What cowgirl doesn’t enjoy picking out new boots? Shopping for riding footwear can be difficult though. Safety should be your number one concern, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a nice looking pair of boots! You’ll want something that can fit in and out of the stirrups easily, protect your foot if you’re stepped on, and be durable enough to handle farm life.
Most cowgirls need a boot that is versatile. Horse girls may be riding one second and mucking a stall the next. Some may opt to have multiple pairs of footwear for stable duties and riding, while others want just one boot that can do it all.
Keep this in mind!
- They should have a small tread
- 1 inch to 1 ½ inch heels are usually preferred
- Narrow enough to fit in a stirrup easily
- Offer all-day comfort and support
- Made of durable materials
Western boots come in different heights. Ankle boots are perfect for pairing with half chaps. Your entire lower leg will be protected! You can also find some made of vinyl and others constructed of leather. Leather is often the best choice if you can afford it.
Quickdraw Western Boot, $179.95; Ariat
Ariat makes great riding and farm boots. This particular style offers a range of shaft colors. The boots are made from a full-grain leather material. Find one in your size!
Let the shoe shopping begin.