Let’s Take a trip to 1875...

   Boots have a long tradition as badges of social rank, wealth or occupation...The cowboy boot was born out of necessity before it became a potent symbol.

   Tradition credits Charles Hyer as one of the first to invent the cowboy boot. A Colorado cowboy stopped by the Hyer shop on his way home from the Kansas City stockyards in 1875, requesting a new pair of boots that were different from his Civil War-style boots. Way back in the day, farmhands, now known as cowboys, needed affordable and practical boots that they could wear while working.

   The original cowboy boots served just that purpose. They allowed the men to transition easily from riding to walking and back again, with equal comfort and support in both. The cowboy boot itself, originating in the plains and desert of the midwest and far western United States in the 1800s, was originally inspired by the vaquero-style boot brought to the Americas from Spain in the 1600s.

   The Declaration of Independence of the United States was signed on July 4, 1776. 99 years later the cowboy boot was created. The boots the soldiers wore in the civil war were different. Although, similar they are not the same...

July 14, 2021