About

The Story of Christian Daniel Boots

As a first-generation Mexican American born in San Francisco, California, growing up was an experience. The city is a melting pot of cultures, ideas, people and fashion. My father, Daniel, was someone I always looked up to. He could often be seen wearing his signature Mexican style cowboy boots.  I found their pointy toes and animal textures visually stimulating.

My parents would often take my brothers and I to their hometown in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Spending time in Guadalajara I noticed that other men wore similar boots to my fathers. My Tia (Spanish for Aunt) in Guadalajara also manufactured women's shoes and sandals for over 30 years. I have fond memories of time spent being surrounded by the incredible people that shared in the passion for shoes. My aunt's employees became part of my extended family and the time spent with them has held a special place in my heart. 

 

New Beginnings

Fast forward 20 years. Fresh out rehab after a long struggle with drugs and alcohol, I took interest in shoes again. I began buying Jordans compulsively. Not long after I began noticing my fashion-forward brother Alejandro, wearing boots more regularly.

The initial love and appreciation that I felt for my dad's boots was sparked again. I set out on my own journey to explore the world of boots, falling in love with the art behind the boots, constructed with such diligence. From the leather and suede to the patterns and welts, the process demonstrates true craftsmanship.

The entire process of building a boot is a team effort and a labor of love. I'm proud to say that I am a boot lover and my goal is to bring together people of all different races, socio-economic backgrounds and genders through their love for boots.