Another day, another visual delight in the form of an Etsy Handmade portrait; this one is on Kyle Rosfeld of the Sandhill Boot Company in Cody, Nebraska. Rosfeld knows his craft innately, beginning as a ranch hand for decades until the physical toll of the work forced him to move away from the practical side of ranching and into a more specific area.
Crafting his handmade boots with traditional methods that trace back before the 20th century, Rosfeld labours over each induvidual work; no pair of boots is the same. The result is a deeply personal connection between producer and product, something of a rarity in these days of mass production. In an interview with Etsy, Rosfeld talks about his detailed process and the ranch background that informs each cowboy boot he gently pulls together.