Those cowboys that have been herding cattle after the American Civil war had realized that they needed something better that the usual boots that they were using in their current generation. War, carriage, or field-style boots were not that great in terms of lasting and durability during their time on the field since it really hammered their ability to do their job when it comes to herding cattle and it was not really great during their time navigating bushes, creeks, rivers and other vegetation of the land. Around the year of 1870 a lone cowboy had the idea of taking his war boots to a shoemaker and had asked the shoemaker to add some great changes to the boots that he had such as a pointy toe so that he would be able to slip his foot into a stirrup quicker than before. The lone cowboy also said that he wanted a taller shaft to be made on the boots so that his legs would be protected from any harm during his adventures in the world as well as adding in a larger, under-sling heal on the bottom of the boot so that he would be able to keep his leg in a stirrup while being hard on horseback and while being on the trail. The shoemaker made something with the ideas that he was given with and he came up with a great design of a knee-high design in which was smart because it would be able to protect the wearer from anything dangerous outside such as dangerous animals and other vegetation that can prove harmful to the user.
The very first pairs of cowboy boots were entirely for working purposes only. “Style” was nothing more than a word for cowboy boots before and nobody had ever though of it as fashion. Cowboy boots was just nothing more as an improvement over something so vital for cowboys and it was just designed so that it could be able to protect the cowboys over something harmful as well as offering the cowboys comfort on their feet during the long hard journey that they are taking whether be it rain or shine.
Over time though cowboy boots became something more than just for working and thus it became something more of a fashion statement to the customary black or brown stitching that was embroiled on the outside are now being replaced by more colorful stitching. As more designs are being thought of on the cowboy boots and the design makers are unleashing their creative minds to create something more beautiful with cowboy boots. As decades passed by more and more persons are discovering the wonderful fashion design of cowboy boots and thus attracting the attention of the international community as it becomes something amazing to wear.