Cowboy Boots

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Jack Scorpion, May 17, 2005.

  1. Yahoody

    Yahoody Practically Family

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    I've worn cowboy boots off and on since I was a kid. Mom was pretty adamant early on that cowboy boots were not the best thing for your feet. Her father could attest to that later in life. I remember my mother messaging my Grandfather's feet many times. Now I better understand why. I've seem plenty of old cowboys hobble along later in life, because of bad feet. Hobbled up by bad horses/cows, hard labor and cowboy boots. My guess is more bad boots than bad animals. Now decades alter I too can testify to just how bad even the best custom made boots are for most feet.

    I literally have baskets full of high dollar custom boots from many makers I can no longer wear because of arthritis in my feet.

    I have little choice but to wear boots or sell out and make a significant change of life style. I wear out a pair of good boots almost every year. Some store bought boots will last 2 years if I rotate them often enough. Abought the time they are "good to go" they are gone :) Good pair of custom boots? Wouldn't make it a year of daily wear here.

    Water and heat, and we have an abundance of both 6 months of the year, is a death sentence for any boot.

    Ariat's. Good for a 2 year stretch generally if they get rotated a lot and kept out of the irrigated grass and the arena's sand box as much as possible. With a lick of a good leather conditioner, once dry again, these should make it till Spring before the tops cracking.

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  2. Mercer

    Mercer Familiar Face

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    Lucchese Barts with old-school striped tube socks

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  3. dh66

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  4. Downunder G Man

    Downunder G Man One Too Many

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    Lucchese Classic Ropers today in Buffalo. For the morning Harley ride ahead of 4 days of rain and storms !

    I have had these over 10 years ( I forget exactly when....)

    One photo used in other posts , no whingeing ! The second shot is them "in action" !)

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  5. dh66

    dh66

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    I really like how those have a much more pointed toe than most roper or wellington style boots, and they sure look like they take a shine. That's a good looking set of boots.
     
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  6. Yahoody

    Yahoody Practically Family

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  7. Rosecitymike

    Rosecitymike One of the Regulars

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    This thread needs a bump! Here are a couple of recent eBay finds:

    Lucchese rough out with nubuck vamps; love these!
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    Next, a pair of David Espinozas. Not sure what leather this is but I’m guessing calfskin. Buttery soft!
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  8. Recoil Rob

    Recoil Rob One of the Regulars

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    I finally found some Acme PeeWees that fit. I'm a 10D, these are an 11E.

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  9. Recoil Rob

    Recoil Rob One of the Regulars

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    Sizing is such a crapshoot. I found a lovely pair of Mahan peanut brittle tegu with one piece vamps. Label is El Paso so could be Lama or Lucchese. They're stamped 10D but a 9-1/2C is more like it, can't even get my foot in...


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  10. dh66

    dh66

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    Very nice! Especially those Lucchese roughouts.
     
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  11. dh66

    dh66

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    Congrats on finding some that fit. They look great, too.

    Sorry to hear about the lizards.
     
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  12. Yahoody

    Yahoody Practically Family

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  13. Mercer

    Mercer Familiar Face

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    Got a pair of Lucchese Corbins for Christmas! 54CD76CC-078B-47B8-B462-3C16E9F33B8F.jpeg

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  14. camjr

    camjr Familiar Face

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    My 20 yr old Tony Lama Stockman's in Aztec shrunken shoulder. The most comfortable boots I've ever owned, and I've owned a lot of them.

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  15. 2mar10

    2mar10 One of the Regulars

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    The stitching on the shafts looks more like Tony Lama than Lucchese, but at their age, I could be wrong. Come to think of it, at MY age I could be wrong.
     
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  16. 2mar10

    2mar10 One of the Regulars

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    Of all the boots I’ve ever worn, Tony Lamas are the most comfortable by far.
     
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  17. 2mar10

    2mar10 One of the Regulars

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  18. 2mar10

    2mar10 One of the Regulars

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    On second look, the pulls look like Lucchese made them.
     
  19. camjr

    camjr Familiar Face

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    Here are my dressier boots. 30 yr old Dan Post Kangaroo ropers in black cherry. Resoled twice already. Kangaroo is very soft but very durable. They pair great with denim, chinos, and gray or navy suits.

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