It took a little bit, but the wait was worth it. Tecovas has been doing the Lord’s work in the area of cowboy boots and ropers, offering high quality boots in a direct-to-consumer model which keeps the price low. I did a piece on them a while back; they are great folks out of Austin. Cowboy boots and ropers at the $225 price point…very intriguing, right?
Back in mid-August, I took advantage of their first special order: chocolate ostrich roper boots, affectionately known as ‘The Dukes’. I’d been looking at a pair of ostrich ropers for a while, but had a hard time justifying the price. Tecovas’ offer at $295 was too good to pass up. They arrived last week, and I thought I’d share my experience:
Out of the box, the are what you’d expect from a pair of cowboy boots. The sturdy box, the smell of the leather, and the wrapping. The leather is rich, especially the ostrich. It is a perfect chocolate brown, and isn’t too ‘shiny’ (you know what I mean).
The fit was dead on. I typically wear a 9D in Alden, a 10D in 992s, and went with a 9.5. These fit perfectly. These boots are ready to go.
What is great about these boots is the comfort. These boots feel GREAT from the word go. I’ve worn them a couple times, one of which for an extended period, and I had no problems. I’ve had quite a few issues with breaking in new boots and shoes…not with these.
I’m really happy with these boots. The price tag is almost impossible to beat. I was bumming around Cavender’s in Dallas, and most of the ostrich ropers were double the price, and a good bit of them had that weird square toe, which looked like Ronald McDonald had a lawn mower accident. I’m not into that look.
Call me a traditionalist. I’m proud of it. With that being the case, what do you look for in a good pair of boots? Style? Heel? Color? Leather? Don’t forget price… I don’t deviate too far from the median, and neither does Tecovas. These boots are just what the doctor ordered.
You like the ostrich model? I heard a rumor that they might be coming back…