A note from Billy F Gibbons about the BFG boots

A note from Billy F Gibbons about the BFG boots
Just a couple weeks ago, we launched the new BFG boot that we co-designed with Billy F Gibbons of ZZ Top. I had the privilege of working closely with Billy on the design of the boots, and I can honestly say he’s an original — there’s nobody else like him...
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Introducing the BFG, a Cowboy Boot Designed with Billy F Gibbons

Introducing the BFG, a Cowboy Boot Designed with Billy F Gibbons
I’m pretty excited about this one. Today we’re launching the BFG, a cowboy boot that we designed with rock legend Billy F Gibbons of ZZ Top. It’s available to pre-order now.  This represents about a year of work since we first had the idea to create the “Air Jordans of...
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Meet Our First Roper, The Manchaca

Meet Our First Roper, The Manchaca
I never wanted to make a roper boot. And yet here I am, excited to announce our newest men’s boot, The Manchaca deerskin roper.  WHY I USED TO BE A HARD NO ON ROPERS I fell in love with the vintage Western boots I inherited from my grandpa, Alvie Jr....
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Rolling Happy Hour: Audic Empire, Urban Heat, Daddy Nat

Rolling Happy Hour: Audic Empire, Urban Heat, Daddy Nat
The Rolling Happy Hour went all After Dark at Armadillo Den on August 12, 2021. Thanks to Audic Empire, Urban Heat and Daddy Nat for a great show. And as always thanks to our partners at 3rd & Lamar for putting on the show with us (and for the sweet photo above)....
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From Airstream to Ecommerce: The Alvies Customer Experience

From Airstream to Ecommerce: The Alvies Customer Experience
We started selling cowboy boots and flip-flops from a converted Airstream trailer in downtown Austin in 2014. It was an amazing experience and an opportunity to learn from our customers what people really care about in a boot buying experience.   We sold from our downtown location for many years,...
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Whiskey Tasting Tips For Boot Wearers

Whiskey Tasting Tips For Boot Wearers
This post comes to us from bourbon podcaster/blogger John Edwards of Dads Drinking Bourbon. Okay, you’re here so we know you’re into boots. We also know that you also try on different pairs of boots until you find some that fit right. As there are different types of boots out there,...
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Rolling Happy Hour: Gordy Quist at Waterloo Records

Rolling Happy Hour: Gordy Quist at Waterloo Records
A couple weeks ago, we debuted the Rolling Happy Hour at Waterloo Records with Gordy Quist of Band of Heathens and Ricky Ray Jackson of The Tender Things. The show was a blast, and now you can watch the full video below.  We're working on the next shows and have a ton...
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Introducing The Rolling Happy Hour

Introducing The Rolling Happy Hour
As an Austin company, live music and events are part of our DNA. We started selling boots and flops from our Airstream at 3rd & Congress, right in the heart of the entertainment district. We sold to thousands of visitors and locals alike at SXSW, and also brought the Airstream...
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New Boots and New Colors for Our One-Year Anniversary

New Boots and New Colors for Our One-Year Anniversary
June marks one year since Alvies launched, and I've been overwhelmed by the positive response. What started as the seed of an idea nearly 8 years ago has grown into a thriving business with thousands of customers. So first off, I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who...
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EXPLORING HOUSTON IN MY ALVIES BOOTS AND FLOPS

EXPLORING HOUSTON IN MY ALVIES BOOTS AND FLOPS
This week's post comes to us from travel blogger Jasmine Alley, who checked out out Houston with her Alvies boots and flops (and her husband) riding shotgun. A couple of weekends ago, my husband Harrison and I had the pleasure of finally exploring Houston, Texas. As a Dallas-based travel blogger,...
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The Alvies blog is a sappy-yet-also-hard-rocking love song to boots: how they’re made, how they’re worn, and who they’re for (spoiler: they’re for everyone). It’s also a tribute to the great city of Austin, Texas. And a place to get the latest Alvies news.