What Type of Cowboy Boot Is Right for You?

By: Teresa McGlothlin

What Type of Cowboy Boot Is Right for You?
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About This Quiz

When you see a cowboy walking down the street, you probably notice their boots and hats before you even look at their face. A good cowboy wouldn't want to be caught dead wearing the wrong boots, and you wouldn't want to disrespect their level of cool by wearing the wrong ones. After this quiz, you'll never have to worry about wearing cowboy boots that don't give off the best first impression of you! 

From practical roper boots to flashy buckaroo boots, there are more types of cowboy boots on the shelves than you might realize. While some are made for the show, others are made to keep the ranch running like bulls through the streets of Spain. As you respond to our questions, the answers you give us will tell us if you need boots for the stage or boots for the range. 

Put yourself in the saddle of each choice, and the kind of cowboy you would be will be obvious. Once we learn about your potential to both look and to dress the part, we'll be able to outfit you with the cowboy boots that would complete your entire wardrobe. Will they be the boots you've been admiring, or will you have a change of your rugged heart?


Are you currently wearing anything that resembles flannel?
I'm wearing a flannel shirt!
I have a pop of plaid.
I'm not wearing anything like that.
I'm wearing polka dots.

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If you could spend $10,000 at any store, which one would you choose?
The grocery store
A store at the mall
The home improvement store
The animal supply store

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Which item of clothing is inappropriate for horseback riding?
A fedora
A feather boa
Chaps
An ascot

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Do you own a set of spurs?
I have a few of them!
What are spurs?
I have some costume spurs.
I do not own spurs.

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Where could you see yourself wearing a set of chaps?
The club
I'll pass on the chaps.
A party
The rodeo

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Do you dress more like a rodeo clown or a bull rider?
I dress more like a matador.
I dress more like a cowboy.
I'm going to say rodeo clown.
I'm more like a bull rider.

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Which movie had the best-dressed cowboys?
"Brokeback Mountain"
"The Good, The Bad, The Ugly"
"True Grit"
"Tombstone"

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Which sort of cowboy hat would look best on you?
Tom Mix
Cattleman
Brick top
Gus

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Where are you most likely to wear a bandanna?
On my face
In my pocket
In my hair
Around my neck

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Which sort of gloves do you wear most often?
Driving gloves
Gardening gloves
Mittens
Rubber gloves

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When is the last time you wore a pair of cowboy boots?
It was the last time I went dancing.
I don't remember.
I'm wearing them now.
I've never tried them.

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What is the best part of a good cowboy shirt?
Pearl snaps
Fringe
A stiff collar
Fancy embroidery

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What kind of jeans do you usually wear?
Cargo
Skinny
Bootcut
Boyfriend

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Which of these belt buckles is more your style?
Skull and crossbones
Kitten
My name
An award buckle

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If you sheared a sheep, what would you make from the wool?
A scarf
Gloves
A quilt
A saddle blanket

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What do you like most about the iconic cowboy look?
I like all the bright colors on their shirts.
I love all the leather.
I like the jeans and belt combo.
You can't beat a good cowboy hat.

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Where would you shop for a pair of cowboy boots?
An outlet store
A specialty store
Online
A bespoke maker

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How would you describe your day-to-day fashion sense?
Flashy
Rugged
Comfortable
Traditional

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What would you wear to stay warm on cold nights on the range?
Thermal underwear
A hat with earflaps
Extra layers
A poncho

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Which actor made the best-looking cowboy?
Clint Eastwood
John Wayne
Heath Ledger
Johnny Depp

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Do you like pointed toe boots or rounded toe boots more?
It depends on the rest of the boot.
Rounded toe boots are more comfortable.
It depends where I'm wearing them.
I like pointy toes more.

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Which material would you choose for a custom pair of cowboy boots?
Suede
Leather
Vegan leather
Velvet

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Should your pants legs be tucked into your boots?
Never!
With the right jeans, yes.
Always!
It depends on the boots you're wearing.

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Is your wardrobe more Bobby or J.R. Ewing?
I don't know who they are.
I'm more J.R.
I dress more like Bobby.
I dress more like Sue Ellen.

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What kind of socks would you wear with cowboy boots?
Toe socks
Trouser socks
Tube socks
Crew socks

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Where would you keep a handkerchief?
Shirt pocket
Saddlebag
Belt loop
Jeans pocket

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How would you patch up a pair of torn jeans?
I would leave the hole alone.
I would use my bandanna.
I would sew them up with horsehair.
Someone at the ranch would handle that.

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Do you own any clothing with a gingham pattern?
I have a gingham table cloth.
I have a gingham shirt.
I don't own any gingham.
I have a gingham dress.

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Would you prefer alligator skin or snake skin accents on your boots?
I prefer flowers.
Alligator
Snake
Armadillo

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Which of your traits would make you a great cowboy?
Fashion sense
Intelligence
Courageousness
Thoughtfulness

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