IT'S JUNE 1875 IN OLATHE, KANSAS.
Shoemaker C.H. Hyer, son of William, first generation German-American, opens up shop for the day, unaware that in a matter of hours, he’s about to fundamentally alter the history of footwear forever.
1870's Kansas was Cowtown.
The link between the established cities of the East and the ever-developing frontier of the American West. And with that, came the arrivals and passing-throughs of a certain new class of American icon: the Cowboy.
The Cowboy Boot as we know it today was born. An Olathe, Kansas original, by the one and only C.H. Hyer.
As time went on, C.H. Hyer & Son’s Boot Company was bought and sold, and many boot brands came and went, using C.H. Hyer’s design as their template. And not much has changed since. Today, we’re reviving the spirit of C.H. Hyer, our founder’s great-great-grandfather. Not by bringing back the old, but by revolutionizing the boot world just as he did...
“ONE STEP AT A TIME”
KEEPING IT IN THE FAMILY
Today, the fifth generation of the Hyer family is taking that very same advice. We're proud to revive the legacy of C.H. Hyer. Rooted in history, driven by innovation and guided by creativity — HYER Boots are freshly designed to carry you wherever you can take them.
FOLLOW THE JOURNEY
Vol. 2: Rediscovering Hyer Boots
Ride along as Zach Lawless rediscovers the legacy of his family and the original cowboy...
Vol. 1: Meet the Family
C.H. Hyer invented the cowboy boot in 1875. Five generations later and it's still a...