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Do yo guys who wear cowboy boots wear them when you will be doing lots of walking?
I have a strong cowboy boot fetish and like to wear them everywhere but people keep telling me they are not made for walking and I will ruin my feet by always wearing them. I am headed to FL after Christmas with a friend and he has advised me to buy some comfortable shoes to wear instead of cowboy boots for all the walking when we visit the theam parks. He may have a point but I am sure I will wear boots I have given up on trying to understand this fetish of mine.
man completly understand, same prob here, i was in similar situation so wear em, mine were kinda tight so i knew i could not bear em all day so i decided to go sockless first day, man best idea i had, was fine for a while, then started hurting, so kept going, man this i know was luck went to sit down and grab a beer to help pain, and this guy asked if he could sit with me i said ok, no clue he was into boots, as i was drinking my beer he grabbed my feet under table descritely and pulled my boot off put foot in his lap and massaged it as we drank our beer, then he left my boot on ground and pulled other off and massaged it felt so good, then he said leave em off for little bit have another beer then u will be fine, i know that was luck but, after a while that afternoon they really pinching my toes it got so bad i just pulled em off, since i was sockless did not look bad and just carried em,, man it was great day every time i walked passed group u could see at least one guy re adjusting himself seeing me out of the boots, eventually i put em back on , man it wass great go for it wear em, just be sure u are in tight ass jeans let the rest work for itself, trust me. let me know how it comes out
In addition to all the excellent advice already given, I’d take the soles into account: I have a pair of boots with hard soles (OK they’re not cowboy boots) and the soles of my feet hurt a bit after walking in them for a couple of hours. So make sure the soles of your boots are rather soft before walking long distances in them.
BTW, if you can’t understand the fetish, just go along with it! Wear whatever makes you feel comfortable.
I don’t own a pair at the moment, but I had a pair of Tony Lama’s that were more comfortable to wear than most sneakers. I walked miles in them with no discomfort whatever. (I have narrow heels and a high arch, though, so maybe that’s it)
The only reason I didn’t keep them is that I that I had to have them resoled and reheeled so often, and with age, I grew a half size. I gave them to a friend who was moving to Texas.
The only shoes that will “ruin your feet” are ones that don’t fit, and there’s this little thing called searing pain that will let you know they don’t fit well before your feet are irrepairably harmed.
Of course, if you are going to run a marathon in 7 inch stilettos, you’re on your own..
Bear in mind that your feet will feel tired after lots of walking. It has nothing to do with the boots although people will equate that. Most important is they must fit well; not loose or tight. I once made a mistake of wearing a looser pair thinking it would be better.But it was worse as I was actually lugging the boots along instead of them walking with me.
Here’s my suggestion for you – do with it as you wish but I know that it has worked well for me over the years.
First, as everyone has already told you, wear your most comfortable well fitting boot.
Second, since most of the theme parks have storage lockers available, take a back pack with a back up pair of sneakers (can’t believe I actually used that word in here ……please, please, please don’t take away my membership card …. lol), and an extra pair of socks.
Also throw into the backpack some bandaids just in case you develop blisters – this can happen at any time and with any kind of footwear. Invest in some mole skin and put that into the bag also.
If you at all feel the start of blisters – don’t wait until it is to painful to walk around. Use the mole skin or bandaids. The ealier you use them the better your feet will like you. I prefer the mole skin over the bandaids and have on my many hiking expeditions and theme park adventures put it on in the morning over the areas on my feet that I know that I get blisters. Typically blisters will develope on the heels and the balls of the feet. A little tube of some type of disinfectant probably would be a good idea too.
If you find at the end of the day that you didn’t need the backpack with the extra shoes and first aid supplies – nothing lost except the cost of the locker. Don’t forget that your friend might wind up needing your supply before you do and he will be ever so greatful that you thought of it.
As always – be prepared.
Oh and one last thing — hope you get a couple of pictures of yourself in the boots of choice and that you report back to all of us on how it turned out.
Have a wonderful trip and stay safe.