I'm outing myself. I'm a bit of a yehaw cowboy boot fan. In fact, I began my pointed boot fetish when I was seventeen, splashing out four weeks Saturday job earnings on an expensive pair of boots way back then and haven't ever stopped the habit.
Now you may know readers, that cowboy boots gather deathly disdain whenever mentioned. Say it in fashion circles and you may be forever forced to be kangaroo courted. "Hang 'em high with their (undesirable) boots on." But, I can't help it. Of course, this fetish has hidden itself in the guise of the pointed boot which is everso much more acceptable be these Guiseppe Zanotti, Rupert Sanderson, Gina, Stephane Kelian or YSL (and I own all versions and more *cough*). But, harking back to the originals and veering past 'R Soles' on King's Road is always going to be in my consciousness.
This season I've discovered Durango boots. Yes, I know it's going to snow and hail and rain and more and yes, I do have some versions of sensible footwear (well, actually, now you mention it, only two viable options) but when offered the chance to sample some Durango boots, I hollered yay! I intend styling them up aplenty with '70s Stevie Nicks type looks or even mixing it up with some '30s pieces. Or, I may just stick to pairing with my ultra straight J.Brand jeans.
Taking aside the fact that Durango has become a festival goers choice in the Summer months - hardy yet cool for budding hipsters, the boot is even making itself seen in the streets of East London being worn with ironic insouciance and even spotted on teen popsters like The Saturday's Una Healy.
Durango Boots have been around for 50 years so have a weighty reputation and a glut of past styles in their expansive range from plain black, to classic tan and dark brown or for something slightly different, a blush lace panel or even white leather for the Dollys or Jolenes amongst us.
Originally designed for the western market, Durango boots are made to last, with super strength soles and high quality leather designed for endurance. And now, the company's turning their attention to biker styles which are sexy durable as well as ass-kicking, urban stylish.
Examples include the Savanna style, an ultra long boot, featuring buckle detailing all the way up and the Harness boot featuring a sling harness feature. Or, the short Savannah, which is a 3/4 style boot with double buckle features.
Durango Boots retail between £110 and £169.95 and are available to buy from various UK stockists and online. Check 'em out pardners.