Boots have crept up the fall fashion ladder and now compete daily with sneakers for feet time. Boots offer a fun jolt of fashion -- and they can provide durability, protection and comfort too -- as long as you purchase leather boots.
Faux leather boots scuff easily, look terrible quickly, and can't be repaired. Microsuede, a thin textile that simulates cow suede, tears easily, making a two-week old pair of shoes look like they're two years old. Read product descriptions carefully and avoid polyurethane and textile boot uppers.
Leather boots can cost more than faux leather boots, but the boots will last the season, or at least until they're outgrown. Beware the non-leather boots that cost the same as leather boots -- they're a rip-off. Whether your child is daring, conservative, or a cowgirl wannabe, there's a style for everyone!