The Invention of Cowboy Boots
The first cowboy boot that was invented was made and created by Charles Hyer. His company told
the story of a Kansas City man who came by his shop in 1875 coming home from the Stockyards.
This man wanted a new pair of boots that were different from the civil war style boots he had on.
Why Are Cowboy Boots Heels Angled
Cowboy boots heels are angled because the heels of the Mexican vaqueros were angled in case of
having to dig his heels into the ground while wrestling cattle. Also, the angled heel helped to keep
the feet in the stirrups of the saddle on his horse.
Cowboy Boots Have Good Arch Support
The shank in the cowboy boot provides excellent arch support. Leather insoles provides
perspiration absorption and durability. I love wearing cowboy boots because I feel like I am
centered in my standing.
How Long Do Cowboy Boots Last
If your cowboy boot fits properly, there is no need for “break-in” time. A good pair of
cowboy boots can last for years and years. I know it is a fact, because I’ve had
several pairs last for years myself.
Cowboy Boots-An American History
The history of cowboy boots forever links them to the mid 1880’s when the boot was practical
in the work of the American Cowboy; herding cattle, roping cattle to brand them, holding them
for a sale, or administering medicine to the herd, whatever must be done to take good care of
cattle, whatever the Cowboy needs to do to please the owner of the cows.
Cowboy boots in that time were made in each local shop in whatever town the drover (cowboys
that drive the “doggies” across the US) was in.
I have loved cowboy boots all my life. They are stylish, trending, handy, and wonderful if you are a
person that rides horses. I loved putting them with my costumes when I was entertaining
around the United States. I love the whole country life. Cowboy boots, dogs, horses, kids, and
or riding out in the woods are just a great way of life for me. I hope anyone who reads this will find
some excellent boots for yourself or a loved one. I’ve included some very outstanding and
dazzling pictures of cowboy boots. Take care, Little Doggies! Enjoy!