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There are few things better than slipping your feet into a superior pair of cowboy boots such as those from Atomic 79 Nutted Calf. Top grade materials paired with exceptional craftsmanship is what sets Atomic 79 apart from other bootmakers. Ranchers know the difference between a good-enough boot and a great boot, and we think everyone should too.
At Atomic 79, we construct and repair cowboy boots of the highest quality and value. We take great pride in the detail and craftsmanship of each pair of cowboy, work, and hiking boots we make, sell or repair. Whether they’re made by us (through Schwarz Custom Boots ) or by other artisans, we pride ourselves on the craft, care, and fine materials which go into each pair of boots. Our unparalleled workmanship means we go beyond utility and strive to make all our products pieces of art. Our many customers share and value our vision of what makes great handcrafted cowboy boots truly great.
The Nutted Calf cowboy boot is functional, tough, and good-looking. It’s made with critical construction techniques and top notch materials. We use only genuine cow leather for liners boot exteriors. We use a full steel shank with lemon wood pegs, nails with leather stacked and a profiled heel with a heavy counter and down points. The leather piping and edging includes a full leather inner and outer sole with cut inner welts and leather welting. The result is a superior boot to be worn on the range or in an urban setting, one which can be re-soled and enjoyed for a lifetime. The value of Nutted Calf products lies in their superior craftsmanship, commitment to detail, artistry, and durability of traditional American cowboy boots.
We searched far and wide to find craftsmen who were experts in the traditional and time-consuming methods of high quality bootmaking. We found our collaborators in old-time bootmakers from Leon, Mexico. These artisans have been crafting boots by hand for over fifty years using traditional high-quality techniques and touches such as stitched-down points, carefully profiled left/right heel shales and perfectly aligned counter and vamps. These are just a few unique features which make the Atomic 79 line of Nutted Calf boots better than any off-the-shelf boot.
Why brand our boots “Nutted Calf”? Most of the fine leather in good cowboy boots is called “cow-calf”, from steers at about twelve months of age. While Atomic 79 does make some boots out of leather from older stock, the majority of top grade leather from which our boots are constructed comes from the younger cow-calf steers. The Nutted Calf brand represents handmade cowboy boots with true grit, reflecting the quality, craftsmanship, and function which distinguish Atomic 79 from the rest of the pack.