Originally Posted by eventerdrew
Just curious, other than medical reasons, why do people hate the thought of tall boots on XC? I've always worn tall boots on XC. I recently got a pair of zips that I will be wearing from now on but my old ones are fine for practice and they don't have a zip...
I've broken my leg in a pair of custom boots. No zip, no buckles. I made the doctor pull my boot off when he wanted to CUT it off (over my DEAD body). He, jokingly, told me it coudn't be broken since I didn't scream when he pulled the boot off. Through clinched teeth, I told him if he wanted to hear me scream, try cutting that boot off!
I now wear three buckle field boots like these; http://www.dehner.com/pics/largephot...boot_large.jpg
Zip boots are another good idea. I really will never wear tall solid boots on XC again.