Boot Naming Conflict

I have not been amused… for several years now… that boot manufacturers decided to give names to their boots that are truly meaningless. “Dean, Clayton, Wyatt, Landon, Rutmann, Lor, Devin, Brady, Billy, Rootytootytootoo…” whatever, you look hard enough, you can probably find a boot by whatever name you want.

Personally, for me, I have gone by …

… the color, skin, height, and style of a boot, and even some times the model number, but have avoided the boot name identity that is, as I said, completely meaningless.

Hey, are you wearing your Cartwrights?

Well, Hoss is out watering his horse. I am wearing 12″ calfskin brown cowboy boots, boss.

Another thing that drives this old guy nuts is that most guys never learned grammar. The plural of a boot is made by adding an “s” ONLY. Not an “apostrophe + s”.

I often see on social media, “I’m sporting my Brady’s” NO! You are wearing your Tecovas python skin boots by the name of Brady. That is, your “Bradys.” (don’t even think about “Bradies!”)

It is easy to remember ==> you wear boots, not boot’s. Simple as that.

It seems that boot names are not copyrighted or protected, or even shared for that matter. Without realizing it, I now have two pairs of boots that have the same meaningless name.

Claytons by JB Dillon are made with lizard skin on the vamp and have a traditional cowboy boot rounded toe. (Photo here)

Claytons by Tecovas are made with caiman skin on the vamp, and a square toe. (Photo at top). That differentiates the Tecovas caiman boots with the traditional cowboy boot rounded toe called “Dillon.”

Neither “Clayton” is the same… other than their made-up name.

Oh, gimme a break.

Life is short: A boot is a boot is a boot.

2 thoughts on “Boot Naming Conflict

  1. I mean, with my extensive collection, I often adopt a model’s official name to make things easier in my categorization. As a shorthand, if you will.

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