Skip to main content

Steamboat Magazine

New Store on the Block

03/05/2024 05:54PM ● By Ski Town Media Staff
(Photo: Lucchese Bootmaker has been creating high quality leather boots since 1883. Courtesy of Lucchese Bootmaker.)

Steamboat Springs, CO - It was 1883 when Italian immigrant Salvatore Lucchese set up a boot making shop in San Antonio, Texas. Over a century – and several generations – later, Lucchese Bootmaker has continued to handcraft premium leather boots. Since their first shop opened in San Antonio, Lucchese has expanded their empire to 24 brick-and-mortar stores; and their latest one is right here in Steamboat Springs.

“As a company, it’s really important to meet our customers where they are,” says Angela Hahn, Lucchese’s Director of Stores. “We’re really focused on aspirational Western destinations and Steamboat’s rich Western history made it kind of a no-brainer. It’s the perfect fit for us.”

Now handcrafted in El Paso, Texas, Lucchese produces hundreds of men’s and women’s boots to match every style. “Something that’s really important to us as a brand is the fit and the craftsmanship that goes into each pair of boots,” Angela says. 

Even after 140 years, not only has the boot-making process remained the same, but the Lucchese brand remains committed to their fashion-forward customers. “Through virtually every step, we rely on human hands to complete everything from selecting the best leathers, cutting, lasting and finishing,” Angela says. “What really stays important to us is the craftsmanship and being trusted by our customer.”

It takes, on average, 180 pairs of hands touching and creating each pair of boots, using a trade that has been passed down from generation to generation. 

To get yourself a pair of boots, stop by Lucchese at 822 Lincoln Ave., Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.