The 10 Best Cowboy Boot Brands Prove That Western Style is Here to Stay

I have to thank An American Tail: Fievel Goes West for introducing me to cowboy boots. It was 1992 when I got my hands on VHS of the animated classic, which I would watch daily for the better part of two years. The flick is about a young immigrant mouse from the Bronx (my neighborhood) and his odyssey into the Wild West in the late 1800s, the era when cowboy boots originated.

To say that I was obsessed with the film is putting it lightly. My birthday parties for two years were Western-themed, I made all my friends play gunfight at the OK corral with me every weekend, and I seldom stepped out my front door without my real-deal cowboy boots. I grew out of them fairly quickly, sadly, but I cherished those boots like they were treasure. From then on, all things Western became part of my MO. I would experiment with other looks throughout the decades, of course, adding a touch of this and a bit of that, but it’s hard to miss the indelible impact that Fievel and cowboy culture had on my personal style. Read more at Esquire.

One Reply to “The 10 Best Cowboy Boot Brands Prove That Western Style is Here to Stay”

  1. Yes these are great brands, but Esquire missed a great authentic Boot maker in Fort Worth, Texas who will celebrate their 100th Anniversary this year; ML Leddy’s! Run by true artisans custom hand tooling in finest details highest quality leathers! The love for their craft is proven in each custom made, comfort driven boot!
    Can live 24/7 in my handmade ML Leddy boots! Love at first step!

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