Are you a boot person or a shoe person? Why?
I prefer lightweight shoes for everyday purposes - I like the aesthetics of boots, and I like the practicality of boots, but if I were going to go all (warning: TV Tropes!) Limited Wardrobe
, it would be with a well-made, comfortable pair of leather shoes.
Since I'm not, I wear trainers, mostly, and boots when it's raining. Or I'm out hiking.