Many people are reluctant to give cowboy boots a chance, for lots of reasons. Some people believe that cowboy boots will be uncomfortable to wear, or they aren’t sure how western style boots will fit with their existing wardrobe. Now is the time to resolve these misconceptions and give cowboy boots a shot. Below, we bust three common myths people believe about cowboy boots.
Only people who live in the south or out west can get away with wearing cowboy boots. Are you kidding? Tom Ford, fashion designer to the millionaires, heavily relied on cowboy boots to carry models down the runway at his autumn 2014 fashion show just last month. So drop that misconception right now! Anyone, anywhere, can feel confident and fashionable in cowboy boots. A good pair of boots can go perfectly with a pair of jeans or a cute summer dress. Fellas can sometimes even get away with wearing cowboy boots with a suit, or at least a sport jacket. Try it out – you might be surprised by their versatility.
Cowboy boot heels are made of wood, which makes them hard and uncomfortable to wear. Cowboy boot heels are usually made from man-made material or leather. Leather-soled boots have soles and heels that are made of stacked layers of leather. If you are really worried about how comfortable you will be walking around in boots with heels, then go for the roper style boot – they usually have a very low heel. Regardless of what style of boot you choose, or what the sole and heel are made of, modern cowboy boots always feature a cushioned insole for maximized comfort. Today’s cowboy boots are not just made for wearing out on the dusty trail – you will be comfortable in them at home, running errands, or out on the town.
Cowboy boots with a pointed toe will smash my toes. False again. Pointed-toe boots are made a little longer than square-toe boots so that the taper begins past where your toes should be. If you buy the right size boots, we promise that your toes will not be mangled.
If you have any other concerns about the comfort, style, or practicality of wearing cowboy boots, let us know in the comments. If you are ready to start browsing for your first pair of cowboy boots, Rocky Top Leather always carries an impressive selection of boots for men and women. Whatever color, style, material, or brand you’re looking for, you are sure to find just the right cowboy boots with us.
Adding motorcycle apparel to your wardrobe can lead to amazing changes in your attitude, whether you ride a motorcycle or not. However, becoming a motorcyclist, riding out on the open highway (okay, maybe just on the weekends), can also give you a whole new outlook on life. Rocky Top Leather would like to suggest four fresh reasons why you need to pick up some motorcycle apparel for your new life as a motorcyclist.
1. Riding a motorcycle is efficient. The average motorcycle gets much better gas mileage than the average car, truck, or SUV. Plus, motorcycle insurance is often surprisingly affordable. So unless you’re going to Costco or taking the soccer team to practice, a motorcycle can be an excellent mode of transportation – but you will need some good motorcycle apparel.
2. Motorcycle apparel looks cool. From functional leather vests and jackets to sexy black leather boots, putting on a few pieces of motorcycle apparel can instantly transform your appearance, shift your attitude, and boost your confidence.
3. Good motorcycle apparel will help protect you on the road. Sturdy boots will protect your feet and ankles when you are starting, stopping, and shifting. A leather motorcycle jacket will protect you from rock and bird strikes, and heaven forbid, road rash if you do lay the bike down. And regardless of laws and attitudes, there is no denying that a motorcycle helmet will protect your brain in the event of a crash.
4. Riding a motorcycle can make you feel adventurous, powerful, free, and/or sexy. Riders report a variety of sensations and experiences when they ride a motorcycle on the open road. How will riding a motorcycle make you feel? There’s only one way to find out. Throw on a leather jacket and some good-quality motorcycle boots, and give it a try.
Rocky Top Leather carries all sorts of motorcycle apparel, all at unbeatable prices. From head to toe, we can gear you up and have you safely on the road in no time. So if you are looking for something to add a little spice to your life, consider trying out a motorcycle and new motorcycle apparel from Rocky Top Leather.
Shopping for the right cowboy boots is a bit like shopping for a car. There are so many brands, styles, and colors to choose from! And when you purchase a car or a pair of cowboy boots, you plan on sticking with that purchase for years to come, so you want to pick just the right item. Rocky Top Leather suggests that if you are looking for a classic, well-crafted, long-lasting pair of cowboy boots, check out Lucchese. Here are our top five reasons why you should shop our impressive selection of Lucchese cowboy boots:
1. Lucchese cowboy boots first went into production in 1883. With 131 years of experience in the industry, the Lucchese company knows what it takes to make the very best cowboy boots on the market.
2. Did you know that all Lucchese boots are still made in El Paso, Texas? If buying American-made products in support of American businesses is important to you, then Lucchese makes the cowboy boots for you.
3. All Lucchese cowboy boots have always been handmade by top craftsmen, using only the finest materials. Whether you are interested in calf skin, goat skin, or even shark skin cowboy boots, Lucchese makes the boots you want.
4. Rocky Top Leather carries literally hundreds of styles of Lucchese cowboy boots for men and women. From a classic silhouette to a more modern fashion, we definitely stock the Lucchese boots that suit your style.
5. With the Lucchese fan base including British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Texas Governor Rick Perry, you will be in good company when you choose Lucchese cowboy boots.
When it comes to buying stylish, high-quality cowboy boots, you have a lot of great options to consider. Lucchese is a fantastic brand that should definitely be on your short list, no matter what your boot preferences are. Rocky Top Leather carries so many styles of Lucchese cowboy boots that it is nearly impossible for anyone to not find the exact Lucchese boots that they want. Shop our Lucchese boots and see for yourself why this company has been thriving for over a hundred years.
This Valentine’s Day, we hope that you are fortunate enough to spend some special time with someone you love. The holiday is arriving just as Rocky Top Leather is bringing in some great new styles of Corral women’s cowboy boots, and we are excited to share the news with you. And, just in case you are searching for the perfect pair of cowboy boots to wear on your romantic Valentine’s Day date, here they are.
The Corral brown and turquoise Dahli cowboy boots are everything you could want in a fabulous pair of boots. As always, these Corral boots are handcrafted from genuine, top-quality leather. The exquisite turquoise embroidery is hand-stitched by only the most experienced craftsmen. The bright but feminine turquoise pattern really pops against the chocolate color of the leather. The Dahli cowboy boots feature a snipped toe, a 12 inch shaft, and a two inch heel.
Corral cowboy boots are also known for their unbeatable comfort, and these beauties will not let you down. After hours of chasing the kids, running errands, doing chores, or whatever else your busy day puts you through, your feet will thank you for wearing Corral cowboy boots. So after hours of dancing on Valentine’s Day, your feet will still feel good enough for a long, romantic walk. Whether you are planning to wear a stunning dress or just jeans and a cute top for your Valentine’s Day date, the Corral Dahli cowboy boots will complement whatever outfit you choose.
On the flipside, if you don’t have a Valentine’s Day date, then we think you should wear these stunning boots for a girl’s night out on the town anyway. The Dahli cowboy boots will definitely help you attract some attention and will keep your feet comfortable through hours of fun – and who knows, maybe you’ll snag a date for next Friday!
If turquoise just isn’t your color, check out our vast selection of Corral cowboy boots styles – you are sure to find just the right boots to wear this Valentine’s Day. Plus, for a very limited time, you can save an extra $15 off our already incredible prices when you use the special Valentine’s Day coupon code found on our home page.
Bill Standley was a man who lived life on his own terms. He ran away from home at age 13 and traveled out west, where he learned how to ride in rodeos. Later in life, Standley was especially fond of his 1967 Harley Davidson. He is the bike’s original owner, and when a woman crashed into the bike with her car, Standley completed all the repairs and mixed its new turquoise paint himself. He liked to tell people that the bike had everything but the kitchen sink, so he attached bathroom fixtures to the bike as finials. As one of Standley’s friends said, “he never did anything regular.”
So it likely came as no surprise to his friends and family when, nearly two decades ago, Standley decided that when his time came to meet his creator, he would like to be buried atop his beloved Harley. He began making his own burial arrangements eighteen years ago. A local company created a large Plexiglas coffin out of a repurposed septic tank, and it sat in his garage for years. He proudly showed it to visitors and told them all about his unique funeral plans. Standley bought three cemetery plots for himself, and his sons created a brace that would keep his body from sliding off the bike.
Standley passed away in late January, at the age of 82, after struggles with Alzheimer’s disease and cancer. He was entombed in his riding gear atop his treasured Harley Davidson motorcycle, next to his wife Lorna, who preceded him in death. Standley’s adventuresome life story didn’t end with his death – he chose a unique way to enter the next world, and those he left behind will tell incredible stories about his life AND his interment for many years.
When we here at Rocky Top Leather saw this news story, we knew we had to share it with our motorcycle-riding customers. Bill Standley’s undying dedication to his Harley puts new meaning to the phrase “die-hard Harley fan.” So we got to thinking – if we were going to be buried on our motorcycles, what would we like to wear on our journey to the hereafter? Hands down, it’s got to be our classic leather motorcycle jacket. This garment is what motorcycle jackets were meant to look like – the genuine black leather with silver hardware is a powerful and masculine combination. So if you are in the market for a new motorcycle jacket that will last your lifetime and beyond, check out the classic leather motorcycle jacket available at Rocky Top Leather.
Yeah, we know that our game day cowboy boots are a great way to represent your favorite college teams, but don’t forget – your favorite NFL players also went to college! Plus, with the incredibly cold weather that has been sweeping the eastern part of the country for the last few weeks, it’s important to wear good boots to keep your feet warm and dry. Whether you are attending a Super Bowl party or the Super Bowl itself, game day cowboy boots are a fantastic choice to cheer for your favorite player and keep your feet comfortable.
If you’re a Tennessee Volunteers fan, you know that Peyton Manning is one of the school’s best-known and loved alumni, and that he’s playing in a pretty big football game tomorrow. He led the Colts to Super Bowl victory in 2007, and if he and the Broncos win tomorrow, he will become the first quarterback ever to lead two different franchises to Super Bowl wins. You can honor “The Sheriff” as he caps off his 16th NFL season by playing in this year’s Super Bowl by wearing a pair of Vols game day cowboy boots.
While many experts are predicting big results from Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch and quarterback Russell Wilson, don’t forget about free safety Earl Thomas, a Texas Longhorn. He is a big part of the Seahawks’ dominating defense, nicknamed the “Legion of Boom,” which is one of the biggest anticipated factors in this Super Bowl. Rocky Top Leather carries several styles of Longhorns boots, and they are some of our most popular game day cowboy boots.
This year’s Super Bowl will be the first to be played at a cold weather outdoor stadium, at Met Life Stadium in New Jersey. If you’re lucky enough to have tickets to the game, we hope you have warm and comfortable boots. Game day cowboy boots are a fantastic choice because the offer maximum protection, warmth, and comfort. Rocky Top Leather has a fantastic selection of game day cowboy boots, and if you don’t see your school of choice on our website, give us a call so we can get your school’s boots in stock.
The Grammy awards are coming up this Sunday, January 26, and we are pumped to see who wins, who performs, and who stuns us with their red carpet appearance. Old Gringo makes some seriously glamorous, red carpet-worthy boots that we just love. Here are three pairs of Old Gringo women’s cowboy boots we think you might see at the Grammys this weekend.
1. Old Gringo Eagle Crystal Boots Vesuvio in Black
The Women’s Old Gringo Eagle Crystal boots in black are simply beautiful, and they would be absolutely stunning paired with a boldly colored mid-length gown. The genuine Swarovski crystals against the black leather make these boots a real attention-grabbing accessory. They feature a rounded toe, 1 1/2 inch heel, 13 inch shaft, and are made to order so each pair fits its owner like a glove.
2. Old Gringo Diego Crystal in Black
The Women’s Old Gringo Diego Crystal boots are like nothing you have ever seen before in a women’s cowboy boot. The original Old Gringo Diego boots were so popular that they decided to use the same pattern and detail it with beautiful Swarovski crystals. Premium black leather is studded with genuine Swarovski crystals and rich western threading. Like the Eagle Crystal boots above, the Diego has a 1 1/2 inch heel, a 13 inch shaft, and are custom made when they are ordered. These boots would also add a touch of country and glamour to a bold and classy gown.
3.Old Gringo Linda Vesuvio in Chocolate and Turquoise
The Women’s Old Gringo Linda Vesuvio Chocolate and Turquoise boots make a bold, unique statement all on their own. These boots have a handcrafted leather design that sets them apart from other Old Gringo boots. The gorgeous turquoise leather is hand-stitched and accented with the chocolate leather overlay. We would love to see what Kacey Musgraves or Taylor Swift might wear with these boots! Rocky Top Leather stocks some sizes of these boots, in case you are looking for a pair for yourself!
We bet you are looking forward to watching the Grammy awards just as much as we are. If you want to get some classy, glamorous women’s cowboy boots for yourself, Rocky Top Leather has prices and selection that you can’t beat. Check out what we have to offer, and create some glam in your own wardrobe!
January 15th is Hat Day – which means Rocky Top Leather is celebrating all of our cowboy hats! You already know how comfortable and functional cowboy hats are. What you may not know is that Rocky Top Leather carries cowboy hats from some of your favorite country music artists, including George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, and Jason Aldean. We even have a Duck Dynasty cowboy hat! Here are a few of our very favorite cowboy hats that you can own for yourself.
The Duck Dynasty Mallard hat is a straw cowboy hat featuring camouflage trim and a band of soft fabric on the inside to keep your forehead from chafing. The Duck Dynasty logo is stamped right on the front of the hat. Straw hats are great on warm days because they allow maximum ventilation to keep your scalp cooler. They will still shade your face, eyes, and neck from the sun to prevent squinting and sunburns. This Duck Dynasty Mallard hat is one of our newest hats and a favorite of ours because it’s stylish and functional, and because we love the show.
For a completely different look, consider the Stetson Roxbury cowboy hat. This one is available in black or brown leather, and offers that classic western look with a little bit of rock and roll attitude. A leather band with a simple silver concho is the only embellishment on this cool but understated hat. The brim is bendable so you can customize it to match your attitude each day. Stetson is one of the most recognized and trusted names in cowboy hats today. When you buy a Stetson, you know that you are getting a top-quality, handmade product.
The Richard Petty felt cowboy hat is all attitude. Modeled after the hat famously worn by the racing legend himself, this black felt pinch-front hat is made in the classic felt cowboy hat style with a 3 1/2″ brim. It features a braided and feathered hat band with a big silver concho styled like a bolo tie. This hat is custom-made to fit your exact specifications. The Richard Petty cowboy hat would also make a thoughtful and lasting gift for the NASCAR fan in your life.
When it comes to cowboy hats, Rocky Top Leather has unbeatable selection and prices. Celebrate Hat Day with us by shopping our cowboy hats selection today, and save twice with free shipping on orders over $75.
2014 has started with some incredibly harsh winter weather across the country. Loads of snow and bone-chilling temperatures have millions of people hiding out at home. If you’re open to trying out a new kind of leather boot, you can easily get out of the house and take care of business with some warm and comfortable Minnetonka boots.
Minnetonka has been manufacturing superior footwear since 1946, modeling their styles after the traditional handmade crafts found at the post-war souvenir shops that lined America’s highways. Minnetonka boots are hand crafted from the same high-quality materials as their popular moccasins and slippers. Their boots are just as cozy on your feet as their moccasins are, which is why they have grown so quickly in popularity. Minnetonka boot styles cover everything from high fashion boots for a night out on the town, to casual looks for every day wear. Whether your personal style includes short or tall boots, ankle boots, knee-highs, fringe, lace-ups, or a clean and simple look, Minnetonka has just the look you prefer.
All Minnetonka boots are hand crafted out of the finest materials, including moosehide, suede, and deerskin, and are embellished with authentic materials such as beading and embroidery. Many Minnetonka boots are also lined with a layer of soft fleece for additional warmth and insulation. Some of these comfy boots also have the soft moccasin sole that Minnetonka is known for; others offer a hard sole, in case that is your preference.
This winter, beat the cold weather with some new Minnetonka boots. Rocky Top Leather carries all sorts of styles and colors of Minnetonka boots and moccasins for men, women, and children. Once you try a pair of Minnetonkas, you will wonder why you haven’t been wearing them forever. We offer Minnetonka merchandise at unbeatable prices, and you can save twice if your order qualifies for our free shipping offer. Rocky Top Leather also offers a full line of leather care cleaners, conditioners, and protectants that will help extend the beauty and lifespan of your new Minnetonka boots. Shop today for the best deals and selection of Minnetonka boots available.
Here’s how to enter. Go to our Facebook page and enter the final score in the comments on our post. If you guess the final score before kickoff you win a pair of Gameday boots of your choice. If your size is out of stock we will ship them to you as soon as they are available.