Field Boot Fit

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > English Riding

Field Boot Fit

This is a discussion on Field Boot Fit within the English Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    08-27-2011, 08:52 PM
Field Boot Fit

I just bought my first pair of field boots. I am 5'11" tall but bought regular height field boots based on the measurements in the catalog. They have arrived and I am not sure that they fit. They fit well in the foot and calf, but they are loose around the ankle and they are already below my knee (just below but below none the less) in the front and at the bend of my knee in the back. Should I return them for the tall height? How loose are they supposed to be in the ankle? They are the Ariat Select Zip Field Boots. Any advice you can offer would be greatly appreciated.
Sponsored Links
    08-27-2011, 09:15 PM
Super Moderator
Loose around the ankle is not as big a concern as the low height. You can expect for them to drop at least another inch when they break in. I'm surprised with your height, you didn't go ahead with the talls. I am 5'9" and always wear tall.

Can you send them back for a pair of talls?
    08-29-2011, 12:19 AM
I am surprised too. I already have them in the box to exchange. I wanted to make sure that I not over reacting and that the loose fit in the ankle did not preclude a fit in the tall size. Thank you for removing that doubt
    09-01-2011, 04:17 PM
Tall boots should be a bit tall to begin with to allow for the drop. At the back, they should end up at the bend of your knee. If they have Spanish-cut tops, then they should be higher on the outside of your leg. If you look at the front of your leg while wearing them, the boot should curve around your kneecap. Unlike you, I have short calves (I'm only 5' 4") and I've always had to deal with boots that are too tall and end up constantly hitting me in the back of the leg =/

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Devon-Aire field boot question - might buy on eBay saddlesandskis Horse Show Clothing 0 08-16-2011 08:30 PM
Equi-Star NW Field Boot comments? donatellodemerlieux Horse Show Clothing 0 04-18-2011 10:50 PM
Hunter field boot help! justjump Horse Tack and Equipment 0 02-10-2011 08:15 PM
Field Boot Recommendations Newjumper Horse Tack and Equipment 3 08-19-2010 10:40 PM
GREAT! New Bell boot Overreach boot brett mills Tack and Equipment Classifieds 0 07-01-2009 11:42 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:44 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0