A stingray is actually a fish with a large and flat body. The fish has also a long tail that contains spines and it uses the tail as a defensive weapon to sting other animals that may harm it, hence the name stingray.
Stingray skin, which is an excellent shoe material for stingray boot, is mostly sourced from Asia, as a by-product of the food industry, which relies heavily on the supply of the fish for highly demanded dishes. The price of the skin is as stiff as its scuff-resistant property. Its toughness can be measured by the number of traditional shoe-making tools and needles it breaks during production!
The secret to the incredible strength of the stingray skin are the thousands of tiny, bony plates that form into a mosaic and fills the entire skin. Nature has its wonders including survival mechanisms to protect itself from extinction. The stingray skin protects the fish from predators and parasites to keep it alive.
Before modern leather technology discovered that the stingray skin was vastly superior over traditional leathers, ancient gladiators were already using it for making armored clothing. Even the slashed of a sword did not penetrate the armor. Imagine the amount of abuse it can take as a shoe material!
The wonder of nature also works with the skin itself, which is unbelievably strong because of the masses of collagen fibers that are intertwined cleverly by nature. The only disadvantage this skin may possess is the difficulty of working with it. Some of the best stingray boots which could surely impress you in 27 are:
This navy blue stingray boot is a refreshing alternative to brown and black stingray boots. Pride in ownership is high whether it is a first time boot or part of a collection of boots. The main material is made of 100% original single pearl stingray, and the soles are made of high quality rubber. The snip-toe boot was not intended for riding horses at long distances, but rather as a casual boot for walking. The stingray boot has elaborate details handcrafted by master shoe makers.
This black footwear has all the hallmarks of stingray boots, and then some. Only premium class of genuine stingray vamp can pass quality control selection and be considered for use. With features like mule ear pull tabs, original leather ring, soles stitched with leather containing rubber inlay, and Mexican craftsmanship, there is all reasons for Mexicans to be proud of the best stingray boots handcrafted with elegant design and construction in their country.
3. Los Altos Men’s Sinp Toe Single Stone Faded Navy Blue Genuine Leather Stingray Skin Western Boots
Los Altos is the creator of the incredibly styled and perfectly constructed navy blue boots that has captured the fancy of discriminating boots lovers. Made of 100% genuine stingray leather that is dyed with exactness, the best stingray boots stands out among brown and black shoes. The long shaft is impressive and expensive looking. Functionality is not sacrificed with the installation of decorative boot pulls for convenient wearing. The faded navy blue color may suggest a hint of casualness but the elegance cannot be denied.
The name Los Altos is synonymous to natural stingray skin when talking about stingray shoes. The texture of the skin comes alive, with the proper treatment and waxing of expert artisans. Combining exquisite leather treatment and impeccable workmanship in the creation of the boots cannot be replicated so easily by other manufacturers. Other features of note are: impressive long shaft construction, decorative boot pulls that make wearing easy and high quality leather soles.
5. Tactical Safety Essentials Bonanza Boots Work Safety Outdoor Shoes 52107 Stingray Print Western Exotic Cowboy Boots Made in Mexico Genuine Cowhide Leather.
Mexico is a center for boots artisans, and Bonanza Boots takes advantage by setting shop. This particular model created by Bonanza, which is intended for safety work purposes, relies on genuine cowhide leather for functionality and original stingray leather for decorations and added strength. Available in black, bone, and mocha, the fine crafted boots can be used casually apart from being safety footwear.
Stingray boots are generally classified by material used, which is stingray skin. However, the boots can be identified further as being a safety, casual, walking, riding, and many others. Because of the elegant cowboy design and construction of these boots, they will always be conversation pieces aside from performing a function.