Thanks to their popularity with rock stars and Twiglet-legged models, cowboy boots never go out of fashion. In fact, they get better looking as they get older and wrinklier (unlike the rockers and models). These are the five top sites to search.
Sheplers is a US western wear company which ships worldwide. Prices are in dollars and the delivery cost depends on the value of the goods, but expect to pay at least $20. Men’s boots start at around $60 for the Old West cherry ostrich print with pointed toe, 22 sizes in stock, or women’s fancy boots with Roper Star embroidery at just under $100. Visit Sheplers.com.
Wild Wild Western Wear is a UK company which sells to rock bands, showbiz types, line dancers and anyone else with a yen to yahoo. Men’s boots start from £130, going up to £175 for fancy leather-tooled models. Ladies’ saddle model in turquoise and brown is £195. Visit WesternWear.co.uk.
BJ’s & West is based in the south of England and sells a vast selection of western wear, from boots to gunbelts, dream catchers to full Indian head-dress. Their boots are good value for money. Men’s black leather boots start at £67.50 and ladies’ fringed suede boots are £55, considerably cheaper than High Street prices. Visit BJSWest.co.uk.
R Soles has had a store on London’s King’s Road since 1975. Its boots are designed by Judy Rothchild and have been on the catwalks of London, New York and Paris. Men’s boots start at £295, and go up to £450 for the eagle (right) and python model. Ladies blue and brown Western mules (left) are to die for, at £225. Visit RSoles.com.
London Boots is a confusing name as they are in Nottingham, but they include cowboy boots among their range of rock ’n’ roll and rockabilly wear. They even sell Kinks and Beatles-style jackets. Men’s black buffalo cowboy boots are £129.99, and ladies eagle design boots are £85.99. Add delivery costs. Visit Londonboots.com.