Photo: El Paso bootlery has made boots for the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise for 6 years
CABoots in El Paso, Texas has had some odd occurrences in the store. The makers of Johnny Depp’s “Jack Sparrow” boots, have had a number of people come in to have a look at them, and on occasion smell them.
Co-owner Priscilla ViescasSanchez told the El Paso times, “We’ve made seven pairs for Johnny Depp’s character, for the Jack Sparrow character.”
Priscilla and her husband Joey Sanchez’s CABoots has outfitted the Depp and other characters in the second and third “Pirate of the Caribbean” films, and while having made seven of Depp’s boots, the company has made about 700 pairs total in that last six years.
Joey said, “Disney ordered another 40 pairs in Decemeber, so that that means they are using the same boots that they purchased from the previous productions,” as the style did not change.
The boots were modeled after a pair of French-made boots that the actor had in his own wardrobe. The boots range from $295 and $800 and come in black and brown.
“He could no longer wear them, but he wanted to make sure he got them back,” said Viescas Sanchez, CABoots’ designer.
The boots can be seen in the latest “Pirates” movie, which has already grossed over $170 million in the U.S. since its opening on May 20.