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.
Ganni is almost singularly responsible for bringing chic, bold cowboy boots into the present day. With styles ranging from color-blocked to croc-embossed leather, the brand's boots are sure to elevate any outfit. Plus, the brand's commitment to craftsmanship ensures you're getting a high-quality shoe.
On the higher end of the scale, you'll find Golden Goose. Frequently made with distressed leather and classic Western stitching and adorned with design details like silver stars and toe caps, their quality makes the price tag worth it.
You may not have expected to see this brand listed, but Jeffrey Campbell makes a shockingly wide assortment of cowboy boots in fun styles and equally fun prices. Whether you like your cowboy boots over-the-knee or with an exposed ankle, Jeffrey Campbell has got you covered.
Frye is the O.G. cowboy boot brand (as in, it has been making high-quality Western-inspired boots since long before the trend grew to mega-popularity). Frye's commitment to this aesthetic has made them an instant go-to brand if you're looking for anything with a studded, pointed toe.
Sam Edelman is your brand of choice if you're looking for an affordable alternative to a typical cowboy boot brand. As a personal owner of the Winona Boots, I can attest to their quality and ability to pair with any midi skirt in my closet.