How To Choose The Right Cowgirl Boots
Well, hello there, lovely lady! Do you want to connect to your inner cowgirl? There are a few ways to do that, one of them being by wearing cowgirl chic Buckaroo Bling jewelry., but one thing that most people associate with a cowgirl is a good pair of cowgirl boots. So, how do you know if you've got a good one? Read on to find out how to choose a pair that's right for you.
If you are in the market for a new pair of boots, you first need to decide what purpose your boots will serve: work or play. That will determine the material and style you should be looking for. You also might want to set a budget, because good cowgirl boots, and especially those in the fashion category, can be rather pricey.
If you are buying a pair of work boots, comfort, durability, and performance would all be things to consider. For our purposes, let's assume you are buying a pair of fashion boots instead. So, what are the things you should be looking for here?
- THE SIZE. Cowgirl boots do not fit like your regular shoes do, and the size of boot you need might not be the same as the size of shoe you usually wear. To complicate things even more, different boot brands have different sizing. So, short of measuring your foot and contacting the chosen brand's customer service, the only other way to confidently buy new boots is to go to a store and keep trying them on. If the fit of your boot doesn't feel right when you first try them on, it will not get much better down the line, no matter how often you wear them. So, before you try the boots on, make sure you are wearing a pair of boot socks or knee-high sports socks. When fitting the boot, the ball of your foot should be at the widest point of the boot. Also, make sure that boot shank and your arch have matching curves. It is also important that the instep fits. You can determine that by taking the leather of the boot between your thumb and index finger, and rubbing your thumb across the instep. A very slight wrinkle means that the fit is right. If the wrinkle is large, boots are too loose. Last but not least, make sure you have a bit of heel slippage. About a quarter to half an inch of slippage is fine.
- THE TOE. Toes on cowgirl boots come in different shapes, and it is important to determine which shape suits your foot best. Are you comfortable wearing shoes with pointed toes, or do you prefer round toe? If you have a wider foot, square toe would usually be a good choice. Choose the toe shape for comfort first, then for style. Also, make sure that there is about a thumb's width of space between your toes and the tip of the boot. Most boot companies put extra reinforcement in the toe area of the boot, called the "toe cap." This reinforcement is stiff, and if toe cap is bothering you in any way, you may need a larger size.
- THE HEEL. Cowgirl boot heels come in different heights. Standard height is between 3/4 inch and 1 3/4 inch. Fashion boots can have heels that are much higher than that. As cowgirl boots are meant to take your from day into the night, go with the heel height that feels most comfortable to you. Unlike other footwear, the statement here is definitely not in the heel.
- THE PRICE. Invest in a good pair of cowgirl boots. Quality cowgirl boots can be expensive, and it is tempting to start out with a super cheap pair. If you give in to this temptation, you'll be paying in discomfort, blisters, and dissatisfaction. Also, make sure to pick a pair that matches your personality. For high style pizzazz, look for fancy embroidery and vibrant colors. Want something fun and funky? Go for exotic leathers and wild animal prints. In a nutshell, let your boots speak as much about you as they speak to you.
Regardless of what style boots you choose, make sure to wear them with the right attitude: fearless, confident, unique, and cowgirl chic. Cowgirl boots are definitely not for a shrinking violet.
Now that you know how to properly choose a pair of cowgirl boots, put them on, and go strut your stuff! Already have a favorite boot brand? Let me know in the comments.
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