Is It Okay to Wear Cowboy Boots to Work?

You think I make this stuff up, but here’s proof that even in the cowboy boot-wearing capital of the United States, there remains people who obsess about whether or not they can wear cowboy boots. In Texas of all places! Sheesh!

Answer: yes, of course you can. Any reservations are all in your head. If people say something about your wearing boots, just say, “thanks … I’m glad you like them.” That’s it. Simple.

I live on the U.S. East Coast. This location is not known as a place where men regularly wear cowboy boots. However, I have worn cowboy boots (and motorcycle boots) to work in a professional office setting for 30 years.

Has anyone said anything?

Yes. Some people have paid compliments along the lines of saying “nice boots.” A few people — just a few — have said silly things like, “where’s your horse?” In those cases, I either ignored them or answered back just as silly like, “he’s out in the parking lot. He’s the big one on the left.”

Honestly, most people don’t care what’s on your feet as long as you are clean and presentable. They care far more about what’s in your head. If you have hang-ups about wearing boots, it’s purely something you are bringing on to yourself. Get over it. Stand tall, smile, and …

Life is short: wear boots … to work, wherever!

1 thought on “Is It Okay to Wear Cowboy Boots to Work?

  1. My passion in Cowboy Boots is Exotic Hides. Wearing those kind of Cowboy Boots is an “in your face” approach to anyone who is liable to make a snide remark! Those style of Cowboy Boots scream “look what I’m wearing”! So people either say something or they don’t; and usually it’s not a question about the rest of your outfit, but a compliment that “they like what they see”! Of course this isn’t the hard n fast rule of the matter-one has to wonder when a snide remark comes about; is it being fueled by envy over a nice looking pair of boots? Or is it due to them being impressed with the wearers self confidence, and the self-realization that they lack that attribute, to follow in those footsteps; only to end up popping off about it instead?

    It’s the difference between being a Steer and a Bull! I say be a Bull and proudly wear your Cowboy Boots whenever and wherever!

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