Decide what your price point is before setting out. This will help determine what style boots you buy, and the quality you should look for. At a lower budget you can choose a trendier boot, because the cheaper material will wear out in a year or two when the trend is over. Our favorite trends include ankle booties, buttons, ruching, and buckles.
- The inside of the boot is leather lined, otherwise you aren’t getting your money’s worth and lining can rip after a year or two of wear.
- The boot should be able to be resoled. My friend Mollie has had her boots resoled several times, and they become like new, without having to break them in again.
- Look for metal tooth zippers, not coil or injection molded zippers which break more easily. (see below)
- If you plan on wearing your boots when it rains, consider not having suede on the toes where it can get splashed, because it stains easily.
Have fun shopping and enjoy!