I have to say, a pair of boots is just as good of an investment as a great pair of jeans. Both of these items are easy to splurge on and can definitely be justified - especially if you manage to find a pair for half of the original price!
Boots are the one thing you can wear for a solid 8 months out of the year and can be paired with nearly anything from shorts and skirts to dresses and jeans. Not to mention a really good pair just gets better with age and can always be re-soled to extent their life. We have had some incredible styles in already and our options continue to change daily.