children work at the workshop.

Pedro - Leather Cutter

Pedro has a lifelong experience in the shoemaking craft and has worked with Armando and Héctor from the beginning of their workshop in 2003

David - Leather Cutter

David is married and has 3 children. He learned the craft at age 13 from his father, who was also a leather cutter.

Denisse - Finance and Planning

Denisse studied International Commerce and she takes care of the finantial and administrative aspects of the family business while she helps in the boot production. She has a daughter that would love to be part of the family business one day too.

Martha - Preliminaries and Adornment

Martha started working at the workshop since she was 15 years old, but then decided to take a small break to start a family. Recently she returned to the family business.

José Jesús - Sole Polisher

Father of 3. He started working as a shoe maker at 15 years old at his uncle's workshop where he still works to this day. Normally he splits his time between his family and Hector's workshop so he provide for his family.

ABOUT

THE PROCESS

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Every pair of CANO boots is lasted completely by hand, requiring a lot of skills and experience. But the result is outstanding: A comfortable and perfectly fitting pair of leather boots. First, the pieces for the boots need to be cut out of the vegetable tanned leather hides. After the leather pieces are formed and stitched together, they get shaped around a wooden form of a foot, called shoe last. To ensure extra comfort and durability, our boots are Goodyear-welted. That makes them easy to repair and guarantees them a long life.

ABOUT THE PROCESS


Valentina is passionate about handcrafting and leaving a positive impact on the world. Therefore, she makes every piece entirely by hand and continuously tries to reduce her ecological footprint.

Every part of Valentina's creation process is unique, as each material has a different personality. Valentina never prioritizes perfection. Instead, she lets the materials guide her and likes how small flaws make the final result truly unique and like no other. She hopes that her pieces will always accompany their wearer. 

''It's important to respect the work of everyone in the supply chain. So I make sure my materials are obtained fairly and consciously.''

V.H.

José's mission is to develop highest quality shoes that last. With the use of traditional techniques and innovative designs, they bring the Mexican charro boot into a modern world.

 

MEET THE ARTISANS

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Behind every boot made by Bracciano, there are teams of specialists in various departments, so that we can create products with a special story and of the very best quality.

CELSO CAUDILLO | CEMENT


After 21 years of working at Bracciano, the area of cement is his specialty. He has 2 children proud of their father's work, his family has always been dedicated to footwear and the cement area specifically.

PEDRO MELJIA | CENTERER


Pedro has 6 children and is working as a centerer at Bracciano. Pedro has 33 years of experience in the footwear industry.

RICARDO MEJIA | STITCHER


Ricardo is a stitcher has worked at the workshop for 5 years and is Pedro's brother. His work is his passion since it depends on a lot of attention and delicacy to maintain the necessary quality.

MARIANA GAMINO | FINISHING


Mariana’s job is in the finishing area, which means that she gives our boots the latest finish and makes them look good. She verifies that the quality is maintained when packaging the boots.

JUAN TENA | QUALITY CONTROL


Juan has 45 years of experience in the footwear industry. His job is to verify that the boots have a good quality. His love for the footwear industry began at the age of 7 as his dad shared the same passion especially for the cowboy boot.

Mexican Boots Workshop

Location: León, Guanajuato. México

MEET THE ARTISANS

Behind every boot made by Bracciano, there are teams of specialists in various departments, so that we can create products with a special story and of the very best quality.

CELSO CAUDILLO | CEMENT

After 21 years of working at Bracciano, the area of cement is his specialty. He has 2 children proud of their father's work, his family has always been dedicated to footwear and the cement area specifically.

PEDRO MELJIA | CENTERER

Pedro has 6 children and is working as a centerer at Bracciano. Pedro has 33 years of experience in the footwear industry.

RICARDO MEJIA | STITCHER

Ricardo is a stitcher has worked at the workshop for 5 years and is Pedro's brother. His work is his passion since it depends on a lot of attention and delicacy to maintain the necessary quality.

MARIANA GAMINO | FINISHING

Mariana’s job is in the finishing area, which means that she gives our boots the latest finish and makes them look good. She verifies that the quality is maintained when packaging the boots.

JUAN TENA | QUALITY CONTROL

Juan has 45 years of experience in the footwear industry. His job is to verify that the boots have a good quality. His love for the footwear industry began at the age of 7 as his dad shared the same passion especially for the cowboy boot.