Outside of work you still can find plenty of occasions to really showcase your favorite western footwear. There are rodeos, backyard bonfires, and everyone’s favorite Saturday night activity – line dancing! But you wouldn’t be caught dead mixing work and play by wearing your dusty old work boots out for a night of fun, and it wouldn’t be good for your feet either. So, what exactly are the best boots for line dancing, then?
Comfort for Two-Stepping
First and foremost, you want to be comfortable for a night spent mostly on your feet in the middle of the dance floor. Your western boots should have some key comfort features to guarantee you won’t go home with aching ankles and throbbing toes.
You want a wide toe, preferably in a square shape, that allows you to wiggle and stretch your toes to avoid cramping and blisters. The Dan Post Franklin Broad Square Toe Boot is an option you could consider. The broad square toe gives you plenty of room to wiggle and move your toes and the Ultimate Gel-Flex insole is an added comfort feature that makes dancing all night that much better.
Slippery Soles for Easy Turns
Unlike most boots you would want for safe wear during the winter, line dancing boots are supposed to have a smooth, slippery sole for smooth dance moves. Having on a pair of boots with a rubber sole and deep treads would prevent you from spinning and turning when you need to.
A great boot that’s both comfortable and practical for the twists and turns in a line dance are the Justin Oiled Dark Tan Quill Ostrich Boots. The 13-in tall Oiled Dark Tan Full Quill Ostrich boot is both royally luxurious and sensible for wear. The topaz leather and light turquoise stitching against the dark brown full quill ostrich vamp is a real stand-out design that’s sure to turn heads at the dance hall. But what makes these boots particularly good for an expert line dancer is the quality leather outsole that is smooth and built to last; your twists and turns have never been smoother!
Line Dancing Boots for Women
Women also want to make sure they have the same two qualities is a good pair of line dancing boots as men. Comfort and quality outsoles are important to make sure your dance moves look as great as your outfit, but women also need to be mindful of the heel on their boots. While a tall heel is definitely preferable to some, a shorter heel is usually much more comfortable and easy to manage.
If you’re a tall heel king-of-gal, you would love the Dan Post Women’s Touché Western Boots. The brown vintage leather and eye-popping turquoise Yuli underlay is a real head-turner that will catch every eye in the room. The footbed is extremely comfortable with the Ultimate Flex insole that is triple layered to give you the best comfort possible. The boot comes with a medium cowboy heel that will give you all the height you need is a great line dancing boot.
Prefer a shorter heel? The Laredo Women’s Cross Point Western Boots with a burnt rust leather is a great looking boot with plenty of character and high-quality materials. The shaft is 13 inches tall with a burnt rust cross underlay against the burnt rust leather shaft. The stitching and pattern on the shaft and foot these western boots plenty of character and the cushioned insole keeps your feet and heels comfortable to line dance the night away! The composition outsole and cowboy heel give you plenty of mobility for twists and turns. The cowboy heel gives you a little bit of height but is low enough to manage without any difficulty.