Oh, women and their shoes. Cowboy boots are no different. Black caiman, brown tooled, traditional ropers, high heeled patent leather, Lucchese, Dan Post, Ariat, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. We want them all. I could blog everyday for a year’s time about their color, leather, sole, texture, brand, heel, maker, quality, and when, where and how to wear them.
Imagine you just finished feeding for the day and you get a call from your BFF. She is dying for a Bud Light and some happy hour food from the BBQ joint in town. You brush off the three inches of dust on your jeans and shirt and do your best to pick the hay out of your hair. Things are looking up until you look down at your boots. What a heartbreaker, you are wearing the s***kickers you have been meaning to toss for the last few months. Comfortable yes, but even the most talented shoe repair man in town couldn’t get a shine out of these. It’s a little embarrassing.
To find the perfect ranch-to-restaurant boot, first consider what is comfortable to you. I will use myself as an example. I have narrow feet and I like a boot with a roper (low) heel, because they are most comfortable for walking. If you have narrow or wide feet become familiar with the brand of boots that fit you best. Some people don’t mind a higher heel. These look great and keep your long jeans from dragging. Remember, some boots that are great for riding are not great for walking.
After you have considered what’s comfortable, seek out some style. Something with a little bit of tooling or a punched toecap is a nice choice. Mega fancy boots don’t always hold up and the high price tag does not make them a good work choice. Using these simple tips will help you find a ranch to restaurant boot that will make you feel like a champion!
Boots make or break the outfit ladies. If the shirt isn’t completely clean and the Wranglers are still dusty, nice looking boots will move you up a notch.
Advice: Don’t work or ride in your fancy boots. I know your mom must have told you this, but I’m telling you again. If you do the walk of shame from the club to work, keep some extra work boots in the tack room.
Recognize the days when you are too dirty and smelly from work that no matter how great your boots look you should just go home. Grill a burger and save the community from your filthiness.