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|Boots for Every Style|
These days, you don’t have to be a cowgirl or boy to rock cowboy boots. Whether you’re a country kid, city slicker or something in-between, cowboy boots can be trendy additions to a wardrobe.
Bad to the bone
Distressed black leather, cutout designs and silver studs add an edge to the classic cowgirl style of the Black Stud with Black Inlay boot by Corral ($229) from Nigro’s Western Store (3320 Merriam Lane, Kansas City, Kansas). The leather sole and high heel make the boot a sultry option for country western dancing.
Keep it simple
Looking for a versatile pair of boots to go with the best bib and tucker? Always a classic, the Ariat Sonora boot ($199) from at Shepler’s (1100 W. 136th St) kicks fashion into high gear. The white embroidered leaves create just enough country pizzazz to accent a look without overwhelming it.
Chuck’s Boots and Leathers (346 S.W. Blue Parkway, Lee's Summit) saddles up with the Abilene brand, which equips its boots with a one-of-a kind AirRide comfort system. If you’re one who prefers to leave an impression wherever you go, look for the eye-catching vibrant red hue of the Western Red Cowhide Boots ($121.99).
The delicately embroidered cream flowers with soft pink centers and mint-green leaves of the Chocolate Fuchila boot ($643) by Old Gringo bring the essence of a vast country wildflower field to your footwear. All Old Gringo boots are handcrafted in Leon, Mexico, but you can find them at Churchill (5240 Belinder Road, Fairway).
With more than 100 years of boot-making experience, Anderson Bean takes pride in the quality of its handmade, traditional Texas-style cowboy boots. Its rum-brown Full Quill Ostrich Boot ($399.99) from Nigro’s Western Store is constructed from genuine ostrich leather and trimmed with mango red and brown stitching, creating a vintage look.