This Divisive '00s Shoe Style Is Set to Be Huge Again

There was one unlikely theme that dominated again and again during the recent catwalk shows—cowboys. Ashley Williams staged a hipster hoedown complete with Wild West stetsons and fringed leather jackets, while House of Holland and Calvin Klein both brought back the shoe style we thought we had waved goodbye to for good in the noughties. Yep, you guessed it: Cowboy boots are back.


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Cowboy boots on the runway at House of Holland A/W 17 and Calvin Klein A/W 17.

In 2004, we all wanted a pair of distressed, embroidered cowboy boots, thanks to Sienna Miller, who was often photographed in Primrose Hill wearing her Texas-ready versions (when she wasn't in Vivienne Westwood's Pirate boots, that is). But just like her lime green sunglasses, tiered skirts and studded belts, by the end of the decade, these were abandoned for sleeker, simpler ankle boots. But the cowboy is slowly making a comeback, and the runways hint that we'll be wearing them once again come September.

Cowboy boot trend: Kate Bosworth at Coachell


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So how should we be wearing cowboy boots in 2017? At Calvin Klein, cowboy boots were given a city makeover in sleek black leather with toe tips and white stripes down the side. If you have any festivals in your summer calendar, we love the suede ankle boots Kate Bosworth wore to Coachella in 2015, and we've found several similar pairs below.

Scroll below to shop our edit of the seven best cowboy boots to buy now.

Shorter ankle boot styles are flattering and will go with almost anything.

If you want authentic cowboy boots, head to R. Soles for dozens of styles.

These suede boots are made for festivals (however, they are more Coachella than Glastonbury).

These Topshop boots are a modern spin on a classic cowboy boot.

These are a cross between a cowboy boot and a sleek leather ankle boot.

Tick off two key trends at once with these Topshop Western boots—metallic boots AND western.

For more shopping, see our edit of the 26 best ankle boots for spring.

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