I've never had my feet catch. The stirrups are pretty large, both in width and height. I wear Fat Baby Ariats, but most people I know wear more heavy-duty hiking boots and use these without a problem. I really don't think you'll have an issue.
UNLESS you ride with Ariat fat babies - those boots are too much even for these stirrups - I felt like I was taking a risk with them since they felt like the sole of the boot (which sticks out further on the sides than the actual boot) was too clingy in the stirrup for my taste...
Gonna way in here, I LOATH THESE STIRRUPS, my foot constantly slides "home" and seems like I end up with my toes slammed into the end of my shoes, can't stay heal down because my feet are so far forward. I only keep a set for winter boot use. As I can't find decent mens sized stirrups. Seems everythign in the horse world is made for girls. I am very happy with these and normal endurance or western shoes. Composite Reflex Stirrup Irons | Dover Saddlery
If the irons had a bit of grip to them you wouldnt need the cages.
...If the irons had a bit of grip to them you wouldnt need the cages.
Cages are more for when the horse hits the fan. After a few spins, bucks & a rear, there really is no telling how far in the stirrup your foot will be. I don't know if I will buy any - they are kind of pricey - but I like the idea of tapadero stirrups:
You know, maybe if I lose a few pounds and buy a fancy shirt, we might meet on the happy trails someday:
I don't think the trapador style would be strong enough to keep you feet from sliding in like the cages. I think they were designed more to keep your feet dry warm and protected from wacking things. I have no idea just looking at the pictures those seem worse for bucking type situations. Looks like you could slide under the leather then get locked in. I wouldnt mind the cages .
I guess my ideal stirrup would be 5 inches wide, 3 inches front to back, cages and light weight. I have some brass ones like that but they weigh a ton.