In fall and winter, fashion girls typically ditch their mules and sandals for leather boots in all colors and patterns under the sun. This year, though, a single boot trend dominated shoe styles all year long, in every season. This year more than any other, fashion girls paired cowboy boots with everything from short summer dresses to leather skirts, grandpa jeans and more. In what has become possibly the sartorial world’s most ubiquitous shoe trend in a surprising, though not entirely unprecedented twist, Western-inspired boots have demonstrated some serious staying power—and for good reason. Far more versatile than it might originally seem, cowboy boots add a touch of personality to even the most sophisticated and polished of outfits.
With bold iterations of our favorite shoe flooding the market, we took the chance to narrow it down to our top five favorite brands that are doing cowboy boots right. Thanks to brands like Ganni and Golden Goose producing bright, retro takes on the trend, cowboy boots have been elevated far past your traditional black block-heeled boot and have definitely earned fashion’s stamp of approval.
Ahead, discover the best cowboy boot brands according to us and shop boots offered from each.