On Saturday, June 17 from 2 to 6 p.m., join Dave Potter of Potek Winery and HELM Boots Founder and CEO, Joshua Bingaman at Potek Winery (406 E. Haley St. #1) for both a wine tasting and shopping experience.
A HELM boot takes precisely 133 steps, and Founder and CEO Bingaman can take you through each and every one with both skill and passion. His commitment and ambition have allowed HELM Boots to quadruple its business since its launch in 2009. Just 36 years old, Bingaman has lived out many of his fascinations, from touring musician and published poetry writer, to homebuilder in Honduras, special needs teacher and coffee shop owner. A sneaker collector in childhood, Bingaman’s love of footwear soon grew to include designer brands, handmade leather soles and hiking boots, eventually leading to the 2000 opening of a footwear store in San Francisco, Subterranean Shoe Room, which he owned with his brother. After selling the store in 2003, Bingaman moved to Austin, Texas to start Progress Coffee, his own coffee roaster and café.
HELM Boots, based in Austin, Texas, was started in 2009 as a passion project. Bingaman simultaneously designed his footwear while running his coffee business, soon working on HELM Boots full-time in 2012 and selling Progress Coffee to Bold & Brew, where he is still part owner.
Since then, HELM Boots has accumulated many accounts nationally and globally, including Nordstrom locations, combining American and European influences that appeal to the contemporary, worldly man. With many styles named after loved ones, Bingaman’s footwear line represents the people he admires.
Boots and accessories will be available for sale, accompanied by Potek Winery’s fine wines.