I think this comes more from what is in fashion, versus what we like. I find boots can be sexy, but honestly, not so comfortable. I have a pair of boots that are thigh-high and my boyfriend finds them sexy, but I don't wear them often. I agree they are over the top and they are not much fun to wear either.
It really depends on the person. I couldn't upload a link but if you want to know more about boots go on line and search for wearing boots with skirts or dresses (hit image) and you will understand why we like them.
It's how you wear them and with what! Straight leg pants with riding boots can look very nice. I also wear boots with dresses or skirts. Done correctly boots can be very sexy, elegant and classy. Some of them are tacky, like the type you mentioned, but I'm sure you will find looks that would fit your taste.
I like them because I think they look good on me. They go with my outfit, and because its another option as opposed to wearing flats/sneakers all the time. Boots just seem to be the best choice for fall and winter when you want to be all bundled up and still look nice.
They're an option, they look great with some outfits. I have a couple of flat pairs for bad weather, and a pair of heeled boots which make me feel so sexy and confident. But I wouldn't wear thigh-high boots!
we like boots because those are the kind of shoes you wear when its wintry, cold, and snowing. Didn't realize this was so confusing. It would make more sense if you were confused about some of girl's weather-inappropriate fashion choices.
They're easier to put on because they have no laces, like running shoes do.
They also match with more outfits. For instance, most other shoes look terrible with skinny jeans because the jeans just end- Where as boots hide the bottom of them to make them look better.
They're slightly warmer than most other shoes, better for the changing season.
Because it makes the girls look sexy and hot...I mean if they dress in the right way,not trashy.
Well, I loooove boots, I always wear them in winter since they are in fashion, they are comfortable and warm in the winter, and when it rains your feet stay nice and warm, so those are just some reasons why I wear them, I think they are just awesome :P