Square Toe, Round Toe or Pointed Toe: The difference

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Laredo Concho Harness Boots

With such a wide selection of women’s and men’s cowboy boots, one might feel overwhelmed when it comes to picking the perfect boot to wear. So how do you know which boot is right for you? Do you go with square toe, round toe or pointed toe? As western wear experts, we know all about cowboy boots and have perfected this guide to help you figure out which boot is your style and fit.

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Cowboy Boot Buying Guide: Your First Pair of Men’s Cowboy Boots

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Country and western wear has become increasingly popular in men’s fashion. Country icons such as Garth Books and Alan Jackson love a good, sturdy pair of cowboy boots while country singer Luke Bryan likes something a little more extravagant. At Sheplers Western Wear, we’re sharing a cowboy boot buying guide with some tips you can keep in mind as you purchase your first pair of men’s cowboy boots.

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How to Buy Cowboy Boots Online: Tips from the Experts

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Whether you are browsing our expansive selection of men’s work boots or checking out our women’s riding boots, when you find a pair you like you want to make sure that they will fit. At Sheplers Western Wear, we understand that incorrectly guessing your size and then having to exchange boots for a different size is tedious and time consuming. To try and prevent this from happening, our online boot store has compiled a list of a few tips to help you determine your cowboy boot size.

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Sheplers’s Ultimate Cowboy Boot Care

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Whether it’s a pair of women’s riding boots or some men’s work boots, when you find that perfect pair of cowboy boots you want them to last. While you can simply wear them until they start falling apart, at Sheplers we recommend being proactive and following our ultimate cowboy boot care instructions to ensure that your boots will be around for a long time.

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Stock Up on Warm Workwear

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Cold weather work clothes need to combine comfort, functionality, and most importantly, warmth. At Sheplers Western Wear, our online western store carries a wide variety of men’s and women’s warm workwear. Our pieces are stylish, easy to work in, and most importantly, warm. Now is the time to stock up on your warm workwear.

Warm Worker Boots

Your feet and hands will often feel the effects of cold weather first, and it’s important to make sure that you’re covered up with warm worker boots. We carry cowboy boots for men and women, and many of our boots bring the right coverage to ensure you stay warm. In addition to carrying cowboy boots for men, we also offer insulated work boots, such as our Justin Men’s Drywall Insulated Waterproof Work Boots, which will keep you warm while working.

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Women’s Western Wear for Working

Keeping your western style while staying warm in workwear is easy when you shop our women’s western wear online. Our warm workwear includes our Carhartt Weathered Duck Wildwood Jacket, which is made from 100% cotton weathered duck. It’s built or warmth and style, and its removable three-piece hood allows for extra coverage when needed.

Wrangler Jeans as Construction Worker Winter Clothes

Full coverage is necessary when working in the winter, and Wrangler Jeans offer flexible wear and full coverage. When paired with coveralls or other layers, Wrangler Jeans provide the perfect level of warmth. Visit our online western wear store for more cold weather work clothes for men and women.

Waterproofing Your Cowboy Boots

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We know that sometimes it happens – you get caught in the rain and you’re thinking, “What am I going to do about my shoes?” Yes, cowboy boots are meant for wear-and-tear, trails, and mud, but their lifespan can definitely be cut short if they are not taken care of properly. Sheplers, one of the best western stores online, is here to help. We know how much you love your cowboy boots! By following these steps, you can be sure that your cowboy boots are ready to take on any amounts of water as you can waterproof your cowboy boots.

 

When leather is exposed to moisture for an extended period of time, the leather can stretch, discolor, crack, and wrinkle. Since water diminishes the integrity of the leather, once it is exposed to water, it will usually never be the same again. So, in order to maintain your boots, Sheplers recommends thoroughly cleaning your boots with a dry cloth and brush. Next, you should decide whether you want to use a conditioner, spray or oil.

 

Conditioners

Leather conditioners are water repellent, as oil naturally repels water. When applying conditioner, it’s always best to use a soft towel and gently rub the conditioner into the leather. You’ll know when there is enough conditioner when the conditioner has stopped absorbing and you’re left with a thin layer that covers the surface.

 

Sprays

Waterproofing sprays are quick and easy to use; however, they do contain silicone, so you run the risk of drying out your leather boots. Spray protectants are great for convenience and you don’t run the risk of any discoloration when you attempt to waterproof your cowboy boots.

 

Oils

Lastly, oil is a very popular method of waterproofing your cowboy boots, as the fatty acids in the oil make the leather soft yet durable while protecting it from any damage and moisture. All you have to do is massage the oil into the leather and warm it with a blow dryer, or set them in the sun. Be careful when using this method to make sure you don’t dry them out.

 

Now that you’re ready to use a product that will waterproof your cowboy boots, it’s important to always test a small, less obvious area of the leather with your method of choice before going ahead and using it on the entire boot.

 

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The Best Accessories for Spring 2018

While some of Spring 2018’s fashion accessory trends are a little wacky, there are some that we at Sheplers are ready to embrace with open arms. Spice up your women’s western wear wardrobe with these accessories that are sure to have you catching spring fever.

Patterned Boots

Forget the heels, this spring boots are in! With the variety of patterns available from Sheplers, you can find the perfect patterned boots for your style. All our boots are made with high quality, genuine leather and designed for your comfort in mind.

Patterned cowgirl boots to add to women’s western wear collection

Take the Ferrini Turquoise Country Lace Cowgirl Boots– a breathtaking turquoise color with an embroidered pattern that will brighten up any outfit. Pair them with a white knit dress, dark jeans or an all-black ensemble.

Handbags Featuring Different Shapes and Pattern

Traditional handbags and purses are out and new crazy patterns with unique shapes are in! Whether you are looking for a new tote or a small purse for an evening out, Sheplers has options for you.

women’s fringe handbags with unique shape and pattern are in this season

The Shyanne Women’s Patina Studded Fringe Crossbody Bag is a great example of a unique handbag style and shape to add a little flair to your outfit. From the circular shape to the studded detailing to the fringe, this one of a kind bag adds boho western chic to your look.

Earrings for Days

Earring bling is back in! Take advantage of the trend and purchasing your favorite drop earrings from all different colors and styles. The more bling the better.

spring 2018 trends include chandelier earrings

These Shyanne Women’s Antique Silver Chandelier Earrings add a level of sophistication to any outfit. With an antique silver tone and engraved chandelier design, you can’t go wrong. The earrings transition perfectly from day to evening so you’ll sparkle in style no matter where you go. For a more casual look, check out the Cowgirl Confetti Women’s Brown Duster Earrings.

Hats for Any Occasion

Hats are exploding back on the scene in 2018. From straw hats to fedoras to cowboy hats, there is a hat for every occasion. If you are looking for a traditional straw sunhat, check out the Scala Women’s Natural Organic Raffia with Black Bow Sun Hat.

women’s hats are in for 2018

One of our favorites for spring is the Peter Grimm Women’s Namo Sun Hat. Protect yourself from the sun with this chic take on a straw sun hat. Offered in black and ivory, you’ll be in style whether you are lounging by the pool or out about the town

How to Choose the Perfect Cowboy Boots

When it comes to finding a new pair of authentic cowboy boots there are a lot of components you should consider before making your final purchase. After all, genuine cowboy boots are an investment that will last you a long time. While a new pair can be a bit pricey, your cowboy boots are a true testament to your western roots and Sheplers can guarantee that you will absolutely love this purchase. Follow this guide for how to choose the perfect pair of cowboy boots.

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Cowboy Boots Style

The first thing you should consider before buying your next pair of cowboy boots is the overall style you’re going for. Everyone is different, and their style preferences vary, and cowboy boots can come in a wide variety of styles. For example, are you looking for a dressier style or more casual? A vintage pair of cowboy boots are perfect for the more traditional cowboy, and there are more comfortable styles for those who are looking to protect their feet and provide support.

Cowboy Boots Material

Now that you have a firm grasp on the style preference of cowboy boots, you should think about the kind of material you want. Genuine cowboy boots come in many different materials and you may have a preference to the type of leather that the boots are made of. For example, authentic cowboy boots can be handcrafted from ostrich leather, alligator skin, or even hippo leather. This can also be a style preference and it’s important to understand that all genuine leather cowboy boots will be more pricey than other styles such as suede cowboy boots.

Cowboy Boots Toe Shape

The toe-shape of cowboy boots should also be a contributing factor before you make your purchase. You can find cowboy boots with a round toe shape, a square toe, a snip toe, and a pointy toe shape. The shape of your cowboy boots will be unique to your style. With Sheplers, you can find the perfect pair that you will love.

Once you have gone through this guide and you know exactly what you are looking for, visit Sheplers Western Wear for the perfect pair of cowboy boots that match your style.

 

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How to Clean Cowboy Boots

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Clean Cowboy Boots

If you have just purchased a new pair of cowboy boots, you want them to last. The best way to ensure long-term use is to properly care for and clean boots. The consistent maintenance of your cowboy boots will allow them to stay strong and durable as well as look good for a long time to come.

Clean Cowboy Boots

How to Get Clean Boots the Right Way

At Sheplers Western Wear, we offer a wide selection of genuine men’s cowboy boots and fashionable women’s boots in various styles and materials, but we understand that you want your favorite pair to last. To help you keep your trusted boots for as long a possible, we are helping you learn the proper way to clean boots.

  1. Before you even touch your boots, you need to know what material they are made of. The proper way to clean leather boots is different from the right way to clean suede boots. If you still have the care instructions from when you bought your cowboy boots, always refer to them first.
  2. The first step when you actually start to clean your cowboy boots is to get rid of the outside dirt and dust. To do this, take a cloth with the right cleaner on it and gently rub around the entire boot. For spots that are hard to come off, we suggest using a boot brush. The best way to ensure that this step is done properly is to use quality boot care items designed for your cowboy boot’s specific material.
  3. After you have successfully wiped down your cowboy boots, it’s important to condition them regularly to enhance the shininess of your boots. Once you find the right conditioner, you can gently massage the entire boot with it. Be careful not to overdo it.
  4. If you really want your clean boots to last, you can use shoe polish to get your boots looking shiny and brand new. This will also help get rid of scratches. It’s important to once again use a polish that will complement the material of your cowboy boots and ultimately not damage them. The Scout Boot cream polish is one of our bestsellers.
  5. Finally, do not forget about proper storage. Throwing your Ariat men’s cowboy boots carelessly in your closet is a sure way to keep them from lasting very long. Instead, look for boot trees to keep them from bending and always store them in a dry place.

An authentic pair of cowboy boots are worth the investment if you take good care of them. The right cowboy boot care will have your boots looking fresh and clean no matter how rough you are on them.