If you’re a working ranch cowboy or cowgirl; competing in the arena; going for gold at the rodeo or polo; or, if you just want to look like the “real deal”; then any of our “Top 5 Best Boots” will keep you in step with the favorites of champions.
When you hear terms like “shaft”, “stacked heel”, or “vamp”; you’ll have the inside scoop!
Here is a very informative video that discusses toe types, and other fitting tips made by another of our Five Faves, Justin Brand Boots:
Justin (Justin Brands) – Since 1879
Justin prices vary from the very affordable, to high-end.
Founded by H.J. Justin in Spanish Fork, Texas. After his death, his sons moved the business to Ft Worth, Texas, and were responsible for the invention of the classic “Roper” boot style.
They are major supporters of the Western Industry and are currently the official boot of the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) and the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA).
Justin Brands, which include Tony Lama, Nocona, and Chippewa, have anything and everything the real cowboy could ever want or need.
Work boots (including steel toe), dress boots, working ranch cowboy boots, kids boots (even kids’ work boots), accessories, and branded product.
They currently are featuring a new Reba by Justin line, inspired by mega-hit country music singer Reba McEntire.
Justin Brands can be found everywhere from the ranch to college campuses, to executive boardrooms.
Lucchese – Since 1883
Lucchese pricing matches their quality; and ranges from mid to high-end.
Founded by Salvatore Lucchese, son of a shoemaker, who immigrated to the U.S. from Italy. They are currently located in El Paso, Texas.
Lucchese has made custom boots for people like Bing Crosby, various notable politicians, and, in 1961, outfitted the entire Dallas Cowboys Football Team.
The Italians are known for their quality in shoe and boot craftsmanship. They are also well-known for their leathers. Lucchese boots reflect their Italian influence both in their design and in quality of leather.
Lucchese boots are well-known as durable, quality dress and executive boots.
They are currently featuring a specially designed Santa Fe line of boots; as well as a full line of accessories.
They have their own Polo team; and offer a good selection of equestrian boots.
Every pair of Lucchese boots is crafted by hand and made with heart. Discover what it takes to make the world’s best-fitting boots.
Posted by Lucchese on Monday, November 2, 2015
Paul Bond – Since 1946
Paul Bond pricing reflects a hand-made, custom boot.
Paul Bond has a selection of ready-made boots on their website.
However, the best feature they offer is the “Design Your Boots” option; allowing you to become a part of the process of making your dream pair of cowboy boots!
They are known for fitting the needs of “hard to fit” feet.
Paul Bond has made boots for an impressive list of movie actors, politicians, corporate executives, and country music stars.
Rocketbuster – Since 1989
Rocketbuster pricing reflects a hand-made, very detailed and fanciful, designer boot.
Founded by Marty Snortum, who created this brand for his hero Roy Rogers. He works with his wife, who is also a fashion designer, Nevena Christi. Their shop is located in El Paso, Texas.
Rocketbuster boots have a vintage flair and are famous for their vibrant colors, detailed inlay and overlay, and bold statements.
They are perfect for today’s fashions. Show them off by wearing them over a pair of skinny jeans, match them with a skirt – or be daring and wear them with a mini-skirt!
Choose a design from hundreds of very detailed, distinct styles and have that design made especially for you!
Rocketbuster has been featured in Rolling Stone Magazine, and has an impressive list of well-known customers!
Ariat – Since 1993
Founded by Beth Cross and Pam Parker, and located in Union City, California. Ariat is the newcomer on this block and embraces an emphasis on technology and innovation.
Ariat caters to the equestrian athlete, and also has a selection of cowboy work boots with steel toes that can be worn in the construction industry.
Ariat has a huge inventory to choose from. Their men’s, women’s, and children’s collections range from corral work to a night out on the town.
They have a good selection of English riding boots and are active with the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), and US Equestrian organizations.
Ariat has a full line of accessories and equestrian apparel.