So you’ve arrived in Calgary for the 10-day spectacle that is the Stampede. Good on you — expect little sleep, much partying, and a sudden fascination with the rodeo. It’s important that you look the part…. You’ll need boots.
Head over to the Alberta Boot Company, which has been kitting out everyone from cowboys to accountants for over 30 years. Polished leather protects you from rain, mud, snow, or the muck you’ll probably find yourself wading through at the end of a night at Nashville North. It can take a week to break them in, but once the leather molds to your foot, there’s not a pair of footwear you’d rather take on an intergalactic space cowboy mission.