We’re all aware that cowboy boots are currently trending. It’s hardly surprising to find them on store shelves and in the wild today; the truth is, they were never really out of style.
What images pop into your head when I say “cowboy boots?” Perhaps you see a pair of plain tan boots with brown lacing, or a cowboy galloping off on his stallion. While the classic style that you’re probably picturing has a firm grounding in history (cowboy boots were first created in 1875, with capabilities at the top of the agenda of the design), the fashion industry has given the once-stodgy footwear a facelift suitable for 2022 with the advent of the modern cowboy boot trend.
Take a look at TikTok, where the item is trending heavily: the hashtag #CowboyBoots has garnered 379.7 million views as of this writing. That’s just a sliver of the enduring legacy of legendary footwear, though, which transcends eras, trends, and aesthetic preferences. Let’s get into the significance of the pattern now.
The Origins Of Cowboy boots
A Colorado cowboy in need of new boots after the Civil War commissioned German immigrant Charles Hyer to build them in the 1800s. In the early 2000s, the chunky shoe was popularised by Selena Gomez (during her Disney Channel days), Taylor Swift (during her Speak Now phase), and Rihanna (at her “Hope Rocks” benefit concert)
Cowboy Boots for the Internet Era
While celebrities and fashion designers have played significant roles in the cowboy boot’s meteoric growth, it is now social media influencers who are propelling the trend forward. Lily Chapman, a popular content maker on TikTok, has two pairs of Jeffrey Campbell cowboy boots: a pair in vivid green metallic leather and a pair in black with a memorable platform.
Celebrities in Cowboy Boots
Known Celebrities Sporting Cowboy Boots
Dua Lipa, one of Hollywood’s elite, like sky-high heels, while Sophie Turner, one of the industry’s up-and-comers, prefers something closer to a midi-length heel.A pair of supermodels, Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner (who owns multiple variations)
From Emily Ratajkowski and Nieves lvarez to Amelia Bono and Carmen Lomana, Gema López, and Sofia Suescun, Sara Carbonero, Nuria Roca, Paula Echevarra, and on and on. Images shared throughout social media sites show people of many ages and backgrounds wearing cowboy boots, each in their own unique combination of fashion and function.