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    03-27-2009, 05:39 PM
English boots? *for human, not horse*

Hey, you guys. I'm going to Dover Saddlery this weekend.
My showboot's zipper broke, & they are just worn out so I am getting new ones (I've had those for about 2yrs). ;) I'm also going to get some new gloves, half-chaps, breeches, etc.

So, for the show boots, what brands do you recommend? Mine were Devon Aire, but I'd like to try something a bit better, as those didn't wear so well...
I would like them to be tall of course, but not TOO expensive? Less than $250-300 please if you have any suggestions.

Another question:
I am also going to purchase some regular boots, like for lessons. Any good brands/suggestions on what I should get? My budget for them is less than $100.

Thanks! I really appreciate it. Tonight I'm going to go onto the site & look around, but I just wanted some advice in the meantime. :)
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    03-27-2009, 05:47 PM
Green Broke
Ariat Heritage II for your tall boot and Ariat paddocks and chaps for lessons! I LOVE Ariat!!!
    03-27-2009, 05:50 PM
I love my ariat paddock boots. I don't have any help for a tall boot though. I had to get special ones for my especially fat calf.
    03-27-2009, 05:55 PM
I have the ariat heritage II field boots and just love them. They really feel like a custom fit. I've almost had them for a year and they still look brand new!

But, I would suggest that you try on a few different pairs and see which ones fit you the best/which are most comfortable for you.

I orginally wanted mountain horse boots, but they didn't fit me well at all, so I tried on the ariats and they were perfect.
    03-27-2009, 07:13 PM
I have Ariat Challenge zip tall boots and Equistar paddock boots. I love them both.
    03-27-2009, 11:30 PM
Is equistar the synthetic ones? How do they fit and feel? Do they get your feet hot? Just wondering as it sounds like they'd last longer.
    03-28-2009, 09:02 PM
MOUNTAIN HORSE all the way :)

I LOVE my Mountain Horse Boots, they are well made, comfortable, hearty, durable, long lasting and you forget you are even wearing them.

I have Mountain Horse Sportive High Rider II's and Mountain Horse High Rider II's.

LOVE THEM! Both of them! I even have 2 pairs of Rim Frosts - lol.

I really, really, really, really want to get the Mountain Horse High Calibur Field Boots - oh my goodness, I drool over those.

I highly recommend Mountain Horse.
    03-29-2009, 10:32 AM
I have Ariat Heritages for my Tall boots and Equistars for my paddock boots and I'd recommend them both.
    03-29-2009, 12:04 PM
Thanks SO much for your suggestions!! I'm about to leave to go now, I will definitely keep your suggestions in mind. :) Thanks so much!
    03-30-2009, 10:47 AM
CJ82Sky, my Equistar paddock boots lasted me two years of continuous wear and tear, mud, being stepped on, etc. Yes, they are the synthetic ones and I was very impressed with them. I got a new pair for Christmas and I swear by them. They don't feel any hotter or worse than leather ones and they are a great price. I would recommend them to anyone.

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