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Helpful Tips To Help You Find The Right Pair Of Cowboy Boots For You

Aug 18, 2007
When they were first introduced cowboy boots were produced specifically for cowboys and the emphasis was on protection and safety while they were riding and herding cattle. Due to the harsh environment that many of these men worked in with snakes and briars it was crucial to have boots that offered exceptional protection. These boots were created by a fusion of a number of other boots such as the Hessian and Wellington. The original cowboy boots had one inch heels and were made of cowhide.

Since their original introduction cowboy boots have gone through a number of changes including taking on some of the characteristics of the cavalier style from Europe. These boots had a higher heel than the original footwear and were constructed of much higher quality leather than their predecessors. Unlike many cowboy boots we are familiar with, these had rounded or squared toes and remained that way for a number of years well into the mid 20th century.

In the twenties and thirties the cowboy boot began making the transition from utilitarian work boot to mainstream fashion foot wear. Their popularity was spread through the release of a number of movies based on western life and cowboys. In addition the rodeo became extremely popular in America which again showcased the footwear. During this time even women began wearing the fashionable footwear to accentuate particular outfits.

With the introduction into mainstream fashion cowboy boot makers began to make them in a wide range of colors, styles, and designs and using a wide range of materials to make them. You can get them as just plain basic boots or you can go extreme and have them made with rhinestones and studs or even add more valuable stones. Some of the available materials they are made from include Ostrich, Emu, Shark Skin, Alligator, and various types of snakeskin. The addition of these optional exotic hides has made the cowboy boot explode in popularity around the world. I personally like the fact that with snakeskin boots, no two pairs is alike.

For the best in comfort and durability there are a few things you want to keep in mind. For starters, always insist on genuine high quality soft leather for comfort and durability. Make sure that they have enough room for your toes to move but still tight enough that they don't move around on your heels as this can give you blisters. If you are going to wear them to dance in or even work in you may want to stay away from too high of a heel. You can get a pair custom made at some online stores so take a minute and look around on the internet.
About the Author
Gregg Hall is an author living in Navarre Beach, Florida. Find more about boots as well as cowboy boots at http://www.westernandworkboots.com
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