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Best Of The West 2013: Roper Boots

A cowboy boot ideal for work or play.

Tony Lama

Tony Lama

 

 

The American cowboy boot as we know it today descends from the boots worn by European cavalrymen in the 18th century. Heavily influenced by the Spanish vaquero tradition, bootmakers in the ranching areas of Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas further revised the design for riding horseback and working cattle.

The roper style, noted for a rounded toe and shorter shaft and heel, allowed cowboys to dismount more easily and move quickly when tying a calf.

Ropers have since inundated the Western fashion world — these days they’re just as likely to be seen out on the town as in the stirrups.


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