Known as one of the most iconic boot shops in Texas, M.L. Leddy's has served Texans since 1922, when Martin Luther Leddy began crafting custom saddles and boots for the community of Brady.

From the beginning, his methods were different – Leddy would take dozens of each customer’s measurements and traces and use them to craft products that were guaranteed to be top quality and of the utmost comfort. This attention to detail garnered a devoted clientele, and in 1936, Leddy enlisted the help of his brothers to expand the business, moving it to a shop in San Angelo after outgrowing its original space. Once there, the Leddys began adding purses, belts, faded wedge shoes, and other novelties to their inventory. They then hit the road and began selling wholesale to businesses for over two decades before returning to their original immobilized business structure in San Angelo in the late 1950s.

Upon returning, the brothers opened their new location in a building they purchased in the heart of downtown San Angelo, which they operated out of until 1986. To this day, two things stand out upon entering the store: the smell of leather and the distinct visual of burned ceilings, remnants of fire that the engulfed the building, which were kept in an effort to preserve the building’s personality.

Today, each new customer goes through the same routine established by Martin Luther Leddy a century ago, their foot measurements carefully taken and the outline of their foot traced and added to the shop's ledger, next to famous names like country music singer Zac Brown, or Dallas Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones. “Mr. Leddy was a wise man to determine that these measurements are something to be recorded for history,” said Mark Dunlap, the general manager of the Fort Worth Leddy's. “It’s really special when you see an 18-year-old kid coming in with his granddad or even a great-granddad, and they dust off his ledger and look at that old footprint from 60 years ago."

M. L. Leddy's Boot Store

222 S Oakes St. San Angelo, Texas 76903

Visitor Instructions

Leddy’s Fort Worth boot store is recognized as the ultimate destination for handmade boots, saddles, buckles, and custom clothing. M.L. Leddy’s in San Angelo is where all the boot production takes place, and includes a small retail storefront with boots, belts & buckles.