10/02/2012 11:22 AM
It was 1880 when Sam Lucchese Senior and his brothers came to America. Although he was just 17 years old, the young Lucchese had a vision for a career in boot making, and just three years later, the Lucchese Boot Company was established in San Antonio, Texas. The family's dedication to its craft and to its customers kept the business alive, but it wasn't until the early 1960s that the founder's grandson and namesake decided to rethink the art of boot making. The world has never known a finer, more knowledgeable craftsman than Sam Lucchese, Jr. His fascination with and comprehensive understanding of the human foot inspired him to create a boot design that fit like no other. And although Lucchese's one-of-a-kind boot last design required more skill and time, the result was a boot that quickly gained national recognition for its extraordinary comfort, quality and fit.