Originally Posted by katieandduke
I am new to tall boots... I got a pair at a consignment store but they are not broken in yet.they had only been prob once..and I have only worn them once.. what do yall mean by the ankle must drop? Does it look better in the show ring if they have dropped or something?
when you first buy boots the ankles are stiff so everything is smooth. But as the ankles break in the leather gets softer and wrinkles a little. With the wrinkles they almost 'sag' a little at the ankles. You usually loose about 1/2 in to an inch of overall height once they're broken in. I have my students buy their boots just a touch too tall, by the time they break in and drop they're the perfect height.