ICYMI, Cowboy Boots Are Back With a Vengeance, and These 45 Pairs Prove It

a close up photo of a woman wearing designer cowboy boots

Every fashion editor can tell you that even with our shopping expertise, we, too, are filled with regrets from time to time. We can regret adopting specific trends or making purchases, but the biggest regret of all is the things we missed out on buying. We've all been haunted by the things we didn’t buy. I'll never stop thinking about how I failed to buy Fendi’s Zucca Cowboy Boots from its F/W 18 collection. I've been kicking myself every day over that decision, even more so now that we've seen western-inspired shoes come back into style with a vengeance. Alas, the lesson has been learned the hard way. I won't pass up on another pair of designer cowboy boots, and I'd argue that you shouldn't either.

Hear me out: Cowboy boots have never been cooler. Not only have we seen this footwear resurface in recent runway collections (see Schiaparelli's S/S 24 couture show), but they've also gained cultural momentum again. With the likely forthcoming country tour for Beyoncé's newest album, Cowboy Carter, these boots will be bigger than ever before. Thereby making investing in a pair of designer versions as practical as buying a pair of Levi's jeans. But if you’re not sure if you’re ready to invest in Western-inspired boots, keep reading, as I’ve rounded up the best designer cowboy boots along with a few affordable options too. Saddle up, sweethearts, because this boot style is worth the ride.

Designer Cowboy Boots to Invest In

Shop Cowboy Boots Under $350

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Jasmine Fox-Suliaman

Jasmine Fox-Suliaman is a fashion editor living in New York City. What began as a hobby (blogging on Tumblr) transformed into a career dedicated to storytelling through various forms of digital media. She started her career at the print publication 303 Magazine, where she wrote stories, helped produce photo shoots, and planned Denver Fashion Week. After moving to Los Angeles, she worked as MyDomaine's social media editor until she was promoted to work across all of Clique's publications (MyDomaine, Byrdie, and Who What Wear) as the community manager. Over the past few years, Jasmine has worked on Who What Wear's editorial team, using her extensive background to champion rising BIPOC designers, weigh in on viral trends, and profile stars such as Janet Mock and Victoria Monét. She is especially interested in exploring how art, fashion, and pop culture intersect online and IRL.