Emu Bronte Boots

Emu boots look great and are this winter's big fashion statement. A cheaper alternative to Ugg Boots, they last for years and look great. However, even Emu boots are still not exactly what could be called cheap. With prices up to as much as $200 a pair for this year's latest styles, they can be an expensive investment. That said, there are many ways to buy Emu Boots cheaply, and without compromise.

Here are my tips on Buying Cheap Emu Australia Boots:

The best way to buy cheap Emu Boots is to buy them out of season. Try factory outlets and discount brand resellers in the spring and summer months. Many outlets have the last season's Emu boots on offer at greatly reduced prices, to clear the racks for their new summer lines.

In season, the worst time to buy Emu Boots is in the run up to Christmas and the start of winter. Everyone is buying boots and they are a very popular Christmas present, so the stores and retailers price the boots higher then and are less likely to discount. However, it's worth hitting the sales and trying the department stores on Black Friday or just after Christmas to get some good deals on Emu Boots.

You could also check out the local papers and local listings for used Emu Boots, if you don't mind buying or owning second-hand. Ebay also offers used Emu Boots that sometimes have only had a few wears and can sometimes look as good as new, just be sure to know how to spot fake Emu boots as you don't want to end up with sub-standard goods.

Online retailers also offer some great deals on new Emu boots. Don't be fooled by the fakes - you want Emu Boots that last for years, not that fall apart after just a few days. Be sure to keep your wits about you. Use a trusted retailer, such as Amazon if you are buying online.

You could consider Bearpaw boots as an alternative. Bearpaw offers many of the similar styles to Emus, but do not boast the brand name. Emu boots are this year's hottest brand, so consider saving some dollars by investing in Bearpaw instead if the label does not matter to you. Be aware - Bearpaw are not of the same quality as Emus, but many people buy these and enjoy them just as much, even if they aren't quite as comfortable and don't last as long.

Some retailers and branded clothes lines also offer shearling and sheepskin boots under their own label, so take a look around to see what's on offer.

Whatever you choose, Emus are an expensive fashion investment. However, a good pair, with proper care, will last for years and stand the test of time. When you consider the amount of wear you get over time, your Emus should break down to just a few cents per wear – far less than the cheap alternatives or fakes.