Adding character to your cowboy boots

WARNING!! This posting is not for the faint-o-heart. It may leave some of you custom boot owners feelin’ …well, a little queasy.

Few things are cooler than a pair of well worn cowboy boots…but what about folks who need to look cool by Saturday night?

Not to worry. You’ve got plenty of options.

  1. Go find a vintage cowboy boots with a well worn look you already know and love.
  2. Buy a brand new pair that fits you right…then put your boots on the feet of a seven year old, give ’em a box of chalk and tell ’em to go draw on the sidewalk. Anyone feelin’ queasy yet? …there’s more.
  3. If you want to take matters into your own hands, you can rub a piece of sandpaper along the boots “bumpers”…this includes the top of your boot toes, the boot leather right above the heel, and along the outside of your boot near your little toe. Sometimes you’ll find wear marks on the top and inside of your foot (the vamp) if your foot’s in a stirrup…or the back of your boot heel if your foot rests on a gas pedal.

Be creative! …try dance floors, car repair…tell your barista she can keep the lid. It’s alright to run your car over your boot tops, but not the foot of your boot. Almost always you’ll end up crushing the toe box.