If you've ever loved to own a pair of genuine western boots, then you ought to know that they do fit a bit differently than any other footwear that you're accustomed to wearing. To save yourself a lot of aggravation, it's best to stop into a western boot dealer and try them on. If you opt to buy online, there's a good chance you'll exchange them the second you pull them out of the box.

But before you even consider buying a pair of western boots, there are a number things to consider. What are they? Here's our good friend and western boot dealer, Barry Gass, with some excellent tips to help you along: