16 years and $800 for my current ones.
Lol waresbear I'm saving up for $4000 ones, mine now are cheap compared to "normal" dress boots (as they are a "stock size") and $1200 for customs is very reasonable.
Most dressage riders spend way too much on boots! The $4000 ones I want the company makes a model of your leg and molds the hard dress boot to the leg model and adds in a zipper so they fit perfectly. If you have a mole on your leg I'm sure they'd make a cut out in the boot for it hahaha.
They say money doesn't buy happiness -- well happiness doesn't buy horses!