Custom Boots made by Hand in Montana, USA
Welcome to Borntrager's Boots
Just the mention of cowboy boots brings to mind visions of the Old West with crackling campfires, six-shooters and month-long cattle drives across the windswept prairies.
You don't have to be a cowboy to wear and appreciate Western boots. Cowboy boots are now a fashionable form of footwear that can be seen on people from all walks of life, from actors to Presidents. Besides being good for wrangling and roping, these boots are popular because of their durability, practicality and rugged, individual style.
At a distance, it may just look like a quality leather shoe. Up close, the distinct advantages start to show:
- Unique shape: The toe of a cowboys boot always has a recognizable taper. This is to help slide in and out of the stirrups more easily while giving your feet an active, dynamic shape.
- Heel and sole: While in the saddle, the tall heel minimizes the risk of the foot sliding forward through the stirrup, which could be life-threatening. When mounting, and especially dismounting, the slick, treadless leather sole aids in a speedy insertion and removal of the foot into the stirrup.
- High shaft: While mounted, the shaft protects the lower leg and ankle from rubbing on the stirrup leathers. While dismounted, it can help protect from rocks, brush, thorns and snakes. In wet weather or creek crossings, the shaft prevents the boot from filling with mud and water.
- Fun: Let's face it, sometimes we all want to cowboy up a little. Western boots come from a long tradition of American independence and courage.
So whether you're a rancher ready to rope some calves or a business man wanting a new style of footwear, a pair of cowboy boots will give you the comfortable, relaxed and capable aspect you need.
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