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Behind the Scenes: The Lucchese Summer Photo Shoot
Hueco Tanks State Park & Socorro Mission - El Paso, Texas

The city of El Paso, home to the Lucchese factory, sits near the grassy shores of the Rio Grande and offers an array of diverse backdrops. From rocky peaks and rustic deserts to ancient structures representing the fusion of American and Mexican cultures, there’s no shortage of scenic beauty.

Our designers often take inspiration from the expansive landscapes of West Texas to create a variety of styles that evoke nature’s unique canvas. Lucky for us, much of that panoramic sprawl lies in our backyard. So the close proximity allowed for a spectacular summer shoot.

To showcase some of our favorite new and traditional designs, our team chose nearby Hueco Tanks State Park. This avid rock climber destination offers an 860-acre natural oasis boasting four immense hills of jumbled boulders rising up through the desert. Hueco (pronounced “Waco”) means “hollow” in Spanish and refers to the abundant natural caverns that fill with rainwater across the craggy terrain.

Interested in visiting Hueco Tanks? Check out these resources to help plan your trek to Texas’s westernmost corner.

Next stop: Socorro Mission. This traditional adobe church, first built in 1682 by the Franciscan order and named for the one of the oldest communities in Texas, is the second oldest Mission in the state. The present stucco structure was constructed in 1843 to replace earlier versions destroyed by flooding of the Rio Grande. The impressive structure maintains classic craftsmanship and includes re-purposed elements from the original church. The construction takes strong influences from 17th-century building traditions and incorporates both Indian and Spanish design.


To learn about the Socorro Mission and the full Mission Trail experience in El Paso, check out the guidelines here.

As you can see, Hueco Tanks and the Socorro Mission offered gorgeous yet varied vistas to spotlight our boots in their natural habitat.

Now that you know a little more about our shoot locations, go behind the scenes to experience the shoot and shop some of our favorite styles.

Ava in stone-washed tan features a classic Western silhouette, brass hardware and an inside zip.

 

 

LEFT: The Jenna bootie moves in sleek Western style with a Giant Gator-accented heel. RIGHT: On him - Randall, a traditional cowboy boot, commands attention in sleek, full-quill ostrich. On her - Constructed with distressed floral printed cowhide, Catalina offers casual flair.

 


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These Lieutenant-style Classics were inspired by Lucchese's roots that began with handmade cavalry boots for U.S. Cavalry officers in San Antonio, circa. 1883.

Our Rose sandal features hand-tooled details inspired by traditional hand-tooled cowboy boots, a Lucchese specialty.


The Romia in stead suede: your essential, wear-with-everything cowboy boot.

Go easy in Bliss: the perfect roper boot with subtle, hand-tooled details.


 

 

LEFT: Patsy, a triad construction, features casual, rugged elegance. RIGHT: Romia gets an upgrade in Giant Gator, as does our new Lucchese Duffel

 

To learn more about our home base of El Paso, Texas, check out the Lucchese City Guide: El Paso.

08.03.2016