Those who want to have a Western flair in their getup should have at least a pair of cowboy boots. Originally designed for riding horses, cowboy boots now are considered classy footwear. The specialty leathers, exotic skins, unique shape, clever accessories such as buckles and metal studs, and carefully designed decorative stitching coupled with durability and strength make cowboy boots fashion treasures for the feet.
Some people, however, are uncomfortable with the flamboyant design of many cowboy boots. For them, the flashy look is just too much for everyday wear, making them feel as if they look silly to look upon. To address these customers, many boot companies add a product line that consists of boots that do not exhibit too much of the flair but still exhibits an atmosphere of Western-style fashion.
One of these companies is Twisted-X. Twisted-X boots have several product lines, each product line fitting the different needs of different people. Twisted-X's Red Buckle line-up is targeted to clientele who want cowboy boots with casual feel and look. The Red Buckle line-up integrates cool styling, new technology, and extreme comfort.
Easy Rider boots are the first of the Red Buckles. These boots are for those who work in barns and farms. They are waterproof, making it ideal for those who muck stalls, wash horses, or wade in the mush. In essence, Easy Riders are work boots, but they can be worn as regular footwear. Easy Riders are much more comfortable than regular cowboy boots.
On the other hand, Barn Burner boots, another sub-category of Red Buckle boots, are primarily designed for fun. Incorporated in the boots are lively, colorful patterns, shapes, and lines that look very attractive. Because of these fancy designs, they appeal very much to younger consumers. If your cowboy vest, shirt, pants, or hat is colorful or laden with accessories, these boots would be a perfect match for your clothing.
Chuck Up boots, another of the Red Buckle line-up, are for the truly casual customer. They are simply designed low-shaft boots with laces, and they look like leather-skinned tennis shoes. Chuck Ups can match any clothing even if it is just jeans, a white shirt, and a cowboy hat. The boots' low shafts make it easier for you, the wearer, to move your feet compared to those with long shafts. These boots are perfect for all-day comfort. However, because of their low shafts, Chuck Ups are impractical if you are wading through mud or water that is calf deep.
Like Chuck Ups, Prairie Dog boots have low shafts and are made out of tough classical leather. However, they do not feature laces. A wide stretchable garter is incorporated into the shoe, which automatically "hugs" your feet once you wear it, making laces unnecessary. Prairie Dogs are comfortable, fun, and very versatile.
Cowboy Shoes are another product line of Red Buckle boots. Similar to Chuck Ups, they feature laces. As their name implies, Cowboy Shoes have a very cowboy look although they are constructed with a low boot shaft. They are very easy and comfortable to wear.
Lastly, if you want a more formal look, you can opt for Cow Dog boots. Essentially, they are loafers-low, step-in shoes that are usually made of moccasin with broad flat heels-but instead of moccasin, they are made out of leather. A pair of Cow Dog boots has a twin-gore fit system that is very comfortable.