WORDS BY NATALIE YIASSOUMI
This Texas brand is your ultimate source for the perfect pair of cowboy boots.
Cowboy boots with a personalised twist makes Miron Crosby’s boots stand out. Images courtesy of @mironcrosby
Ask any shoe girl and she’ll know that a pair of cowboy boots are as important a wardrobe foundation as a pair of So Kate black classic pumps.
The right pair of Texan-inspired boots will add character and just the right dash of color and pattern to any outfit, from a slinky slip dress to a classic denim look.
But unlike classic pumps, it’s not usually as straight-forward to find your perfect pair of cowboy boots – it takes some women years of scouring vintage markets to find the right color combination, quality, and design.
Cue Miron Crosby, the Texan bespoke boot brand that will solve all those sourcing issues and make the hunt for cowboy boots that much faster and more seamless.
Founded by sisters Lizzie Means Duplantis and Sarah Means, who grew up on a West Texan cattle ranch, the label takes you straight to the original home of Texan boots and offers artisanal quality alongside an array of designs and color combos for everyone to find their own perfect match.
The collections – focusing on three key styles, including a classic tall silhouette, a midi, and a more playful ‘shorty’ style – are manufactured by hand by the 160-year-old Texan manufacturer Rios of Mercedes, offering top quality leather and intricate stitching.
The brand also offers personalization services for those who want to go a step further and create a one-of-a-kind pair.
As for their designs, there’s something to suit every taste from more romantic floral-patterned pairs to star-embroidered styles, or playful python and metallic pairs. The hot pink midi pair with ‘Love’ playfully embroidered all over is among the new-season highlights.
The Means sisters, who meld their Texan upbringing with a New York sensibility, also often plenty of inspiration on how to style their boots on their Instagram, where you’ll find close-ups that highlight the shoes’ top-notch quality and shots of women from all over the world wearing their cowboy boots anywhere and everywhere – a sign of how universal this shoe style is. They fit right in with denim cutoffs in a cattle ranch, but equally Miron Crosby girls will wear them with silk separates in the city or even mini white dresses to get married in.
It’s the kind of shoes that will never go out of style but are becoming particularly popular at the moment, with buzzy brands from Khaite to Ganni using them as their ultimate styling tool and TikTok’s most stylish creators making them go viral.
You can shop the full range on the brand’s websites and you’ll also often spot the boots in some of the best boutiques around the world – in Copenhagen, famous concept store Holly Golightly for one has them all over its windows at the moment, mixing and matching them with loose dresses and printed separates for the ultimate Scandi girl look.