I wear cowboy boots from September to June. I grew up in New Mexico, so cowboy boots are stylish and come in so many great combinations. Mostly, though, I wear them because I have size 11 feet, so stylish shoes for women are few and far between. I can select my favorite cowboy boots from shelves and shelves full of size 9 1/2 men’s size boots!
Cowboy boots are great because they can be resoled forever at a fraction of the cost of a new pair. Since a black boot goes with everything I wear, I often have more than one pair in different skins, heights or stitching. If a great new pair comes into my life, I paint the oldest pair a delicious new color! No one else has these baby blues!
I use a fine natural bristle brush and latex paint. I buy the paint in “trial sizes” at my local Ace Hardware store. If the leather isn’t all ready roughed up, I lightly sand the surface with fine grit sand paper. Carefully paint outside the lines of the stitching and witness your comfy old boots get a dramatic transformation into a new favorite that is uniquely yours.
Until next time,