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post #11 of 21 Old 06-15-2012, 04:17 PM
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Honestly, fp,

With the money you've spent already you could've gotten a decent pair of custom boots. I think that's what I'd do, rather than go the zipper and off the rack option.
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Honestly, fp,

With the money you've spent already you could've gotten a decent pair of custom boots. I think that's what I'd do, rather than go the zipper and off the rack option.
Agreed because I'm certain I've spent nearly $600 if not more. The first time they broke was at a show so I bought the next pair at the show just before my ride and then of course, those broke at the next show. The last ones I had bought last season, I think I wore them twice and then this was the first show of the season and they broke.

Where would I get custome mades....

What about these?

Richmond Ladies Field Boot - Statelinetack.com

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Do they make pull-on field boots anymore? I absolutely love mine, but they're 25 years old (were my mother's) and I haven't seen any in recent years. The nice thing with the pull-ons is that you don't have to worry about zippers breaking, which seems to be a recurring problem.
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Dehner's and Vogel's are the big name brands, I don't think they make DerDau's anymore. Chuck Pinnell, formerly of Journeymen in Middleburg, used to make boots and shoes but I think he just does chaps and small leather work now.

Take a trip to Warrenton or Middleburg and go to one of the big tack stores there, find out which customs they carry and what the options are. MAKE SURE you get someone with experience to measure you; it's all about the measurements!

For a skinny, good lookin' show boot, go with 3/4 lined, cuff lined or unlined. (Fully lined is popular with foxhunters, for warmth, or for dressage riders who like a stiffer boot) You tend to get a better fit in a field boot and they're easier to get on and off. And personally, I like the ribbed rubber or Vibram soles. All leather soles wear more readily, and they're slick when your stirrup is wet.
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FP, how far is the Middleburg Tack Exchange from you? They usually have a LOAD of tall boots there (many brand new). Both my pairs (for everyday schooling made in England and show pair by Mt Horse) came new from there, and show pair was 1/3 of the full price.

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Looking at the reviews, it appears that they're made in China and the zipper quality is crap. I don't know what your price range is, but I've heard really good things about these boots:

Tredstep Donatello Field Boot - Field Boots from SmartPak Equine
I have the Tredstep Donatello's and you can tell they are put together nicely, definitely better than the Ariat's. Only took a couple rides to break them in and I am insanely thrilled with them.
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I just looked at these and I do like them. They are pricey but that's not a huge turn-off at this point since I've spent over that on my last THREE pairs of boots! And gotten about 6 or 8 rides total out of them all. I may go with these. I like the look. Are they confy on the sole of your feet?
The Tredstep's are heaven to my feet. The leather is nice and soft, they come with heel inserts and fancy blow-up boot trees. I've had mine a couple months, riding almost every other day in them and they have barely dropped 1/2 an inch so keep that in mind. I did find that the sizes seem to run a tiny bit small for the foot. For example I am a size 9 in Ariat's and my Tredstep Donatello's are also a size 9 but I feel like I could have gone with the 9 1/2.
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I second the MH boots, I tried on different ariat brands at first but decided to go with the MH, which btw I ordered online and they are so much nicer and comfier. I ordered from Horseloverz.com and they arrived pretty quickly. If you did so now you should get them in time.
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From my experience, those boots are overpriced when you look at their quality. I would try looking around a little more before you spend that much. Also, consider getting custom made boots – they sound like the best option for your problem
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It seems like everyone is against them, but I love my Ariats. They're the ones that run at about $250, maybe the Heritage? I know the cheaper Ariats have zippers that break very easy, but these seem really good. I've had them for four months, maybe longer, and wear them at least once a week. They broke in really well, and I absolutely love them. AND NO ZIPPER ISSUES YET! :)

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