Create Handmade Custom Boots at The J. Gilbert Footwear Collection by Lucchese

The J. Gilbert Footwear Boutique in Tucson

These boots were made for … showin’ off. The J. Gilbert Footwear Collection by Lucchese concept store in Old Town Scottsdale offers handmade, custom-designed boots made from the finest quality leathers, including premium Italian leather linings.

With more than 70 exclusive styles available for men and women, the store offers men’s sizes ranging from 7 to 15 D, EE and EEE, and women’s sizes ranging from size 5 to 11 B. If those numbers and letters don’t mean anything to you, don’t worry — staff members are trained to help you choose the boot that will provide you with the most comfortable fit.

Some of the highly sought-after boot brands carried at J. Gilbert Footwear stores include Thierry Rabotin, Taryn Rose, Robert Clergerie, Arche, Salpy, Old Gringo and more. But be sure to ask a boutique representative about the Lucchese styles, as the store has a particularly special partnership with that boot maker — the J. Gilbert Boot Collection is handmade by Lucchese and is available exclusively through J. Gilbert Footwear.

You’ll notice several ready-to-wear pairs lining the shelves when you enter the store, but where the boutique really shines is its ability to offer clients the opportunity to create their very own custom boots. Choose from a number of materials, including such exotics as python and ostrich, as well as from a number of tooling techniques, stitch patterns and other leathers, to create a pair that reflects your personality. The boutique’s experts will provide guidance throughout the entire design process to ensure the finished pair looks great and fits like a glove. Er, we mean like a well-designed boot.

John Gilbert and Kathy Robertson opened J. Gilbert Footwear in downtown Seattle in the upscale Belltown District in 1989. A little over a decade later, they opened their second location in the Historic Casas Adobes Plaza in Tucson, and in 2009, The J. Gilbert Footwear Collection by Lucchese concept store opened in Southbridge in Scottsdale.

Now kick up your heels and head down to the shop to check out their unique Western footwear, clothing and accessories.

The J. Gilbert Footwear Collection by Lucchese is located at 7134 E. Stetson Drive in Scottsdale 480.994.2233