As an equestrian gent, you need to put your best foot forward when you're in the saddle - or even when mucking out on the yard!
A good pair of riding boots are an essential piece of equipment for the regular rider, so it's worth investing in the best you can afford.
Boots designed and made robust enough for riding will keep your feet warm, dry, safe if stepped on by a prancing horse, and prevent them from slipping or sliding from the stirrup.
A quality pair of boots will do service for many years if properly cleaned and maintained according to the manufacturer's instructions, just like your saddle and tack.
No matter when or where you ride, you'll feel comfortable and confident if your boots are both serviceable and stylish. If you ride competitively you will no doubt need boots for "everyday" wear as well as those kept for when you dress to impress in the show ring.