If you, like me, spend an abundance of time watching TikTok ‘fit checks, then you’ve probably already caught onto the fact that all of them involve vintage cowboy boots.
Thus far, the hashtag #cowboyboots has over 125 million views on the Gen-Z-favorite platform, with videos of people not only showcasing how to style Western footwear, but also providing guides for painting them, cleaning them, and buying them on secondhand platforms and thrift shops. The New York-based street style account Watching New York shot a video of Manhattan and Brooklyn’s finest dressers, all of whom were wearing cowboy boots. Meanwhile, user Emirhan Dalci made a similar TikTok video highlighting the boot’s prevalence on the streets of Milan, Italy. In other words, the Americana staple has gone international.
And the most popular options are coming from secondhand markets. According to thredUP, an online thrift store, searches for “cowboy” increased by 60% in the last four weeks, compared to 2020 data. This particular spike followed the release of Beyoncé’s promotional video for her recently released Ivy Park x Adidas Rodeo collection, in which the singer-designer modeled the Western-inspired line that included denim chaps and cow-print cowboy hats.
But, with growing interest, combined with the vast array of options on the resale market, finding the perfect pair of vintage cowboy boots could prove to be more labor-intensive than expected. To speed up the process, we scoured the internet for 15 pairs for you to two-step your way to TikTok fame in. Find them all, ahead.
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Dan Post Dan Post Red Leather Gypsy Cowboy Boots Size (M) 6.5, $, available at eBay
TONY LAMA Suede Embroidered Accent Western Boots Size 8, $, available at TheRealReal
J.B. Dillon Cowboy Boots Size 5 1/2, $, available at ThredUP
TONY LAMA 80’s Teal and Black Cowboy Boots, $, available at Thrilling
Justin Boots Red and Beige Cowboy Boots Size 8, $, available at Depop
HeadlessVintage Vintage Boulet Cowboy Boots Women’s 10, $, available at Etsy
Ganni Leather Cowboy Boots 38, $, available at Vestiaire
TONY LAMA Leather Cowboy Boots Size 7 1/2, $, available at ThredUP
Justin Boots Ballet Pink Cowboy Boots Ladies US Size 7, $, available at Etsy
Tony Leather Leather Bangkok Authentic Snake Skin Leather Boots 42, $, available at Grailed
Unsigned Cloth Cowboy Boots Size 8, $, available at Vestiaire
TONY LAMA Vintage Women’s Snip Toe Cowboy Brown Boots Size 6 B, $, available at eBay
Justin for Billy Martins Vintage Cowboy Boots Justin for Billy Martins Black Leather and Lizard Western Boots, Women’s Size 5 1/2 B US, $, available at Etsy
Neolite Red & Black Cowboy Boots Women’s 8.5, $, available at Depop
Unsigned Leather Cowboy Boots 37, $, available at Vestiaire
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