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        11-14-2012, 04:52 AM
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    My Ariat Paddock lace-ups are awesome! I bought them slightly used and cleaned 'em up, added a new liner with an arch support and I've ridding about 20+ lessons in them, where I've gotten them totally drenched in the washrack after EACH LESSON, (hot here so post-riding hose-downs are mandatory...I then take em home, stick em in my husband's shop and after a few DAYS I'll buff off all the mud and crud, polish em up again with a good quality leather polish, and they are perfect! No cracking, H2o damage, or problems where the stitching comes together . I'm totally impressed with their quality.

    However I "liked" someone's post on this thread due to their 100% right on comment regarding WALKING IN THEM! It's awful if you need to walk or stand around in them for any length of time, ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE FLAT FEET! Even my expensive arch supporting insoles don't help...they're worse in that respect (literally) than my 3 inch stilleto tall-boots which I wear out with dresses and such...its really odd!

    My 1/2 chaps I think are Grand Prix brand in medium. They fit GREAT and I have short legs and really muscular calves which were ALWAYS DIFFICULT to fit as a 20-something person(when I was tiny!) so I was very worried...these are perfect tho and were like, $50!

    They're the zip kind not the Velcro kind I'd been used to AND they're leather not sueded, which I was also not used to, but they feel/fit great and the bottom snap stays closed always!

    Hope this helps!! :0)
         
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        11-14-2012, 01:40 PM
      #12
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    I still ride in a pair of ariat cobalt zip paddock boots that I bought back in 1999 I believe. Whatever year they came out with the cobalt line. Anyways - they're fantastic and still holding up well. The leather doesn't look as nice (i wear them for everything) but they're still great. Again, like others have said, you get what you pay for.

    However, on that note, I have a pair of these half chaps from dover: Riding Sport™ Canvas Half Chaps | Dover Saddlery that i've had since christmas of 2006 I believe. They're still going strong with one exception - I had a horse rub me on a fence which tore the canvas on the outside of one chap. That tear has never gotten bigger and has otherwise not affected the chaps in any way. That happened in 2007 or 2008 and i'm STILL wearing them. If that tells you something. You can usually find them on sale through the dover sale catalog for $29.99 or so. Well worth the $ imo. ;)
         

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