We always hit up the great sales when we go to Eureka Springs and the shoe stores are our favorite. We find amazing boots and shoes for half price and we rarely leave with only one pair.
This pair was my find this year:
They are by Born, the Raisa boot. I wear them with cuffed jeans, boyfriend jeans, skinnies, straight legs and bootcuts. I prefer them with a short, cuffed jean. These boots are so amazingly comfortable, I want them in black too.
I was super excited to finally find riding boots to fit my calves. These are both from Torrid.com and they slide right on with space to spare. If you have larger calves, you may be able to fit into some tall boots (I have some nice ones from Target) but these are for extra wide calves and they fit.
You cannot go wrong with Uggs. I got this pair for Christmas. I have several pair of Uggs and I love them all equally for different reasons. My feet never get cold in them (I also wear Ugg slippers)
You can find great boots all over the place and in all sorts of price ranges. HauteLook.com has some Bearpaw boots for half price right now, Target and Marshall's carry a good selection and of course Zappos.com and 6pm.com carry a ton of boots and they are easy to search with your size preference and color and even style. I buy a lot of my shoes from Nordstrom online and they have sales all the time.