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If you work long hours on your feet, participate in horseback riding, or just like wearing cowboy boots, you know the importance of choosing the right pair of boots. Here is my list of the best cowboy boots you can find for under $200.
The best men’s cowboy boots you can buy for under 200 dollars are the Ariat Workhogs, Justin Ropers, Lucchese cowboy boots, and Ariat men’s Rambler square-toe western cowboy boots.
You can find a nice comfortable pair of cowboy boots for under $200. I tried many styles and brands, and here are my favorites.
Update: I just got in a new pair of cowboy boots for under 200 dollars, Ariat Amos. My initial impression of these boots is positive. After I wear them for a while, I’ll provide a detailed review.
Pro Tip: Always go to Ariat’s website before buying from other retailers; they have the newest styles and the widest selection of colors; in addition, they often sell their boots the cheapest.
Best Men’s Cowboy Boots For under $200
The problem is getting the perfect boots without breaking the bank. Don’t worry; we found some gems at affordable prices. Cowboy boots are by far the most commonly worn footwear of my family and friends.
For a few, it’s all they put on their feet. And when buying western riding or work boots, most of us spend less than $200. From our group experience and research, I can confidently say that these are all quality boots.
Here is our list of best cowboy boots for men priced under $200:
Best All-Around Cowboy Boots for Under $200
Ariat Rambler Western Boots
Ariat makes a lot of different styles of boots, and the Men’s Ramblers are one of their most versatile models. It combines comfort, fashion, and durability for under $200, making it the best value on our list of men’s boots.
Ariat Ramblers are high-quality boots made in the tradition that has made Ariat boots so successful. They are made from 100 percent leather and have a gripping rubber sole that is flexible and resistant to oil, slips, and acids, making them functional boots for work.
The shaft of the boot is low, only rising 10 1/2 inches from the arch of the boot. The heel is 1 1/2 inches tall, which is just the right height for walking comfortably or riding horses.
The square toe, distressed leather, and decorative stitching make them fashionable enough to wear with casual attire for a night on the town. Overall these pull-on boots check all the necessary boxes.
These versatile boots make suitable footwear for work, riding, and going out on the town. They may not be ideal for each activity, but they are sufficient for all.
Unbelievably the Ariat Ramblers have over 2,000 reviews with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. You should be able to find answers to all your questions in their reviews. Here is a link to Amazon Customer reviews:
Best Men’s Workboots for Under $200
ARIAT Men’s Workhog H2o Work Boot: Review
Ariat is a relative newcomer compared to some of the other bootmakers in the industry, but they have been really impressed by introducing unique designs and superb craftsmanship.
The Workhog H20 is made of exceptional high-quality waterproof leather that provides protection and withstands harsh environments. The H20s are comfortable, durable, and safe.
I wear Workhog H20 boots more than any other footwear I own. However, mine are old and not as nice-looking as this updated model. Their shock-absorbent midsole provides the support I need when working long hours, and they have a durable rubber sole that grips most surfaces.
Notice that I mentioned most surfaces because while wearing these boots in Breckinridge, Colorado, I slipped on ice and landed on my backside. These pull-on boots have a wide enough opening to allow your feet to slide in easily.
I’ve found Ariats to run a little smaller than standard shoe sizes. For example, I typically wear a ten but wear size 11 Ariats. My current pair of Ariats are over a year old and show little sign of wear.
Ariat Workhog’s come with a U-Turn system to ease pulling on boots. The U-Turn system is a flexible panel at the back of the shaft; it’s especially beneficial for people with wide feet or high arches.
Overall these are excellent boots that you can wear when working around the barn or on the job. The only complaint I have about the H20s is they are not functional riding boots. The sole is so broad that getting your foot in and out of the stirrups is difficult. I prefer riding boots with leather soles.
Sometimes, I’m too lazy to walk to the house and change out of my Ariat Work Hogs before mounting a horse, and every single time I regret it. The boots always hang up in the stirrups when dismounting.
Over 500 customers have reviewed the Ariat Work Hog H20s and have given them 4.5 out of 5-star ratings. I’m a firm believer in the old saying, “you can never have too much information.”
Here is the link to Amazon’s customer review page so you can read for yourself what other customers have to say about these boots:
Best Men’s Riding Boots for Under $200
Justin Ropers: Review
I wrote an article focusing on the best cowboy boots for riding, regardless of price, and chose Justin’s ropers. These are clearly my favorite boots for horseback riding.
Unlike Ariats, Justin Boot Company has been making boots for a long time, over 100 years. The company provides excellent customer service and a quality product for a reasonable price.
Justin ropers have a couple of features I prefer over standard cowboy boots; they have a short shaft, short heel, and soft leather. Standard cowboy boots have 15-inch shafts as opposed to the 10-inch shaft of the ropers.
The short shaft is cooler, which is essential if you happen to live in a warm climate as we do. Also, standard cowboy boots often have 2-inch heels, and ropers heels are 1 1/8 inches.
The short heel of a roper is tall enough to fit a stirrup without being cumbersome to walk comfortably. Many standard cowboy boots are made with stiff leather, and a Justin roper is made with supple kipskin leather.
The two most important considerations when choosing a riding boot are comfort and safety. Justin ropers get high marks on both accounts. They are incredibly comfortable boots and are designed for safe riding with leather soles and a good heel.
Justin ropers durable and flexible leather soles easily slip in and out of stirrups, unlike other boots made with rubber or composite soles. For the price, quality, and customer service Justin boots offer, there is no better choice of riding boots on the market.
We’ve ridden horses with many different boots, but most of us agree that Justin Roper’s are our favorite. Here is a link to Amazon customer reviews so you can read what other horsemen think about these boots:
Best Classic Western Cowboy Boots for Under $200
Masterson Distressed R Toe Western Cowboy Boot
Looking for a western cowboy boot that will offer you optimal stability and support? Look no further than the Masterson Men’s Brown Distressed R Toe Western Cowboy Boot RB0876.
This tough yet versatile boot is made of distressed tan leather material and comes with a rugged rubber outsole. Whether you’re dressing up for a formal occasion or just need something to take on your next outdoor adventure, this cowboy boot is sure to fit the bill.
Classic western boots typically have a shaft that extends at least 12 inches high, with a minimum heel height of 1 1/2 inches tall. They look good worn with jeans, slacks, or a suit.
Cowboy boots add uniqueness to an outfit and also height for short guys like me. Well-designed boots like these Mastersons are also comfortable and slide well on a dance floor.
I like the looks and comfort of my western boots; however, I paid well above $200, but they’ve lasted a long time and still look good. However, I only wear them with slacks or a suit, so they haven’t been worn too often. I typically wear ropers with jeans.
The Masterson distressed-toe cowboy boots are a bargain, and they are currently priced just under our $200 threshold. Most other quality western boots are very expensive and worth every penny.
I’ve researched these boots extensively, but here is a link to Amazon reviews to read what others say about their Lucchese boots.
Below is a helpful YouTube video showing how to fit cowboy boots.
What are the best men’s cowboy boots for under $100?
You can find a few good cowboy boots for less than $100, but my favorite is the Guide Gear Men’s 12″ Cowboy Boots; they are good-looking and durable. Here is an article I wrote on cowboy boots for under $100 you may find helpful: Best Men’s Cowboy Boots for Under $100
Are there any good cowboy boots made in the USA?
Yes, many bootmakers still produce good, high-quality cowboy boots in the USA, such as Anderson Bean, Abilene, Lucchese, and Tony Lama. In addition, small companies across Texas and a few other states make custom handmade boots.
You can see my favorite boots that are made in the USA in this article: Best Men’s Cowboy Boots that are made in the USA
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