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    03-31-2011, 12:33 AM
  #11
Green Broke
These! Justin Gypsys I absolutely love these lots of colors and comfortable form day one doesnt even feel like they are new!
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    03-31-2011, 12:39 AM
  #12
Trained
I've got a 20 year old pair of Red Wings that I've worn regularly. That is pretty impressive. I think the new Tony Lama round toe boots I recently bought are great, but I'll have to see how well the leather sole stands up to the rocky ground around here...altho I can have them resoled. But their fit and feel is outstanding. Had a pair from Ariat but didn't like them. Too heavy and bulky. Wore Justin Ropers for a while, but didn't like them much.

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    03-31-2011, 05:54 AM
  #13
Trained
I love ariats. Have had them for years when I rode English, and now that I am riding western, stuck with them. I have always had good luck with them being durable and comfortable, no issues at all. As far as toes-I have one of each....pointy, round and square. We have to cover ALL the fashion options, after all.....lol

Oh-the pointy ones are a pair of durangos I got on sale for $19.99 a few years ago, prior to even riding western-so for the price-yeah-I love them!
     
    03-31-2011, 12:34 PM
  #14
Yearling
Wow, I've never had an issue with my Laredos! I really don't care for the look of Fat Babys, but next time I will definitely have to try Ariats or Red Wings(Dad swears by Red Wings)
     
    03-31-2011, 12:37 PM
  #15
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by HopalongCassidy    
Well I've only ever had to kind. First was Fat Baby's. I wore them out in a year. Then I got me some Justin's. NEVER in my life will I get them again. I really dislike them. So I got me some more Fat Baby's. They have lasted me quit a while so I have to say Fat Baby's are my Fav out of two that I've ever wore.
Wait, why? I am glad I found this, I was going to get some Justins.
What is better about the Fat Baby's?? :)

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    03-31-2011, 12:49 PM
  #16
Showing
I think fat baby's are cute when you aren't riding, but for me the lug type sole is a big turn off. I ride way to many greenies to have a pair of boots that is likely to get hung up in a stirrup and have seen way too many kids get caught in stirrups because of them. I have even made a rule that my lesson students aren't allowed to ride on my property in them. For in hand classes or just to wear they are great.

This is my favorite pair of boots, made by Olathe. Mine don't look near as new anymore though...
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    03-31-2011, 12:50 PM
  #17
Trained
I have a pair of Ariats (I think Quickdraws) that I love. They're my work/riding boots and have held up really really well. I clean/oil them fairly regularly and they look really nice still.

I also have a pair of Old Gringos, but those are my fancy boots.
     
    04-01-2011, 12:28 PM
  #18
Started
I have a pair of Tony Lama 3R boots! I LOVE them. I wear them pretty much everywhere I go unless I'm exercising. Lol

     
    04-01-2011, 01:21 PM
  #19
CCH
Weanling
I've been riding for almost over 18 years and in that time I can only remember 4 substantial pairs of adult boots. The first pair, I have no idea of the brand, just that they were black, probably Justin's. After a few years, I wore a hole in them that ended up tearing the boot. I distinctly remember this happening out of town on a Friday night practice before a cutting. I then got my next pair of brownish Justins which lasted me until the summer before my HS sophomore year. At the time, I thought both of those boots had been comfortable, then I bought my first pair of crepe soles. Holy cow what a difference!

The crepe soles were a pair of Ariat cobalt's, and I had made the leap to buying men's boots. My feet are huge (for a girl) and flat as can be. I inherited my Dad's caveman feet :( Switching to a men's boot helped with sizing issues a bunch. I really liked those boots and the first thing I remember about them was how heavy they seemed. The big problem was, at the end of the day, I could barely pull them off. Never figured out exactly what the fit problem was, but they were kind of tight across the spur-strap area, and the arch was too high for me. I had these boots for nearly 8 years, but the lining was junk after less than a year. I ended up buying lots & lots of Dr. Scholl's replacements.

Three years ago, I made a serious boot investment and bought a custom pair of Luchesse's staying with a crepe sole. Now I know how horrible all of those previous boots had fit me. These boots are amazing!! ZERO break-in. I can slide my feet in & out no matter how long I have been wearing them, and they don't slop around in the heel area. Plus, I have never had tired, achy feet after wearing them all day. I might buy another pair just so I have some "fashion" choices because I finally think my feet have quit changing.

I have been hearing great things about Rios of the Mercedes boots & I think I might try some of those before I buy anything though.

The only advice I can offer is to try boots on at the end of the day after you have been on your feet and running around; try on lots of different brands; try on some men's sizes/styles to see how different they feel from women's and definitely continue getting opinions on how they've worked for people who wear them.
     
    04-01-2011, 01:32 PM
  #20
Yearling
I bought a pair of Justin square toe boots that I really liked but the loosness of cowby boots made me uncomfortable so I thought I would be better off with a lacer boot. Now I wear Double H lacer work boots. I chose them for the look because they have that cowboy boot heel but they lace up to just below my calf. A little taller shaft than I would like for a lacer but they are so comfortable.
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