Cowboy Boots Styles and Pieces
Cowboy Boots Styles and Pieces
Cowboy boots are identified by a name that evokes much Americana than any other style of footwear. Cowboy boots are a specific style of Western riding boots, originally worn by cowboy cowboys on horseback. Today, they have a low heel of round to pointed toe, typically made of steel-capped leather, round to pointed toe, and, typically, no laces. They come in a variety of styles, including western, classic, roper top, slanting (saddle shoe), or racing boots.
The purpose of cowboy boots was not only practical but also for protection from the elements, such as the often hostile terrain of the West. Although this was true in the early days, modern day boots are primarily for style, since modern technology has made boots easier to repair and replace when necessary. This is evident when one enters a dry, hot desert, and sees a young cowboy boot filled with water. Wet feet are not fun, especially when one's day plan includes riding into an extreme weather event. Tim's boots has a large selection of the World's Best Caiman Boots, in stock and ready to ship!
Cowboy boots are available in many colors and styles and can be purchased in either black or white (much like a cowboy hat), or in any color desired by the individual. A new pair of boots will go with almost any outfit. If one wears a dark-colored suit, then a light-colored cowboy hat will also be appropriate. Therefore, it is not always necessary to purchase a brand new pair of boots.
Western riding boots are designed to fit snugly against the leg so that they do not slide around the foot while the individual is walking. In addition, the contours of a cowboy boot help prevent unwanted slipping of laces, thus avoiding possible "Cowboy Hat" incidents. Some popular brands of cowboy boots include Boynequin, Bridgestone, Chicco, Devon, Dansko, Foot Joy, Franchis of America, Heizer, Inc., Hunter, Le Pliage, Laredo, New England, North Face, Pflueger, Remington, Sperry, Stand-Flop, Thigh Master, Topical, Valour, Yuban, Zippo, and more. Many of the above brands are available at many of the well known shoe stores throughout the United States.
Western cowboy boots generally come in two basic styles: flat bottomed and "roper" styles. Flat bottomed styles are similar to those used in casual shoes, but have a wider bottom area for support and comfort. For roper style boots, the shaft of the boot is made from a hardwood oak or cedar, which is usually curved. These styles generally have an "L" shaped cutout in the front for the laces and are available in many different colors and styles. Check out our different cowboy boots at timsboots.com.
Cowboy boots are available with many different types of laces and buckles, such as snap, Velcro, tie-down and tie-back styles. Most modern boots will also come equipped with a belt pouch, which is a small pouch that allows the wearers of the boots to remove excess moisture and sweat so that they may wear them comfortably without being damp. Cowboy boots can be worn with or without socks. Some styles of Western cowboy boots are designed so that the wearers of these boots may wear them even when they are wet; such boots are known as waterproof cowboy boots. You may need to check out this article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cowboy_boot to get more info on the topic.