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post #11 of 19 Old 03-15-2011, 04:41 PM
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Well....trying on tall boots was really hard for me, and I finally found a pair that fit. I currently have a pair of Tuff Rider field boots. They fit well and broke in easily. I would go with those, they are great fitting and just perfect around my calf and ankle, which is hard to find, especially for me.

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post #12 of 19 Old 03-15-2011, 05:06 PM
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Hmm. Try custom? Those are more expensive drowning on where get them, but they will last. If not, I used to have ovation finalists that lasted forever and looked nice. Mine were 17inches tall but you could get them wide I think? I'm not sure but ovation brands last forever!
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post #13 of 19 Old 03-15-2011, 05:09 PM
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lol MIE I have the high riders 2 and I use them for schooling and don't fit nearly as well as my ovations (on me - I know everyone's legs are different) and I also have rimfrosts high riders and paddocks and both cracked after a year and are stiff imo. They kept my feet warm when they weren't falling apart on me.... I also ride 3-6x a week if not more so that could be that they are just not made up to the wear and tear.

The ovations are SUPER supple leather though not at all stiff. Looooove them. They are the first tall boots i've truly loved in years.

I'd love to hear more opinions though bc I know everyone fits completely differently!
I used to have ovations and LOVED them. Sadly, they weren't tall enough for my 19 1/2 inch calf -___-. I found the middleburg zip field boots that were my perfect fit and they were so comfy and looked custom! I think they make them for taller slimmer riders since I have a pretty small calf and that was the smallest size they had. Love them though(:
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post #14 of 19 Old 03-18-2011, 01:42 AM Thread Starter
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I WISH I could afford customs! They will not be in my budget anytime soon.

I rode in my new Mountain Horse boots for the first time today. I cleverly decided to go to the beach yesterday, so now I am burned + blistered. Ouch ouch ouch.
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post #15 of 19 Old 03-18-2011, 02:08 AM
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I would go 'semi custom' if you can find a pair that fits your foot and lower leg well, but are to big on the top of the leg, take them to a shoe repair store and have them taken in.

I was amazed to find a pair of hardly used Effingham dress boots on ebay, that are actually bigger than my calfs I truly didn't know that was possible.

I'm taking them to have them taken in to fit me, when I get to a good weight , but it will cost around $50. I will end up with a pair of boots that will fit both of my fat legs, and there is an inch difference between my good and bad leg, and for less than $150
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post #16 of 19 Old 04-13-2011, 02:45 PM
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I would go 'semi custom' if you can find a pair that fits your foot and lower leg well, but are to big on the top of the leg, take them to a shoe repair store and have them taken in.

I was amazed to find a pair of hardly used Effingham dress boots on ebay, that are actually bigger than my calfs I truly didn't know that was possible.

I'm taking them to have them taken in to fit me, when I get to a good weight , but it will cost around $50. I will end up with a pair of boots that will fit both of my fat legs, and there is an inch difference between my good and bad leg, and for less than $150

I agree! My tall boots got really stretched out and I refused to get a new pair because the leather is soo supple. So im sending them to my old tack shop in Florida to have them taken in and put zippers in. For around $100. So basically they will be semi- custom.
The Ariat website has a pretty good sizing chart, try that to give yourself an idea of what size you are when you look online.

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Ariat tall boots have never fit me well at all, the way they size them just doesn't work for my legs. Which is a shame, because I love my Ariat paddock boots.

I'm happy enough with the Mountain Horse boots that I ended up purchasing. They're only used for shows, so they get the job done. I don't show nearly enough at the moment to be able to justify spending the money on any sort of custom boots.
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I'm going to go against Sky, because I am a HUGE FAN of the Mountain Horse boot line.
Double it. I have tall show boots and winter paddock boots by them and very happy with the purchase so far.

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post #19 of 19 Old 06-19-2011, 06:49 PM
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Dublin boots are what you r looking for. The come in extra wide calf, zip up the back & are field boots. I bought a pair as I have the same problem as you, most comfortable, everyone here has them
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