Many of the shoes and boots you find today may appear to be leather, but in reality are not. Don’t let high prices lure you into believing you are purchasing leather. Always look for a stamp certifying that the footwear you are buying is real leather. You get a shoe that breathes, can stretch up to a quarter size larger, is more comfortable, and can be repaired/ reconditioned for a long life. Vinyl and plastic footwear does not breath, and is usually irreparable meaning the life span is limited.
When choosing high quality leather footwear, be sure you check for solid construction. This will give you more stability. Ensure that you are buying the right size and width. Do not go up a size to accommodate a wide foot. Shoes are designed to support a foot that is the correct size for it. Your foot will move around and be uncomfortable if you do not have the right size.