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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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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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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Why we don’t offer discounts on Alvies boots

Why we don’t offer discounts on Alvies boots
We sometimes get asked on social media if we offer discounts on Alvies boots, or if we’ll ever run sales. We usually just politely say no because it’s a little much to get into via Instagram comments. So I thought I’d explain the reasoning behind that decision here on the...
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Introducing Alvies Kicks Back: Our Corporate Giving Program

Introducing Alvies Kicks Back: Our Corporate Giving Program
Way back when Alvies the company was just a gleam in our eyes, we knew we wanted to make giving back to the community a part of it. But we didn’t want to have just another corporate giving program — we wanted to use it to celebrate the people who make...
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EE men’s boots now available

EE men’s boots now available
Alvies boots are made to feel broken in from the start. Part of that comes from our roomier toe box, which gives your toes some breathing room. So while our men’s boots have traditionally come in a D width, the toe box feels like an E.  But for those gentlemen...
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Our new Waterloo Records partnership: Boots, flops & records

Our new Waterloo Records partnership: Boots, flops & records
Music is inseparable from Austin. It’s part of the city. Like swimming in Barton Springs in the summer, posting up on patios in the winter, or hitting up 3 different Tex Mex spots in one evening to sample all the finest Mexican Martinis. We always knew we wanted to make...
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Welcome to Alvies

Alvies Airstream trailer selling boots and flip-flops, dusk
I’m Alvie Faulkenbery, Founder and El Presidente of Alvies. This is a huge day for us, because  it’s the first time Alvies cowboy boots and flip-flops are available to buy all over the world.  It has been a long road to get to this point (you can read the full...
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