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  • I wear justin womens workboots for riding my horse
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    04-26-2011, 09:35 PM
  #1
Foal
can't decide cowboy boots or work boots :/

Ok so I have to decide which boots to get. My hubby says I can get one pair of boots.. I can't decide over cowboy boots or work boots like Danner's. I do have boots for riding but they're a little bit uncomfortable, a few yrs old, and cheap to begin with (I think they were clearance from halloween lol) but they still work. Cowboy boots are cool and shiny but I'm going to be doing a lot of ground work with a filly and idk if they're that comfortable. I'm scared to ride with the Danner's cause I don't want my foot getting caught in the stirrup if I fall. So any thoughts, suggestions?
P.s. Sorry it's so long :/
     
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    04-26-2011, 10:03 PM
  #2
Foal
I wear my cowboy boots anytime I'm at the barn....and everywhere else. They took a week or so to get broken in but I LOVE them. I honestly think they are some of the most comfortable shoes I've ever warn. I do alot of ground work with my guy and never have a problem wearing them. They are Laredo's.
     
    04-26-2011, 10:16 PM
  #3
Trained
My Ariats are my riding boots, my work boots, and the most comfortable shoes I own, so I wear them everywhere. (I get funny looks for walking into my classes with mud covered boots).

I say get a quality pair of riding boots and just work in them too. If you want to spiff them up into shiny boots, just clean them off and maybe oil them. I oil mine once in a while if they've been getting wet a lot. They look brand new.
     
    04-26-2011, 10:21 PM
  #4
Showing
Riding boots for sure, they are more functional for both. I live in a 6 yr old pair of Olathe's and they've still got tons of life left in them!
     
    04-26-2011, 10:28 PM
  #5
Yearling
I personally prefer to ride in hiking boots. It is how I started, and by the time I got myself a pair of cowboy boots, it seemed like I couldn't feel the horse as well. Keep in mind that I am short, about 5 ft, and so boots fit high on me.
I found a good compromise though. They are an Ariat boot, low rise so they are lower than a cowboy boot, they come up to about mid calf. They have a rounded toe, reinforced stirrup area on the top, and are very light. Leather with a rubber sole. They are slightly loose at the ankle so will come off if caught in the stirrup.
If you are going to just go between the cowboys or the hikers though, this is what I would do.
Go for the cowboy boots. Make sure they are well made, and fit properly. Then peruse the second hand shops for a pair of sturdy, well made hikers/work boot. You can get a decent pair for less than $10.
If it turns out you are uncomfortable riding in the cowboy boots, make sure they are fabulous enough that you will wear them on a night out on the town.
     
    04-27-2011, 12:20 AM
  #6
Foal
Ok sounds good. Thanks everybody... sounds like cowboy boots :). I'll look into the brands you guys suggested. I love those boots Bubba13 has for sale here.. I just love those stars lol
     
    04-27-2011, 12:31 AM
  #7
Green Broke
I have these, and I love them. And look, STARS.
Ariat Women's Western Pro Baby Boot in Driftwood Brown Cow - Cowboy Boots since 1971: Bootcity.com
     
    04-27-2011, 01:18 AM
  #8
Foal
Oooh pretty!! Thanks lol. I was just looking at a ton of boots and I only really liked two but they still didn't really stand out to me :/ ... I like the stars :) thanks again!
     
    04-27-2011, 10:23 AM
  #9
Green Broke
They really are nice and comfy, and they look better in person. I get compliments on them ALL the time, from a variety of different people. Even hipsters. ;)
     
    04-27-2011, 04:01 PM
  #10
dee
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I have a pair of Justin boots, similar to Ariat's Fat Babies. (or whatever they're called.) They work well for me - I'm fat and my calves are too big for anything with a higher shank on it.

One thing to be aware of though - if you wear your boots to work - do NOT sit at your desk with your heater going under your desk, the day after you cleaned out the barn and hen house. Trust me, your co-workers will NOT appreciate it!
     

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