Sheplers Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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Mother’s Day is right around the corner and if you have yet to find the perfect gift then you are in luck! Disclaimer: don’t be surprised if your mom keeps asking “how you knew” after giving her one of these items from our Mother’s Day gift guide – don’t worry, we won’t tell!

American West Bandana Castle Rock Three Compartment Tote

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Bound to be one of the most popular items on our Mother’s Day gift guide, this purse is as functional as it is stylish.

Blazin Roxx Angel Flip Flops

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The perfect mix between fashion and comfort, these sandals will make sure your mom steps into spring in style.

Montana Silversmiths True Blue Swirled Flower Cuff

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Your mom will wear this simple statement piece so often that she might as well ask for the same thing next year.

Ariat Tooled Turquoise Leather Inlay Belt

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This belt is the most classic item on our Mother’s Day gift guide, promising that your mom will have plenty in her closet to pair it with.

Montana Silversmiths Desert Mesa Flower Post Earrings

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Kick your mom’s style up a notch with these turquoise earrings. Make sure to order them sooner rather than later before we run out!

How to Break in Your American Cowboy Boots

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No western wear outfit is complete without some American cowboy boots. So, when you find a pair of boots you like, you want to make sure that they also fit well. At Sheplers, we are the first to admit that it can be tough to break in your new American cowboy boots. Luckily, we have plenty of tips and tricks to make sure that your feet stay comfortable all day long.

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Breaking in Your American Cowboy Boots

Whether you have men’s work boots or women’s riding boots, you will want to break in your American cowboy boots so that you are ready for any activity that comes your way. There are a few ways to approach this process, so you will have to decide what technique you want to try. Follow our guide for how to break in your American cowboy boots so that your feet can look and feel good.

Walking

The simplest way to break in your boots is to do it the old fashion way. Walking around in them will gradually mold your American cowboy boots to the shape of your feet. The biggest downfall to this approach is that this can be painful for your feet. Unless you want to come home with aching feet, try breaking your cowboy boots in by walking around the house first. Do short periods of time in order to avoid blisters or foot pain.

Heating You American Cowboy Boots

Never underestimate the power of steam heat to break in your American cowboy boots. The trick to using heat to mold your new American cowboy boots to your feet is to not dry out the leather in the process. Protect your new boots by steaming them until the leather is flexible. Slip them on until they cool down and prepare to be amazed at how your boots immediately feel like you have been wearing them for years!

Stretching Your American Cowboy Boots

If you don’t have the time or patience to break in your boots yourself, then let the professionals handle the work for you. Professional boot cobblers can stretch the leather in your boots where you need it instantly, giving you plenty more time to fully enjoy your new American cowboy boots.

 

Now that you know how to break in your American cowboy boots, you may also want to learn how to soften cowboy boots and how to shrink cowboy boots.  Whether you are looking for cowboy boots for men that last or a trendy pair of boots to match your other western style clothes, you want to make sure your cowboy boots have the best fit.

 

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Three Reasons to Wear Comfortable Cowboy Boots on Your Wedding Day

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Who made up the rule that you have to wear heels on your wedding day, anyways?

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It’s a good thing that rules are meant to be broken, because here at Sheplers we see nothing wrong with wearing comfortable cowboy boots on your big day. Not convinced? Then allow us to change your mind. Your feet will thank us later!

  1. They won’t ruin your walk down the aisle. For those brides who have always dreamed about having the perfect outdoor wedding, you no longer have to worry about walking down the aisle with your heels sinking into dirt the whole time.
  2. They will let you release your inner dancing queen. Wearing your comfortable cowboy boots will let you dance all night long. Not to mention, you won’t have to buy different pairs of shoes for your wedding ceremony and reception.
  3. They go with outfits besides a wedding dress. Your wedding dress should be the only item from your special day that you only wear once. Make the most of your money by investing in comfortable cowboy boots you can rock 365 days a year.

The Only Men’s Riding Boots You Need This Spring

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It’s official: spring has sprung.

What would April be without an annual spring cleaning? Here at Sheplers, we know that the items we use the most are the ones that need to be replaced more often. For us, those items are men’s riding boots.

After the wear and tear of practically living in your riding gear, it’s no wonder that you’re on the hunt for a new pair of men’s riding boots. Check out these durable (and not to mention comfortable) boots that will take you wall the way through to next spring.

Ariat Men’s Volant Tall Front Zip Riding Boots

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These handcrafted men’s riding boots have a stretch mesh upper for ventilation, an oiled-leather inner calf panel for increased grip, and a leather lining. Needless to say, you won’t need to replace these boots anytime soon.

Ariat Catalyst VX Boots

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The ultimate men’s riding boots for competitive riders, they come equipped with X-Static sockliners, Cobalt VX padding technology, and a padded lateral and medial upper collar for maximum comfort.

Ariat Men’s Heritage 3 Paddock Lace – Up Riding Boots

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Perfect for the modern cowboy, the lace-up styling means you won’t have to choose between comfort and functionality – these boots come with both!

Dance All Night in Your Comfortable Cowboy Boots at This Surprise Summer Concert

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There are few things that top the summertime. After all, warm weather, open calendars, and great tunes are hard to compete with. That is, unless you can enjoy them all – for free.

Jake Owen officially announced the dates for a series of free concerts at Tennessee’s Riverfront Stage this summer. If you haven’t already found the perfect pair of comfortable cowboy boots from Sheplers, then now is the time to hop to it because you won’t want to miss out on what Jake has planned for you!

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Starting on June 9th, the free concerts will lead up until this year’s CMA Music Festival. CMA Chief Executive Officer, Sarah Trahern, released in a press release that, “Festival-goers tell us every year how much they enjoy the variety of quality acts on our stages and Jake is the perfect artist to launch four days of free concerts on the riverbank.”

If Jake Owen isn’t enough to convince you to put on your comfortable cowboy boots, then the other country stars scheduled to perform on Riverfront Stage will certainly help you get out the door. Some of the highlights include Old Dominion, Chris Jansen, Brothers Osborne, A Thousand Horses, and Chase Bryant.

All you need to bring to these concerts are your comfortable cowboy boots and your friends; the fun times and memories will be provided.

American Cowboy Boots: Three Styles You Need to Know

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When shopping for a new pair of American cowboy boots, it can be overwhelming trying to decide what kind of pair you want. Besides, who knew there were so many different styles to choose from?

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Before you have a panic attack after scrolling through the boots pages on Sheplers website, take a deep breath because we have just made your life a whole lot easier. Simply check out this guide to American cowboy boots in order to get a handle on the three styles you need to know.

Square Toe Boots. Oftentimes argued to be the original cowboy boot, these are the roomiest boots out of all of them, and by default the most comfortable. Hey, the wider the boots, the more room for dancing all night long!

Round Toe Boots. For guys who are looking for American cowboy boots that will keep them comfortable during all their outdoor work, then look no further. The rounded toe gives your feet more room to breathe.

Pointed Toe Boots. These are the American cowboy boots you want for when you go riding. The narrow tip of the pointed toe allows feet to slide in and out of stirrups easily in case you fall off. They are also great for those simply looking to make a fashion statement.

Men’s Riding Boots vs. Tall Boots

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Chances are that you have used the terms men’s riding boots and tall boots interchangeably without even thinking about it. However, did you know that the two have huge differences between them?

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The biggest difference is that men’s riding boots are made for riding a horse. When shopping at Sheplers, you need to make sure you know the difference between the two in order to pick out the perfect pair of boots.

The main differences between men’s riding boots apart from tall boots are:

Soles. The soles of men’s riding boots are specially made so neither the rider or the horse are injured. Specifically, the sole is made with a very light tread, so that the rider can slip their foot out of the stirrup if they accidentally fall of their horse.

Zippers. At the end of the day, tall boots have zippers and men’s riding boots don’t. If they did have zippers, then it is placed on the back of the boot so that it does not rub against the horse.

Heels. Men’s riding boots at Sheplers have a small heel. This prevents the foot from slipping through the stirrup and causing a potential serious accident.

Men’s Riding Boots vs. Tall Boots

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Chances are that you have used the terms men’s riding boots and tall boots interchangeably without even thinking about it. However, did you know that the two have huge differences between them?

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The biggest difference is that men’s riding boots are made for riding a horse. When shopping at Sheplers, you need to make sure you know the difference between the two in order to pick out the perfect pair of boots.

The main differences between men’s riding boots apart from tall boots are:

Soles. The soles of men’s riding boots are specially made so neither the rider or the horse are injured. Specifically, the sole is made with a very light tread, so that the rider can slip their foot out of the stirrup if they accidentally fall of their horse.

Zippers. At the end of the day, tall boots have zippers and men’s riding boots don’t. If they did have zippers, then it is placed on the back of the boot so that it does not rub against the horse.

Heels. Men’s riding boots at Sheplers have a small heel. This prevents the foot from slipping through the stirrup and causing a potential serious accident.

Wear Your American Cowboy Boots to these April PRCA Rodeo Events

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With April finally here, it’s officially time to get in the full swing of things with the upcoming Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) events coming up.

Held all over the United States, get ready to spend most of April in your favorite pair of American cowboy boots at these upcoming PRCA rodeo events.

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RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo – Kissimmee, FL – April 7-10, 2016. One of Sheplers favorite PRCA rodeo events, head to the Silver Spurs Arena Osceola Heritage Park to watch national circuit champions compete for over one million in cash and prizes. Afterwards, dance in your American cowboy boots to live music at the RNCFR tailgate.

Rodeo Corpus Christi – Corpus Christi, TX – April 14-17, 2016. Want to watch bareback riding, barrel racing, bull riding, mutton bustin’, rodeo clowns, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, and team roping? Then Rodeo Corpus Christi is calling your name; they are of the only PRCA rodeo events that have such a diverse array of events.

Longview PRCA Rodeo – Longview, TX – April 15-16, 2016. Head on over to the Longview Rodeo Grounds in order to show off your American cowboy boots. Doubling as a huge fundraiser for the local Greggton Rotary Club, this is one of the PRCA rodeo events you don’t want to miss.