+176 The Cowboy Boot is the only a piece of clothing which is a must have. amirite?

by Anonymous 3 months ago

I think being almost 50 and never having owned a pair, I find this to be decidedly false. ​ To be honest, labeling any piece of clothing as a "must have" is false.

by Anonymous 3 months ago

You're old - I am surprised you didn't have boots in the Wild West days

by Anonymous 3 months ago

Yup.

by Anonymous 3 months ago

I'm 60+ and have owned 5 pair. How long they last is directly related to how well you care for them. My Justin's typically last a year to 2 between resoling, and 5 to 8 years overall.

by Anonymous 3 months ago

>To be honest, labeling any piece of clothing as a "must have" is false. Even underwear?

by Anonymous 3 months ago

I have a buddy that doesn't wear underwear at all. I don't get it, but it works for him.

by Anonymous 3 months ago

This is the way.

by Anonymous 3 months ago

The cowboy boot is the only piece of clothing that you must not have.

by Anonymous 3 months ago

I have never been in a situation where i needed a cowboy boot. And that includes riding a horse.

by Anonymous 3 months ago

Cowboy boots no pants is my go to!

by Anonymous 3 months ago

Buying a quality boot means paying money that a lot of lower-income folks will struggle with. The price of boots has skyrocketed.

by Anonymous 3 months ago

What does one thing have to do with the other? What does buying a pair of nice boots have to do with poor people existing?

by Anonymous 3 months ago

You can get some decent budget Danner, Salomon, Irish Setter (Red wing) boots in the $100-$200 range.

by Anonymous 3 months ago

I have a pair of Red Wing Iron Rangers that are 4 years old and still going strong. They're up to $350 now days though

by Anonymous 3 months ago

Just buy shoes? I feel like most folks around these here rugged ford truck commercial music parts aint exactly so concerned with their boots.

by Anonymous 3 months ago

Ooof you would be wrong. People who work on their feet all day definitely care about the quality of shoes they buy. And why wouldn't you? You're in these things from sunup to sundown. You would want something comfortable and reliable. People don't play around with work boots.

by Anonymous 3 months ago

Why wear boots though lol? I worked on my feet for 10 years and that just sounds like asking to have your feet hurt. Tried boots once and it was a terrible experience. Sneakers are definitely the way to go. Boots are too clunky. Seen too many twist their ankles and they cant admit its the clunky ass boots they insist on wearing.

by Anonymous 3 months ago

That's a no from me Dawg

by Anonymous 3 months ago

Good boots with solid construction that can easily be resoled are fantastic. There's nothing particularly special about cowboy boots, just like everything else there are nice long lasting versions and cheaply made ones that are just for show.

by Anonymous 3 months ago

Are you a rancher? Because otherwise there are other more general purpose boots. For example, I've had a pair of Red Wing boots for 15 years, and they're still going.

by Anonymous 3 months ago

>Buying from the right manufacturer determines if they last 10 sometimes 20 years You should get yourself some traditional Lederhosen, you'll be gifting it to your grandkids in your will.

by Anonymous 3 months ago

Every time I buy expensive boots or shoes of any kind they fall apart. My cowboy boot sole cracked after like 2 years of just walking around

by Anonymous 3 months ago

Was that boot from a manufacturer priding themselves on work class boot or fashion? Just curious.

by Anonymous 3 months ago

What are you talking about? Chanclas are cheap

by Anonymous 3 months ago

Cowboy boots are so ugly, especially when guys tuck their jeans into them

by Anonymous 3 months ago

If you replaced cowboy boot with "any quality boot", I think you'd be right.

by Anonymous 3 months ago

I mean if a pair wasn't 100+$ sure

by Anonymous 3 months ago

For many, a Chelsea like a Blundstone is a little more practical but I agree with your premise.

by Anonymous 3 months ago

I agree that when it comes to boots spending money is worth it. I have spent two decades working in factories and when I was young I would buy the $35 steel toe boots from Walmart or wherever is comparable. I always ended up buying at least 2 pair a year. Now I buy Red Wings. The pair I have cost me around $175 if I remember correctly but I've had them for at least 5 years and they easily have a couple more left in them. Plus they are the most comfortable boots I've ever worn in my life.

by Anonymous 3 months ago

I have a horse ranch. The only pair of cowboy boots I have are one's I bought for a Western themed wedding, and wore once.

by Anonymous 3 months ago

I'm sorry but no. Profit over quality is already coming for cowboy boots. Now is the time to learn to identify what quality looks like in various products

by Anonymous 3 months ago

Pretty USA specific though. You buy cowboy boots to wear in the UK and people will think you're a bellend

by Anonymous 3 months ago

Buy a good brand for $170 or so and you'll wear it for the rest of your life. But there's a ton of people who think they're absolutely ugly. That's fine. It's not a must have, it's just a super good quality item if you like the look/need a work boot.

by Anonymous 3 months ago

This is a DEFCON 1 unpopular opinion. Wearing cowboy boots (and hats) is like wearing a Halloween costume lol. "Hey look at me! I'm dressing up like a mythological character that never existed!"

by Anonymous 3 months ago

platform boots are better

by Anonymous 3 months ago

LOL

by Anonymous 3 months ago

Rick James, is that you?

by Anonymous 3 months ago

Cowboy boots look stupid, people who wear them look stupid, they are uncomfortable and expensive. Crocs are a better investment.

by Anonymous 3 months ago

How does it feel to be so confidently wrong? They're specifically made for people who log long hours on their feet, so after the break in period, they're often extremely comfortable. In fact, I know many surgeons who wear them in the OR over other options like Crocs, Merril's or Dansco's. A little heel lift takes pressure off the Achilles and they're very form fitting

by Anonymous 3 months ago

I stand by my original assessment. Comfortably. In crocs.

by Anonymous 3 months ago

No cowboy hat? No shirt with snaps? No belt with a huge buckle? No jeans? What a woefully incomplete list.

by Anonymous 3 months ago

What if people don't want to look silly though

by Anonymous 3 months ago

The northern equivalent of cowboy boots are **Timbs**

by Anonymous 3 months ago

I can't even remember when the last time I seen someone wear a cowboy boot

by Anonymous 3 months ago