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22 Western & English Today EARLY SPRING 2014 "There's a boot for everyone." Square toe. Snip toe. R toe. Steel toe. Ceramic toe. … Fringe. Bling. Studs. … Riding. Work. Casual. Crossover. Fashion. … Distressed. Metallic. Waterproof. Flame resistant. Blanket Tops. … Print. Cowhide. Caiman. Ostrich. Crocodile. Bull shoulder. South American f sh hide. … Embroidery. Inlay. Overlay. Laser stitching. … Conservative. Crazy. … And price points from "Here's my check card" to "Time to take out a second mortgage." All were evident at the Western & English Sales Association's January market in Denver. "Again, it's everything that I've been telling you for the past few years," says Greg Hensley, Dan Post Boot Company's director of public relations and special events. "Business is still good. Our ladies business is strong, and the cycle's going longer Decidedly not a fashion fad, Western boots reign supreme in both the core market and in mainstream fashion — with no signs of waning appeal. By Johnny D. Boggs It 's a Love for Western Boots LAREDO DINGO STETSON CORRAL CIRCLE G BY CORRAL ABOVE: Ladies' boots from left to right: Distressed brown with rivets and turquoise eagle underlay from Stetson Boots; glorif ed harness boot with eagle design in rivets by Dingo; sanded brown with cross underlay by Laredo Boots; the Redwood in tan and green by Oak Tree Farms; and the chocolate full-studded boot by Corral Boots. INSET: Embroidered dragonf y in bone on distressed brown from Circle G by Corral Boots. OAK TREE FARMS 0314 Western Boots2.indd 22 2/21/14 11:47 AM

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