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HANDMADE MEN'S COWBOY BOOTS BROWN 13 CUSTOM BY ROCKY CARROLL Cost $1300 Ask $750

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He relocated his boot shop to Ella in 1979, but that did not end his associations with music stars. He retired in 1996 and has been working at his store ever since. Bush has a collection of his own. Bush commissioned 51 more pairs of boots from Carroll, so many that he has worn out the model of the ex-president's 11D foot. Rocky also had his three daughters and son Michael spend time in the business, the family's fifth generation of shoe-makers dating back to Italian roots. When Liz Taylor came to town in 1991, Rocky measured her feet as well as her 21-inch waistline, and proclaimed her to be the most beautiful woman he had ever met.

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Remembering Rocky Carroll

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A follower confused the telephone numbers and called Rocky's shop to offer prayers for Lakewood Church. Everybody should carry a pistol. They've come back to him several times, but not because of defects. Boots line several walls with hunting trophies hanging above. This amount includes applicable customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other fees.

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Boots and Hoots

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A doctor's wife enters and gushes at her newest pair of stark white, high-heeled boots. He was one of a kind, to be sure. His nonstop nature is evident. And it just mushroomed from there. The man, dubbed , fashioned boots for several U. He goes all the time, and he's wound up.

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Rocky Carroll Obituary

rocky carroll boots

Rocky went to his shop as always on Wednesday, and worker noticed he'd been drifting off during the day. Carl Riley, a sheriff's assistant chief, says stars like Nelson, Tanya Tucker and Larry Gatlin would brag on stage about Carroll's boots. In times of high demand, such as the Houston Rodeo days, Carroll farms some of the labor out to what he calls his elves, at an undisclosed workshop off U. He spent 35 years in the Harris County sheriff's reserves, working nights before making boots during the day. He estimates that he gives away about 200 sets of boots yearly to a variety of nonprofit causes.

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Rocky Carroll Obituary

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Bush, as well as athletes like Peyton Manning and A-list celebrities. His father crafted boots for country-music and screen legends such as Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. The boots were designed and made by. Tommy Franks put in an order as well. If some of his stories sound outlandish, it's because the listeners don't know Carroll, friends say. Many customers also said it wasn't the most organized of shops. Carroll can speak for the feet of seven U.

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Legendary boot maker Rocky Carroll dead at 79

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Bush, the Queen of England, and several other high profile people. For Reagan's boots, instead of nails, he used double lemon-wood pegs to attach the shanks. He would donate boots to charity auctions. That rare combination of talent and character is why people all over the world wanted to wear his boots, which so many of us proudly do. Earning early fame as the president's boot maker, Rocky supplied his tuxedo and black patent inaugural boots and was in Washington when the president pulled up his pants leg to show them off.

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Rocky Carroll

rocky carroll boots

If Italian loafers are a polite announcement, cowboy boots are a spirited oration. Carroll says he relies on a sixth sense about customer tastes and uses research to ingrain the personality into the leather ornamentations, giving the boots a character of their own. I will miss him and will always cherish my two pairs of surprise boots that he made for me for helping him raise money for charities in Houston. The case of wine Taylor sent to him one Christmas is still stored away, Carroll says. They act like kids at Christmas. That's when I spent the most time around your dad.

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