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    03-06-2013, 10:19 AM
They wouldn't work for the shows I do-but I have no idea what folks wear out your way. Like I said-I have to have the wide square toes. Here is what I have.

Cowboy Boots Tombstone - Ariat

I have black-brwn is more common, at least around here, and it can be difficult to find black spur straps, and since I am so matchy matchy,

I am looking for a pair of brown ones now, since I like to have options......
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    03-06-2013, 10:36 AM
I was trying to look at the pics I took of the last show I went to around here, but Photobucket hates me, apparently.
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    03-06-2013, 05:49 PM
Well, I'm not proud of how much I spent, but I got a pair of boots today. They're Ariats with a square toe (but not a wide square toe). They're super comfy. The shaft goes halfway up my calf, but isn't too tight at all.

I paid $180 for the boots, then I bought boot conditioner and tall boot socks, so all told I spent $240. I also signed up for Boot Barn Rewards. For every dollar you spend, you get a point. At 250 points, you get a $15 in-store credit. They automatically give you 50 points for joining and 50 points for providing your email address, so just today I got 338 points and my $15 in-store credit (but it won't show up until next week). I also took the online survey and got a $5 coupon, so next time I go in, I have $20 toward my purchase (hoping to find a good show shirt).

These are the boots I got, in Sassy Brown:
Cowboy Boots Tombstone - Ariat

Aaaaand I just realized they're the same ones you have, franknbeans!! Lol. Totally not planned. Just went with what was comfortable. Can't do the wide square toes or big round toes, and can't fit my feet into the more pointy toes.
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    03-06-2013, 07:51 PM
Green Broke
Glad you got your boots & have some credit for later shopping. You're quite the bargain hunter!
    03-06-2013, 08:12 PM
Originally Posted by Cacowgirl    
You're quite the bargain hunter!
I've learned to be from years of falling under the "working poor" category. Just scored a pair of black (lightly used) warmblood size Professional's Choice SMBs for $12 at the local tack consignment place.
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    03-06-2013, 08:20 PM
They ARE comfy!
    03-06-2013, 08:46 PM
Originally Posted by franknbeans    
They ARE comfy!
It's taken me a bit to get used to them. Lol. I'm not used to such long toes. Going to condition them tonight. I love that the stitching is turquoise, too.

I found two shirts I really like, but they're not at Boot Barn (so no $20 off). I took pics of them and yet again my iPhone camera doesn't like capturing the green tones. Both of these shirts are more green (and slightly darker) than the pics make them look. I like the first one the best and think it might be more appropriate for showing.

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    03-06-2013, 08:51 PM
Take a ride to Tucson, and visit Stewart Boot Company.
For about the same price as a decent pair of boots at boot barn, you can get a pair of custom boots that fit you like slippers, and will last you ten times as long.
Mine have gone ten years.
    03-06-2013, 08:56 PM
Originally Posted by azwantapaint    
Take a ride to Tucson, and visit Stewart Boot Company.
For about the same price as a decent pair of boots at boot barn, you can get a pair of custom boots that fit you like slippers, and will last you ten times as long.
Mine have gone ten years.
I actually used to live in Tucson (my son still does).
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    03-06-2013, 09:16 PM
The boots aren't cheap, but they are well worththe money.
I bought a cheap pair of boots at big 5 for $37. They lasted 8 months.
I spent $250 for my custom boots.
They lasted ten years.
Which boots were more cost effective?
The cheap boots cost me $4.82/month.
The custom boots cost just over $2 a month.
Essentially, I saved enough by buying top quality to pay for a new pair when the originals wore out.
Yes, the startup cost is a little high, but my health, comfort, and longevity of the footwear more than paid for themselves in the long run.
In fact, for my birthday this year, my old, battered, worn, and torn boots are going back to Stewart's, so they can make me a new pair using the old ones as the pattern.
They still remember me from when I bought myfirst pair there many years ago.
Can't beat that with a stick!
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