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Cowboy boots refer to a specific style of riding boots, historically worn by cowboys. Cowboy boots, as the name suggests, are normally made from cowhide leather but are also occasionally made from rare skins such as alligator, snake, ostrich, lizard, eel, elephant, sting ray, elk, buffalo etc. Cowboy boots are generally made with rounded toes, but conforming to style changes you see cowboy boots with a squared toe.
It is difficult to trace the true history of the square toe cowboy boots as not much research has been done. There was a tremendous thrust for westward movement after the Civil War. Population exodus to the west meant that there would be an acute demand for essential supplies like clothes, food, and other commodities which were abundantly available on the east. This phenomenon gave birth to cowboy boots.
The cowboys realized that they needed special boots for long herding the animals. Heels had to be higher so that they can be comfortably placed in the stirrups without the risk of them slipping out.
Today, most of the cowboys are worn only by limited to professional rodeo members or just horse riding hobbyists. However, cowboy boot wearers are keen to exhibit that they are fashionable and go for unorthodox square toe cowboy boots. Intricate stitching and creative designs dominate the square toe cowboy boots today.
In general, men's cowboy boots especially the square toe are available in many different styles. There are varying types of heels and material range from pure leather, synthetic and faux materials. The square toe cowboy boots also come in many fascinating colors - from the classic brown to green and even to the exotic Platinum color.
The square toe classic cowboy boot has surged in popularity over the past few years. A Square toe can be found on riding boots and walking boots and is a great alternative to the more conventional styles.