The 15 Best Handmade Cowboy Boots in 2020

Cowboy boots are not only famous for their beauty, they are also known as symbols of the American wild west. Inside cowboy boots are a long history, a popular culture and an embodiment of the American lifestyle.

Most cowboy boots nowadays are made from machines while the number of handmade cowboy boots is decreasing. It’s a pity!

However, there still exist many popular brands of handmade cowboy boots today.

These handmade cowboy boots are Lucchese, Tony Lama, Corral, Soto, Anderson Bean,…

Today, let’s check out the 15 best handmade cowboy boots in 2020 and find your perfect fit!

Something about handmade cowboy boots

Cowboy boots were born and developed in the late 18th and early 19th centuries to serve farmers.

In those days, most cowboy boots were made from cowhide and completely handcrafted (cowhide is easy to find, affordable, durable and beautiful).

During the 2nd industrial revolution, cowboy boots were gradually industrialized to follow the development of electric motors, mass production and assembly lines.

The number of industrialized cowboy boots increased with the competitive advantages of low production cost, fast production time, uniform quality… More and more cowboy boot brands moved their factories to the other side of the ocean to take these advantages.

Cowboy boots made in Asia (China, Vietnam, and India) are mostly machine-made. If you are looking for handcrafted cowboy boots, then you can find them in Italy, Mexico and the US.

West America and Mexico are the two birthplaces of cowboy boots, you can easily find skilled bootmakers making handmade cowboy boots here.

Now, the brands still retain the tradition of cowboy boots and specialize in producing handmade cowboy boots are Lucchese, Corral, Tony Lama, Soto, Old Gringo, Tin Haul…

Each of these brands has its own unique styles and offers innovative, stylish cowboy boots.

The handmade cowboy boots usually have a high price with limited quantity, but their beauty is undoubted. You won’t find that beauty in mechanical cowboy boots.

And one thing is that cowboy boots are not expensive at all when you consider their durability, unique beauty… After all, they are totally worth your money!

So feel free to choose a pair of cowboy boots you love and enjoy them!

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The 15 Best Handmade Cowboy Boots in 2020

Handmade cowboy boots look very nice and unique. But the number of these boots is limited.

If you want to look for high-end handcrafted cowboy boots with high prices, Lucchese, Tony Lama, Anderson Bean are famous brands for your choice.

Besides, there are handcrafted cowboy boots that are also very beautiful and affordable like Corral, Old Gringo.

Or you can also look to the Soto brand, Soto cowboy boots have a lovely vintage look and diverse designs at a bargain price.

1/ Lucchese Classics Men’s Montana-Blk F.Q. Ost Cord Derby Calf Riding Boot

What we like What we don’t like
100% Leather, Ostrich vamp Need to be broken in
Fit perfectly, Dark leather calf quarter
The leather was polished well
Perfect to go with jean, khaki

These handsome cowboy boots are from the Lucchese brand, a giant name in the handmade cowboy boot industry.

Lucchese Classics Men’s Montana-Blk F.Q. Ost Cord Derby Calf Riding Boot is a pair of boots that will give you an elegant look but still retain the wild and distressed aura typical of West America.

Are you a fan of ostrich leather? With full quill ostrich vamp, these boots offer a distinctive, classy and luxurious look.

2/ Lucchese Bootmaker Women’s Sierra Western Boot

What we like What we don’t like
100% Leather, Leather sole
Very comfortable, metallic inlay
Comfortable right out of the box
Feminine and very intricate design

Cowboy boots are not only a historical artifact of Western America, but it is also one of the valuable items of Mexican culture. So if you see handcrafted cowboy boots in Mexico, don’t be surprised.

The Lucchese Bootmaker Women’s Sierra Western Boot are the gorgeous boots you’re looking for. Using lasers to cut and create elaborate spirals on the entire shaft and vamp is the uniqueness of these boots.

These are the perfect boots to go with a white dress or skinny jeans.

You just cannot go wrong with these boots!

3/ Tony Lama Boots Men’s Full Quill Ostrich 8987 Boot

What we like What we don’t like
100% Leather, rubber sole Fit: Runs small. You should order a size up.
Comfortable, full quill ostrich vamp
Good price, amazing look
Contrast color between the vamp and shaft

Another cowboy boots with full quill ostrich vamp is the Tony Lama Boots Men’s 8987 boot to give you a new and unique look. What’s more, these boots are super manly!

Besides, the contrasting color between the vamp and shaft (dark brown / black thoroughbred) also makes a strong impression on the viewer when they see these boots.

Strong build with a cool design, what could you expect more from a pair of cowboy boots?

4/ Tony Lama Boots Women’s 1796-L Boot

What we like What we don’t like
100% Leather, Leather sole Not for wide feet
Easy on and off, Cushion insole
Perfect fit and perfect look
Soft leather uppers & silky leather lining

Another proof that Tony Lama cannot be beaten for their quality, style and comfort is the Tony Lama Boots Women’s 1796-L Boot.

You’ll utter “GORGEOUS!!!” when you first see these boots. They come with a completely sharp look and their beauty will completely overwhelm you.

You don’t have to think much because these boots are easy to match with any type of clothes in your wardrobe, from jeans to dress, skirt,…

5/ CORRAL Unisex-Adult Cowboy Boots

What we like What we don’t like
High quality exotic skins and leather It takes a long time to take care
Studded accents & embroidered details
Perfect for wedding, party, line dancing
Comfortable & perfect size

Another equally famous brand of handcrafted cowboy boots is from Corral. They are known for their vintage motifs, classic looks but they are still creative and innovative in each design.

CORRAL Unisex-Adult Cowboy Boots comes with studded accents and embroidered details. Besides embroidery decorated toe, you can see, the full body of these boots is an exquisite art. People will compliment every time they see you with these fascinating boots!

6/ Tin Haul Shoes Men’s John 3: 16 Western Boot

What we like What we don’t like
Premium leather construction
Inlayed crosses on vamp, crown of thorns on shaft
Fit well, worth the price and good look
Cow lining & a cushioned insole

Besides Lucchese, Tony Lama, Corral, Tin Haul is the next name that will make you swoon.

Tin Haul Shoes Men’s John 3: 16 Western Boot features brown marbled leather with a cross pattern on the vamp and embroidery detail near the top will make you stand out from the crowd.

Tin Haul’s cowboy boots always have a very unique look. They still retain the wild flowers of the west, but are rich in modern with interesting colors.

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7/ CORRAL A2663 Boots

What we like What we don’t like
100% leather, rubber heel tabs
Leather lining, light-cushioned footbed
Fits perfectly
Feminine and attractive boots

CORRAL A2663 Boots will be a new breeze for your wardrobe. They get the beautiful and creative western floral stitch throughout the shaft and vamp for an attractive outlook.

For comfort, these boots get leather lining and cushion insole to create a smooth feeling.

From the inside out, the Corrals boots all score 10/10 for quality.

8/ Soto Boots Men’s Broad Square Toe Boots H50019

What we like What we don’t like
100% Leather & Rubber sole Not best fit
Western stitching on shaft, decorative inlays
Leather lining, cushioned insole
Good looking boots out of the box

Are you a lover of handmade cowboy boots but you’re on a budget? Then Soto can satisfy your passion.

Most handmade cowboy boots are more expensive than machine-made cowboy boots, but Soto is different. With the motto “Handcrafted Cowboy Boots at Affordable Prices”, you will find quality handcrafted cowboy boots at a shocking price.

If in doubt, check out the Soto Boots Men’s Broad Square Toe Boots H50019 – a perfect pair of boots to go with jeans. With such design, these boots will give you a neat and elegant look!

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9/ Tin Haul Shoes Women’s Man Eater

What we like What we don’t like
100% Leather, leather sole
Leather lining, cushioned insole, walking heel
Fit perfectly even narrow feet
Comfortable, unique design

If Dan Post is the king of western boots, then Lucchese takes the cake when it comes to handmade boots. Besides, no brand could beat the creativity of the Tin Haul brand.

Tin Haul Shoes Women’s Man Eater stands out with the classic western distressed leather along with the shark underlay on vamp and anvil embroidery on the shaft. This design is new, unique and… bizarre, but it is pretty cool, right?

Besides, breathable leather lining and cushioned insoles will give you a great comfortable experience.

10/ Soto Boots Wildflower Women’s Cowgirl Boots M50030

What we like What we don’t like
100% leather & leather sole Difficult to clean, condition and polish the leather because of too much motif
Cushioned insole, leather lining
Floral detail & perfect to go with skinny jean, dress
Comfortable right out of the box

Soto cowboy boots are not as expensive as other handcrafted boots, but this does not mean that their boots are synonymous with low quality and ugly. Take a look at the vibrant and impressive Soto Boots Wildflower Women’s Cowgirl Boots M50030 to feel their class.

From a turquoise-rimmed heart, many flowers bloom to form an artistic painting to bring the best for girls.

In addition, leather sole with leather lining and cushioned insole are the perfect elements to create a wonderful smoothness for your feet.

11/ Old Gringo Women’s Lucky Western Boot

What we like What we don’t like
100% Leather, Leather sole
Beautiful motifs: floral, horseshoe designs accented, jewel details
Smooth leather lining
No need break in period

WONDERFUL! These boots are so royal with stunning patterns on the dark background.

Old Gringo is certainly no strange brand to those who love handmade cowboy boots.

Most of Old Gringo boots have vintage designs and decorations. For example, this Old Gringo Women’s Lucky Western Boot is an excellent vintage-style boot.

These boots have an impressive look with striking motifs on the distressed leather background. They get harmonious colors, vintage style for an unmistakable look.

We love beautiful hand-stitched floral and jewel details, which really set these boots apart.

12/ Old Gringo Women’s Boots L1286 Jasmine 10″

What we like What we don’t like
100% leather, leather sole It is difficult to clean the boots because they have many motifs
Leather lining, stacked leather heel
Look amazing with skinny jeans and skirt
Good arch support, perfect for large calves

We love this young couple’s vintage, feminine and youthful look.

Once again, Old Gringo does not disappoint us with this Old Gringo Women’s Boots L1286 Jasmine.

L1286 Jasmine boots are memorable for girls with eye-catching colors and familiar yet vibrant vintage motifs. You will be satisfied because these boots feature floral vintage motifs but don’t give the wearer a rustic look.

With colorful floral patterns on a light leather background, the youthfulness of the boots will spread over you for a dynamic and energetic look.

13/ Soto Boots Turquoise Rose Country Cowgirl Boots M50032

What we like What we don’t like
100% leather, leather sole Need break in period
Comfortable leather lining, Cushioned insole
Good fit, perfect to go with dress
Comfortable, shock-absorbing leather soles

If someone says cowboy boots cannot be used for a wedding, then that is a false notion.

Take a look at the Soto Boots Turquoise Rose. Are these boots bright enough to enter Buckingham Palace? Sure they are.

No one could believe such an affordable pair of boots had such a lush look! Turquoise floral inlays and rose inlays on a white leather create a stunning elegance.

If you wear these boots with a delicate and bright white dress, there is no reason to hesitate when entering luxury palaces!

14/ Corral Women’s White Glitter Inlay & Crystals White Cowgirl Boots

What we like What we don’t like
100% leather, leather outsole Boots need to be well preserved
Leather lining; cushioned insole
Glitter inlay and crystals, stunning look
Great for wearing to parties, weddings, …

If the boots above don’t please your taste, you can try the Corral Women’s Martina White Boots.

This is an exclusive gift from Corral to girls who regularly attend parties, weddings. A stunning pair of boots will make you confidently stride on any red carpet.

The glitter inlay and crystals throughout the boots adorn the owner of the boots with a luxurious look.

Others will surely be overwhelmed by this beauty.

15/ Old Gringo Womens Leather Cowboyboot L956-2 Brass/Pink Julie

What we like What we don’t like
100% Leather, Leather sole High price
Embroidery flowers, detail textures, distressed color
Perfect fit
Look good for narrow feet and calves

The final shot that closes today’s topic is a classic, handmade and light cowboy boots: Old Gringo Womens Leather Cowboyboot L956-2 Brass / Pink Julie.

With a pink floral pattern on distressed leather, this classic, feminine beauty will never be out of date.

These are truly a contemporary work of art that Old Gringo gives to the longtime fans of western lifestyle.

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