Best leather? ...... I have boots for various activities.
For me, I wear my vintage elephant, bullhide or calf for the abuse they can take and the relative small cost. I keep them clean but not so worried about scuffs and such. I like character in a work boot.
And the ones I have posted with pictures here are worn for work (I'm mostly at a desk but some walking involved) and social activities that I maintain like my shoes. Clean, condition, dab of cream/polish.
Buffalo is tough like bullhide. Put Rhino and Hippo in this class, you'll never wear them out....... like elephant. Durable x10.
Goat is tough yet thin and light weight and easily scratched and scuffed and you'll feel it if you drop something on your toes. Glove soft when broken in. Not a work boot, makes a very nice and light walking boot. Only boot I size down a half size to compensate for goat's flexibility. Perfect fit ....."after" it seems tight the first 4-5 times you wear and condition them, then poof, perfect forever.
Caboots was having a clearance and a percentage off sale you could stack 4-5 years ago. These have a cuban heel and I walk more like John Wayne in these(now I know his secret) I think I paid less than $200. Might have been around $150. Tall stovepipe shaft. Not bad for that much suede. Love the chocolate color. Dress/Fun Boot......don't work in these. Very comfortable, if not walking any long distances.
I know, cuban heel? what the...? Well, Tom Mix wore cuban heels. Good enough for me. A picture of a Tom Mix reproduction:
If I failed to answer your questions, please type the question more slowly next time.Edited by Swan Song - 6/7/12 at 11:31pm