Cowboy Boots: A brief history.


Those cowboys that have been herding cattle after the American Civil war had realized that they needed something better that the usual boots that they were using in their current generation. War, carriage, or field-style boots were not that great in terms of lasting and durability during their time on the field since it really hammered their ability to do their job when it comes to herding cattle and it was not really great during their time navigating bushes, creeks, rivers and other vegetation of the land.

In the year of 1870 a cowboy showed up with his war boots to a shoemaker and had requested that those boots that he had be improved with a pointy toe so that he could easily slip his foot into a stirrup fast. The cowboy also asked if the shoemaker can add something better such as a higher shaft so that his leg can be protected from any harm as well as requesting another improvement which was a larger under-sling heal on the boots so that he would be able to keep his shoe on a stirrup while hard on the trail with his cows. With the ideas that he was given with, the shoemaker hastily made a knee-high design with the boots that he was given and made something that would protect the wearer’s legs from anything dangerous that would be lurking outside such as animals that can bite and vegetation that can puncture his legs. More info at

Cowboy boots were originally made just for the sake that it would protect the persons legs during work and nothing more. “Style” was nothing more than a word for cowboy boots before and nobody had ever though of it as fashion. Cowboy boots were just viewed by the people and the wearer himself/herself as something as an improvement over a vital tool, in which was designed to keep the cowboys safe and comfortable during the long hard dry summers that they were about to experience and also the rain which was also irritating for them. Find alligator boots here

After a long while cowboy boots were viewed more as a fashion statement than the old worker point of view that most people had and now the customary black or brown stitches that were made on the old cowboy boots are being replaced by something more colorful stitching. Designs are constantly being thought of on the cowboy boots and more design makers are unleashing their full power of their creative minds on creating something beautiful with the new fashion trend of cowboy boots. Decades of design made the cowboy boots fashionable and it attracted the attention of the international community as it became a fashion trend among the people.