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3 Useful Tips When Purchasing Men's Boots

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There's nothing more stylish than busting out a pair of boots. They work great for many occasions, be it formal or casual. If you're looking to purchase a set of men's boots, these tips can point you in the right direction.  

1. Choose a Material 

A huge factor for how long your boots hold up is the material they're made of. Today, material choices are vast. Some of the most popular include leather, rubber, and nylon. From an aesthetics standpoint, you can't go wrong with leather. It shows off a sophisticated look that can impress those while you're out on the town. Leather is also fairly durable.

However, if you're looking for something that's completely weatherproof, rubber may be a better fit. It can effectively repel water and is ideal if you plan on being active in your boots. Nylon boots can also last a long-time, and if you like animals, you'll be happy knowing nylon is a completely synthetic material.

2. Think About Length Design 

Men's boots can vary quite a bit in terms of their length design. Some boots stop just beneath the ankle and then there are boots that go all the way up to your calf. Which length style you ultimately choose depends on your personal preference and intention for the boots.

For example, if you plan on protecting your feet completely from the elements, high-length boots will probably work best. Conversely, if you're looking for something casual that lets you accentuate socks, ankle-length boots probably will work better. 

3. Try Boots On in Person 

No matter what style or material the boots you like feature, they won't work out if they don't fit correctly. To ensure you get a proper fit, you need to shop for boots in person. After all, there is a huge discrepancy in how different boots fit even when they're the same size. 

When trying different boots, feel around to see where your toe is. Your big toe -- in particular -- should have plenty of room, yet there shouldn't be too much room to where the boots slip around. It's also important that the boots are comfortable to wear, especially if you plan on walking around in them for an extended period of time.

There are so many boot possibilities for men today. You'll be happy with your boot selection if you take your time assessing every detail, from the way boots fit to how they look on your feet.