I have a pair of Justins that are 5 years old and have held up really well for me. I bought them on sale at TSC for like $35. My new show boots are Sages, they were $100 and they broke in after a motorcycle ride and one workout on my gelding.
Loooove my ariats. Plain ol heritage (and I buy the men's bc they are plainer and more comfy bc my feet are wide). Love them. Can't wear justins, they just don't fit my foot right. And for show and wearing around, my boulet's are THE single most comfortable boots I have ever owned. They don't even compare to my fancy ariats, and they fit me great, felt broken in the day I got them brand new, and are made of leather like butter, yet held up to years of wear and tear (i wear them ALL the time!).
But for around the barn and riding and hacking, my ariat hertiage boots are the best!
I work in these. Residential construction work. I also ride in them for right now. Very comfortable. And seem to hold up but havent used them long. Comfortable. But im looking for a different style just for riding.