In the cowboy boot world, toe shape is king. (Read More Below)
The toe shape of a cowboy boot tells a story, and that story is always changing. The classic J toe boot gets the most attention, but some men want to shake things up with 6X toe boots. Most men need help finding the right toe shape. Brands like Ariat, Justin, Roper, and Lucchese have their own names for different toe shapes and heel heights. This makes it even more confusing. If you need a little help, read on to learn about wearing Western footwear.
What are 6X Toe Boots for Men?
Even most men like the J toe cowboy boot, 6X toe boots are popular because they come in exotic leathers or fine calfskin. Kidskin is also a popular boot shaft leather. But, most 6X boots use python, crocodile and ostrich vamps with fancy computer stitching on the shafts. The popular boot colors range from tan and brown to the bright colors. Choosing the right cushion leather insole, outsole, heel, welting and linings is also an important part of serious boot buying.
Other Factors to Consider
Picking a toe shape is the first decision boot buyers make. However, there are other things to consider when buying mens cowboy boots. Picking the right heel height, and the right type of leather is also important. Most cowboy boot brands use quality leathers like imported calfskin or other animal skins. Denim is another popular material. Denim trim can give a boot the casual feeling some men look for in a boot.
Two-tone leather and multi-colored leather are also important choices. Cowboy boots can’t be too tame in terms of upper color, fancy stitching, trims and piping. The price is also a factor, but most men know you get what you pay for when it comes to cowboy boots.
Even though there are many other elements to consider when boot shopping, toe shape is still a major decision. Men with wide feet may need a round toe boot instead of a snip toe boot. The broad square toe boot is popular among men with extra wide feet. Square toe boots can be long pointed toe boots that square off at the tip, or they can be a wider square toe.
The Tony Lama boot line, as well as other brands, have more than 11 different toe shapes in their product catalogs, and that does not include 6x toe boots. Most brands also have six different heel heights and several outsole welt choices, so making a boot decision isn’t easy, but it is fun detailing and finding your own cowboy boot style.