You can pour over books like Tyler Beard’s Art of the Boot. Or Jennifer June’s Cowboy Boots: Art & Sole. In fact, we recommend it. You will see some genuine vintage boots that look familiar. Maybe you’ve seen them in our store or website. But nothing beats putting on a pair and walking the proverbial mile. You’ll see why the boot has been around for millennia. And why we still love them today.IT'S NOT OUR BUSINESS, IT'S OUR PASSION COWGIRLS ARE OUR HEROES Marie Lords in 1861 said, “A cowgirl gets up early in the morning, decides what she wants to do and does it”.We love vintage boots. It’s really as simple as that. We love the lore, the craftsmanship, the design and feel of a well-worn pair. That is why I opened my first store in London on The King’s Road back in 1976. It’s also why my wife, Patti, and I can be found every day surrounded by some of the finest boots right here in our Austin store.There is a certain nostalgia and romance that comes with the cowboy boot. They are intrinsically cool – always have been. Understated and time-tested. Most say the cowboy boot we know today was invented by Charles Hyer of Kansas City in 1875. Apparently, the traditional boots at the time were problematic. Anyway, the boot is here to stay.