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The earliest form of footwear is believed to date back more than 3500 years from now. However, in order to discuss shoes we must begin its history from somewhere in the world, at some point in time. Most people are of the opinion that this beginning can be traced back to the 19th century in North America. However, some are also of the opinion that it might be way back during the 17th century when the Conquistadors appeared.

Makers of quality footwear point at St. Crispin when it comes to the beginning of creating shoes. Horsemen who fought wars during the 1870s would use the western boots made specifically for military purpose. It was a Wellington style boot which was grafted in the front, with scooped Cuban style heels and was popularly known as the Coffeyville pattern. The grafting of these boots is what separated them from the boots that were not for military purpose. Regardless of the style, the boots were made by non-military or civilian citizens.

The cowboy boot was different from the rest of the styles and emerged first during the 1880s. These included high heels with designs made by stitching; stovepipe shaped upper parts and the inner lining having stars and horseshoes. By the beginning of the 20th century the typical Wellington style boots were more or less replaced with the four piece boot due to the simplicity of its creation and hence a more reasonable price which could be afforded by people other than the supremely rich ones.

The style of boots have gone through various metamorphoses which makes it quite simple for a veteran in this field to spot the difference between the typical Texan western boots, the northern boots and those from the Great Basin. Presently there are four styles of boots in western America.

The feet are protected from injury, dust and the heat by using cowboy boots. They are the perfect choice of footwear for rough weather conditions and bad roads. Good quality cowboy boots are made of pure leather and are extremely comfortable to wear. They last the wearer a long time as long as they are taken care of well. It is important to not let the dirt and grime from the road to accumulate on the leather surface of the boots. Otherwise, it destroys the material quickly.

You should regularly condition your boots to keep the leather healthy. Conditioners that contain lanolin as part of their composition are good for the boots. Make sure you apply it on the leather after cleaning it. Otherwise it will not be soaked up enough to do any good to your boots. Avoid using oil or wax on your boots as they cover the pores of the leather causing loss of moisture and resulting in dryness of the fabric. Dirt and dust easily stick to them as well.

You should apply polish after cleaning and conditioning your boots to give it a new look and hide the wear and tear of it. Silicone free water and stain protector are good for the boots as well.


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