1800's Period Authentic Boots
At OldTradingPost.com we believe in adhering to the old fashioned way of making Cowboy Boots and we have spent a great deal of time assembling what we feel is the finest Western Cowboy and Cowgirl Boots section on the internet. All of these Custom Handmade Boots are left for you too choose making Your Boots absolutely Your Boots even the way they are made. In all cases know you are getting only the finest quality materials and craftsmanship in every pair of Boots. Here is a little bit about Cowboy boots history: Cowboy Boots refer to a specific style of riding boot, historically worn by cowboys. They have a Cuban heel, rounded to pointed toe, high shaft, and, traditionally, no lacing. Cowboy boots are normally made from cowhide leather, which may be decoratively hand tooled, but are also sometimes made from "exotic" skins like alligator, snake, ostrich, lizard, eel, elephant, stingray, elk, buffalo, and so on. There are two basic styles of cowboy boots, western (or classic), and roper. The classic style is distinguished by a tall boot shaft, going to at least mid-calf, with an angled "cowboy" heel, usually over one inch high. A slightly lower, still angled, "walking" heel is also common. The toe of western boots was originally rounded or squared in shape. The narrow pointed toe design appeared in the early 1940s.