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post #1 of 7 Old 06-25-2010, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
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Tall Boot Suggestions

Does anyone have any suggestions on English tall boots for showing? I would prefer it if the price was under $100... Because I will have to buy them myself. I was looking at these: Devon-Aire Ladies Nouvelle Field Boots - Statelinetack.com

Do they look any good? I've heard good things and bad things about them.

Which ones do you have, and which do you recommend?
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post #2 of 7 Old 06-25-2010, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
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Also, I just found these: Browsing Store - Ovation Finalist Field Boots (no zip) - Slim Calf

I like them and they're cheap, but they don't have a zipper. Is it hard to get them on/off without a zipper?
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post #3 of 7 Old 06-26-2010, 12:34 AM
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I would just save up and get a
pair of nicer ones. From what I've seen, ovations are A) bad quality boots, and B) fall apart after awhile. I don't know about Devon aires, but I have ariats and they're really nice boots. Mountian horses are good too.
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post #4 of 7 Old 06-26-2010, 11:46 PM
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Yeah, with the 'cheaper' ones you'll just end up spending more money because they'll break down quicker.

You could check on ebay or craigslist.

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My old boots were Devon Aires, but they were dress boots, so I can't comment on those particular boots. They were comfortable & lasted me through 7 years of heavy use, & would have lasted longer as schooling boots if they hadn't been cut off in an accident.
Yes, it's harder to get boots on & off without zippers, but they sell boot jacks & pulley things to help with that.
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Make SURE you get a pair with a zipper on the back..xD Tall boots can be a PAIN to break in..mine took like 2 weeks and they're still not TOTALLY broken in! Without a zipper..it'd be VERY hard to get your boots on/off (:

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Make SURE you get a pair with a zipper on the back..xD Tall boots can be a PAIN to break in..mine took like 2 weeks and they're still not TOTALLY broken in! Without a zipper..it'd be VERY hard to get your boots on/off (:
I have a pair of pull ons and a pair of zip ups. I love my zip up's because they are just so convinient, but my pull ons are my everyday riding boots and they are actually REALLY easy to get on and off.
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