Cowboy boots are a specific style of boot, historically worn by cowboys. Cowboy boots have a high heel, rounded to pointed toe, high shaft, and no lacing. Cowboy boots are normally made from cowhide leather but are also sometimes made from exotic skins such as alligator, snake, ostrich, lizard, eel, elephant, sting ray, elk, or buffalo.
Western refers to any article of clothing or footwear that features characteristics of rustic, cowboy, or mountain style of the American West. Western style footwear often feature high shafts with elaborate stitching and pull straps at each side of the collar.
Dingo Harness Dingo vs. a Frye
April 24, 2013
Reviewer: Kari from Minneapolis, NB
Thought I would buy a similar looking Frye boot, but after trying the Frye on it felt very hard, especially in the heel, with no give. After searching online for a similar look, stumbled upon the Dingo Harness Boot. Ordered a 7, which fit like a 7. Initially felt a little snug and hard, especially around the ankles. After wearing them a few times they have softened up and I absolutely love them. Have gotten many compliments on them. Many people have asked if they are Frye's; they look so similar.
Wears this shoe: Casual
Durango Boot RD510 11 Sturdy, Tough Boot
February 27, 2013
Reviewer: Chocominties from Hawaii
I had a pair of western-style slouch boots that were in desperate need of repair. I had to make a decision of whether I wanted to spend the cash to repair them or replace them all together, so I went looking to see if it was worthwhile to just replace them with a brand new boot.I don't own a car, so my shoes need to hold up to lots of walking around. I purchased these with that in mind, since they're boots designed for moving around and not just looking good.Normally I wear a 7.5, but I'd heard that these ran a little big. There was no 7.5 in stock, so I took my chances with the 7. I'm glad I did. The size is absolutely perfect. I have normal-narrow feet, so the width was excellent for me. I also have small calves, so the smaller circumference of the opening was really ideal for me. As far as walking, the shoes are very comfortable, but the shafts are so stiff that they rub against my shins in a slightly painful way. I'm hoping that over time this will stop happening, like it did with the pair I replaced. I assume this is because the leather is so stiff and firm and just needs to soften up.I'm not doing anything more hardcore than walking in these, so I'm not sure what all they can handle. They do hold up well to rain, which is nice here in the tropics. They are pretty stiff in the sole, so don't try to run too hard in these.
Wears this shoe: To and from campus
Dingo Fashion 566/567 Rocking my dingos
February 13, 2013
Reviewer: Beckaloooh from Cleveland, Oh
I really love my dingos, high quality pig leather, adorable embellishments! The toe is a little more round than I like, but will not deter me from wearing them with everything. These boots are very versatile so let your imagination run wild cause they will deliver. I'm planning on going mid-western this summer and wearing them with shorts and skirts. Great price, seriously you can't get cuter boots with this quality for this price.
Wears this shoe: Recently