World's Largest Cowboy Boots in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO, TX - Known as the World's Largest Cowboy Boots, this sculpture stands 35 feet tall and weighs 10,000 pounds. It's located in San Antonio, Texas. Artist Bob "Daddy-O" Wade built the sculpture. He was a native of Austin, Texas. The scale of his home state inspired his boots.

World's Largest Cowboy Boots in San Antonio


Wade's Boots Were Moved To San Antonio After A Year Of Living In Washington, D.C.


Wade's boots were initially intended for display in Washington, D.C., but they were soon transferred to San Antonio, Texas. Wade was a second cousin of Roy Rogers, and his family often moved for his father's job as a hotel manager. He was a pioneer of cowboy funk art. His boots were made from recycled materials. The sculpture is now a fixture in San Antonio.

Wade built the boots for Washington's Project for the Arts. The sculpture is made of tubular steel sprayed with polyurethane foam. It's painted to look like ostrich skin. Wade's boots have also been used in commercials and national campaigns. They've also been shown in the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Wade's boots were moved to San Antonio after a year of living in Washington, D.C. He built the boots with donated materials. He painted them with urethane foam to give them an ostrich skin appearance. He ordered two trucks to transport them. The boots took six weeks to build.

The Guinness Book of World Records has recognized Wade's boots as the world's largest. In the past, his boots have been decorated with lights during the holidays.