We want cuter boots. Vintage style, timeless, comfortable, to wear to football games, rodeos, shopping trips, concerts and carpool. We are sisters with an authentic, unique style that embodies our brand. Cowboy boots have been on our feet since we were little girls. Our hero was Crystal Gayle. We saw her at the Houston rodeo with hair to her waist twirling around with sparkles and boots. We had stars in our eyes. One of our favorite family trips was to Whispering Wind’s dude ranch in Bandera, Tx. Our parents were entertaining friends from Scotland and wanted to show them a cowboy experience of Texas in the 80s. They took us to an iconic honky-tonk, Arkey Blues’ Silver Dollar Saloon. Walking in the door, you head directly down some rickety old stairs with smoke in the air and the smell of pork ribs in a crock pot, this dark musty joint was like nothing we’d ever seen. The sawdust on the floor begged us to ask why? The answer was in the two steps and the boots sliding across the floor. Our late father’s favorite song was Fraulein written by Lawton Williams and sung by Bobby Helms 1957. Just like they don’t make honky-tonks like Arkey Blues anymore, we feel like they don’t make cowboy boots like they used to. We named our boot line, Fraulein Boots, as an homage to our late father and a tribute to honky tonk nostalgia.
We have always wanted to give back to an organization close to our hearts. We'll be making a an annual donation to Farm Aid. America has always been an agrarian society living off the bounty of the land. In 1985, Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp held their first Farm Aid Concert to support the family farmer. Since that time, they have raised $60 million to promote a strong and resilient family farm system of agriculture. “Farm Aid fosters connections between farmers and eaters by growing and strengthening local and regional markets and working to get family farm food in urban neighborhoods, grocery stores, restaurants, schools and other public institutions.”
What does all that have to do with selling boots? Fraulein Boot Company was born out of an idea to provide “original vintage” footwear to women who have a vision for the future but are grounded in the rich past of Western couture. These boots aren’t just “made for walking”, they are made with a love of our roots…planted in the soil of our ancestors! Farm Aid embodies the ideals we appreciate: enriching the land and the people who work it, providing good food to local communities and promoting food from family farms.
You can help too, farmaid.org/donate