Taylor Swift, still a country girl?

IMG_1362 Unless you have been trapped under your washing pile, you will have noticed that former country darling and pop culture “it” girl Taylor Swift was in town this month.

With sold out shows in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide, Taylor has been traversing Australia and documenting it for her 52.5 million Instagram fans. Not since Paul Hogan’s ‘put a shrimp on the barbie’ campaign has Australia had so much exposure in the US.


Taylor has been filling her social media feeds with iconic pictures of Australia including the selfie with a grey kangaroo which currently has 2.3 million likes.

IMG_1364What we are wondering though, does Taylor still enjoy the support of the western boot wearing crowd? Do the cowboys and cowgirls that turned her in to a superstar still listen to Tay Tay?

The Western Boot Barn brings you the the largest range of western boots in Australia. We specialise in cowboy boots Australia, cowgirl boots Australia, safety boots Australia, mining boots Australia, pony club boots Australia, western boots Australia, and riding boots Australia.

We stock the brands Ariat boots Australia, Nocona boots Australia, Sendra boots Australia, Justin boots Australia, Dan Post boots Australia, Rocky boots Australia, Durango boots Australia, Laredo boots Australia, Tony Lama boots Australia, Chippewa boots Australia, and Georgia boots Australia.


NSW Storms and a Life Without Coffee. Where Are We Now?


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As you have no doubt heard, 10 days ago we had a lot of wet stuff on the NSW Central Coast. Amongst other things we lost all of our phones and communication and are now ensconced in a Smart Hub … Continue reading

Chippewa – the best by far

Men's 11" Engineer  97863 The classic biker boot for men, original and timeless. The best doesn't come cheap but lasts a lot longer

Engineer 97863
The classic biker boot for men, original and timeless. The best doesn’t come cheap but lasts a lot longer

Not all boot aficionados wear cowboy boots. Some prefer the classic harness or engineer styles that can work overtime in many different situations like riding a bike or just hanging out. They need to be stylish as well as comfortable and that’s where the Western Boot Barn has it covered with their great range of Chippewa Boots from America. Handcrafted by people who care, authentic and unique, the brand resonates pride and quality with fans all around the world.

The Chippewa brand has an impressive history. Created in 1901, the company has manufactured top quality boots for every purpose ever since and still occupies the same  workshop in downtown Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. They are credited with inventing the original engineer boot in 1937 as a semi dress type of field boot for engineers and other outdoor workers. This classic style then went on to become a famous motorcycle icon after appearing in the outlaw biker films of the 1950’s, and with this enduring endorsement, the engineer and harness styles forever symbolise the rebellion of youth and freedom of the open road.

Euro Rally 27862 High performance biking boot

Euro Rally 27862
High performance biking boot

So don’t grab the first pair of boots you see. Take a look at the impressive range of Chippewa Boots on offer at The Western Boot Barn. They’re functional as well as fashionable.

Click here to see the range of Chippewa boots we have on offer. More styles will be arriving soon.

Winter Boot Ideas

Winter is pretty much here in Australia – although the recent spell of good weather might make you think otherwise!

The Western Boot Barn provides a fantastic range of boots for all weather. Often boots for winter fall into one of two catagories: gum boots which can be tough and un-stylish OR leaky-drafty boots. Here at the Boot Barn we provide amazing looking boots that will keep your feet warm, dry and supported all winter!

Here are our top 3 best selling waterproof boots:

Dan Post Albuquerque $219.00


Men's Rocky Waterproof Work Western $239.00


Ariat Duraterrain H2O $179.00

Free shipping within Australia. Enjoy!

Wish List Wednesday

Are you loyal to a certain make of boots? Do you always know what to order in terms of size and style to get the right fit? Well those of use who have been buying boots for a good few years now have learnt about what works for us. Occasionally we like to branch out and try something different – in fact most of us can stumble upon a new style or look this way.

This week I am loving these Sendra ankle boots. Currently $259 at the Western Boot Barn with free delivery Australia wide I think I may have found a new style!

Taking stock

This has been one of my favourite weekends of the year, as we have just passed the Winter Solstice and the days now start to get longer so we can begin to look forward to Spring. It’s a good time to take stock and get ready for the warmer days ahead.

Having been in the shoe business, supplying retailers around Australia and New Zealand for more than 20 years, we knew change was afoot in terms of the growth of online shopping and the affect it would have on traditional retailers but we never envisaged the incredibly dramatic transformation that is now taking place.

We launched The Western Boot Barn just one month ago and the reaction has been amazing. Literally thousands of you have been visiting the site and buying boots, confirming the pent up demand for good quality western and biker boots being made available here in Australia at the best possible prices.

The Western Boot Barn Facebook page was launched with the idea of showing that we don’t only sell boots but have other interests just like you. This has also won many fans, confirming our belief that  there are many of you looking to share good stories and great music.

Now the challenge is to continue evolving and improving.

We have just introduced a fantastic new feature on the website called Find Your Boots. All you need to do, is enter your size and click ‘Find By Size’ to display all the styles we currently have available to fit you. How simple is that?

We will soon be shipping in more stock to fill the gaps in inventory and introduce more new styles. So you will have even more to choose from.

The Western Boot Barn website is there for you, so your suggestions are highly valued and always welcome. If there are some styles of boots you would like to see in the collection or if you see a way the site can be improved or if you have a story or photo you want to share, then please get in touch with us through the Contact section or on the Facebook page. Either way, we look forward to hearing from you.

Dan Post Boots

Dan Post Boots was first introduced as a brand in the 1960’s. Their boots have developed a faithful following who love the styling, extra comfort and fine craftsmanship all available at really very competitive prices. Having dealt with this company for many years, I can vouch for their very sincere approach to the business of supplying the market with great quality western boots. The people I know at Dan Post Boots remain the same as those when we first started doing business together almost 20 years ago, which says a lot about the type of company they are; it’s like dealing with family.

This video shows how Dan Post Cowboy Certified Boots boots are handmade in Mexico.

Visit the Dan Post page at The Western Boot Barn and see what we currently offer.