The History of Cowboy Boots as a Fashion Statement
Jul 25, 2012 - by Emily Draznik
Cowboy boots have been a Wild West tradition on the American range since post-Civil War times. During the 1920's, Hollywood picked up on the trend through Wild West flicks and the Roy Rogers Show. The cowboy boot has been an American trend staple rocked by Miley Cyrus and Clint Eastwood alike, and we've found five awesome examples of how to carry on the tradition.
The Duke of Wellington of Britain first gave the cowboy name to a mid-calf boot with a low heel. These boots were issued to soldiers during the Civil War, who then returned home with them when the war was over. In the late 1890s, cowboys wore these Wellingtons to drive cattle from Kansas to Texas. It was not until the 1920s that Hollywood and Wild West films made the cowboy boot a true fashion trend.
Clint Eastwood in High Noon
You don't have to own a horse to rock the cowboy boot. Celebs like Miley Cyrus and Jessica Simpson have been known to love them as an everyday staple. Here are five shoppable options so you can start rocking the cowboy boot too.