Updated November 15, 2019 by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

The 10 Best Cowboy Boots For Men

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This wiki has been updated 7 times since it was first published in July of 2018. Whether you're working on the farm, in a factory, or just want to add a dash of Western flair to your outfit, a pair of these men's cowboy boots will make an excellent addition to your wardrobe. Our list includes options in a variety of styles, from subtle to flashy, so there's sure to be something that suits everyone's taste, and some are even great for horseback riding. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best cowboy boot for men on Amazon.

10. Laredo McComb

9. Guide Gear 12"

8. Old West Distressed

7. Dan Post Lucky Break

6. Durango Rebel DB4442

5. Georgia Carbo Tec

4. Durango Rebel DB5444

3. Ariat Rambler

2. Dingo Slouch

1. Ariat Quickdraw

Special Honors

White's The Plainsman The Plainsman boast thick, full-grained all-leather construction that provides exceptional durability and support while maintaining the style and flair of classic cowboy boots. They were developed to stand up to long hours in the saddle and shine up nicely when it's time to go out. They're resoleable for years of added value, the uppers are water-resistant, and they're Goodyear welted for reliability. whitesboots.com

Stetson Biker Outlaw A definitive statement pair, the Biker Outlaw boots are handmade, consisting of black and brown oiled leather, beautiful two-toned, inlaid designs, tapered toes, and premium soft leather lining. And unlike many other boots on the market, these sport rugged outsoles with excellent tread. stetson.com

Heritage Cactus & Shark Notably expensive, the handcrafted Cactus & Shark from Heritage Boot Company give a respectful nod to the big sky and wide-open prairies of Texas. They feature an extremely durable charcoal brown sharkskin foot and brown calfskin shaft with eye-popping, inlaid flowering prickly pear cactus designs. The tops are crowned with barbed wire as an homage to the end of the open range, and they're finished with a sharp-looking snip toe. heritageboot.com

Editor's Notes

November 12, 2019:

After steel toe boots, cowboy boots are the definitive workwear footwear for men, with the added benefit that their rugged designs are steeped in nostalgia and southwestern charm. Our list was curated with hard labor in mind, but the attractiveness of our selections make them just as suitable for those simply looking to make a fashion statement.

We prioritized durability, comfort, longevity, and style for our rankings, and leaned toward models that use special or proprietary technology for their insoles and outsoles, as well as tough stitching, Goodyear welts, and acid and abrasion-resistant materials.

If you're looking to stand out in a crowd, the Dan Post Lucky Break and Ariat Quickdraw are the ones to beat, while the Laredo McComb and Dingo Slouch boast subtle looks with metal accents for added flash. For those who want something well-made, yet inexpensive, the Guide Gear 12" are a great classic pair. They also sport rubber soles that slide easily without being slippery, which makes them perfect for line dancing.

We said goodbye to the Ranch Road Capistrano due to availability issues, and the Smoky Mountain Boonville due to complaints that they aren't built for the long haul. We used the vacancies to recommend the Ariat Quickdraw, a pair that has both form and function, and the Durango Rebel DB4442, a well-loved design that's built tough but doesn't skimp on stylish details.


Gia Vescovi-Chiordi
Last updated on November 15, 2019 by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

Born in Arizona, Gia is a writer and autodidact who fled the heat of the desert for California, where she enjoys drinking beer, overanalyzing the minutiae of life, and channeling Rick Steves. After arriving in Los Angeles a decade ago, she quickly nabbed a copywriting job at a major clothing company and derived years of editing and proofreading experience from her tenure there, all while sharpening her skills further with myriad freelance projects. In her spare time, she teaches herself French and Italian, has earned an ESL teaching certificate, traveled extensively throughout Europe and the United States, and unashamedly devours television shows and books. The result of these pursuits is expertise in fashion, travel, beauty, literature, textbooks, and pop culture, in addition to whatever obsession consumes her next.


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