There are two different ways kids cowboy boots can be constructed: welted or cemented. In welted boots, the upper part of the boot has been stitched to the sole. In cemented cowboy boots, the upper part of the boot has been glued to the sole. Both types of construction are solid and will result in a durable pair of cowboy boots.
In order to make a pair of cowboy boots, a manufacturer will have several different departments that specialize in perfecting each part of the kids cowboy boot. First, in the cutting department, the animal skin uppers are cut out, treated, and split if necessary. This material is then sent to the pre-fitting department where the cowboy boots are partially assembled. At some point, each pair of cowboy boots is sent to the computer fancy stitch department where intricate designs are stitched onto the quarters and vamps of the different styles of cowboy boots. This department is where most cowboy boots get their distinctive styles and patterns. In the last few departments the kids cowboy boots get their finishing touches, including its distinctive heel, and nice shaping and buffing to make them look perfect before shipping.
Manufactured cowboy boots are less expensive because machines do much of the work of making the boot. But don't let that run you off. There are several manufacturers who can produce a quality pair of cowboy boots that will fit you just fine!