I’m fortunate to have the same boot size as several famous bootmakers (9D), and can occasionally acquire boots that they made for themselves. This unique pair was made by famed bootmaker Terry Stanley for his own feetz. They’re not only pure ostrich, but are made of two pieces of leather instead of the usual four. This means that there’s no junction between the “vamp” (the front foot part) and the “shaft” (the cylinder above the foot part), making the boots incredibly pliable and comfortable.
You can see on the shaft where Stanley has inlaid his initial, “S”, in a sort of Gothic heraldry style. There is also “foxing” (overlay decoration) on the “counter” (heel).
These may be the most comfortable boots I own. Ostrich leather (the holes are where the feathers were) is not only soft, but quite durable.