I've always had really good luck with Ariat boots. They last a long time. I'm wearing my pink Fatbaby's now :]. I don't like to work in my Fatbaby's because they make my feet hurt (I guess because they don't have a ton of support), but as far as walking around town, riding, or going to a show that's what I wear. I also LOVE my lace-up Georgia Boots. They're a pain to lace and unlace, but soo comfortable. I can work in those easily, as well as ride. I ride in any kind of boot with a heel in case my foot goes too far in the stirrup it won't go all the way through, although I've never had that happen.