* '''Cowboy Boots''': these boots are best suited for riding and walking. With an average height of 12 inches, most cowboy boots offer a comfortable fit.
* '''Western Riding Boots''': These boots are designed mainly for horseback riding. Western riding boots are popularly seen worn by cowboy and cowgirls in rodeos and horse shows. At times, when the rider slips off from the horse’s back, he or she can safely be isolated from the horse without getting caught in the stirrup as the shoe is designed for that purpose.
* '''Ropers''': The low heel, newly designed western boots help rodeo cowboys handle calves in competition. The heel of the boot is squared off, with an inch height. The shaft is above the ankle ensuring increased comfort to the legs.