The following article was sponsored by Botas Locas

A long-standing tradition in many circles, boots have experienced a comeback in both fashion and work applications. Here are three situations where the right pair of boots can make or break your comfort and style:

1. Maximum convenience, both in health and style

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As you get older, you begin to realize that keeping your feet comfortable is a serious priority. Whether trying to keep your feet warm in cold climates, let them breathe in warmer weather, or or simply fitting in with others in a style-conscious environment, sometimes tennis shoes just won’t cut it.

Even if you don’t aspire to be a master of the sartorial arts, having a pair of boots to either accentuate your style or keep yourself comfortable can never be a bad thing. There are boots to fit every occasion, and having a pair or two can expand your clothing possibilities exponentially.

2. Comfort and safety when working

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Footwear is more than just a comfort issue in some businesses— it’s a matter of safety. With a construction or other outdoor job, a pair of boots can offer protection for your foot and support so that long days on the feet don’t take a toll on your health, and you can work at maximum productivity.

In certain types of professional or office jobs, boots can also be an appropriate and often preferable choice.

3. Peacocking

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You didn’t think we’d forget the effects on women, did you? It is often said that the first thing a woman notices are your shoes, and if you’re clomping around in a scuffed-up pair of sneakers, she’s going to pick up on it immediately.

While the days of the Mystery Method’s pink furry hats are thankfully well in the past, you can still use your clothing choices to signal individuality and a devil-may-care attitude. Science still shows us that women respond to these visible cues of “value,” and use it as a proxy to determine your degree of “dark triad”-ness:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/psychology-uncovers-sex-appeal-dark-personalities/

By comparing the attractiveness ratings of the dressed-down and dressed-up students, the researchers were able to determine how much each student was able to make themselves more appealing through flashy clothes, makeup, accessories, etc.

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The dark triad score was positively correlated with their “dressed-up” attractiveness – a finding that mirrors previous findings. However, the dark triad score was not related to ratings of physical attractiveness in the dressed-down photos. In other words, people with dark personality traits are not seen as more physically attractive than others when you take away their freedom to wear their own clothes and makeup.

In other words, sharp clothing choices are associated with the “dark triad” traits that push the attraction buttons in women. Instead of becoming Patrick Bateman, you can just have the right footwear.

This brings a scientific perspective to the idea that a special pair of boots with a bit of flair can be the perfect way to draw the eyes of women without coming off like you are insecure or trying overly hard.

Bonus peacocking accessory: the cowboy hat

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If you’re going out in the American south, you may want to add a sharp-looking cowboy hat to your boots, since “Cowboy chic” is a common style seen at the bars and honkytonks. Your hat can also be used in non-southern cities to attract girls to you and add to your individual vibe.

Where to get them?

One of the best options out there is my store, Botas Locas. There you can browse many sizes and styles of boots for all occasions, as well as cowboy hats at low prices. We offer free returns and free shipping. Click here to visit us and set yourself up with the perfect accessory for work or leisure.

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