Hand Crafted To The Highest Standards
BUILT TO LAST
Buckaroo Custom Boots & Los Vaqueros Saddlery by Bruce Bowers embody the highest tradition of handmade Cowboy & Cowgirl boots and fully hand carved cowboy style leather goods. When it comes to high style, Buckaroo & Los Vaqueros Saddlery balance traditional designs and modern fashion with an uncompromising respect for traditional arts of Western leather crafts and Cowboy boots.
About Buckaroo Custom Boots
CRAFTED TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS
Built to last, crafted to the highest standards, Buckaroo Custom Boots, by Bruce Bowers will give you a one-of-a-kind piece of artistic footwear that you will treasure for a lifetime. Only the finest leathers and exotic skins are selected for Buckaroo by Bruce Bowers.
The signature styles and best leathers, combine with all leather insoles & outsoles, stacked leather heels, steel arch shanks and lemon wood pegs available anywhere give the wearer a lifetime of comfort and durability.
About Los Vaqueros Saddlery
HAND-CRAFTED WORKS OF ART
Los Vaqueros Saddlery works are truly one-of-a-kind, individually crafted, veg-tan leather bags, briefs, travel and office items. Sporting bags and traditional cowboy leather works are also made, one at a time and finished in the traditional western way of stamping, carving, dying, oiling and hand buffing and will last for a lifetime.
Custom western boots and heirloom quality saddlery
Thank you for visiting our site, we hope you take the time to browse through our photos. If you would like to discuss your boot interest with us, please feel free to contact Bruce by e-mail, snail mail or telephone.
Dedicated to hand-making the best fitting, most comfortable and finest crafted custom western boots in the world and heirloom quality saddlery items that will last.
About The Boot Maker
Bruce Bowers was raised in a family of cowboys and boot wearers. Rodeo and the cowboy way of life runs deep in his roots. His grandpa Ken Roberts was a three time World Champion Bull Rider in 1943, 1944 and 1945, and an original inductee in the Cowboy Hall of Fame and an inductee in the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame, and The Bull Riding Hall of Fame.
Bruce’s great uncle Gerald Roberts was a two-time All Around World Champion cowboy in 1942 and 1948, an original inductee in the Cowboy Hall of Fame, and was inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame, and the Kansas Cowboy Hall of Fame.
Bruce’s great aunt was an award-winning trick rider and bronc riding champion and was inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame. Bruce’s great granddad, E.C. Roberts was a respected cowboy and rodeo and stock producer who started Roberts Rodeo Company and is the father and founder of the Flint Hills Rodeo in Strong City, Kansas. E.C. Roberts was inducted into the Cowboy Hall of Fame in 1984. As professional rodeo personalities, the Roberts rodeo family were endorsing-wearers of such famous boot names as Blucher Boot Company and The Sanders Boot Makers.
Bruce became involved in the western leather industry as a carved and tooled leather saddlery maker of cowboy style items such as travel bags, brief cases, belts and gun leather. He apprenticed under Mike Spikes and L.B. Spikes before starting his own line of custom boots, Buckaroo Custom Boots.
Photo: Bruce Bowers (middle) with his grandpa Ken Roberts, three time World Champion Bull Rider, his brother Ken Roberts (right), and his grandpa’s wife, Josie (pictured left).