Originally Posted by Nitefeatherz
I had to decide whether I was going to save up for tall boots I REALLY liked or just go ahead and buy cheapies. I went ahead and saved- got really nice tall boots- and they were lovely even when they were being broken in...
Whereas all the girls on my college team who bought "cheapies" wound up bleeding and limping and hating their tall boots....taught me a lesson. I'd rather save and go for quality!
Have you looked into maybe buying some used???
I've already got a set of fairly nice tall boots (plain black field boots for showing) and usually ride in paddock boots and half-chaps. Buying another pair of tall boots, that I couldn't show in because they're brown, just because I'm in love with the color and style falls squarely into the "unneccessary expense" column of my budget, lol. I'll definitely be keeping my eyes peeled for a quality used pair... If I can find some within my budget, I may just have to be a real girl and buy a pair of shoes I really don't need, haha