Just wanted to thank Guy for all his help with my boot order. Received them very quickly. You got a customer in me, send me emails and catalogs.
Chris, Socorro, NM
Cowboy boots are a riding boot, worn by riders historically. Pointed toe and fitted with a high heel with a high shaft to mid-calf, usually constructed of leather. Dress boots can be from "exotic skins" like snake, ostrich, alligator, lizard, eel skin, sting ray, shark, elephant, elk, and buffalo, among others.
Womens boots come in two styles, Cowgirl boots (or classic), and roper. The classic Cowgirl boot has a tall mid-calf boot shaft with a forward angled heel. Some Womens Cowboy Boots come with a lower but still angled, "walking" heel also, usually have a pointed toe.
Roper Boots have a shorter shaft to above the ankle but stops before the mid-calf, fitted with heel that is low and squared-off. Ropers are constructed with rounded toes; however some styles may have a squared toe
Womens Cowboy boots and Womens western boots are a part of American culture; Cattle ranching in America began as early as 1767 in California, but did not begin in Texas until the 1820s. The vision most folks picture as the cowboy life did not begin until 1867 with the construction of the railroads in the west which gave birth to the trail drives after the civil war.