Located on a largely empty, industrial side-street in South Tucson, Stewart Boots is housed in a one-story, adobe brick shop that was opened in 1940 by master boot craftsman Ronnie Stewart. Taken over by Victor Borg in 1970, Stewart Boots became a thriving business with 44 boot makers working on over 1000 pairs of boots a month, supplying 150 western specialty stores in 35 states. Now a tiny staff that includes Victor, his wife Linda, and 4 master boot makers, the shop is one of the last places still making fully handmade cowboy boots in the USA. “Everything but the nails is made right here in this building in Tucson” boasts Victor. No corners are cut in this shop – one pair can take up to 7 months to make, using leather that is made and tanned in the USA, dyed all the way through so the boots never lose their color, and is pre-shrunk piece by piece so getting caught in the rain doesn’t affect the size and fit of the boots. The simple and classic 0124 Boot was designed by Ronnie Stewart in 1946 and not a stitch on the best-selling style has been changed since.