Meet in person: Design interview
Set budget, sign contract
Design deposit of $1,000
plus exotic leather costs if applicable.
1 to 2 months*
Design Phase begins
Sarah prepares lasts, design samples and creates technical patterns
The conversation continues…
Meet in person: Design review &
client design approval
Review illustrations, models and/or samples
Collaborative revisions & adjustments
Deposit to begin work
(50% of full estimate
minus design & materials deposit)
5 to 6 months*
Decorative stitching & Embroidery,
Closing, Insole prep, Pre-lasting and preparation for fitting…
Meet in person: Final fitting
Boots are ½ built
After fine-tuning, you approve fit.
5 to 6 months*
Final boot-last adjustments, lasting, inseaming, bottoming, pegging, sole stitching, heel-building, sole finishing, treeing, polishing and finishing
COME & GET’EM!
Meet in person: Finished boots
Boots are finished and ready for pickup
Final payment is due
(50% of full estimate)
* Every pair of boots is different and requires a different time frame for the hand made process. Time estimates are averages based on past projects.
NEED A PAIR OF BOOTS? GET ON THE WAITING LIST NOW.
Current wait time is 4 months before a project begins & approximately 15 months until boots are finished.
How an idea evolves into a walk in bespoke boots
Let’s schedule a phone call or meet via video chat to see if we are a good client-maker match.
GET ON THE WAITING LIST
Several projects are ongoing at various stages in the Ten Footer — bootmaking requires a juggling of time-sensitive tasks. If we both feel that our collaboration will be successful, you will join the Saboteuse production schedule. As the project start date approaches, we will schedule your first meeting.