To me, cowboy boots are the perfect footwear option. They’re cute, but not trendy (right now. Right? Or are they trendy again? I lose track). They’re comfortable and warm. They have just enough heel to help neutralize my height disadvantage. They’re hard-wearing and practical. Everything I need and love in a shoe.
I practically live in them, unless there’s snow on the ground or it’s the middle of summer. And sometimes, even then.
I love my cowboy boots. Both of them fill a specific need. I couldn’t do without either.
One pair is dressy, show-offy. If I can’t be a show-offy person, I can at least have show-offy boots:
The fact that they’re amazingly sturdy and comfortable certainly doesn’t hurt anything, either. Pair them with my favorite jeans and a plain-colored (NOT PINK!!!) top, and I’m set
I can kick around in these for hours. Tromp around the state park, chase preschoolers (hopefully not all around a state park), or just sit back and relax. They’re not too pretty, but damn…I wouldn’t want to be in a world without these boots.
And just think, I got ’em for $10. Sha-weet.
But unfortunately, I still feel that void in my life. An empty, cowboy boot shaped hole. One which must be filled.
Conveniently, I have just learned from my esteemed husband that, once the financial gods smile upon us (and man, are they ever overdue to!), I will be ‘permitted’ to procure a third pair. THE pair.
These boots will fill an important role in my wardrobe. I need them to be a bit more subtle, less flashy than my pink beauties. But just as comfortable, and just as cute. I need them to be the One Pair of shoes that I take on trips–the One Pair which can carry me to every end of the spectrum.
And since they’ve got to be willing to take me to every end, then I need to be willing to look to the ends of the earth to find them.
Or, I can just check out Zappos.
Reviews say they’re good for wide-ish feet, I love the stitch detailing, and I think the rubber sole means they’ll be better in yucky winter weather. But half the fun of cowboy boots is that slick leather sole! Hmm…
I love the box toe on these, and the slightly higher heel. But what’s that business with the pulls? It looks like that would rub my calves…hmmm again…
Ariat Legend Bramble:
Another definitely drool-worthy pair. Looooooove the stitching! But I wonder if they aren’t really just as show-offy as my pink ones? Maybe I should go for something more subtle? And also, again with the rubberized sole.
I keep coming back to the Ariats… Y’know, it’s looking like these might be the ones that have everything I need/love! They look like they could be dressed up easily enough, and I absoutely adore the stitching. 2″ heel might be a little low, but I think that’s still higher than what my Lucchese’s have. <3!
Yes, I think that last pair may fill the cowboy boot-shaped hole in my soul. I think I’ll have to try on some Ariats in person before ordering them, though…see how they work with my wide-ish feet and abnormally high arches.
Which ones are your favorites? Do you do the cowboy boot thing? (If not, I highly recommend you give it a shot You can thank me later)