Market Report: Day 4

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Jennifer Paulson

A new style from Corral Boots, these square toes have great stitching.Jennifer Paulson

A new style from Corral Boots, these square toes have great stitching.Jennifer Paulson

We're finally finished with the WESA Market, and I think we've saved the best report for last: The Boot Roundup.

While we saw a lot of fancy, over-the-top boots, one thing is for sure: There's a conscious move toward simpler, more traditional looks. It's similar to what we saw in the denim offerings, as well as belts and tack. Now, don't mistake a simpler look for lower quality. It's quite the opposite!

Here's a selection of images of boots we saw at Market. Some are available now; most won't be in stores until fall of this year.

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We start off with a few boots that are anything but toned down! These printed leather styles from Roper Apparel are sure to get your feet noticed.

We start off with a few boots that are anything but toned down! These printed leather styles from Roper Apparel are sure to get your feet noticed.

In a nod to its Olathe "brother brand," Macie Bean showed quite a few stovepipe styles.

In a nod to its Olathe "brother brand," Macie Bean showed quite a few stovepipe styles.

Neon is still hot, as shown in these girls' Anderson Bean boots.

Neon is still hot, as shown in these girls' Anderson Bean boots.

Aside from the pretty embellishment, with stitching and hammered-on studs, the round toe stood out on this pair of Macie Beans. We saw quite a few round toes at the show.

Aside from the pretty embellishment, with stitching and hammered-on studs, the round toe stood out on this pair of Macie Beans. We saw quite a few round toes at the show.

Dusty Rocker boots are best known for interchangeable inlays, but everyone stopped to see this new style with Navajo-inspired stitching.

Dusty Rocker boots are best known for interchangeable inlays, but everyone stopped to see this new style with Navajo-inspired stitching.

Ariat went punchy-cowboy with these red-topped buckaroo boots.

Ariat went punchy-cowboy with these red-topped buckaroo boots.

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With jeans worn tucked-in or outside the boots, these kids' Ariats were adorable.

With jeans worn tucked-in or outside the boots, these kids' Ariats were adorable.

This new leather treatment is available for men and women from Justin. The leather is cut 1/8-inch deep for a unique texture.

This new leather treatment is available for men and women from Justin. The leather is cut 1/8-inch deep for a unique texture.

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