I have lived in America for awhile and I have always been fascinated by men wearing cowboy boots in public. I like the masculine look of a pair of worn cowboy boots. Cowboy boot heels have such a distinct clicking sound. I could tell by hearing if a man has a pair of cowboy boots on his feet around me in public, on the streets, in shopping centers, etc. Men who wear cowboy boots in my mind usually present as confident, masculine, strong, powerful individuals. This type of footwear represents the classic American cowboys from the mid-west. They are beautiful crafted with the decorative stitchings, and the unique pointed toes. Some people wear them because everyone in town are wearing them, some people wear them for the protection or working in a farm. It shows a man cares about his choice of footwear but it is very subtle when most men wear boots under their jeans, but rather wearing a pair of sneakers just like everyone else.
I have an interesting boot encountering story today. I was wearing my Justin Apache cowboy boots walking in a shopping mall.I saw a clean-cut man walking toward me. He was wearing a birch color military jacket with four pockets in the front, with a pair of shiny black cowboy boots and jeans. He caught my attention and I could tell instantly that he was wearing boots from a far away. As we were passing each other, I tried to look down to his boots and see how beautiful they are. And when I looked up again, he looked at me and said “Nice boots!” I was nervous and I said my appreciation “Thank you” super quietly and we walked past each other. I think he definitely noticed me I was staring at his boots, and he enjoy wearing cowboy boots himself. I could feel my ears were warm afterward and was very happy that he complimented on my cowboy boots tonight. I felt like a validation from a stranger who is also into boots confirming cowboy boots look good on me.
I wear all kind of boots in public but cowboy boots is the last type of boots that I am confident enough wear them in public and would look good wearing in them. From looking around, I have only seen white men wear cowboy boots. I rarely have seen any Asian men wearing cowboy boots in public. I purchased a pair long time ago, but they have also been sitting in my closet forever. It is always the pair of boots that I would only wear at home secretively, checking myself out in front of my mirror, and a type of boots that I switch to wear something else last minutes before I heading out.
The reason that I started to wear cowboy boots is because a fellow bootman told me I would be look so good in them this January. I am wearing them at this moment and they have been on my feet all day. I like the feel they wrap about my feet and the shafts touching my calves. I enjoy the tough leather, the arch of the sole, the beautiful stitching, the heel clicking sounds, the way they make me stands taller, the perfect look of the boots with a pair of rigid blue jeans and they keep my feet warm and moist all day.
So my question to you is do you see Asian men around you wearing cowboy boots? What do you think about Asian men wearing cowboy boots?