These boots had me from “turquoise soles.” Also? They are named LANE. If I ever doubted fate, I take it back.
Created by UT grad Patrick Lane, Lane Boots is “a fashion forward boot company that brings unique styles and current trends to the western boot market.” While they don’t claim to be completely functional, these boots are drop-dead gorgeous. Not that I don’t appreciate “real” boots made for hard-working cowboys and cowgirls, but I can’t say that I’ve ever worn my boots for any reason other than fashion (there goes my Texan street cred).
Here are a few of my favorites (but really, I’d take any pair!):