When you talk about most states, there’s not really a kind of footwear that comes to mind. Maybe the flip flop in California or Florida, or galoshes in Alaska. But it’s fair to say many Texans have a sort of love affair with their boots.
For the working rancher a good pair of cowboy boots is essential. For many of the rest of us, they’re more of a fashion statement along with a way of expressing a certain western pride.
The Texas Standard has found that a lot of these boots have one thing in common – a story. Interns Molly Smith and Morgan O’Hanlon recorded the boot stories of people they met at the Texas Capitol during this 85th legislative session.