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. Boots that were made before whether be it war, carriage or field-style boots have not proven fruitful for the cowboys that were herding cattle because the durability of these boots were hammered during their use of it on the time that they were navigating different kinds of vegetation and terrain. In the year of 1870 a cowboy showed up with his war boots to a shoemaker and had requested that those boots that he had be improved with a pointy toe so that he could easily slip his foot into a stirrup fast. 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.
Cowboy boots were originally made just for the sake that it would protect the persons legs during work and nothing more. The word “style” was non-existent with cowboy boots during that time. Cowboy boots were simply thought to be something to protect the wearer from any harm and was just simply viewed as an improvement over a vital tool for a cowboys life.
After a long while cowboy boots were viewed more as a fashion statement than the old worker point of view that most people had and now the customary black or brown stitches that were made on the old cowboy boots are being replaced by something 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. Decades of design made the cowboy boots fashionable and it attracted the attention of the international community as it became a fashion trend among the people.