My first experience buying cowboy boots
This post was written by Nick who also contributes content at http://www.discountcowboyboots.org
What I Learned About Cowboy Boots
As what I call myself a "new blood cowboy" I was absolutely mesmerized by the cost of cowboy boots. Yes I know you can get cheap boots online that have low quality or faux leather but I've only been interested in the real deal. When visiting multiple authority shops in my town for boots I was shocked when I routinely saw boots in the $500+ range. In fact I even saw multiple boots that were in the multi-thousand dollar range. Coming from someone who has a hard time spending $70 on a pair of Nike tennis shoes you can imagine the mini heart attack that I had with these prices.
Price goes hand in hand with quality
Fortunately, there were several people at these shops who were able to educate me on cowboy boots. They explained the labor that goes in building these boots. I also had no idea as to what type of materials go into each boot. I had always assumed it was cow leather but you can get boots with exotic animal skin such as snake or even crocodile. How cool!? If I ever can justify the spending of 2K plus on a pair of boots i'm getting me a pair of croc boots!
My Final Purchase
Since I was determined to walk out with a pair of cowboy boots I was able to try on multiple pairs in all sorts of price ranges. I ended up finding a pair of boots with authentic cow hide with faux python skin inserts. These ran be about $300 which I thought was actually a really good deal given that they were comfortable and considerably cheaper then the alternatives.