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El General boots MensUSA Cowboy boots

Cowboy boots refer to a specific style of riding boot, historically worn by cowboys:

Cowboy boots  refer to a specific style of riding boot, historically worn by cowboys MensUSA

Hey have a cuban heel, rounded to pointed toe, high shaft, and, traditionally, no lacing:

Hey have a  cuban heel, rounded to pointed toe, high shaft, and, traditionally, no lacing MensUSA

 Cowboy boots are normally made from cowhide leather but are also sometimes made from "exotic" skins such as alligator, snake, ostrich, lizard, eel, elephant, stingray, elk, buffalo, and the like:

 Cowboy boots are normally made from cowhide leather but are also sometimes made from "exotic" skins such as alligator, snake, ostrich, lizard, eel, elephant, stingray, elk, buffalo, and the like MensUSA

There are two basic styles of cowboy boots, western (or classic), and roper:

There are two basic styles of cowboy boots, western (or classic), and roper MensUSA

The classic style is distinguished by a tall boot shaft, going to at least mid-calf, with an angled "cowboy" heel, usually over one inch high:

The classic style is distinguished by a tall boot shaft, going to at least mid-calf, with an angled "cowboy" heel, usually over one inch high MensUSA

A slightly lower, still angled, "walking" heel is also common. Although western boots can be customized with a wide variety of toe shapes, the classic design is a narrowed, usually pointed, toe:

A slightly lower, still angled, "walking" heel is also common. Although western boots can be customized with a wide variety of toe shapes, the classic design is a narrowed, usually pointed, toe MensUSA

A newer design, the "roper" style, has a short boot shaft that stops above the ankle but before the middle of the calf, with a very low and squared-off "roper" heel, shaped to the sole of the boot, usually less than one inch high:

A newer design, the "roper" style, has a short boot shaft that stops above the ankle but before the middle of the calf, with a very low and squared-off "roper" heel, shaped to the sole of the boot, usually less than one inch high MensUSA

 Roper boots are usually made with rounded toes, but, correlating with style changes in streetwear, styles with a squared toe are seen. The roper style is also manufactured in a lace-up design which often fits better around the ankle and is less likely to slip off, but these two features also create safety issues for riding:

 Roper boots are usually made with rounded toes, but, correlating with style changes in streetwear , styles with a squared toe are seen. The roper style is also manufactured in a lace-up design which often fits better around the ankle and is less likely to slip off, but these two features also create safety issues for  riding MensUSA

Riding boots had been a part of equestrian life for centuries:

Riding boots had been a part of equestrian life for centuries MensUSA

 Until the industrial age, boots were individually handmade in many different styles, depending on culture:

 Until the  industrial age , boots were individually handmade in many different styles, depending on culture MensUSA

 Early cowboy boot designs, along with other cowboy accoutrements, were also heavily influenced by the vaquero tradition imported from Spain to the americas, dating back to the early 16th century:

 Early cowboy boot designs, along with other cowboy accoutrements, were also heavily influenced by the vaquero tradition imported from Spain to the americas , dating back to the early 16th century MensUSA

 Military boots designed for cavalry riders also had an influence:

 Military boots designed for cavalry riders also had an influence MensUSA

One mass-produced boot style, the wellington boot, (a shorter but cavalry-oriented boot) was popular with cowboys in the USA until the 1860s:

One mass-produced boot style, the wellington boot, (a shorter but cavalry-oriented boot) was popular with cowboys in the USA until the 1860s MensUSA

During the cattle drive era of 1866–1884, the cowboy was not apt to ruin a good pair of dress boots while working, but some owned more decorative dress boots to wear in town:

During the cattle drive era of 1866–1884, the cowboy was not apt to ruin a good pair of dress boots while working, but some owned more decorative dress boots to wear in town MensUSA

 The basic style elements permeated even working boots, and made the wellington obsolete:

 The basic style elements permeated even working boots, and made the wellington obsolete MensUSA

Fashion magazines from 1850 and 1860 show the cowboy boot with topstitching, cutouts of geometric or other natural elements and underslung heel:

Fashion magazines from 1850 and 1860 show the cowboy boot with topstitching, cutouts of geometric or other natural elements and underslung heel MensUSA

The american-style boot was taken up by bootmakers in the cattle ranching areas of Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas.[1] two of the best known early bootmakers of the era were charles hyer of hyer brothers boots in Olathe, kansas, and H. J. "Big daddy joe" justin of Justin boots in spanish fort, texas and later Nocona, texas. After justin moved closer to dallas where shipping was easier, the nocona brand of cowboy boots was made by enid justin stelzer, eldest daughter of joe justin, who stayed in nocona with her husband, and the couple continued the family business.[2] after the couple divorced, the olsen-stelzer brand was started by stelzer:

The american -style boot was taken up by bootmakers in the cattle ranching areas of Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. [1]  two of the best known early bootmakers of the era were charles hyer of hyer brothers boots in Olathe, kansas , and H. J. "Big daddy joe " justin of Justin boots in  spanish fort, texas  and later Nocona, texas . After justin moved closer to dallas where shipping was easier, the nocona brand of cowboy boots was made by enid justin stelzer , eldest daughter of joe justin , who stayed in nocona with her husband, and the couple continued the family business. [2]  after the couple divorced, the olsen-stelzer brand was started by stelzer MensUSA

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