Cowboy Boots - A blast from the past! (Trend history)

Published on 25 November 2022 at 12:26

Who would have thought old western cowboy boots would make a return?! But they have! I'm talking old brown dusty boots for cowboys in the 1800s now turned into dazzling modern boots seen on catwalks all around. The cowboy boot was an iconic style of riding boot, traditionally worn by cowboys or horse riders. Riding boots were an essential part of horse-riding wear for hundreds of years, originating in the plains and the far western United States and was originally inspired by the vaquero-style boot brought to the Americas from Spain in the 1600s. 

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Origins of the Trend:

In the 1800s, Charles Hyer a German immigrant shoemaker was commissioned by a Colorado cowboy in need of some new boots for the Civil War. From then on, the unique design was born and quickly adapted to fit the needs of performers, ranchers, cattlemen and even popular western film stars of the time. Fast forward to the 2000s and many celebrities were hopping on to this returning trend, for example, Rihanna showcased them for "Hope Rocks" benefit concert with a lime green camisole and a denim mini skirt. Whilst music stars and designers have helped the increase in cowboy boot fashion, it most certainly also social media influencers who have driven this aesthetic forward even further. 

Rihanna wearing cowboy boots in 2005.John Sciulli/WireImage/Getty Images

The Future for Cowboy Boots: 

As we now know, cowboy boots have been around for years and years and will be for the foreseeable future. Fashion brand and celebrities are fully embracing this which can only mean one thing: they're here to stay!! With lots of unique colour pairings and western whimsy on the runway & the cowboy boot is just the right boho addition to your Spring Summer 23 wardrobe. 


Dries Van Noten - Paris Men's Fashion Week SS23

"It's the shoe trend that keeps giving!" - Meguire Hennes


Whilst this traditional style that you are visualising definitely has a concrete place in history, modern day fashion has taken this look one step further suitable to fit 2022 trends. The present day embraces the baseline elements of the western shoes - pointed toe, slanted heel, high top while bringing in traits of on trend fashion - metallics, abstract patterns, unique heel form, possibly making it more Y2K vibes. 

Miron Crosby was founded by sisters Lizzie Means Duplantis and Sarah Means, the collection is inspired by the sisters’ experiences of growing up on their family’s West Texas cattle ranch, and later living and working in New York City. The arty boots feature the iconic tall cowboy boot, the popular shorty, and the novel midi-boot in an array of leathers, exotic skins, and intricate stitching. Definitely a brand to look out for!

Sally, our classic cowboy cool boot just got a facelift! Made in all over metallic light pink we promise this double-lined swirly stitch pattern will become your new go-to. 

  • Midi boot with 11" shaft upper
  • Point A toe
  • Stacked leather heel measures approximately 1.75"
  • Metallic light pink vamps and shaft uppers embroidered with tonal light pink stitching
  • Leather lining and sole 
  • Handmade in Texas

“There is something undeniably romantic about the cowboy boot, something evocative of bygone eras full of trailblazing and wildness that appeals to all of us" - Lee Searcy marketing director of Miron Crosby

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