At Gokey, Jerry Doss and his son Stacy keep a 150 year tradition of boots and shoes entirely handmade of American bullhide leather alive and well, and moving into the future. Jerry’s been a bootmaker for 40 years, and has been handcrafting Orvis Gokey Footwear for about 25 years. His son Stacy has handcrafted Orvis Gokey boots and shoes for 15 years, since he was 16 years old.
The making of Orvis Gokey footwear is a very high skilled job and only comes with years of experience. There is a little bit of each of us in every pair of Orvis Gokey footwear we make. We’re constantly striving to meet the needs of all our Orvis Gokey customers, including offering news styles, colors, and comfort features while keeping to the very best of leathers and materials, and practicing the craft of bootmaking. We offer custom made footwear as well. And have a full repair service available for all Orvis Gokey footwear customers. We’re always here to make sure the customer is happy and their Orvis Gokey footwear is absolutely the most comfortable, quality shoe or boot they've ever worn and will continue to wear for years and years to come."