When purchasing an outdoor ottoman for your patio don't just think of it as being a footrest but consider the many other ways it can be used before selecting one and you'll get more for your money.
Many ottomans are designed for muti-purpose use. Some can be used as a portable chair for dining or a stool for casual seating and some have removal floor cushions and even an ice cooler in the center.
You'll also want to consider the materials used in the construction of your outdoor ottoman.
Outdoor resin wicker is very durable and lightweight for easy moving and can be used on grass and sand without staining.
Aluminum frame ottomans are almost unbreakable and ottomans covered with weather resistant outdoor fabrics can be left out 24/7 and are also very resistant to fading from the sun.
If you consider all of these factors before selecting your outdoor ottoman chances are you will be enjoying it for many years to come.