I'm in need of some new boots. My current pair of Timberland hiking boots are falling apart. I really like the look of a lot of cowboy boots, so I'm definitely looking into them. I'm not entirely sure yet if I'm going to like just pulling them on and having them hanging on to me instead of me lacing them onto my feet. If I decide to go with them, I'll just have to wait and see how I like that transition. I'm also not sure how high I'd want the boot to come up. It's been a LONG time since I've worn a boot such as these, so I can't say from personal experience, but I imagine the higher the boot comes up, the more it'd interfere with movement.
Ok, so, I'm looking for a fairly decent, durable, comfortable boot to wear for everyday wear. So far I've been looking exclusively at Justin's boots since I've heard so many good things about them and they're so readily available.
I really don't know what I'm supposed to be looking for. So far my search has been based solely on appearance. I'm not even sure what I'm looking for there, either. Here are a few I've found that I like the looks of:
The former two boots are what I've always referred to as 'cowboy boots', but it's come to my attention that the latter is properly categorized as a 'cowboy boot', too. So, then, what terms differentiate the two? Is one inherently more comfortable than the other? I prefer the Western style of the first two, but this is going to be for everyday wear, so comfort is key.
I guess I'm just looking for any hints you may have in searching for a pair of boots. What brands, what materials, what styles, what features to look for, what's a good price range (closer to $100 is nice, but anywhere under $200 is plausible at the moment), etc.
I'd appreciate any input!