January 4th, 2015
After a great response to last week’s post on finding the perfect width for your new cowboy boots, I came to the realization that there is a lot of confusion regarding how to fit boots in the first place. This is especially true for people who have never bought boots.
Shoppers tend to want to focus on the color of the leather and whether or not the boot will go with their favorite pair of jeans. Unfortunately, the really cool pink cowboy boots with the skull inlays (JUST like the ones T Swift wears) may not be right for your feet. According to scientific study, the coloration of your boots and symbolic meaning behind that eagle inlay have little correlation to the perfect placement of your metatarsals for proper knee and hip alignment.
That is to say, no matter how cute those silver and black Old Gringo boots are, they might not be the right ones for your feet. And, no matter how much you want to deny it (looking at you, ladies), when your shoes are uncomfortable, you’re not going to wear them. I’ll be the first to ooh and ahh over an artistically crafted boot, but I can also tell you that your boot buying process should start at the sole and work up from there.
You might find yourself asking:
How do I know I’m getting the right size?
How tall should the cowboy boot come up on my leg?
What is a crepe sole anyways?
We’ll be spending the next few blog posts hashing out the specifics of cowboy boot fitting and buying. Stay tuned!