Cowboy boots are one of the great footwear to wear for all four seasons these days. However, in reality, the time when cowboy boots take the throne is in the fall and winter.
This is the time when there are many discount events for fashion items. And with such expensive footwear as cowboy boots, this is a golden time to add variety to your boot collection.
However, that is not necessarily the biggest reason! In fact, in the seasons when the weather is a bit cold like autumn or when it’s freezing like winter, cowboy boots are also an amazing choice to keep your feet warm.
But to what extent can cowboy boots keep you warm? If cowboy boots are not warm enough, how to keep your feet warm in them?
You will know it right now!
- Do cowboy boots keep your feet warm?
- How to keep your feet warm in cowboy boots?
- 1. Wear thick socks, winter socks, thermal socks or double socks
- 2. Use boot cuffs
- 3. Use specialized insoles to keep the soles of your feet warm
- 4. Use toe warmers
- 5. Waterproof your cowboy boots
- 6. Invest in a pair of waterproof cowboy boots
- 7. Dry your cowboy boots
- 8. Put cloth and cotton balls inside the cowboy boots
- 9. Move continuously
- Wrap it up
Do cowboy boots keep your feet warm?
Cowboy boots can definitely keep your feet warm in the cold winter.
With a sturdy structure, 11-inch high and more, made entirely of high-grade leather and inner lining, you can rest assured of wearing cowboy boots in cold weather.
Besides, since it is 100% leather (usually full-grain leather), cowboy boots are water-resistant to a good degree.
Some cowboy boots (such as western work boots) are 100% waterproof, so your feet can completely stay dry and warm.
Many people tend to wear jeans with cowboy boots, so a layer of leather, lining and jeans are perfect protective armor!
From the very first days, cowboy boots were born not for fashion, but for function.
Cowboy boots have a very sturdy, and somewhat rigid structure, which helps cowboys and farmers cope with extreme weather conditions, including cold weather.
Because of that, cowboy boots are used during the cool and cold seasons. And many people are quite apprehensive when it comes to using cowboy boots in summer.
But there are a few things to keep in mind when wearing cowboy boots during the snowy season. That is, you should wear rubber sole boots instead of leather sole boots.
Rubber soles have a better grip than leather soles. Leather soles are inherently slippery on normal terrain, once they get wet and have to experience the winter terrain… believe me, it’s not good at all!
In fact, cowboy boots can keep you warm during light snowfalls, but may not be able to keep you warm in sub-zero temperatures. For sub-zero temperatures, specialized winter boots are still warmer and healthier options.
While cowboy boots can keep you warm to a certain extent, their construction doesn’t completely cover your legs and feet.
The gaps between your boots and your skin will let the cold air in.
And if you still want to wear cowboy boots around this time, then you should wear thick socks, or follow some of the advice below.
How to keep your feet warm in cowboy boots?
Although I haven’t actually worn cowboy boots in sub-zero temperatures, a few friends of mine who’ve had this experience say that you can still get cold in the winter at sub-zero temperatures.
How to avoid that? With some of my meager experience, I will tell you all I know!
1. Wear thick socks, winter socks, thermal socks or double socks
I love this method, as it can help you put on your cowboy boots effortlessly in the cold weather.
When using cowboy boots, you should use socks over your calves. This will keep your cowboy boots from irritating your feet and causing them discomfort.
In addition, use socks over calves, choose thick ones, or double your socks, which will ensure your feet are warm at extremely low temperatures.
In addition, other socks for heavy-duty jobs, hiking or other physically demanding activities are often very thick. You can count on them.
You should also consider using winter socks or thermal socks – they are very thick and made from materials that provide a very high degree of warmth.
This method has a downside that it can make you feel tight when wearing boots.
2. Use boot cuffs
Boot cuffs are products that help girls feel more confident in the winter, they can keep your feet warm, in a position where cowboy boots cannot reach.
Boot cuffs are usually made of wool or cotton blend, so they are ideal items to keep you warm in winter.
This is one of the most used and useful methods.
3. Use specialized insoles to keep the soles of your feet warm
These insoles are called thermal insoles! And they can warm your feet for sure.
This type of insole prevents heat and moisture loss, thereby ensuring your feet stay warm inside cowboy boots.
The job you have to do is very simple, just put them inside the cowboy boots and done!
This is a very simple, convenient, and easy-to-do method that many people use!
4. Use toe warmers
There is an essential product that not everyone knows – toe warmers.
What you have to do is take the toe warmer out of the outer package, then shake it until it warms up.
Next, stick it onto the sole of your foot. This product will keep your foot warm.
You should place toe warmers in the area from the ball of the foot to the toe. Your toes are easy to get cold, so putting them in the right place will keep them warm.
However, be careful not to place toe warmers directly on the skin, please stick them on the socks!
Toe warmers usually keep your feet warm for 15 to 20 minutes, not too long but enough for you to go out of the house, get into the car and wait for the heater to take effect.
In case the temperature drops, take them out into the air and shake them, they will increase the temperature.
The disadvantage of these methods is that they don’t last for too long, but it’s very convenient to keep you warm quickly.
5. Waterproof your cowboy boots
One of the reasons your feet get cold is that they get wet in low ambient temperature conditions.
Cowboy boots are water resistant, but only to a certain extent, and that ability can fade with time.
All you need to do is use a conditioner, shoe polish, mink oil, or beeswax to apply it to the surface of the cowboy boots, creating a new waterproof protective film for them.
Lucky for you, we have a very clear guide on how to waterproof cowboy boots right here!
6. Invest in a pair of waterproof cowboy boots
Leather is usually water-resistant, but not completely waterproof.
If you don’t have as much time to layer cowboy boots as the suggested methods above, then buying waterproof boots is an initiative.
These cowboy boots will keep your feet dry and warm as you desire.
Western work boots can be a good choice. They are made to serve the workers, so they are structurally strong, durable and especially waterproof.
7. Dry your cowboy boots
Cowboy boots with 11 to 14-inch high construction are one of the best boots to keep your feet warm.
In the cool weather, one of the factors that makes you feel cold in cowboy boots is that they get wet on the inside.
For that reason, you should know methods of drying cowboy boots inside out such as using a boot dryer, boot trees, household powder, or hair dryer.
Lucky for you, we have a variety of ways to dry your cowboy boots here!
Keep your cowboy boots dry, and your feet can always stay warm!
8. Put cloth and cotton balls inside the cowboy boots
To add warmth to your feet, you can add extra fabrics or cotton balls to your cowboy boots. This is also a very effective household method.
Some types such as felt and wool have a very good ability to keep warm and insulated. You can stuff it in your cowboy boot to fill the space between the boot and your skin.
It’s well worth a try!
9. Move continuously
In cold weather conditions surrounded by snow, never sit still but exercise to keep your body warm.
That’s the best advice I’ve ever received! It’s true. A pair of cowboy boots, snow boots or Ugg boots won’t give you complete warmth if you’re not active.
So make sure you generate enough heat yourself to warm your body up!
Wrap it up
In general, cowboy boots can absolutely keep you warm on cold days.
Due to the premium leather and the high construction of cowboy boots, there’s no need to worry here.
However, when the temperature outside the window gets too low, the cold can still infiltrate cowboy boots, and you can still experience that chill.
There are many ways to keep your feet warm when wearing cowboy boots, including using thick socks, winter socks or doubling up socks.
Besides, some other methods such as using toe warmers, thermal insoles or waterproofing your cowboy boots are also convenient ways to keep your feet warm.
Always keep your cowboy boots dry, this way ensures your feet don’t get wet and cold. Using waterproof cowboy boots is not a bad idea.
For household items, you can use felt fabrics, wool or cotton to tuck into cowboy boots. This creates a protective layer of warm insulation.
However, when you are in a low-temperature environment, the best thing you can do is to constantly exercise to generate enough body heat, thereby you can stay warm by yourself.
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