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to all the inside boot crew staff and the outside family of friends who made this journey some of the best years of my life!

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San Francisco Stompers

San Francisco 1989   I bought my first ever real estate located on 10th Street near Folsom.  Downstairs was an empty store that prior was a Real Estate office occupied by the building owner.  Upstairs was an apartment that became my residence. City Bike - a monthly motorcycle newspaper - was the first downstairs tenant.  A perfect fit for my love of motorcycle riding.  The back yard became a garden area and the rear shed became parking for City Bike's motorcycles.  Good times!

City Bike moved out after six years.  What next?  My neighbor was A Taste of Leather selling all flavors of leather gear -- but they did not sell boots.  Hmm, what the hell! There's my passion for motorcycle riding, loving boots, and my lust for leather.  Let's do a neighborhood pop & pop boot store -- influenced in part by my friend Louie Weingarden's NYC Stompers that had closed 15 years earlier and the (obvious) need for a boots-only shop in San Francisco!

In September 1996 Stompers in SOMA opened for business -- just in time for the annual Folsom Street Fair and the first Stompers back yard boot party. Join with me in celebrating my best-of-times with this photo scrapbook.

San Francisco 1989   I bought my first ever real estate located on 10th Street near Folsom.  Downstairs was an empty store that prior was a Real Estate office occupied by the building owner.  Upstairs was an apartment that became my residence. City Bike - a monthly motorcycle newspaper - was the first downstairs tenant.  A perfect fit for my love of motorcycle riding.  The back yard became a garden area and the rear shed became parking for City Bike's motorcycles.  Good times!

City Bike moved out after six years.  What next?  My neighbor was A Taste of Leather selling all flavors of leather gear -- but they did not sell boots.  Hmm, what the hell! There's my passion for motorcycle riding, loving boots, and my lust for leather.  Let's do a neighborhood pop & pop boot store -- influenced in part by my friend Louie Weingarden's NYC Stompers that had closed 15 years earlier and the (obvious) need for a boots-only shop in San Francisco!

In September 1996 Stompers in SOMA opened for business -- just in time for the annual Folsom Street Fair and the first Stompers back yard boot party. Join with me in celebrating my best-of-times with this photo scrapbook.

  • Guys shooting the bull in my kitchen early 90s -- Rod McKim 2nd from left -- Jon Kalmes far right
  • Stompers hits the wide world web 1997
  • Mike McNamee, the web team and this website have absolutely no connection to the current ownership of Stompers Boots.

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