Every girl wants a good pair of boots—and every girl has a budget. For most of us, cheap boots are a dream come true, but not all of them are going to be the steal that they seem to be. Some cheap boots are a bargain, while others are cheap for a reason, and it’s important to be able to tell the difference and make sure that a pair is going to meet your needs before you snap it up.
So how do you tell the difference between cheap boots that are a good deal and those that will leave you with buyer’s remorse? Here are a few tips from us here at AMI Clubwear to help you make sure that you’ll get the most out of a low price tag:
1. Shop online – Different stores price boots down for different reasons. At some stores, cheap boots indicate poor construction or shabby materials, while at others low prices simply indicate that the store has less overhead and can afford to price things affordably. No one has lower overhead than online stores, so if you really want to find cheap boots that aren’t lacking in quality, it pays to shop the Internet. Unlike a traditional store, an online store has fewer costs related to storing inventory, marketing, and paying sales staff—and they aren’t paying for an expensive retail space. Those savings typically get passed on to you. Every bargain hunt should start online, for boots or otherwise.
2. Never sacrifice style – Boots aren’t only style accessories – they’re your go-to footwear on a slushy, snowy, rainy or cold day. They help keep your feet dry and toasty warm. They’re more rugged than most ladies’ footwear, but as practical as boots can be, they’re never just a utilitarian choice either—or at least, they shouldn’t be. Even when looking for discount boots, remember that you will be walking into the office, parties, dates and events in these boots, so get a pair that looks good! Cheap does not have to mean unstylish.
3. Focus on quality construction – Are your boots going to start leaking the first time there’s a drizzle? Will a heel break off (ouch!)? Will the sole wear through in no time? Cheap prices should come from low overhead and avoiding labels—not low production values. Always choose a boot that will last.
With a little shopping savvy, it’s possible to find boots you love at a price no one can beat. Check out AMI Clubwear’s impressive selection of stylish footwear today!