It was once said by the folklore that cowboy boots were found by a cowboy who asked a shoemaker to make him a boots with pointed toe so that the cowboy can easily put into the stirrup. The boots that were asked by the cowboy should have an under slung heel that stayed still on the stirrup for a convenient use of the cowboy while riding through the rough ride. Furthermore, the boots were designed with the higher shaft to protect the cowboy’s feet from scratching due to the thorns along the way. With the more creative designer of today’s era, the designs of cowboy boots have been rapidly developed to fit the taste of today’s modern people.
One of the most popular styles of cowboy boots is the western boots that are developed from the Army-issue. During the era of Civil War, the boots were given to the Union Soldiers. Since the cattle drivers found the shoes to be uncomfortable to wear, the cowhands asked the shoemaker to modify the boots. The cowhands’ request was to make the shoes pointed at the toe and the sole was completed with a 1-inch heel. The modification on the sole and heel added the advantage of cowboy boots to be not only practical but also long-lasting as well. There are two types of heel found in the cowboy boots; they are heel for riding and heels for walking.
Another type of cowboy boots is custom boots which are more personal than any other types of cowboy boots. The custom boots are functioned as the wearer’s means to express their identity. With custom boots, people are able to choose any colors and styles of the boots based on their personal values. The shoe designers are now creating more variations on custom boots by using exotic animal’s skins. Thus, it is no wonder that you will now find so many cowboy boots made of snake, alligator, stingray, lizard, ostrich, and many others. With the massive use of animal’s skins for human accessories, the action surely endangers the live of the animal itself. If you are type of person who loves animal, avoid wearing this type of cowboy boots.