In Texas, western boots are not just footwear – they’re a lifestyle.

And in the borderland – considered the boot capital of the world – there’s no better time to outfit your feet with the staple look than fall.

If you plan on enjoying koozie drinks with friends during the day and still want to two-step to your favorite band at night, you’re going to want a pair that will look and feel great for both.

Luckily, stores such as Cowtown Boots and Starr Western Wear offer a wide selection of popular boots and accessories to up your cowboy – or cowgirl – game.

Or, go with personalized, custom boots from any one of more than a dozen borderland boot makers, including Alex Boots, Lucchesse, Rocketbuster Boots or Justin/Tony Lama.

“Our boots are like pieces of jewelry, people want original, one-of-a-kind show stoppers,” said Rocketbuster Boots owner Nevena Christi, who also designs the custom, handmade boots.

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