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Riding Boots on a Budget: DSW Shoe Warehouse

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I know many of you are on the hunt for the perfect pair of black riding boots, and with good reason: This classic style of boot with equestrian roots looks good on most every modern gal. You can pair these babies with everything from skinny jeans to skirts and take your look from day to night—all while keeping your feet warm and pain-free! A quality leather pair will last for years with a little TLC (store them with rolled up magazines in the shaft to keep the shape, and polish once or twice a season to protect the leather and help it keep its color and shine.) But there are some equally great synthetic options, too, if you prefer. Shop for affordable riding boots at your nearest Nine West Outlet store (many styles are under $100, and that's where I scored mine last season) or DSW Shoe Warehouse—which launched an online store earlier this year that's been blowing me away with their great deals and selection. Browse some of the best budget-friendly riding boots available at using the widget below. Your perfect pair might just be a click away!

Loved browsing through these :-)
#1 Good Girl Gone Blog (Homepage) on 2009-11-16 10:42 (Reply)
Straight up riding boots just aren't my style, but I still adore some of these variations!
#2 Sally (Homepage) on 2009-11-16 11:41 (Reply)
Like many others, I am absolutely obsessed with boots. But I have yet to try riding boots. My style is quite feminine and I am not sure what pieces to pair these boots with.
#3 StealThisDress (Homepage) on 2009-11-16 14:09 (Reply)
I have comparison shopped DSW and while they have a great selection, their prices are not great, even on the clearance rack. You can do better with a coupon/sale at Macy's or a closeout store like Burlington or Marshall's. I saw a pair of boots for $29.99 at Burlington, the price for the EXACT same pair was $79.99 at DSW. That's just crazy.
#4 MEP on 2009-11-16 14:23 (Reply)
I think it depends, I like to keep my options open and shop at all the stores you've mentioned (although you can't shop Marshalls or Burlington online, so DSW has an advantage in that regard.) If you sign up for DSW Rewards you'll get coupons in the mail and sale alerts via email. Lots of sizes in stock, too. My prob w/Macy's is that I don't live close to one, so by the time a shoe I want goes on sale and I get to the mall, I can never find my size in stock.
#4.1 The Budget Babe on 2009-11-16 16:08 (Reply)
Geographic location definitely makes a difference -- I can tell you don't live near an HM either (or just don't like the store) because you can find a lot of very trendy items there for cheap, but their web site sucks for shopping online. My holy trinity -- an unpicked-over, hidden gem of a Marshall's, Burlington, and Target -- are all places I can visit quickly on my lunch hour. Otherwise I only mall shop once a month at the most.
#4.1.1 MEP on 2009-11-17 14:54 (Reply)
I love the brown suede boots. They look so luxurious.
#5 Aspiring Fashionista (Homepage) on 2009-11-16 16:28 (Reply)
I just bought the Rampage Iris boots today and love them!
I'm going to wear them for Thanksgiving with black riding pants (I.N.C. Macy's) and a brown suede fitted riding jacket (we'll be outside in the country so no worries about heels and/or mud!) And I won't ruin my more expensive boots.
#6 valletta on 2009-11-23 21:06 (Reply)
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