What comes to your mind when it comes to talking about cowboy boots? Horse? Gun? Heroic action? Or maybe Texas? Most of you might answer the last point as something that comes through your mind when cowboy boots are mentioned. Indeed, the shoes are invented in Texas on 19th century and they were meant to meet the function and the style of shoes. The materials of cowboy boots will include the animal leather and the designs are completed with ornamental stitches. It is necessary to clean the cowboy boots regularly to maintain the durability and also the good condition of the leather.
The history of cowboy boots can be traced back from 1870 when the cowboys were making their way to the cattle west, somewhere across the United States. One of the cowboys asked the shoemaker to change some parts of the shoes to enhance his work. The shoemaker agreed and started to change some parts of the shoes like the heels, the shaft, and the toe. The heels we remade thicker, the shaft were taller, and the toe were made pointer. With some changes made, the shoemakers had to bring their boots in order to ask all of the shoemakers to make the changes. The cowboy boots were being mass produced for the first time in 1940.
The cowboy boots were initially made for helping the cowboys completing the chores. The changes of the shoes has helped them a lot in completing the daily chores easily. The thicker heels protect their feet from stirrup every time they pass on the rough terrain. For the staler shaft, it helps the cowboys in protecting their ankles and legs from the danger of snakes and tors as well as the rubbing when they need to deal with the leather stirrup. As for the pointed toe, it helps them in moving easily when they have to thread their feet into the saddle. the cowboy bots were then improved by adding the straps that are made loose in order to make the boots move easily while the cowboys need to get rid of the stirrup just in case they face unexpected emergency.