There have been plenty of cowboys herding cattle around the United States after the deadly American Civil War and these cowboys eventually realized that they needed some boots that were somewhat different from the common boot styles of their current generation. Boots that were made before whether be it war, carriage or field-style boots have not proven fruitful for the cowboys that were herding cattle because the durability of these boots were hammered during their use of it on the time that they were navigating different kinds of vegetation and terrain. Around the year of 1870 a lone cowboy had the idea of taking his war boots to a shoemaker and had asked the shoemaker to add some great changes to the boots that he had such as a pointy toe so that he would be able to slip his foot into a stirrup quicker than before. The cowboy also asked if the shoemaker can add something better such as a higher shaft so that his leg can be protected from any harm as well as requesting another improvement which was a larger under-sling heal on the boots so that he would be able to keep his shoe on a stirrup while hard on the trail with his cows. The shoemaker made something with the ideas that he was given with and he came up with a great design of a knee-high design in which was smart because it would be able to protect the wearer from anything dangerous outside such as dangerous animals and other vegetation that can prove harmful to the user.
The first use and the first common use of cowboy boots were just for working purposes only and nothing more. The word “style” was non-existent with cowboy boots during that time. Cowboy boots were just viewed by the people and the wearer himself/herself as something as an improvement over a vital tool, in which was designed to keep the cowboys safe and comfortable during the long hard dry summers that they were about to experience and also the rain which was also irritating for them.
After a long while cowboy boots were viewed more as a fashion statement than the old worker point of view that most people had and now the customary black or brown stitches that were made on the old cowboy boots are being replaced by something more colorful stitching. As more designs are being thought of on the cowboy boots and the design makers are unleashing their creative minds to create something more beautiful with cowboy boots. As decades passed by more and more persons are discovering the wonderful fashion design of cowboy boots and thus attracting the attention of the international community as it becomes something amazing to wear.