Buying a Pair of Cowboy Boots

by Patti | September 15th, 2009 | Fashion

cowboy bootsCowboy boots first appeared on the scene in the early 1860s when the Civil War was in full swing. They became so popular that they are still worn in many parts of the world today!

If you are looking to buy your first pair of cowboy boots or are in need of a new pair, then there are some important things you must take into consideration. First of all, you need to be aware that cowboy boots do not fit the same way as other types of boots and shoes do. Have your feet measured by a shoe salesman. Make sure you have both of your feet measured and not just one, as everyone is not perfectly symmetrical. You very well may be one of those individuals who has one foot that is bigger than the other.

Save your cowboy boot shopping for later in the day. Mid-afternoon is the best time of day to do any type of boot/shoe shopping. If you shop in the morning, then the boots will feel tight by evening. On the other hand, if you buy a pair in the evening, then they may feel too big by the next morning.

The toes of cowboy boots are very important. Not every pair of cowboy boots has the same type of toes. On some the toes are rounded, while others are boxy and others are pointy. Pointy toed cowboy boots tend to be the most common for both sexes. Consider the size and shape of your feet as you browse for cowboy boots. If you have wide feet, then pointy toed boots are probably not your best choice.

Look closely at what is known as the depth of your foot. This is the area of the foot that runs from the arch to the top. The deeper your foot is the more difficult a time you may have in finding a comfortable pair of cowboy boots. This is particularly the case for women and for those with wide feet. If you run into a problem, the solution is to purchase a pair of cowboy boots in a boy’s size or a small men’s size.

Heel heights vary when it comes to cowboy boots, but for most individuals a safe bet is a heel that falls somewhere between ¾ and 1 ¾ inches.

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