So my full dress boots (by treadstone, I love them!) are about 5-6 years old. The zipper kept splitting on my calf on the right one, as well as at the bottom of the boot. I took them to a shoe repair shop and have them replacing both zippers for $200 less than buying new boots! Yay! The only down fall is I gotta wait about 10 days to get them back.
I ride mostly English, but was into Western for awhile in the past. I still have my old western boots, and they still fit. Guess I'm going to be looking pretty silly riding in my English saddle, attempting some jumps wearing my western boots!! Has anyone ever done that?
(Luckily my lesson tomorrow is a bareback jumping lesson so it won't matter)