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About Der-Dau

Worn by Olympians and other top riders, Der-Dau custom boots have been handcrafted in the USA for over 50 years. Jose Der, Sr. brought his boot-making skills to this country from Cuba and opened his first shop in 1950. His son, Joseph, became president in 1993, but not before apprenticing under his father and mastering each meticulous step of the boot making process.

Every Der-Dau boot is individually made by hand from your personal measurements. The result is a boot crafted with personal attention, quality materials, unmatched skill and pride in a trade that has become dominated by mass production. Every aspect of the business remains in-house and is accomplished by skilled craftsmen who are often second generation employees of the company.


About Der-Dau Boots

These individually made boots are crafted in Italian leather selected exclusively by Der-Dau. The finest available., it is durable for competition, yet soft and pliable for daily comfort and flexibility. There is no break-in period with Der-Dau boots. Features include a contoured cut for the most tapered ankle possible, durable single rippled soles for the best grip on stirrups, two spur rests for better hold and a durable all-leather insole for easy re-soling. Many styles are available. there are also numerous custom options to choose from including:

  • Italian leather, French calf or baby calf leather
  • Full 3/4 lining or cuff lined
  • Elastic gusset or buckle-top gusset
  • Punched toe cap
  • Heavy-duty YKK full zipper to ankle or heel
  • Alligator trimming
  • Detachable hunt cuffs
  • 9 eyelet field style
  • Stitched swagger tab.

    In black, light brown, dark brown, London tan, navy or burgundy. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. Click for order kit