ABOUT ALVIES

ABOUT ALVIES

We say Alvies are Designed for Life. And sure, that means that they’re made to last and able to take you on all your adventures. But it also means they’re built with purpose — footwear that stands for something. They were dreamed up in Austin, Texas. By a guy named Alvie.

We say Alvies are Designed for Life. And sure, that means that they’re made to last and able to take you on all your adventures. But it also means they’re built with purpose — footwear that stands for something. They were dreamed up in Austin, Texas. By a guy named Alvie.

MEET ALVIE FRANKLIN FAULKENBERY IV. THAT’S HIS ACTUAL NAME.

Our founder Alvie is a practical man who knows that the feet are the heat regulation center of the body. That’s why he grew up as a flip-flop guy. He wore them to his college graduation. He wore them in every kind of weather. He wore them all around the world.

MEET ALVIE FRANKLIN FAULKENBERY IV. THAT’S HIS ACTUAL NAME.

Our founder Alvie is a practical man who knows that the feet are the heat regulation center of the body. That’s why he grew up as a flip-flop guy. He wore them to his college graduation. He wore them in every kind of weather. He wore them all around the world.

MEET ALVIE FRANKLIN FAULKENBERY II. AKA GRANDPA ALVIE.

Alvie’s grandfather was a WWII veteran, a long-time adventurer and a lifelong boot guy. Over the years, he built up a serious collection of beautiful, high quality cowboy boots. When Grandpa Alvie passed away in 2000, Alvie IV inherited his boot collection.

MEET ALVIE FRANKLIN FAULKENBERY II. AKA GRANDPA ALVIE.

Alvie’s grandfather was a WWII veteran, a long-time adventurer and a lifelong boot guy. Over the years, he built up a serious collection of beautiful, high quality cowboy boots. When Grandpa Alvie passed away in 2000, Alvie IV inherited his boot collection.
BREAK ON THROUGH TO THE OTHER SIDE
As a long-haired free spirit, Alvie didn’t think he could pull off cowboy boots. He never expected to wear them. Years later, he grabbed a pair for a Halloween costume. They felt and looked amazing, and he was immediately hooked.From that day forward, he was a boot and flip-flop guy.
BREAK ON THROUGH TO THE OTHER SIDE
As a long-haired free spirit, Alvie didn’t think he could pull off cowboy boots. He never expected to wear them. Years later, he grabbed a pair for a Halloween costume. They felt and looked amazing, and he was immediately hooked.From that day forward, he was a boot and flip-flop guy.

INSPIRATION STRIKES IN THAILAND. FOLLOWED BY A HANGOVER.

The idea for selling boots and flops together came to Alvie while partying in Thailand. Which is how most of the great ideas in human history came to be. Alvie believed with a fiery passion that there were a lot of people out there like him that didn’t think they could pull off the style of cowboy boots, and that the combo of boots and flops would be that simple balance that would get people over the hump to try cowboy boots without feeling like it was a style just for cowboys. That the combo would be a simple balance for a life well lived.And by creating his own style of boots, he’d give them a go-to footwear

INSPIRATION STRIKES IN THAILAND. FOLLOWED BY A HANGOVER.

The idea for selling boots and flops together came to Alvie while partying in Thailand. Which is how most of the great ideas in human history came to be. Alvie believed with a fiery passion that there were a lot of people out there like him that didn’t think they could pull off the style of cowboy boots, and that the combo of boots and flops would be that simple balance that would get people over the hump to try cowboy boots without feeling like it was a style just for cowboys. That the combo would be a simple balance for a life well lived.And by creating his own style of boots, he’d give them a go-to footwear

DÓNDE ESTÁ EL BOOTMAKING CAPITAL OF THE WORLD?

Alvie knew the boots had to look great and feel broken in from the start. And the flops had to look as good as they felt. So he went to León, Mexico — the bootmaking and leatherworking capital of the world. It's the place to go for beautiful, supple leather goods. It's also a great place to drink pulque and have a pachanga with new and old amigos made along the way.We partnered with the best of the best to make a boot that never cuts corners on comfort and quality. And we did it better than the other guys.

DÓNDE ESTÁ EL BOOTMAKING CAPITAL OF THE WORLD?

Alvie knew the boots had to look great and feel broken in from the start. And the flops had to look as good as they felt. So he went to León, Mexico — the bootmaking and leatherworking capital of the world. It's the place to go for beautiful, supple leather goods. It's also a great place to drink pulque and have a pachanga with new and old amigos made along the way.We partnered with the best of the best to make a boot that never cuts corners on comfort and quality. And we did it better than the other guys.

THERE ARE NO STRANGERS IN AIRSTREAMS
We sold boots and flops out of Airstream trailers for several years. Have you seen how small the inside of an Airstream is? That’s how committed we are. But the trailer only lives in Austin. And there are a lot of poor, wretched souls in the rest of the world who haven’t experienced the glory of cowboy boots. So we created this website to sell directly to people all over the world. Some call us heroes. Actually, nobody calls us that. But they do call us obsessed with making comfortable, long-lasting footwear. Maybe a little too much, like to an uncomfortable degree. We’re okay with that.
THERE ARE NO STRANGERS IN AIRSTREAMS
We sold boots and flops out of Airstream trailers for several years. Have you seen how small the inside of an Airstream is? That’s how committed we are. But the trailer only lives in Austin. And there are a lot of poor, wretched souls in the rest of the world who haven’t experienced the glory of cowboy boots. So we created this website to sell directly to people all over the world. Some call us heroes. Actually, nobody calls us that. But they do call us obsessed with making comfortable, long-lasting footwear. Maybe a little too much, like to an uncomfortable degree. We’re okay with that.

EVERYONE BELONGS IN ALVIES

Cowboys. City girls. Accountants. Surfers. Texans. Techies. Brewmasters. Pitmasters. Mosh-pitters. Sports quiters. Athletes. Mathletes. Bachelorettes. Best men. Ballerinas. People with two left feet. People who still listen to Backstreet. Drummers. DJs. AJs. JJs. Jolenes. Marlenes. Mall Santas. Real Santa. Barkeeps. Baristas. Campers. Ranchers. Outlaws. In-laws. Movers. Shakers. Rodeo clowns. Class clowns. Nomads. Directors. Science-fiction fact checkers. Dog people. Cat people. People people. Librarians. Wanderers. Weirdos. And Dreamers. Whoever you are on the inside, you're gonna look great with Alvies on the outside.

EVERYONE BELONGS IN ALVIES

Cowboys. City girls. Accountants. Surfers. Texans. Techies. Brewmasters. Pitmasters. Mosh-pitters. Sports quiters. Athletes. Mathletes. Bachelorettes. Best men. Ballerinas. People with two left feet. People who still listen to Backstreet. Drummers. DJs. AJs. JJs. Jolenes. Marlenes. Mall Santas. Real Santa. Barkeeps. Baristas. Campers. Ranchers. Outlaws. In-laws. Movers. Shakers. Rodeo clowns. Class clowns. Nomads. Directors. Science-fiction fact checkers. Dog people. Cat people. People people. Librarians. Wanderers. Weirdos. And Dreamers. Whoever you are on the inside, you're gonna look great with Alvies on the outside.