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post #11 of 24 Old 08-19-2013, 01:43 PM
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Is riding in sneakers mostly an endurance thing? I've never heard of that before... How interesting!
I suspect it is.. certainly back in my show days, my hunter trainer would have had a heart attack and died had I shown up wearing sneakers expecting to ride!!
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post #12 of 24 Old 08-19-2013, 02:52 PM
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Also, since endurance stirrups are so wide, there isn't much of a danger in getting a foot all the way through and stuck. But yeah. It's mostly an endurance thing. My hunter/jump coach almost lynched me the first time she saw me riding that way. That's when she knew I was too far long to save.
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post #13 of 24 Old 08-19-2013, 07:41 PM
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Never done an endurance ride, would like too. And like phantom my riding instructor drilled it into my head that sneakers were not safe.

So maybe a trail rider thing.
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post #14 of 24 Old 08-19-2013, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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I hate sneakers, even when I'm not riding. I have to wear boots, my left ankle is messed up and it needs the support.
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post #15 of 24 Old 08-24-2013, 07:45 PM
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For those of you with Ariat Terrains, is there much of a fit difference between the zip-ups and lace-ups? The black zip-ups would match my tack, but I wonder if they won't fit as comfortably as lace-ups.
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post #16 of 24 Old 08-25-2013, 10:07 AM
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valleyvet is having a 20% off sale of footwear now.
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post #17 of 24 Old 08-25-2013, 10:14 AM
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I've heard complaints that the zip ups don't stay zipped up.
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post #18 of 24 Old 08-25-2013, 11:16 AM
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I was going to say...! xD I've never heard of or seen that. XD

Joe-That's a common complaint for lots of zip up boots. To the OP, if you keep the zipper clean, it should stay zipped.
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post #19 of 24 Old 09-04-2013, 09:11 AM
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Tractor supply is having a $20 off footwear sale. I broke down and bought the terrains. I was hesitant to buy them because they seem to be hard to find in a wider width and I didn't know if the B width would fit.
Stopped in after work when my feet were likely to be a little swollen from being on my feet for 8 hours and they fit fine.

While it stays hot I'll still probably use sneakers.
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post #20 of 24 Old 09-04-2013, 12:22 PM
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Im done with Ariats for ever. They can't grasp making boots with some clearance over the instep. Just bought some light hikers I thought would be good to ride in but were terrible uncomfortable. Will be returning them tomorrow. Going to go to Dicks and try on some Merril gortex hikers.
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