Cowboy boots are no longer exclusive for cowboys. You don’t even have to be from the southwest to have the right to wear them. They are now part of fashion. Anyone confident enough can rock it. It can be your statement piece that will surely make you a head-turner. If you want to own a pair, here are some of the best affordable ones you can choose from:
The Cartwright by Tecovas is one of the classic cowboy boots you’ll find out there. It has the traditional boot shape with a 12-inch shaft. It has a western cording design with a steel toe, and a 1 ½-inch pitched heel. It’s made of ultra-soft calfskin leather that truly represents the classic style that fits for modern times.
You can get the Cartwright at around $235, and it comes in chocolate, bourbon, desert, and midnight colors. Even if it still has the traditional design, it’s still perfect for everyday wear. You can pair it under your jeans or roll up the hem to show off the details.
For those who want a more plain looking pair of cowboy boots compared to the intricate details of classics, the Ariat Rambler is for you. It has a full-grain leather upper, so it has a classic look, but it also has modern features.
The Ariat Rambler has Advanced Torque Stability technology that reduces the occurrence of slips, so it’s comfortable to wear for various environments. The 11-inch high cowboy boots have a square-toe and a thick outsole, and cost only around $150.
If you want to show your patriotism, the Durango Rebel can help you with that. The boots have a distressed full-grain brown leather with the design of the American flag on its shaft. You can show it off when you go on a road trip across the USA when you roll up the hem or wear it under the pants so you can make your look casual.
The Durango Rebel has a protective toe, electrical insulation, and it’s oil and slip resistant—perfect if you wear them in work sites. It has an overall height of 12 inches, and you can use casually or at work.
Dan Post Cash Western Boots
The Dan Post Cash Western Boots has a 1 ¼-inch heel, but its overall height is 12 inches. It’s made from soft and durable full-grain leather. The boots are comfortable to wear because of their flexibility and the stability of the walking heel.
The boots have a rubber outsole. Its insole is removable, and it provides cushion and comfort for the wearer. If your feet are prone to sweating, the Dan Post Cash Western boots have a moisture-wicking cover so your feet can stay dry and cool. It costs around $160, and it’ll look great as everyday wear.
If you’re looking for a tough pair of work boots, the Wolverine Javelina is for you. It’s great to use in working conditions where you need protection for your feet, but it’s also comfortable to wear. It has a heavy-duty steel toe to protect your feet from pounds of force. The comfort it offers is the supportive EVA molded midsole and the cushioning OrthoLite footbed.
The rubber outsole is oil, slip, and abrasion resistant. Like the Dan Post Cash Western Boots, the Wolverine Javelina can also keep your feet dry because of its wave mesh lining. So, if you work in high humidity areas, you can stop worrying too much about soggy and smelly feet. Each pair will cost you around $100.
Dingo Concho Strap
The Dingo Concho Strap has silver embellishments that are not as overwhelming as the intricately designed cowboy boots. It has a unique design but can still go for simple. It’s made of black pigskin, which needs some breaking in to turn soft.
The boots have a 12-inch height with a narrow toe that has a silver rand. It also has silver details on its heel and harness. The insole is comfortable for all-day wear, and it also has a moisture-wicking cover. You can wear these $130 boots as casual or work boots.
When you finally get your hands on a pair of cowboy boots, remember to wear them with confidence. Not everyone can pull off the western statement piece, so you need to feel good in them so you can convince people that it suits you. One way to do this is to know the dress code on how and when you should wear boots. Try out the affordable options above when it’s your first time to try it, and then invest in expensive ones when you truly embrace your inner cowboy.