Western boots-HELP! Which toe?

       The Horse Forum > Showing Horses > Horse Show Clothing

Western boots-HELP! Which toe?

This is a discussion on Western boots-HELP! Which toe? within the Horse Show Clothing forums, part of the Showing Horses category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    09-07-2010, 11:25 AM
Western boots-HELP! Which toe?

Yikes! Trying to find the right boots for my new western career....primarily reining classes. Which toe is the "in" fashion for showing in reining? I am pretty sure the pointed one is out, but then it gets all confusing.....round(then HOW round...)square.....Any advice would be helpful.
As an aside, I am also having a really tough time keeping my spurs where they belong. They fit snug on my boots, then when I ride they seem to slide up and down.
Sponsored Links
    09-07-2010, 11:45 AM
I wear slightly rounded toes but ??? In a pinch I tie my spurs down with a piece of twine or a rubberband but they do make spur chains and spur keepers to keep them down where they belong. My daughter has small feet and we have a hard time finding anything permanent so her's are held in place by zip cables or whatever those locking zip things are called.
    09-07-2010, 04:38 PM
Square toed boots are coming into style right now, it was the round toe. But it's just perferance really. Also agree with the above, rubber bands or spur keepers
    09-07-2010, 07:04 PM
I don't really think there really is an "In style" toe. I ride in two kinds of boots, depending on the outfit I'm wearing. I have a pair of Double H boots with a round toe and a pair of Ariats with a pointed toe, I bought them because they are really comfortable. I have two outfits and am kind of OCD about matching so depending on which show outfit I'm wearing (Red sparkly one of a black w/ pink designs) I'll wear either boots.
    09-07-2010, 07:12 PM
I would go with what is more comfortable for you first. If you have wider feet like I do, you might like a square toe better. If all else fails, a nice rounded toe (typical of what is seen on roper boots) is a safe way to go.
    09-07-2010, 11:11 PM
Thanks everyone! I am going to look at Ariats. I LOVE my paddock boots by them, and everyone say they are so comfortable. So, the search begins.....will have to suck it up tho and not be all "matchy matchy" for this weekends show..... Oh well. Hopefully we will perform better than we look.....
    09-16-2010, 01:06 AM
Square toe is definitely coming in, but that's not as important as how they fit you. If you're looking at Ariat, you'll undoubtedly find some you like. That said, make sure the pair you pick is designed for riding, because some of them aren't. (It's the soles.)

For your spurs, rubber bands work in a pinch, but I like the spur tie-downs I found in the Smith Bros. Catalog. I'm sure other places sell them, too.
    09-16-2010, 08:10 AM
Thanks again-did find the spur straps-they def help! And am waiting for my boots to arrive.....

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HELP!!! Stretching Western Boots? charlicata Horse Tack and Equipment 21 08-09-2010 03:54 PM
western boots? :) tayahswirl Western Riding 33 02-24-2010 02:15 PM
Boots, boots, & more boots. Ariat lacers, cowboy boots, rubber boots; Mens/kids/women Seattle Tack and Equipment Classifieds 1 12-09-2009 08:32 PM
Cheap Western boots? irydehorses4lyfe Horse Talk 9 10-30-2009 11:35 PM
Cleaning Western Boots Moxie Horse Tack and Equipment 4 02-26-2009 03:32 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:38 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0