Cowboy Boots are riding boots often associated with the western lifestyle. A variety of toe options are available depending on the use and personal preference. They include round toe, J-toe, snip toes, square toes and more. The two most common heels are the cowboy (western) heel, most frequently associated with the cowboy boot, and the lower roper heel, usually seen on a working barn boot. They are traditionally leather boots, however these boots are available in a number of exotic skins such as caiman and ostrich. The shaft, the upper portion of the boot, varies in high style and color. It usually has some form of scroll or floral embroidered pattern.