For sale is a 1960s CHILD’S TWO TONE COWBOY BOOTS from Windsor. The leather children’s boots have round toes with diamonds on the legs of the boots. The boots are in good condition but the leather is a bit stiff with age. These fancy boots are marked on the heel “JW 3” which may include a junior western size 3. The boot sole measures 6 3/4 inches heel to toe. The widest part of the sole measures 2 7/8 inches. A fun collectible child’s western boots.
After the end of the Civil War, cowboys found the military boots weren’t cut out for riding in stirrups for long hours on the trails through brush, brambles, and creeks. In the 1870s, a cowboys asked a shoe maker to design a boot with a higher top to protect legs from snakes, thorns, and other perils of the trail. He also wanted them loose enough on top that he could pull his foot out if he got hung up and needed to get out of them in a hurry. He wanted a pointed toe for sliding into the stirrup more easily, and a high, slanted heel that would hold onto the stirrup on those long, rough cattle drives. During the 1930s and 1940s, the growing popularity of Western films and Roy Rogers created a demand for cowboy boots as a fashion choice. The plain look of cowboy boots gave way to colorful stitching and sewn-on designs and pictures.