The cowboys that herded cattle after the long and deadly American civil war realized in their time that they needed some new boots that were different from the normal boots in their current time and that they needed something better than the normal design. All those other boots whether be it war, carriage or field-style boots did not really serve them well during their time as riders on horseback that were navigating bushes and brambles, creeks and river months at a time. In the year of 1870 a cowboy showed up with his war boots to a shoemaker and had requested that those boots that he had be improved with a pointy toe so that he could easily slip his foot into a stirrup fast. The cowboy also asked if the shoemaker can add something better such as a higher shaft so that his leg can be protected from any harm as well as requesting another improvement which was a larger under-sling heal on the boots so that he would be able to keep his shoe on a stirrup while hard on the trail with his cows. The shoemaker made something with the ideas that he was given with and he came up with a great design of a knee-high design in which was smart because it would be able to protect the wearer from anything dangerous outside such as dangerous animals and other vegetation that can prove harmful to the user.
Cowboy boots were originally made just for the sake that it would protect the persons legs during work and nothing more. “Style” was nothing more than a word for cowboy boots before and nobody had ever though of it as fashion. Cowboy boots was just nothing more as an improvement over something so vital for cowboys and it was just designed so that it could be able to protect the cowboys over something harmful as well as offering the cowboys comfort on their feet during the long hard journey that they are taking whether be it rain or shine.
After a long while cowboy boots were viewed more as a fashion statement than the old worker point of view that most people had and now the customary black or brown stitches that were made on the old cowboy boots are being replaced by something more colorful stitching. Design makers started experimenting with cowboy boots and they are constantly doing something more creative to the boots as design and pictures began to be sewn into the boots themselves. Within decades of experimenting of designs and stitching, clever boot designs began to storm the world and it became a worldwide trend of fashion as people flock for its great value.