Originally Posted by Moxie
When I'm at just a sitting trot, my right leg tends to come up, and then slips out of the stirrup.
Leather is the boot of choice for most riders since, in theory anyway, your foot will slip out of the stirrup easier if you need it to. Well .... I've been tossed a good number of times and my foot has always come out. I've seen a rider or two get hung up with leather sole boots so personally I don't see the difference and I like the extra grip I get with rubber. My Ariat tie ups, my Lucchese 2000's, and my Ariat ropers all have rubber soles.