As I’m writing this, I’m regretting the day I gave my authentic cowboy boots to an old neighbor. Not to lean into stereotypes, but being from Kansas, I owned my fair share of Western-inspired boots throughout high school and college. From tall, sleek styles to a cropped ankle version, the boot silhouette was a staple for game days and day-to-night dressing.
Fast-forward a solid 10 (or so) years, and the Midwest-loved shoe style is now one of the biggest shoe trends of the season. Thanks to brands like Calvin Klein and Isabel Marant (to name a couple) the Western look underwent a chic update, and now fashion girls can’t get enough of the style. Today I’m sharing the secret to scoring the runway look without the designer price tag. Go straight to the source and shop authentic Western sites like Sheplers, Lucchese, and Boot Barn. On these credible sites, you’ll find genuinely cool cowboy boots year-round without the lengthy waiting list that comes with some designer styles.