Men’s Boots

The Congress

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All About The Congress

Having a pair of Teju lizard boots in your closet makes you a social chameleon, able to blend in wherever you go. Wear your lizards with almost anything to almost anywhere and never feel over- or under-dressed. For instance, you can wear The Congress to:

  • Your wedding
  • Your divorce hearing
  • Backyard barbecues
  • A meeting with your congressman
  • A meeting with your bail bondsman
  • Your graduation
  • The Grammys
  • Day drinking
  • Night drinking
  • A job interview
  • A first date
  • A last date
  • Flamenco dancing
  • A St. Patrick’s Day house party, paired with holey jeans and a sleeveless green pearl snap shirt, where you attempt to do a jig and sing Drunken Sailor while barely holding onto a bottle of Irish whiskey (just as a hypothetical)

Fast Break-In Fit 

Our boots break in quickly thanks to a wider toe. After just a few days, they’ll feel like an old friend.

Blue heel stripe

Why? It lets everyone know you roll with Alvies. “If there’s no blue stripe, it’s not worth the hype.” — Willy Shakespeare

5-A stitching

You’ll only find this handsome stitching pattern on Alvies boots. The 5 As are for 5 generations of Alvies.

  • Handcrafted with a ¾ Goodyear welt
  • Well heeled: Stacked leather heel, hard EVA middle lining, non-slip rubber bottom
  • Made with sole: Comfort insole, leather midsole, leather outsole
  • 100% Exotic Teju Lizard vamp and counter
  • Cowskin shaft, plus bovine lining for instant comfort
  • Classic J toe (always in style — the same that Grandpa Alvie wore)
  • Heel to pull strap: 12.5”
  • Shaft circumference: 14.5”-15.5”
  • Heel height: 1.5”

Handmade in León, Mexico

Alvies boots and leather flip-flops are made by one of the oldest and most respected bootmakers in León, the bootmaking capital of the world. History fact: León has been a shoemaking hub since 1645. Many of the bootmaking OGs in our ethical factory have been crafting boots by hand for decades. They use traditional methods and are paid a fair wage for their skills.

Kicking back to the community

Alvies sends a percentage of each sale to worthy causes. We're currently partnering with Health Alliance for Austin Musicians and the Southern Smoke Foundation's Austin Relief Fund to help Austinites impacted by the coronavirus shutdown. Learn more