My First Cowboy Boots

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My First Cowboy Boots: The Best Kid’s Boots

While a collection of western wear clothing can be fun for your little cowboy or cowgirl, the best western gifts for your kids just may be their first perfect pair of cowboy boots. You can scour the cowboy boot stores in your area, but chances are you will not be able to find a large selection of kid’s boots. Luckily at Sheplers, we are here to help you find the best kid’s boots.

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Smoky Mountain Girls’ Charleston Cowboy Boots

Infant Cowboy/Cowgirl Booties

If you really want an early start for your child’s western wear wardrobe, try a pair of infant cowboy or cowgirl booties. We suggest starting with a classic look like the John Deere Infant Boys Rust 3’’ Boots. Because they aren’t yet walking at this age, the boots you choose are all about style.

Toddler Boots

As your little cowboy stumbles and struggles to take his first steps, the right boots should be there for comfort and support. The Smoky Mountain Toddler Stars and Stripes Western Boots have a rubber outsole and a side zipper to put on and take off with ease while also rocking the American flag.

Little Cowboy/Cowgirl Boots

When your little cowgirl starts square dancing, she will need some boots that can keep up. Smoky Mountain Girls’ Charleston Cowboy Boots are sure to please your cowgirl princess while you rest easy knowing she’s wearing quality boots. The synthetic leather ensures your little cowgirl’s boots were made to last.

Getting your child their first pair of cowboy boots is a big step. Make it the right step with the best kid’s boots. Don’t forget to complete the look with the western style clothes Sheplers has to offer.

Stay Dry with These Western Rain Boots

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Even if it’s not rainy season, it’s imperative to keep your feet dry all year long! Sheplers, one of the best western stores online, offers not only the best in western wear, western style clothes, and cowboy boots, but also has a selection of western rain boots! Stay dry and look sharp with the best waterproof boots from Sheplers.

 

Smoky Mountain Women’s Misty Waterproof Boots – Whether you’re dancing around in the rain or mucking around in the horse stables, do it in style with these gray western rain boots from Smoky Mountain. With a soft cotton sock lining and beautifully marbled horse print, you’ll find any reason to tread not so lightly in the puddles at the ranch.

 

Ariat Women’s Juniper Fernlee Rubber Outdoor Boots – You can get the job done stat with this nice pair of western rain boots that not only match with all your western wear, but with all your western weather as well. Offering stability and comfort, Ariat never fails to deliver top-notch quality.

 

Muck Men’s Moss Edgewater Hi Rubber Boots – With airmesh lining and enhanced breathability, these all-purpose muck-style western rain boots allow for excellent traction in deep mud, if need be. If you’re looking for the perfect pair of western wear boots that will keep out the rain, snow, and frigid air, you’ll get the best luck with these comfortable Edgewater boots.

 

Smoky Mountain Boy’s Amphibian Camo Waterproof Boots – Available in both 8” and 12” shaft, these True Timber camo print Smoky Mountain western rain boots are as durable as they are comfortable. Your child can splash in all the puddles once pulling on these grippy kicks.

Stay Dry with These Western Rain Boots

Even if it’s not rainy season, it’s imperative to keep your feet dry all year long! Sheplers, one of the best western stores online, offers not only the best in western wear, western style clothes, and cowboy boots, but also has a selection of western rain boots! Stay dry and look sharp with the best waterproof boots from Sheplers.

 

Smoky Mountain Women’s Misty Waterproof Boots – Whether you’re dancing around in the rain or mucking around in the horse stables, do it in style with these gray western rain boots from Smoky Mountain. With a soft cotton sock lining and beautifully marbled horse print, you’ll find any reason to tread not so lightly in the puddles at the ranch.

 

Ariat Women’s Juniper Fernlee Rubber Outdoor Boots – You can get the job done stat with this nice pair of western rain boots that not only match with all your western wear, but with all your western weather as well. Offering stability and comfort, Ariat never fails to deliver top-notch quality.

 

Muck Men’s Moss Edgewater Hi Rubber Boots – With airmesh lining and enhanced breathability, these all-purpose muck-style western rain boots allow for excellent traction in deep mud, if need be. If you’re looking for the perfect pair of western wear boots that will keep out the rain, snow, and frigid air, you’ll get the best luck with these comfortable Edgewater boots.

 

Smoky Mountain Boy’s Amphibian Camo Waterproof Boots – Available in both 8” and 12” shaft, these True Timber camo print Smoky Mountain western rain boots are as durable as they are comfortable. Your child can splash in all the puddles once pulling on these grippy kicks.

Cowboy Boots That Are Best in Class and Built to Last

As a well-known accessory in American history, cowboy boots are rugged and are meant to protect your feet through weathering and tough conditions. As time goes on, manufacturers change the way they create boots in order to save money, resources, time, etc. However, there’s a handful of western wear brands that still make cowboy boots that are built to last.

 

Ariat – With a continually clean look, durable outsoles, and a fair price point, Ariat boots have withstood the test of time when it comes to the manufacturing of a great pair of cowboy boots. The retail price of Ariat is comfortable and reasonable, making this classy brand an excellent bang for your buck that’ll allow you to rodeo and ranch for years.

 

Old West – With many consumer reviews and success stories, Old West offers hard-to-find, extended sizes for cowboys who need precise fits on their feet. At a reasonable cost, cowboys can get their boots made with quality, built-to-last materials – tough and affordable is the Old West name.

 

Roper – Wear the West with the durable, flexible, leather construction at an amazing cost. The average cost of Roper boots is on the lower end, and can withstand even the harshest of weathering elements.

 

Durango – Bringing constant enhancements and being one of the best cowboy boots on the market, Durango offers Comfort Core Insole Technology for any cowboy with an active lifestyle. If you’re looking for the perfect cowboy boot that’s best in class and built to last, Durango has reasonably low to medium priced boots with heavy-duty functionality.

 

Although there are plenty of cowboy boots that are built with plenty of love and durable resources, our four favorites have withstood the test of time (and weather). Shop our wide selection of the best cowboy boots at our western store online today.

The Best Kids’ Boots for Your Little Cowboys and Cowgirls

There’s nothing like owning your first pair of cowboy boots and wearing them anywhere, and everywhere. At Sheplers, your one stop shop for all things western wear, we’re stocked up with hundreds of different styles of kids’ boots for you and you child to choose from. Finding the right boot for your child is easy when shopping at Sheplers. Below are some of our best-selling kids boots for little cowboys and cowgirls!

Roper Boys’ Baseball Cowboy Boots in Square Toe – For the little baseball-loving cowboy, these Roper Baseball Cowboy Boots are perfect for the little slugger who loves to show his sporty side.

Old West Boys’ Distressed Cowboy Boots in Round Toe – This classic pair of kids’ boots is one of our best-selling boots for little cowboys because every little country boy needs a good pair of versatile boots. We recommend ordering a half size larger in these boots, because they fit a bit snug.

Roper Boys’ Light Up Spider Web Cowboy Boots in Round Toe – Being an instant kid favorite, these Roper cowboy boots have spider web embroidery and light up spiders. Your little cowboy will love to jump around while watching his spider inlays flash light and bright!

Tin Haul Girls’ Brown Starlight Western Boots in Square Toe – This fan favorite pair of cowgirl boots will sparkle as bright as your little cowgirl does. With pink star embroidery on the feet, and purple and pink stitching on the shaft, your little girl will feel like a princess. Not to mention, there’s a unicorn design on the inlay vamp! She’ll never want to take these cute boots off her feet.

Roper Girl’s Blue Floral Glitter Cowgirl Boots – If your little cowgirl is a fan of the movie Frozen, she’ll feel like a real Elsa in these gleaming blue cowgirl boots. This spunky design has glittery flowers beneath a metallic blue shaft, giving her the look of a frozen princess. Your little cowgirl will never want to Let It Go!

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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Baby Shower Gift Ideas – Western Wear for Infants

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With a baby on the way, it’s time to celebrate! Baby showers are the perfect way to show some love to the mom-to-be, and there are tons of adorable baby shower gifts for family and friends to show up with. A western inspired baby shower celebrates the newest cowboy or cowgirl on the way and you want to come prepared with unique gifts. Sheplers shares with you the cutest western wear for infants that make the best country themed gifts for the baby on the way.

Infant Boots

A cowboy or cowgirl in the making needs their first pair of cowboy boots and Sheplers has the cutest infant boots that all babies can rock. This unique gift idea such as this pair of Old West Girls’ Infant White Poppets is the perfect western style addition to a baby’s new wardrobe. A new mom will always remember her baby’s first pair of cowboy boots.

Cowboy Printed Onesies

The newest cowboy will look adorable in this Cody James Infant Boys’ Paisley Print Onesie from Sheplers. Western details on a onesie will automatically make any baby stylish and fashion forward. A Paisley print is the ultimate cowboy inspired touch to a baby’s outfit.

Bandana Printed Clothes

Nothing says country western like bandana print! This cute and pretty in pink Girls’ Bandana Print Infant Dress is the perfect cowgirl baby shower gift that everyone will love and be talking about. This stylish baby gift option will be sure to turn heads.

For more western inspired baby shower gifts, visit Sheplers western Wear today!

Sheplers’ Pick for Best Riding Boots

It is important to dress for comfort and functionality when horseback riding, whether it is everyday riding or barrel racing. Sheplers knows horseback riding and equestrian clothing, so we have compiled a list of the best riding boots for you to invest in before your next ride.

Ariat Riding Boots – These boots make the top of our list with the best riding boots because they are designed for professional equestrians and top amateurs from French calf leather. Ariat produces their boots with flexibility in mind for optimum comfort. Ariat riding boots are versatile for sport, field, and dress occasions.

Ovation – Ovation boots provide comfort and function while in the saddle. Consumers go crazy for these boots for the same reason that we do. Making the list of the best riding boots, Ovation is not the fanciest boot seller, but they offer a comfortable ride and serve great purpose, with a reasonable price tag attached. There are many different options shown in the Sheplers catalog for equestrian boots.

Dublin – These riding boots were created by riders for riders. Whether is in on a horse or in the stable, these boots make our best riding boots list due to the little features that make a biggest difference. With great style and even better functionality, Dublin boots provide all-day comfort.

Saxon – These boots are perfect for the beginner rider. Saxon boots make the list of best riding boots because of the durability and the way they offer ease and convenience for riders. With both style and protection, Saxon is a good first choice, especially for children and women.

Riding boots are meant to prevent pinching on the leg of the rider and the sliding of the foot from of the stirrup. It is important to invest in quality riding boots in order to achieve optimum results. This list from Sheplers should be helpful in the process of your purchase. Happy riding!

Are Square Toe Cowboy Boots Your Perfect Fit?

Although most modern fashion steers towards the style of a thin-toed cowboy boot, there are a few different styles of cowboy boots that may fit you differently, and may feel better on your feet. Many cowboys and cowgirls focus on the material of their boot, and oftentimes forget how important the shape of the shoe it. If you are looking for a new style of cowboy boots to switch things up in your wardrobe, you may want to try on a pair of square toe cowboy boots.

Considering the contemporary way, toe styles on cowboy boots are less about functionality and more about style. Some may prefer pointed or snip toed boots; however, if you have never considered square toe cowboy boots, Sheplers suggests slipping into a pair. Amongst the many different styles, you never know what fits your foot and your personality the best if you do not try them on!

Square toe cowboy boots give a more casual look than the other toe styles of boots. Perfect for a day out on the farm or to go have a couple of beers at the bar down the street. If worn with darker colors, this style of cowboy boot can give off a more formal look to dress up your outfit.

Square toe cowboy boots came to existence during the Civil War from shoemakers producing shoes for the cavalry. Because the narrow, point toe was more difficult to form by hand, shoemakers began making square toe cowboy boots. These boots continued to fit into stirrups, and further down the road it was noticed that they provided better support and stability than the narrow toed boots.

At Sheplers, you can shop for cowboy boots by toe. We have over 750 styles of square toe cowboy boots in our catalog, as well as four other toe shapes from you to choose from. Check them out today!

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Cowboy Boot Spurs: What You Should Know

Do you think you are ready to wear spurs on your cowboy boots? Cowboy boot spurs are a little different these days than they were back in the old west. Sheplers has cowboy boots in all shapes, sizes and colors, and we also have authentic cowboy boot spurs to pair with them.

Earn Your Spurs

Traditionally, cowboys had to earn their spurs by competing in the rodeo and proving themselves. These days, the phrase “earn your spurs” refers to proving yourself and showcasing your skills in a particular position.

What’s The Use?

Spurs are used to direct the horse along with the reigns, hands, and voice commands. Steering a live animal is no easy feat, especially when it is kicking around.

Can Anyone Wear Cowboy Boot Spurs?

Anyone can wear spurs, but if you go to the rodeo, then it’s best to leave the spurs at home unless you have competed in a rodeo and earned them like everyone else there.

How to Assemble Spurs

Sheplers has cowboy boot spurs that are already made and they can be easily attached to your boots. If you have to assemble them yourself, it is important to know that they come in three pieces and Sheplers uses the following steps to assemble them:

– The Heel Band: The U-shaped piece that fits around the boot.

– The Shank: This is the piece that extends from the middle of the heel bank.

– The rowel: This is the most recognizable piece; the circular piece with the blunt points sticking out

The assembly is intuitive between the three pieces.

Flair

Feel free to deck your cowboy boot spurs with some flair. Sheplers offers already decorated spurs in our catalogs so check them out!