- Our story
How We Got Started
In 2004, Texas native Evan Streusand discovered his first pair of Peruvian boots while backpacking through South America. At first hesitant of the idea of wearing a colorful, native looking boot with lambskin lining, he decided to blend in with the locals and add some flair to his adventures. Streusand loved his new look and realized that the mix of traditional Incan textiles and the modern boot silhouette made for a very stylish product. This discovery eventually led him to bringing these handcrafted boots to the United States.
What Makes Our Shoes Unique
Handmade in Peru by fairly paid artisans, Fortress of Inca channels a free-spirited and elegant lifestyle, while bringing the finest quality leather and other natural materials to each pair of shoes. Each collection features designs that boast originality, intricate detailing, and comfort.
We pride ourselves on working with several small factories, many of which are owned by a family or by women. We always ensure that the working conditions of the people who create these shoes for you are safe, and that our shoemakers are being paid fair wages. We do this because we feel that the people who make our shoes are just as important as the people who buy them. We also feel that our customers deserve the highest quality shoe, made in the best conditions and with the best materials available. Every step of the process is important to us.
How to Find Us
Fortress of Inca is based in Austin, Texas and sells to independent retailers all around North America. We have a small shoe parlor in Austin located at 503 W. Mary St, and our small but growing team takes pride in what we do.
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