In the past, men’s western cowboy boots were defined primarily by the grit and function that they offered the men intrepid enough to wear them. Hard work in the fields and in the saddle required boots that were both protective and comfortable enough to carry them throughout the day. Today, there are still those who live the active lifestyle of the men of the west, weathering sun and wind and rain to care for their livestock. These men still look for the best quality they can find in a good pair of western boots, but the difference is that today you don’t only have to shop on the basis of function. Today you will have your pick of traditionally styled boots, boots in contemporary and flashy styles, and even simplified western work boots. To get a cursory taste of each of these, check out the following men’s western cowboy boots that you can find at Jackson’s English & Western Store or on their website at JacksonsWestern.com.
Double H Grissom 12” Square Western Cowboy Work Boot
Double H is a beloved producer of some of the most iconic and rugged western boots around, and you can certainly see some of the class for which they are well revered in these boots. Take a bit of a closer look, however, and you will see that function underlays the form of these western boots.
These square toe boots start out with a rough and tumble foundation; extremely tough outsoles with a 1 ? inch heel for great grip and traction. These boots contain a non-metallic shank to reduce fatigue and extend the life of the boots while at the same time adding very little weight. They also come with a shock-absorbing PU insert as well as a texon board footbed and are leather lined for comfort and durability. Adding to their quality, the soles are completed with a genuine Goodyear welt which is unrivaled for toughness and can even make it easy to re-sole them later on.
It also doesn’t hurt that these boots are easy on the eyes, with their handsomely stitched black quarters and their Summertan Old Town Foxing and Kenia Cognac Vamps. Making the deal even sweeter is the fact that these boots, like other Double H Boots, are made right here in the U.S.A.
Twisted X Men’s CellStretch Rubberized Alloy Safety Toe Western Work Boots
These boots might not be as flashy as the Double H Boots above, but they have the game on comfort and protection down pat. Their high-performance leather vamps and full-grain shaft are impressively tough – and also anti-abrasive, anti-corrosive, waterproof, and breathable. They’re even completed with a double stitched storm welt to give a greater degree of protection against nature. The alloy safety toe protects your feet from crushing hazards, and if that weren’t enough, consider that these boots are well cushioned and comfortable, too. Their EVA midsoles are made with Twisted X’s CellStretch technology for long-lasting comfort. They even come with a removable footbed that is moisture-wicking, antibacterial and can be washed.
Ariat Men’s Intrepid Red Lightning VentTEK COMP Safety Toe Work Boot
We wouldn’t be able to compile a list of western boots without including at least one example of Ariats, and this is a fine example of Ariat western boots optimized for workwear. Comfortable and tough, they don’t leave too much to be desired – if they leave anything. They are built on top of an oil and slip-resistant DuratreadTM outsole and feature a full-grain leather foot and composite safety toe for protection. On top of that, they make the most of breathable shafts to keep the wearer cool and comfortable, even in the unforgiving summer heat.
Check out any or all of these boots at JacksonsWestern.com – or, if you can spare the trip, visit them in their store in Wayland, Michigan. If you actually visit them in-store, you can take advantage of their professional boot fitting, stretching, and break in services, which will save you a lot of time and effort. Contact them at 269-792-2550 to learn more about these boots, their services or to plan your visit.