Men's cowboy boots come in such a range of different styles, colors and different types of material that it's very difficult to decide which pair to purchase. The old days of real cowboys that needed to walk for miles or ride for hours, are very much over, and these days men's cowboy boots are more of a fashion item where functionality is less important than the look and feel of the boot.
The cowboy look and image is a part of American culture, and the wide range of cowboy boot brands confirms the long lived popularity of this fashion footwear. The best quality leather is reserved for creating the cowboy boot, and brands such as Tony Lama or Justin Roper have built huge business' providing men's cowboy boots to the mass market. These companies offer a range of shapes and styles, suitable for the conservative or highly flamboyant individual. These men's cowboy boots can range anywhere from under $50 to upwards of $500.
At the more exotic end of the market there are manufacturers who specialize in producing vintage cowboy boots, or those produced from the skins of animals such as crocodiles and snakes. Add to these various motives and embossing and you get a highly individual pair of high quality boots, that are comfortable to wear and great to look at.
If you're looking to buy a pair of men's cowboy boots, I would suggest you stick with the big brands. Some of these companies have been making boots since the early part of the 19th Century and certainly know how to build a quality product at an affordable price.