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Made-To Measure Boots

"I've got the strongest, lightest work boots you can buy," says George Ziermann, Baker City, Oregon, who has been a bootmaker since 1967.
  But fine footwear doesn't come cheap. Prices start at $295 plus S&H. But Ziermann says they're worth it.
  "My boots will outlast any other boot two to three times," he says. "I use nothing but the finest materials you can buy and the best workmanship I can produce."
  He uses full grain 5 1/2 to 6-oz. hand cut cowhide sewn together using four different machines with nylon thread to make smooth seams that are guaranteed waterproof. It takes him about 3 weeks to complete a pair.
  Although he makes stock shoes, Ziermann specializes in true made-to-measure footwear for men and women. For an extra charge, he measures each foot and makes the boot to fit.
  Other features in the boots include a tongue made from soft 3-oz. garment cowhide. Insoles are made from quality leather and he uses brass hooks and eyelets.
  Ziermann also sells leather saddlebags, knife sheaths, and Romeo slippers and chaps.
  The proof that Ziermann's boots are among the finest is that much of his work is for professional loggers.
  For a free catalog, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, George's Handmade Boots, 2928 Madison Street, P.O. Box 554, Baker City, Ore. 97814 (ph 541 523-6365).

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2005 - Volume #29, Issue #4