Boot Camp: Shop 10 Algorithm-Selected Cowboy Kicks for Fall
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Western wear has been gaining ground for a few seasons now, and much to the delight of our Texan hearts, the trend is expected to flourish even more this fall. Thanks to the likes of Calvin Klein, Isabel Marant, and Fendi, cowboy-inspired everything continued to crawl the catwalks as well as the street style scene. Think denim shirts, leather trousers, big belt buckles, the works. As much as we love the trend, it can be tough to pull off without looking like you came straight from the ranch. Before you suit up in full-on fringe and cow print, ease into it with a fail-safe pair of western boots. From classic silhouettes to luxe high-fashion finds, here’s an algorithm-selected list of the top 10 cowboy kicks on the market, all backed by glowing reviews, editorial mentions, best-seller lists and more.
#10 FRYE Women’s Billy Pull-On Boot
WHY YOU NEED IT:
When it comes to shopping the western trend, Frye is a no-brainer brand to turn to. With its pointed toes, slim silhouette, and buttery-smooth leather, this classic pair is sure to last you for seasons to come.
“These are absolutely beautiful and special boots. I don’t have any guilt over the price because they are so well made…it is hard to find boots with a leather sole and quality durable leather.”
#9 Loeffler Randall Women’s Joni Western Booties
Soft suede material and minimalist details make these kicks feel a little more fashion than the rest, and reviewers agree that they’re crazy comfortable too. These boots bring the best of both worlds.
WHERE TO WEAR:
Comfortable and effortlessly cool, these boots were definitely made for walking. Wear them for errands around town or rock them to the rodeo – you do you.
#8 Ariat Heritage Western R-Toe Boot
WHY YOU NEED IT:
As much as we love the high-fashion iterations we’ve seen on the runways, you can never go wrong with a classic. This style nails the cowboy-chic look without going overboard, and they ring up under $200 to boot.
“I’ve had this pair of boots for about three years now. I couldn’t be happier with them, especially for the price! I’m almost strictly a square-toe person for both looks and comfort, but I’ve been happily surprised with how comfortable (and pretty!) these are.”
#7 Sam Edelman Winona Booties
Just like your go-to basic booties, but better. Subtle western overlays make them feel extra fresh for the fall season, and the swoon-worthy selection of colors will convince you to buy them in bulk. (But we’d go with on-trend snakeskin – it’s sure to kick any ensemble up a notch.)
This style may stretch with wear, so we suggest sizing down if you’re between sizes.
#6 Tecovas The Penny
Modern and minimally embellished, this style is a go-to when it comes to versatility. And since the super-soft, comfortable calfskin requires virtually no break-in time, you’ll want to wear them on repeat all season long.
There’s a reason these have racked up almost 2,000 rave reviews – snag them while you still can.
#5 FRYE Men’s Austin Inside Zip Western Boot
WHY YOU NEED IT:
We’ve already covered Frye’s top-notch quality and construction, but these nail it in the trend department too. With luxurious suede and a cropped length, they look just like a high-end find for a lot less.
Style these just like you would your go-to Chelsea boots – they boast the same wear-with-anything vibe, so you can pair with everything from jeans to chinos and even pantsuits if you so please.
#4 Saint Laurent Lukas Zip Boot
WHY YOU NEED IT:
Quite possibly the gold standard of high-fashion western boots, this chic style is an absolute icon. Though they’re expensive, their versatility and durability make them 100% worth it.
If there’s a pair of boots fit for your suits, it’s these.
#3 Ariat Rambler Boot
A perfect example of fashion-meets-function. Wear these rugged square-toes for outdoor activities or style them with your party pants and printed shirts – both are completely acceptable and highly encouraged.
“These boots are fantastic. They look great, fit perfectly, and best of all, they’re VERY comfortable. If this pair ever wears out, I’ll buy a new pair just like them.”
#2 Tecovas The Cartwright
A perfect balance of classic western shape, supreme comfort, and everyday style, this is the ideal wear-everywhere boot.
ABOUT THE BRAND:
Tecovas is good for your wardrobe and your wallet. Since they sell direct to consumer without middlemen or markups, they provide top-quality boots at half the price of traditional retail.
#1 Lucchese 1883 Collection
Classic cowboy style meets excellent craftsmanship. These gems will last through seasons of wear and tear, and they’ll look really stylish while doing it.
“These boots fit like a favorite pair of jeans right out of the box. No break-in required, look great, feel great. A bit pricey, but the quality is incredible, and I expect these will last for years to come.”
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