The 10 Best Cowboy Boots for Men
Is there anything more American than the cowboy boot?
This remnant of the Old West has never been more popular or functional, worn by hard working men and women all across this great country. Take a look at these ten cowboy boots, each one offering its own combination of comfort and aesthetics with top-shelf materials and enduring quality that you've come to expect from products made in the USA.
1. Chippewa Wellington Boot
The Wellington is a 13 inch work boot crafted from fine pebbled leather and features Goodyear welt construction. It's easy to slip on with dual loops at the top opening and removable orthotic insoles for those who need a little extra support and comfort. These boots were made for long work days as your feet remain comfortable and dry with moisture-wick lining and rubber Vibram outsole to give you maximum traction in any environment. Those who like a little flair in their boot will appreciate the decorative embossed vamp which gives the boot character without flamboyance.
2. Tony Lama El Paso
This boot from Tony Lama is made from soft calfskin leather and constructed with a single stitch full welt. Stitching along the 12” leather shaft and pointed toe design gives the boot an unmistakable character all its own. The boot heel measures 1.5 inches in height and the 14 inch boot opening comes with dual pull tabs to slip them on your feet with ease. Tony Lama makes some of the best quality boots in the business and this one is a fine example of the level of quality they offer customers.
3. Justin Original Work Boots Stampede Collection
Justin makes the list with this premium leather square-toe boot that measures 11 inches at the shaft and features the company's exclusive J-Flex comfort system, designed to make the boot easy to wear for extended periods of time. Steel shank and mesh fabric lining add to the comfort and the eight-stitch pattern gives the boot a traditional Americana aesthetic. The rubber outsole is oil-resistant, slip-resistant, and sturdy enough to ward off nicks and cuts from uneven terrain. A pair of pull on straps give you the leverage you need to slip them on at a moment's notice.
4. Abilene Men's Distressed Leather
This boot from the folks at Abilene has been designed for extreme temperatures. For those hot days, the Dri-Lex lining has been built to let moisture escape the boot instead of remaining within to water-log your feet with sweat. On those bitter cold days, the boot won't freeze up as it will continue to remain flexible in temperatures below -40 degrees F. The boot has all of the other days in between covered as well, with the Airride Comfort system that utilizes a urethane cushion insole providing cozy support to prevent your feet from aching after a long day.
5. Lucchese Cigar Hornback Mad Dog Boot
This boot from Lucchese offers an embroidered 13 inch high leather shaft, leather sole, stacked heel, and leather insole. A wide square-toe profile and leather piping along the shaft give the boot a distinctive, aggressive appearance. But all of that rugged exterior is hiding an interior that treats your foot with delicate care, offering unrivaled comfort. It's among our more expensive options on the list and is definitely a boot for wearing out on the town instead of out on the range.
6. Horse Power Western Boots
Anderson Bean brings their versatile Horse Power line to the list, offering a pair of boots that can fit in with every situation. Wear them around town or around the farm, they can handle whatever you can throw at them and still keep asking for more. That's because they've been built with premium leather, a square toe profile and the leather sole remains resilient on all types of terrain. The decorative embroidery may not everyone's cup of tea but for those who prefer some adornments on their boot you can't go wrong here.
7. Abilene Steel Toe Work Boot
Another boot from Abilene makes the list featuring many of the same critical elements that made the previous one stand out from the crowd. The extreme heat and cold are no problem offering breathable venting for those summer days and flexibility in the winter. Airride comfort support gives the boot total comfort with urethane cushion insoles, and the leather heel pad comes with foam cushioning as well. The 12 inch genuine leather shaft is a personal preference, some like their boot longer, some don't.
8. Justin BootsBent Rail Collection
The Bent Rail from Justin is all about offering you total functionality and flexibility in a high-quality boot designed with comfort in mind. They fit right in with any situation, you can wear them anywhere, and you need not worry about your feet growing tired over time. The company has included their J-Flex comfort system which uses a triple density insole board and cushioned insole to make every step feel powerful without putting much of an impact on your feet and legs.
9. Tony Lama Saigets Worn Goat Western Boot
With a 13 inch long shaft, 1.5 inch heel and 13 inch opening, this boot from Tony Lama comes with a pointed toe profile and offers subtle stitching and embroidery. But instead of traditional cow leather, this one has been crafted from tan Saigets goatskin leather that has been carefully distressed so it looks like it's been broken in coming right out of the box. Single-stitched full welt construction and cushioned insole complete the picture of a top-quality cowboy boot ideal for any occasion.
10. Chippewa Western Boot
The second boot on our list from Chippewa offers reliability, flexibility, and solid traction in a Goodyear leather welt with 12 inch high leather shaft. Leather lining, thick rubber Vibram sole, and cushioned insoles are all standard on most Chippewa boots. But some of you may prefer this one for its low profile, no-nonsense aesthetic, eschewing any embroidery or decoration in favor of a plain tan appearance that refuses to call attention to itself. This is a true cowboy boot in every sense of the word.