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Me and my man-calves need a pair of western boots...

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    03-04-2013, 10:54 PM
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Showing
Me and my man-calves need a pair of western boots...

Wasn't sure where to put this, but since I need a pair of western boots to show in, I'm putting it here.

I have big calves. Always have. Probably always will. We can thank years of playing soccer, baseball, basketball and wake boarding for my man-calves. I don't usually wear tall fashion boots because they don't usually make them with a wide enough calf. Add to this that I've gained weight recently, and they're even bigger than normal.

Anyway, I need suggestions on western boots that would be show appropriate that have a wider shaft. My every day boots are a pair of Ariat Terrain H2Os that I adore. I ride in them, I muck in them, I play in them, I hike in them...heck, I wear them to work (washing cars) because they're completely water proof. But, they aren't suitable for showing (not even in local schooling shows). I do like the feel of Ariats (have tried a couple of pairs on). I'm also not looking to break the bank, here, since they'll likely only be used for showing and maybe for going out every once in a while.
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    03-04-2013, 10:56 PM
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Trained
Buy your boots in men's maybe?
     
    03-04-2013, 11:05 PM
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Showing
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Originally Posted by waresbear    
Buy your boots in men's maybe?
I tried on a few pairs of men's boots today (admittedly at Goodwill) and none of the shafts were big enough.

Heck, I'm not even sure what are appropriate boots for showing in Western. I've heard mention that Fat Babys and the like are no-nos.
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    03-04-2013, 11:13 PM
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Trained
I have 2 pairs of these, one pair has lasted for 20 years, Justins, same brands as the phatbaby's but more appropriate for riding/showing
Justin Boots Ropers L3703 BLACK KIPSKIN
     
    03-04-2013, 11:16 PM
  #5
Trained
Make sure you get the right toe for what you will be showing......never occurred to me before I switched to reining......reining "requires" the wide square toe, at least on the east coast. I have no idea if it changes by location. Also have to pay attention to your hat crease(s)........

I have no idea, but probably would try mens also.......I love Ariats, altho I have a pointy toed pair I have used for every day riding that are Durangos I got at Burlington Coat Warehouse for $19.
     
    03-04-2013, 11:22 PM
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Trained
$19???? Link me up!
     
    03-04-2013, 11:25 PM
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Trained
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Originally Posted by waresbear    
$19???? Link me up!
I keep looking ever since, bit no luck!
     
    03-04-2013, 11:39 PM
  #8
Showing
My phone hates me. Had a nice reply all typed up and it disappeared.

Anyway, I'm showing WP and trail, for sure. Not sure what else.

This is the hat I have (disregard the hat band):


And this is the saddle blanket I'm (hopefully) getting:

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    03-04-2013, 11:50 PM
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Trained
Straw hat is fine, blanket is nice too.
     
    03-05-2013, 12:03 AM
  #10
Showing
Woo! I win!

That isn't the best pic of the blanket. My iPhone like to distort colors.
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