Best Vintage Cowboy Boots In Nashville
Visit Goodbuy Girls weekly to see new boot arrivals or like us on Facebook or Follow us on Instagram (@goodbuygirls) to see new boots as they come in! Specializing in Women’s boots size 5-11 and Mens boots sizes 8 – 14 at Hello Boys! Goodbuy Girls carries traditional cowboy boots, ropers, lacers, motorcycle boots, riding boots and flat boots in leather and vegan friendly styles.
The February 2012 issue of Southern Living has named Goodbuy Girls one of the best places in the South to buy boots.
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“This place has the best collection of cowboy boots I’ve ever encountered, and at very reasonable prices—about $65 to $325. They’re all pre-worn, so they’ve got character; some even have fringe, embroidery, and feathers.” —Lauren Wray Grisham, manager, Antique Archeology
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“Their extensive selection of used cowboy boots has already helped catapult the year-old store into the ranks of local favorites.” – her Nashville
“Inside you’ll find an extensive selection of cowboy boots” – Stella Shops
“I never leave without at least one new pair of boots! Goodbuy Girls is fast becoming my favorite vintage boutique in Nashville.” – Nicole J, Yelper
“I follow them on twitter and one rainy Saturday afternoon I saw them tweet about a pair of 7 1/2 Frye boots that had just arrived in the store. I dropped everything I was doing (including a half eaten bowl of pasta) and RACED to the store. I couldn’t be happier with my purchase of near perfect condition Frye boots for 1/3 of the retail price.” – Kate D., Yelper
“I found really cool black cowgirl boots–something I felt I must own before I leave Nashville–and they look and feel great with their soft worn in leather that for some reason made me think about someone playing Bonnie Raitt in a bar circa ’89 (in a good nostalgic way)….Anyway they’re all mine and new again with whatever fabulous ensemble I create around it. ” – Heather H, Yelper
It’s important and easy to clean and condition your vintage cowboy boots so they will last for years and years! However, there are different ways to go about cleaning different styles of boots.
2. If you do notice a spot or build-up wipe your boots with a damp cloth. If water is not enough, add some saddle soap (available at the local drugstore) to your cloth. Wipe on and wipe off.
Bonus Points: Condition your Cowboy Boots every 6 months using leather conditioner or saddle soap. This will keep them from drying out.
2. Get a suede brush and suede eraser from the local grocery or shoe store. Using the brush, gently brush your boot, loosening the dirt. Then use your suede eraser on any spots. Brush lightly again. If a spot remains, you can try steaming the area and repeating the process again.
Bonus Points: As soon as you get your suede boots home, spray them with suede protector. Do this after every cleaning as well.
HELPFUL COWBOY BOOT CLEANING TOOLS:
We believe that all boots are created equal, however – there is a noticeable difference amongst the different styles of cowboy boots available today. Know your boot with the GG boot style guide below.
1. The Western or Classic style of cowboy boot is style is distinguished by a tall boot shaft, going to at least mid-calf, with an angled “cowboy” heel, usually over one inch high. A women’s western boot may feature a stacked heel to give the boot height.
2. The Roper has a short boot shaft that stops above the ankle but before the middle of the calf, with a very low and squared-off “roper” heel, shaped to the sole of the boot, usually less than one inch high. Roper boots are usually made with rounded toes
All the above styles go great with almost any outfit! Denim, shorts, maxi skirts and dresses for a start…
No one knows who exactly invented the cowboy boot, but we assume after seeing how good they looked everyone just kept going with it. Of course the first pairs, were just basic working boots. A cowboy had to go to a shoemaker to get a pair custom made. Soon, order by mail companies followed, making cowboy boots more accessible and affordable.
What started as a tool for work became a fashion trend worth experimenting with. Cowboys and Cowgirls began using different colored stitching, leathers and paints to create one-of-a-kind boots. Leaving us with a legacy of beautifully and well made vintage cowboy boots to give new life to today!