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A note from Billy F Gibbons about the BFG boots

By Alvie Faulkenbery,
A note from Billy F Gibbons about the BFG boots - Alvies

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 out there. I wanted to share a bit of his personality with everyone, so I asked him to write a little something about the BFG boots and what makes them special. Here it is from the man himself:

I’ve been showing the world what Texas is all about for more than 50 years now. I’m also a lifelong admirer of boots and of good design.

A while back, Alvie made the approach and suggested working together to make a brand-new kind of cowboy boot. A boot to make a statement whether you’re a rockstar, a hot rod lover, or a simple, everyday wearer of boots. A boot that took inspiration from a personal infatuation with cars, guitars and making music, and tied it with the passion for sharing Texas with the rest of the world.

Alvie offered up a detailed description of the company... a 'boot and flip-flop joint' out of Austin. The identity surrounded the exquisite quality of good-lookin’ handmade products — encompassing a worldwide Texas kind of thing. Bringing choice boots to folks new to the thought of enjoying fine Texas style footwear.

Together, we set about designing a boot that combines a classic style with a rock ‘n’ roll attitude. All the while making certain that comfort remained paramount.

The BFGs are the result. We’re pretty dang proud of them.


Alvie Faulkenbery

About Alvie

Alvie is the founder of Alvies (makes sense, right?), a man obsessed with boots and flip-flops. He spent six years designing and selling them out of an Airstream. That time was like his vision quest, where he learned everything he could about traditional bootmaking and leatherworking in order to build the best boots and flip-flops on the planet. In addition to being our Presidente and chief product designer, he’s also our resident boot expert and dropper of knowledge on the blog.