Wild Wild Midwest: Cowboy boots are becoming a fashion statement

Kansas City is taking notes from our friends in Texas, and cowboy boots are quickly becoming a fashion statement here.

Boot makers are going beyond beige and brown with traditional stitching: We’re seeing funky colors like turquoise and pink mixed with unique designs like cartoon drawings or flames and tassels hanging off boots.

The Gypsy boots from El Paso’s Rocketbuster are standout knee-highs with intricate patterns, details in blue, red and teal hues and rhinestones. Rocketbuster has custom designs—think corporate logos and dog portraits—so it can take four to six months to make a single pair.

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