Sales of cowboy boots have seen a decline in regions of the US where the economy is heavily impacted by the energy sector.
One US company, which specialises in Western and work-related footwear, said its sales had seen a drop in the last quarter.
Boot Barn chief executive Jim Conroy said the business continued to build in states not as impacted by commodity prices.
But states including Texas, North Dakota and Wyoming have all seen a drop.
He said: “During the third quarter, we faced increasing headwinds due to the softening of local economies dependent on oil and other commodities.”
Preliminary figures revealed by the company showed that in stores in energy-dependent regions sales had declined by around 2%.
Previous guidance had predicted a low single digit growth.
The boss of Boot Barn said that gains were being made in other regions not as directly impacted by the low oil price, such as Arizona and California.
Last year, one Texan businessman saved himself millions of dollars after the oil price failed to reach above $85.
Jim McIngvale, also known as “Matress Mack”, owns a number of stores in the Houston area.
The furniture tycoon told customers spending more than $7,000 he would reimburse them if the oil price peaked.