Dress boots

       The Horse Forum > Horse Tack > Horse Tack and Equipment

Dress boots

This is a discussion on Dress boots within the Horse Tack and Equipment forums, part of the Horse Tack category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    10-01-2010, 03:38 PM
Dress boots

I'm having a fun time trying to find some decent boots for under $1000 that actually FIT.
So I ordered some semi custom Rectaligne Hannovres. The porblem is the trees they are made on are very basic so you pretty much have to fit the mould. They measure perfectly in the ankles, but because I've had to order them "short" they are going to be 1.5cm (1/2") too big around the top. Because of the custom short order, they are already costing me $950. The factory wont add gussets to make tem fit in the calf and if I do them aftermarket I would have to get them shipped to my boot guy 4 hours away and then get the probably $100 alteration and I would have to wait another few weeks for them. They want to know if I want to cancel the order for a full refund.
I could also order Konig K4000 s which aren't as nicely styled, but they are full custom from Dressage Extensions for $900. And if they're full custom I hopefully won't need zips - But they don't have the same ankle support as the Rectalignes.
I could also probably find a Cavallo dealer and get those but I don't know what the quality is like.
Or I could go back to Petries. I have a pair of 3000s so I know my sizing already and I could get the 7000s for $900 and put factory zips in or get the elegance for $1000.

Help!!! What would you do? What kind of boots do you have (and like)? What do you think as far as quality for each of the boots? I am very attracted to the Rectalignes but I wonder if it's worth it to make them fit!

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
Dress boots for a hunter show goodcallsenator Horse Shows 6 08-11-2010 11:55 PM
Wated: Ariat Medalist Dress Boots luvmyperch Tack and Equipment Classifieds 2 10-20-2009 10:23 PM
Like New (used 3x) Ariat Hunter Zip Dress Boots for sale CJ82Sky Tack and Equipment Classifieds 2 05-27-2009 05:21 PM
Dress Boots or Field Boots? Jemma English Riding 17 12-02-2008 12:50 AM
breaking in dress boots futolympeventer327 Horse Tack and Equipment 0 05-08-2007 01:50 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:55 AM.

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