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    Posted: 22 July 2003 at 02:39

Hey,

   Just figuired out the first day of class is Friday, anyone want to recommend some boots I can use fer learning, that I can also wear around that don't look Toooooo cowboyish (I'm more of a workin guy, than a fancy dan).   Don't think we got any real cowboy's round here, bunch of yuppie's maybe, working guy's?  There are a couple of good western shop's in town so I they should carry what I need, just lookin fer a good brand that fits well, wear's long, and is build tough.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 July 2003 at 03:18
Just get a cheap pair of ropers, they look like Wellingtons. Anything with no cleats or tread on them. $60-$100
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 July 2003 at 03:34
It's easy to spot (no pun intented) folks who's wearing their first pair of cowboy boots.  And it ain't just 'cause they're walking funny.  The important thing with any type of first-time cowboy boot, whether lace-ups or pull-ons, is ya don't want to give yourself away by starin' down at them all the time as you're walking around.  'Course, with a new pair of White's packers, that's easier said than done... even if you was barn wearin' cowboy boots.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 July 2003 at 12:26

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   I ain't new to boot, just been a long time thet's all.  Wore boots from the age or 18 til 25, When I wasn't wearin them I was in either combat boots, Lineman's boots, or sneaks fer running.

  I'm thinkin a pair of lace up justin's would be good and last long.  Ain't never had justin's afore.  Most my boots I wore come from Sears and roebuck, no name but good quality.  I haven't ever tried lace up's so this will be new, right now all's I got is "dress" shoes fer work, hunting boots fer fun (wear'em to bed), and sneak's fer running.  I'm gonna check the western shops fer whites. 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 July 2003 at 13:56

 

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 I too like lace up style boots....try workboots.com and look up packer styles. Personally I wear roper style when I do ride...and if I am going out dancing I bring out my lucese's

 For general riding I think you cant go too wrong with any type roper,but if you venture anywhere there is a danger of havin to walk that is a diff. ????

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 July 2003 at 08:44
ALWAYS A DANGER OF WALKIN' WHEN DEALIN' WITH CAYUSSES.  Thet's why I gave up them high heel doojobbers.  Only a real cowboy (they ain't the brightest bulbs in the string) keeps wearin high heel pointy boots after walkin' any length of time in 'em. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 July 2003 at 09:08

Just get some good western work boots.  Sheplers, Big R, wherever, all have some inexpensive boots.  Double H is a good brand.  Durango will do.  I don't wear anything but so-called western-style boots.  Sad thing about Ropers is that they used to have a riding heel AND a walking heel - your choice.  Now all they have is the walking heel.  Anyway - $60 will get you a composition sole, manmade uppers, and a leather lower.  I wear Lucchese, Dan Post, and Justin.  I GUESS Lucchese is the best - at least they were until my Border Collie chewed the toe off - DANG!  I think they can be fixed.  BUT . . . don't buy any $300 boots to ride a horse.  Those walking heels are OK until your foot slips through a stirrup . . . then you won't be able to walk at all!  I started riding wearing sneakers and no saddle.  Anything else CAN be a gimmick.

Anyway, any good farm store or Western wear will fix you up.  You don't need alligator, snake, or pit bull leather! 

 

Oh yeah . . . DON'T buy any bull-hide boots.  My Dan Posts, which I am wearing right now, have been "breaking-in" for two years!  Lots of luck.  Stiff as the day they were born.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 July 2003 at 10:56

Actually, cowboy boots are one of the greatest inventions ever.  They got many uses.  When you're vacationing in Californee, they are great to wear out to the beach with your swim trunks.  You don't get sand in your shoes and the blondes with the thong bikinis notice you more too.

I wear the tall, high-heeled buckaroo style.  They make me look taller and I don't have to reach down so far to pull them on.   The only time I feel the need to wear lace-up packers is in the hills.

My dad has several pairs of Lucchese's.  Got 'em when my folks lived down in El Paso.  He's ruined two nice ostrich boots wearing them on the ranch.  Like BC said, they're only good for dancin' boots.   I got married in a pair of Lucchese's.

Maybe Mule just has bad feet and bad stock.  Or maybe he's right and we should all be wearing walking shoes.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 July 2003 at 11:59

Well, I ended up at Shelpers here in KC, and got me a pair of ariat's.  They're heritage ATS lace up's.  Look pretty nice, all I got to do now if figure out what that fancy flap under the laces that hangs out like a tounge is fer.

Classes start at 10 am.

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