Typically Ships in: 14-17 Business Days
and Brake Boot Return Policy -
of our Shift and Brake Boots are handmade to order. Because of the options
we offer, they should be considered a one of a kind item. They are not
mass produced and they are not one-size-fits all. As such, LeatherZ does
not accept returns or exchanges on any shift or brake boot. This
includes un-installed boots. Please see the FAQ, before ordering, at the
bottom of this page for more information.
LeatherZ Alcantara Shift Boots (Boot Only) - Please read the following
paragraph carefully BEFORE ordering!
The LeatherZ Alcantara Shift Boots (Boot Only) are the same as our Complete
Shift Boots. The only difference is that the Boot Only does not come with
the OEM BMW plastic ring attached to the boot. The way a BMW Shift Boot works
is, the leather portion is attached to a plastic ring. This ring snaps in
and secures the base of the shift boot to the center console. With our Boot
Only option, all you will get is the leather boot. When you receive it, you
will need to remove your stock shift boot and carefully separate the shift
boot from the plastic ring. Once you have separated the stock boot from the
plastic ring, you will need to glue your new boot to the plastic ring. Once
done you will be able to re-install the new shift boot. Since our Complete
Shift Boots come with this OEM BMW ring already attached, we need to charge
more based on the cost of the ring. With the Boot Only option, since you are
re-using your stock ring, you will save this cost. Please note that if
you are uncomfortable removing your old boot from the ring and gluing the
new one on, I am more than happy to do that for you. Please
contact me for details.
- Not eligible for discount/coupon
Our Alcantara shift boots are handcrafted and made-to-order with genuine Alcantara
fabric. We use Ultrasuede material on our Bright Red colored boots, but all
other colors are made with real Alcantara, not a generic imitation or substitute.
We use real Alcantara in order to get a perfect match in color, texture, and
performance to BMW's original interiors. The black Alcantara (which is actually
a very dark gray) we use is an exact match to factory M5, ZHP, and ZCP interiors.
Our patterns are exact copies of the factory boots and are model-specific. We
make them with French seams just like BMW does and all of our boots come with
the base plastic mounting ring permanently attached to the boot, ready for installation
into your car. Installation is literally a snap: remove your shift knob, pull
up on your old boot, snap ours into place, and replace your shift knob.
Certain 2-tone colors and deviating stitching themes are available at no extra
charge. If you would like a custom color or design or have a car/application
not listed below, please call or email for a quote and lead time. We have many
thread colors in stock that are not listed on our site. Email
us for more details.
We use Pfaff Industrial Sewing Machines. We use industrial 93# bonded nylon
and bonded polyester UV-resistant threads. .
M Tri-Color Stitching available for an extra $25
Note: My brother Jon in South Carolina builds every shift boot by hand,
one at a time, according to your order. He has been building them since 2000.
They are not mass produced. We do not order them or even produce them in quantity.
Because of this, please expect a 2 week turnaround time on your order. Jon will
not rush under any circumstance and he will only ship when your boots are perfect
and are considered good enough to install in one of our own BMWs.
If you have one of our boots and send
us a picture, we will use it on our website here.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between the LeatherZ Shift
Boot - Complete and the the LeatherZ Shift Boot - Boot Only?
The way a BMW shift boot works is, the leather boot is glued to a plastic
ring. This plastic ring snaps into the center console and secures the base
of the boot to the console. Our Complete Shift Boots come with the OEM BMW
plastic ring already attached to the leather boot. The Boot Only Shift Boot
is just the leather portion. If you purchased the Boot Only Shift Boot, you
would get just the leather boot and would need to remove your stock leather
boot fromt he plastic ring. Then install the new boot onto the ring.
LeatherZ Shift Boot - Complete
This is a complete replacement for your stock boot. It has the
OEM BMW plastic ring attached to the base so all you need to do is remove
your stock shift boot and install the new one. No muss, no fuss. Because it
has the OEM BMW ring attached to it, the price is higher and varies depending
on the BMW model you have.
LeatherZ Shift Boot - Boot
Only When you receive it, you will need to remove your
stock shift boot and carefully separate the shift boot from the plastic ring.
Once you have separated the stock boot from the plastic ring, you will need
to glue your new boot to the plastic ring. Once done you will be able to re-install
the new shift boot. I include instructions on how to install the new boot
as well as what glue to use.
Do you accept returns on Shift
and Emergency Brake Boots? Can I exchange my boot for a different one? I selected
a color combination that I do not like.
All of our Shift and Brake
Boots are handmade to order. Because of the options we offer, they should
be considered one of a kind item. They are not mass produced and they are
not one-size-fits all. As such, LeatherZ does not accept returns or
exchanges on any shift or brake boot. This includes un-installed boots. Because
each boot is unique and made to your order, we can not accept it as a return.
Please note that it is VERY difficult to match leather.
Over time, as your leather is exposed to the elements, UV rays, chemicals,
dirt, cleaners and conditions, it will change. We match the leather we use
to new OEM BMW leather that we have. This BMW leather is pristine and has
not been used like your car has. Because leather changes over time, if you
get a shift or brake boot and you are not happy with the color match, we are
sorry but there are no returns or exchanges. Please ask for a leather or
Alcantara sample BEFORE buying.
If you order a Boot Only shift or brake boot, there is
no return or exchange. Please think about the installation before buying.
It can be difficult to install the boot onto the mounting ring and you can
damage the boot when doing the installation.
I do not understand what the boot ring is, is it the
Chrome piece surrounding the boot in some of the pictures?
No. The chrome piece pictured in our gallery is the stock BMW trim from
an M Z3 Roadster/Coupe. It is not a part of the boot but rather a part of
the center console. The boot ring we are refering to is a black plastic piece
that is not seen when the boot is installed. Every BMW shift boot has this
piece and if you remove your stock boot, you will see it. The Boot Ring will
look similar to:
Will the new shift boot work with my stock shift knob?
On some models such as the M3 and M5, the OEM shift boot and shift knob are
all one-piece of leather (they are attached to one another). Please check
to see if your car is set up this way prior to buying so that you can plan
accordingly. If your stock shift knob is like this, you will need to purchase
a new shift knob. We
offer many different styles of shift knobs or you can purchase an OEM
BMW shift knob or one from another vendor. Another option is to carefully
separate your stock knob from the boot- though this sometimes does not work
out very well. I suggest purchasing a new shift knob.
If I buy your boots, can I then send in my stock boots
or the mounting rings and receive a credit?
Sorry but LeatherZ does not do core exchanges or credits for used parts.
We tried to do core exchanges on parts in the past and it became much more
of a hassle than it was worth. Customers would send in their parts many months
later or they would send in damaged/broken/worn out parts. Also, we prefer
to sell NEW parts to our customers. They may cost more, but this way we can
guarantee that there will be no issues with the installation or longevity
of the parts.
My BMW is not a Manual transmission, do you have shift
boot for automatic/steptronic cars?
We can build you a shift boot for your car. Please contact
us for pricing.
Will this shift boot fit a Right Hand Drive Car?
No. We only build boots for Left Hand Drive cars (US models).
Do you accept returns on Shift and Emergency Brake
Boots? I selected a color combination that I do not like.
We do not accept returns on Boots. Because each boot is unique and made to
your order, we can not accept it as a return. If you are on the fence on a
color choice, contact us prior to ordering and request a color sample.
When will I receive my order?
Your boot(s) is made to your order. They are not mass produced. Because of
this, plan on 12-14 days for the boot to arrive in your hands. In some cases,
the boots will ship within a few days of your order and in others it will
take the full 14 days. If you need your boot by a certain date, please
call me for an accurate turnaround time.