These Under-$55 White Cowboy Boots Are My Best Amazon Buy to Date
Right as I moved to Austin this year, cowboy boots serendipitously came back into style. I thought living in the south would give me endless boot-buying options, but turns out, people in Texas take their cowboy boots pretty seriously. I wasn't willing to shell out $300 on a pair I'd be wearing for fashion purposes — not, you know, actual cowgirl things — so I went where everyone goes when they want something trendy and affordable: Amazon.
I've made plenty of purchases from Amazon before, but not so many clothing purchases, because it can be hard to always know what you're getting. The Richealnana Cowboy Boots, though, were perfect on paper (screen): They had just the right heel height at a little under 2 inches, a fun touch of embroidery, and a knee-high length that would work well with skirts and jeans. Plus, they were less than $55. After reading all the positive reviews, I decided to give the white pair a shot.
I was told the shoes would take a long time to ship, but they actually arrived much earlier than expected (about a month), and they looked exactly like the image online; I couldn't get over how high-quality the faux leather felt and looked. The shoes seemed to fit comfortably when I first tried them on, so I decided to put them to the test on a "glamping trip" that coming weekend.
My fiancé and I were celebrating our anniversary, so we decided to rent a trailer on a farm in a rural part of Texas. I wanted to look cute but casual, so I wore my new cowboy boots. We spent half the day walking around the 4-acre farm, stood for a two-hour wine tour, and went window shopping in the small town nearby, which meant I was on my feet for about six hours. In hindsight, that could've been disastrous, but I ended the night surprisingly blister-free, and even though it was pushing 90 degrees that day, I never felt sweaty or sticky in my knee-high boots — they were very lightweight and breathable.
Also, I didn't anticipate feeling so self-conscious in my new boots at first. This was rural Texas, and if anyone was going to know cheesy, fake cowboy boots, it was the people of Marble Falls. But surprisingly, I received compliments all day from strangers asking me where my boots were from. If you can fool Texans into thinking these are the real deal, I think you can fool anyone.