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Boots That Can Take the Heat: Alvies Summer Style Guide

By Constanza Ulloa-Colina,
Boots That Can Take the Heat: Alvies Summer Style Guide

Cowboy boots are boots that defy all limitations. Boots that can be worn in the heat. The scorching summer sun is no deterrent for these bad boys. While it seems antithetical to the very nature of a boot, they act like a koozie.

While cowboy boots have long been associated with rugged terrain and fall fashion, they can be just as fitting on the boardwalk in the summertime. They embrace the essence of the Wild West, which means they bring an air of discovery to each look. Something to be learned from every glance. Every step.

Cowboy boots are boots with purpose. They have a soul that yearns for duty. A duty that no longer ends at ranch work – the responsibility of personal style. From weddings to funerals, cowboy boots are always appropriate, but here is our style guide on how to beat the heat with your feet:

Be Breezy, Baby
When choosing cowboy boots for summer, prioritize lightweight and breathable materials to keep your feet cool. Look for boots made from soft leather, suede, or even canvas. Avoid heavy leather boots as they may cause discomfort and sweat.

Tell A Color Story
Light and neutral colors attract the most minor heat. Classic tan, beige, or light brown cowboy boots are versatile choices that will complement a wide range of outfits. These colors reflect sunlight better and provide a bright and fresh aesthetic. If your disposition is even sunnier, try an Artist Series boot!

Go Low
Consider boots with shorter shafts (like The Rainey, The Trinity, The Duval, and The Stassney) in hot weather. Ankle-length cowboy boots or boots that land just around your calf can be more comfortable and allow better air circulation around your legs. This will keep your feet cooler and complement those shorter summer skirts and shorts.

Summer Stylin’
The key to rocking cowboy boots in the summer lies in combining them with season-inspired outfits. Flowy sundresses, linens, daisy dukes, mini skirts, lightweight maxi skirts, rompers, big t-shirts, bandeaus, bandanas, towels. A beer in an innertube on a lazy river with some boots and a bikini. Treat your boots like a friend. Find the new frontier.

Accessory Necessity
Accessorizing will elevate your cowboy boots while keeping you comfortable in the summer heat. A wide-brimmed hat can shield your face from the sun and complement the narrative of the boots. Trucker hats, cowboy hats, bucket hats – these are all hats born to be worn with cowboy boots. Bandanas can act as sweat rags and headbands, and ponytail holders! Cowboy boots can propel you to stardom, and where there are stars, it is colder than outside in the summer heat!

It’s What’s on the Inside That Counts
Wear moisture-wicking or thin cotton socks with your cowboy boots to prevent discomfort and moisture buildup. You can also use gel insoles to enhance comfort and provide extra cushioning during long walks or events.

Discover Yourself
Cowboy boots are more than just a fashion statement; they are an exploratory addition to your wardrobe. By choosing the right materials, colors, and styles, you can don your cowboy boots confidently and comfortably during the hottest months of the year. And while we are all accidentally sweat-lodging ourselves into an ego death that results in the breakthrough that will break in our boots, at least the heat will know we did it in style.