Why We Wear Work Boots

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Craftsmen need the correct tools for any job, and the same applies for their footwear. Depending on the environment in which a person is working, they may face various safety hazards that could put them at risk for serious injury. Therefore, many industries require employees to wear protective footwear on the jobsite always.

According to the National Safety Council, only one out of four victims of job-related foot injury wear any type of safety shoes or boots. To avoid accidents and keep an efficient work flow, protective footware is critical to ensure a safe and productive job.

The first step to determining which shoe is best for your job site is determining which type of threats you may be exposed to.

  • Steel toe work boots are perfect for construction sites or industries where heavy machinery and materials are being moved around, or falling.
  • Waterproof work boots are popular in wet conditions where moisture can interrupt work flow.
  • Cold environments require work boots to ensure the workers are not exposing their feet to frostbite or other cold related risks.
  • Those working in areas with explosives, or highly reactive and flammable substances experience a buildup of static electricity on the body. Electrically conductive footwear from Sheplers protects workers from generating sparks due to static electricity, that could lead to fire or an explosion.

One small misstep on a job site can result in major injury, causing lost work and physical pain.  A safe and easy way to protect workers from injury is by ensuring they wear protective footwear on the site. Sheplers work boots are comfortable, stylish, durable, and most importantly they are safe for workers.

The Perfect Summer Outfits for Country Music Festivals

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Summertime is finally here, which means that it is time for country music festivals under the warm sunshine and dancing under the bright moonlight. If you want to make a statement at this summer’s biggest events, make sure you’re dressed to impress!

Not sure what to wear? Sheplers has you covered with these summer outfits that are guaranteed to turn heads.

Summer outfit # 1

Compliment a simple white tank top and blue jeans with this Wrangler Grey Fringe Vest. Tie the outfit together with this Savana Turquoise Lace Embroidered Crossbody bag and this Sterling silver and turquoise feather bracelet for the perfect country music festival outfit.

Summer outfit # 2

Miss Me Hi-Lo Lace Skirt in off white is a lightweight, airy material with a sewn in slip –  perfect for a day in the sun. Sheplers recommends a brown halter and brown snip toe cowgirl boots with it.

Summer outfit # 3

For a simple and cute look, try a white off the shoulder top, with jean shorts, brown sandals, and a straw fedora. Add turquoise jewelry to complete the look.

Summer outfit # 4

Faded Jean shorts with an off the shoulder top. Paired with Lucchese Eggshell Vanessa Cowgirl boots for added sophistication.

Summer outfit # 5

For a classic summer look, try Shepler’s Scully Lace dress in Ivory, and complete the outfit with Ariat Women’s Cowgirl boots in a classic American Flag style.

Recommended accessories to tie your country western look together:

Bandana by American West Black Rio Rancho Drawstring Crossbody Bag

Bullhide Sweet Seduction Cowgirl Hat

Montana Silversmith Misty Blue Pool Ring – the perfect turquois ring to pull the look together.

Get ready for this summer’s country music festivals with these top style recommendations from Sheplers, the number one source for western wear. We offer easy purchase and return on our sophisticated, feminine, and classy styles.

 

The Perfect Summer Outfits for Country Music Festivals

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Country-Festival-Outfit

Summertime is finally here, which means that it is time for country music festivals under the warm sunshine and dancing under the bright moonlight. If you want to make a statement at this summer’s biggest events, make sure you’re dressed to impress!

Not sure what to wear? Sheplers has you covered with these summer outfits that are guaranteed to turn heads.

Summer outfit # 1

Compliment a simple white tank top and blue jeans with this Wrangler Grey Fringe Vest. Tie the outfit together with this Savana Turquoise Lace Embroidered Crossbody bag and this Sterling silver and turquoise feather bracelet for the perfect country music festival outfit.

Summer outfit # 2

Miss Me Hi-Lo Lace Skirt in off white is a lightweight, airy material with a sewn in slip –  perfect for a day in the sun. Sheplers recommends a brown halter and brown snip toe cowgirl boots with it.

Summer outfit # 3

For a simple and cute look, try a white off the shoulder top, with jean shorts, brown sandals, and a straw fedora. Add turquoise jewelry to complete the look.

Summer outfit # 4

Faded Jean shorts with an off the shoulder top. Paired with Lucchese Eggshell Vanessa Cowgirl boots for added sophistication.

Summer outfit # 5

For a classic summer look, try Shepler’s Scully Lace dress in Ivory, and complete the outfit with Ariat Women’s Cowgirl boots in a classic American Flag style.

Recommended accessories to tie your country western look together:

Bandana by American West Black Rio Rancho Drawstring Crossbody Bag

Bullhide Sweet Seduction Cowgirl Hat

Montana Silversmith Misty Blue Pool Ring – the perfect turquois ring to pull the look together.

Get ready for this summer’s country music festivals with these top style recommendations from Sheplers, the number one source for western wear. We offer easy purchase and return on our sophisticated, feminine, and classy styles.

 

Country Western Wedding Tips

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Country western weddings are one of the hottest summer wedding trends. If planned right, a country western wedding can give a laid-back feeling, while keeping an elegant, rustic, and charming décor.

If you are looking for just the right additions for your country western wedding, try these charming and simple ideas from Sheplers western wear.

Cowboy Hats

Put cowboy hats to good use by having the flower girls or ring bearers carry one as they walk down the aisle.

Place flower arrangements in the pinch of cowboy hats as a center piece for your tables.

Mason Jars

Your country western wedding decorations are not complete without mason jars. These inexpensive additions provide plenty of quaint décor by holding candles, stringed lights, and flower bouquets.

Cowgirl Boots

Instead of the traditional heel, the bride and her wedding party can wear vintage cowgirl boots. Unique cowgirl boots from Sheplers add an extra level of comfort and style to walking down the aisle, and dancing all night long. Plus, they add an unexpected variety to the matching bridesmaid outfits.

Wine Barrels and Wheelbarrows

Switch up the typical bar display by using a wheelbarrow full of ice to keep refreshments cold. You can also build a DIY bar by placing a wooden board between two wine barrels to hold cups and drinks.

Wine barrels can also be used to hold flower arrangements at the entrance way.

Ceremony seating

Drape white lace cloths across bales of hay for a comfortable country vibe.

Break the mold of uniform seating, and use different styles of wooden chairs to add variety to your seating arrangement.

Table decoration

Lightweight, white fabrics for drapes and tablecloths to provide texture balance against wooden surfaces.

Country weddings are everything they’re cracked up to be. Find the perfect amount of country quaint charm with these country western wedding tips from Sheplers.

Country Western Wedding Tips

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 Country-Western-Wedding

Country western weddings are one of the hottest summer wedding trends. If planned right, a country western wedding can give a laid-back feeling, while keeping an elegant, rustic, and charming décor.

If you are looking for just the right additions for your country western wedding, try these charming and simple ideas from Sheplers western wear.

Cowboy Hats

Put cowboy hats to good use by having the flower girls or ring bearers carry one as they walk down the aisle.

Place flower arrangements in the pinch of cowboy hats as a center piece for your tables.

Mason Jars

Your country western wedding decorations are not complete without mason jars. These inexpensive additions provide plenty of quaint décor by holding candles, stringed lights, and flower bouquets.

Cowgirl Boots

Instead of the traditional heel, the bride and her wedding party can wear vintage cowgirl boots. Unique cowgirl boots from Sheplers add an extra level of comfort and style to walking down the aisle, and dancing all night long. Plus, they add an unexpected variety to the matching bridesmaid outfits.

Wine Barrels and Wheelbarrows

Switch up the typical bar display by using a wheelbarrow full of ice to keep refreshments cold. You can also build a DIY bar by placing a wooden board between two wine barrels to hold cups and drinks.

Wine barrels can also be used to hold flower arrangements at the entrance way.

Ceremony seating

Drape white lace cloths across bales of hay for a comfortable country vibe.

Break the mold of uniform seating, and use different styles of wooden chairs to add variety to your seating arrangement.

Table decoration

Lightweight, white fabrics for drapes and tablecloths to provide texture balance against wooden surfaces.

Country weddings are everything they’re cracked up to be. Find the perfect amount of country quaint charm with these country western wedding tips from Sheplers.

Horseback Riding for Exercise

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Not only is horseback riding a fun and relaxing way to spend time connecting with one of nature’s most powerful and beautiful creatures, but it’s also a great way to exercise – both for the horse and yourself.

Sheplers says that straddling one of the world’s most powerful animals will engage muscles you never knew you had. Here’s how:

Horseback riding improves balance and stability. Because riding on a horse back is considered an unstable surface, your body triggers a muscle response to stabilize yourself. As a horse moves left, your body moves left. Once you add speed and maneuvers, the muscle reaction becomes amplified.

Horseback riding requires coordination. Horseback riding is much harder than it appears It requires coordination combined with body position, leg, and reign pressure all at once. Horseback riding for exercise is beneficial in becoming more aware of movements and providing a quick reaction.

Horseback riding requires total core and leg engagement. One day of riding will leave your legs and core feeling sore. This is because there is no passive sitting in this sport. Riders must engage their entire bodies to ensure the remain stable on the horse, as well as give the horse the right signals with their muscle movements.

Horseback riding for exercise improves flexibility. Although this sport doesn’t necessarily require stretching beforehand, those who ride horses have a much more difficult experience when they have tight hamstrings, glutes, or strained hips as they attempt to straddle a two-thousand-pound animal.

If you thought horseback riding was all relaxation, think again. Saddle up with Sheplers western wear and see how horseback riding can be a great exercise.

Horseback Riding for Exercise

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Not only is horseback riding a fun and relaxing way to spend time connecting with one of nature’s most powerful and beautiful creatures, but it’s also a great way to exercise – both for the horse and yourself.

Sheplers says that straddling one of the world’s most powerful animals will engage muscles you never knew you had. Here’s how:

Horseback riding improves balance and stability. Because riding on a horse back is considered an unstable surface, your body triggers a muscle response to stabilize yourself. As a horse moves left, your body moves left. Once you add speed and maneuvers, the muscle reaction becomes amplified.

Horseback riding requires coordination. Horseback riding is much harder than it appears It requires coordination combined with body position, leg, and reign pressure all at once. Horseback riding for exercise is beneficial in becoming more aware of movements and providing a quick reaction.

Horseback riding requires total core and leg engagement. One day of riding will leave your legs and core feeling sore. This is because there is no passive sitting in this sport. Riders must engage their entire bodies to ensure the remain stable on the horse, as well as give the horse the right signals with their muscle movements.

Horseback riding for exercise improves flexibility. Although this sport doesn’t necessarily require stretching beforehand, those who ride horses have a much more difficult experience when they have tight hamstrings, glutes, or strained hips as they attempt to straddle a two-thousand-pound animal.

If you thought horseback riding was all relaxation, think again. Saddle up with Sheplers western wear and see how horseback riding can be a great exercise.

Finding the Right Work Boot for Your Job

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Sheplers knows your footware is critical, if for no other reason than the fact that is constitutes the very foundation you stand on all day. No matter where you are, you want to make sure your feet are comfortable and safe – without sacrificing style.

Work boots are one of the most important tools on any job site, because they can dictate productivity and safety of the worker. When trying to decide which work boots would be best for your job, consider the following factors: Safety, weatherproofing, and comfort.

When it comes to your work boots, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Here’s how to determine which work boots you need to keep you safe on your job site.

Weatherproof Boots

One day spent in the cold and snow is all it takes for a man to truly appreciate a waterproof, insulated boot. These are the perfect work boot for keeping your feet warm, dry, and protected in less than desirable conditions. Sheplers recommends these boots for anyone working in cold weather, or somewhere with high levels of moisture.

Heat resistant, waterproof, and slip resistant boots are perfect for firefighters or welders.

Industrial Boots

Safety toed boots are made for those in an environment with heavy hazards, like construction, factories, and mills. These boots will protect your toes should something drop on them. Consider work boots with puncture plates to protect from nails and sharp objects, as well as outsole grips for traction on slippery surfaces like roofs.

Boots with steel insoles are also useful for those riding bikes, pushing pedals, or driving heavy trucks for extended hours.

Electrical Hazard Boots

Electrical hazards are common and extremely dangerous. If you’re working around wiring or high voltage circuits, your footware is critical to your safety. The soles in these electrical hazard work boots reduce potential of electric shock.

Spending a little bit more for quality boots is an investment in how good you’ll feel each day. Quality work boots last a very long time, and get the job done. Combat discomfort, danger, and fatigue with work boots from Sheplers.

Finding the Right Work Boot for Your Job

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 right-work-boots

Sheplers knows your footware is critical, if for no other reason than the fact that is constitutes the very foundation you stand on all day. No matter where you are, you want to make sure your feet are comfortable and safe – without sacrificing style.

Work boots are one of the most important tools on any job site, because they can dictate productivity and safety of the worker. When trying to decide which work boots would be best for your job, consider the following factors: Safety, weatherproofing, and comfort.

When it comes to your work boots, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Here’s how to determine which work boots you need to keep you safe on your job site.

Weatherproof Boots

One day spent in the cold and snow is all it takes for a man to truly appreciate a waterproof, insulated boot. These are the perfect work boot for keeping your feet warm, dry, and protected in less than desirable conditions. Sheplers recommends these boots for anyone working in cold weather, or somewhere with high levels of moisture.

Heat resistant, waterproof, and slip resistant boots are perfect for firefighters or welders.

Industrial Boots

Safety toed boots are made for those in an environment with heavy hazards, like construction, factories, and mills. These boots will protect your toes should something drop on them. Consider work boots with puncture plates to protect from nails and sharp objects, as well as outsole grips for traction on slippery surfaces like roofs.

Boots with steel insoles are also useful for those riding bikes, pushing pedals, or driving heavy trucks for extended hours.

Electrical Hazard Boots

Electrical hazards are common and extremely dangerous. If you’re working around wiring or high voltage circuits, your footware is critical to your safety. The soles in these electrical hazard work boots reduce potential of electric shock.

Spending a little bit more for quality boots is an investment in how good you’ll feel each day. Quality work boots last a very long time, and get the job done. Combat discomfort, danger, and fatigue with work boots from Sheplers.

Horseback Riding Games

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The thought of trusting a 2,000-pound animal can be intimidating to inexperienced horseback riders. Participating in horseback riding games can help riders to become familiar with their horses, develop skills, and calm any fears associated with riding such large animals. Sheplers western wear store recommends seasoned riders help newcomers work on these horseback riding games as a fun exercise mechanism for the horse, and a skill development strategy.

Around the World

While a seasoned instructor holds the horse still, the rider will attempt to slowly rotate their bodies around on the horse, eventually facing sideways then backwards. This game is beneficial for teaching riders to maintain balance without using their hands or feet.

Race

Decide on two endpoints using a tree, fence, or other marker, then see who can make it to the finish line the fastest. Just make sure you’re racing in a safe area free of traffic!

“Walk, Trot, Canter”

Like the famous childhood game Red Light Green Light, “Walk, Trot, Canter” requires riders to signal their horses to walk slowly, or speed up the pace with a trot or canter. The instructor calling the game can signal for the rider to make their horse suddenly stop, which is a necessary skill in horseback riding.

Beginners Polo

This horseback riding game is more for fun and exercise. Riders imitate a traditional polo match by attempting to drive a ball into the opposing team’s goal, while on horseback.

Main and Tail Braiding contests

For the younger children, a mane and tail braiding contest is a great way to get them familiar with how to approach a horse, and the correct position to stand near a horse for safety.

For development in comfort, balance, and skill, try these horseback riding games from Sheplers western wear.