When and Where to Wear Cowboy Boots—And Why You Need a Pair

Cowboy boots have long been associated with Western culture and Country Music. However, if you can't explain the difference between a Holstein and a Jersey (they're types of cows), you can still wear a great pair of cowboy boots. Here are some reasons why!

Cowboy Boots are Great for Outings

Roadtrips and Events that Demand Cowboy Boots

Nobody wants to look out of place. It’s important to dress the part when you’re heading on girls’ or guys’ trip to destinations like Nashville, San Antonio, or Austin. These cities are known for country music and popular venues that have line dancing. You’ll definitely want to wear a pair of great cowboy boots for a night out on the town!

In addition to various cities, there are numerous events that a pair of cowboy boots will help you fit in. Country music festivals are now becoming mainstream, happening from Los Angeles (Stagecoach) to New York (Taste of Country Music Festival). Once purely Southern events, like the Professional Bull Riders (PBR), are now in cities like Chicago.

Dance the Night Away in Cowboy Boots

It seems like there’s a bar in every city that has country night. These venues are a great place to wear your favorite pair of cowboy boots while dancing to today’s country music artists. Line Dancing, formerly reserved for Western and Country Music Halls, is now becoming very popular with people from all walks of life.  

College Football Tailgating 

Are you a big college football fan? It’s no secret that the best conference in college football today is the SEC, where tailgating with county music playing is the norm. Even in conferences like the Big 10, ACC, and Big 12, you’ll find the tailgate scene is country-dominated. If you’re into road tripping to see your alma mater play at these stadiums, don’t forget to bring you cowboy boots to fit right in! 

Mainstream Fashion Embraces Cowboy Boots 

It’s no question that cowboy boots are a hot fashion item. Take a look at mainstream celebrities who wear them. Once reserved for the country music awards, you’re seeing them worn at the red carpet of the Grammys and MTV Music Awards by non-Country music artists like Post Malone and Kesha. From jeans to skirts, t-shirts to business suits, cowboy boots can go with just about any outfit in your closet.

Cowboy Boots are Very Practical

Cowboy Boots Last for Years

Cowboy boots have always been inspired by hard work that can't be left unfinished and built for tough days on the cattle drive. While there are some imitators, many reputable cowboy boot companies (like Soto Boots) build their products to last for years. Look for materials like genuine leather and Goodyear welt stitching to ensure you get a quality pair that's bound to last.

Perfect for Fun and Work

How many pairs of shoes can you wear while working in the field and then wear after work to the bar? Cowboy boots are the most versatile footwear option you'll have in your closet. For men, cowboy boots can be paired with jeans for a casual look or dressed up with slacks if you're going to a country wedding. Women can wear cowboy boots with jeans, dresses, skirts, or shorts for a variety of occasions. From dates to dancing, boardrooms to farm work, cowboy boots are one of the most practical clothing items you can own.

Protect Your Feet

Historically, cowboy boots have always emphasized practicability over looks. For many outdoor activities, there simply isn't a better substitute to protect your feet. Cowboy boots are perfect for riding bikes or horses. The shafts help protect your legs while in the saddle. Likewise, the tall shafts protect from hazards you encounter in nature like snakes, puddles, tall grass, etc. While out on the trail, the leather material helps keep your foot warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Our Soto Boots uses cushioned insoles to help keep you comfortable on long treks.

Tradition of Cowboy Boots

Maybe dad or grandpa always had a pair of cowboy boots when you were growing up. Or perhaps mom got you your first pair of kids cowboy boots to play dress up. Cowboy boots are an important thread in the American fabric and a powerful tradition to pass down from generation to generation. Agriculture and farm life is the backbone of American culture and cowboy boots go hand in hand with that image.