If you are a gal with larger calves, Women's Roper Boots might be the perfect way to add Western-style boots to your wardrobe. Roper boots are a newer design of Western boot that make a great alternative to classic women's cowboy boots. Generally, Roper boots are short in design. The shaft comes somewhere above the ankle and below the middle calf. The heels are square and short, usually an inch tall or less.
If you want the look of a Western boot, but have never been able to find the right one, a roper boot might be just what you need. They don’t have the height of a riding boot which can be uncomfortable. Ankle boots look great, but if you want something that comes up a little higher, they’re not really going to cut it. In every way, roper boots are the perfect compromise between the two styles. What’s more, they have a look all of their own.
Now that you know what makes a roper boot and how they’re different from other styles, let’s look at some of the best boots available. You’ll be surprised at how versatile this style really is.
If you’re looking for a way to make a statement about how proud you are of your country, you have to check out the American Beauty Western Boot from Roper. They’re a classic roper boot height, 8 inches from the arch and falling above the ankle, low on the calf. The heel is a bit taller than the typical roper style but at 1.25 inches, it’s still a great low boot. One of the best things about this boot is the flexible leather sole. It’s even padded for extra comfort. These boots are made of distressed genuine leather and it actually looks like you’ve worn them your whole life—like they were made for your foot. The thing that stands out and makes these boots so unique is the tribute to the American flag on the shaft. With a blue field of white stars on the front and red and whites stripes on the back, these boots make a real statement: you’re proud to be an American.
The Unbridled Roper Western Cowboy Boot from Ariat is the perfect choice if you’re looking for something that’s not too flashy but still makes a bold statement. They’re the perfect balance of simple and stylish. The 10-inch shaft reaches just below the calf like a good roper boot should. A distressed brown leather shaft is accented with contrasting stitching. The chain of white diamonds around the top of the shaft is the perfect accent. There are also tabs with diamond insets on either side as an added eye-catching detail. One of the really nice things about these boots is the Duratread sole. While some Western boots can be a little slippery before they’re worn in, Duratread is actually made of flexible rubber and gives you a grip that you can’t always find in boots like this.
Ariat Women's Heritage Roper Western Cowboy Boot
Sometimes, you have to wear a pair of women's Western boots for a while to break them in and get them to that wonderful, comfortable place where they feel like they were just made for you. Sometimes, you get lucky and find a boot that fits like that right out of the box. If a comfortable roper boot is what you’re looking for, the Heritage Western Cowboy Boot from Ariat is worth a closer look. They’re a great height for roper boots, 10.5 inches from the floor to the top of the pull tab which puts them in the sweet spot between your ankle and calf. The foot and upper are made of full-grain leather. The styling of these boots is pretty simple. The leather is slightly distressed and, at the top of the shaft, a triple layer of stitching runs around the edge. It meets front and center for a nice design underneath the V cut on the front of the boot. One of the things that makes these boots so comfortable is the leather lining. Plus, the outsole is made of Duratread for long wear and extra traction and they’re waterproof.
FRYE Women's Cara Roper Short Boot
For a roper boot that has a little less of a cowboy vibe, check out the Cara Roper Short Boot from FRYE. These boots are closer to the traditional fit of a roper boot. The 8.5-inch shaft hits the ankle and the heel is only 1-inch high. They’re available in three colors: chocolate, cognac, and black. Each color is made of 100% leather, including the sole. These women's boots have a round, elongated toe and very minimal embellishment. There’s double stitching that gives them a slightly Western look but these are a great fit for someone looking for a more casual, everyday boot that will go with just about anything.
Roper Women's Chunks Western Boot
The Chunks Western Boot from Roper is a fashionable roper style boot that has a little more of a classic Western look to it. It’s made of vegan leather and has a 9-inch shaft. That’s a great height for a roper boot. The boot opening is about 13 inches around which is a good size for any woman who has a hard time finding boots that can fit larger calves. The stitching on these boots is what really gives them their character. The double stitched Western design is on both the front and back of the boot and continues up and around the opening. There are pull tabs with elongated cutouts for an added touch. These women's boots have a rubber sole that gives you a lot of grip so no need to worry about scuffing up the bottoms. If you’ve been looking for a pair of vegan-friendly cowboy boots that don’t sacrifice style, you have to take a closer look at this pair.