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Cowboy boots never go out of style in Texas, but it sure is nice when the rest of the world embraces them, too.

Vionic at Nordstrom

The New York Times described “city boots with a cowboy twang” as a “big fall look,” depicting chic takes on cowboy boots by the likes of Louis Vuitton, Calvin Klein and Stella McCartney, who streamlined the silhouette into a modern cap-toe boot that merely suggests its western roots.

Eileen Fisher

It’s almost all about the shorty this season, including ankle styles with raked western heels of every height. Cowboy motifs also ride in on shoes, slingbacks and sandals. Key embellishments are cutouts, whipstitching, pointy toes and harness straps – all of which add flair.

Pinto Ranch Fine Western Wear

Naturally, Pinto Ranch has a killer boot selection – more than 100 styles for men and women – ranging from fashion styles to classics by vaunted brands such as Lucchese, Stallion, Old Gringo and Rocketbuster.

Pinto Ranch also carries fashionable western-influenced clothing by the likes of Double D Ranch, Vintage Collection and others, making it a natural destination for anyone heading to Cattle Barons Ball on Oct. 21.


Cowboy-inspired styles are front and center in Frye’s fall collection, such as the Italian-made Antonia Thread Shootie, an ankle boot with a tapered western heel and whipstitch detailing. It comes in blue suede – a hipster classic – as well as bisque or brown.


Frye’s also got a cool shorty in grey metallic leather with studs dotting the shaft plus a number of “Western Reissue” boots with stitch detailing.

Vince Camuto at Nordstrom

Nordstrom also stocked up on cowboy-esque booties. New looks include Marc Fisher Ltd. suede booties wrapped with straps and buckles and a dramatic over-the-knee suede number by Vince Camuto featuring whipstitching, linear cutouts and a three-and-a-half inch heel.

These boots are made for strutting.