One thing I will pass on is that I don't own a pair of paddock boots. I have a wide foot and a high instep and buying stuff like that, in my foot size, is near impossible given "in-store" stock. I went to the shoe store, good old Payless Shoes, with my iron in hand to make sure of toe width, and bought a simple pair of work boots that had a decent heel that I use with my half chaps. I also have a pair of hiking boots that are almost like sneakers that are about the same height as paddock boots..they have a good heel on them. I can fit spurs if I need them and they are much more comfortable than any paddock boot I have ever worn, plus, they don't get ruined (as in need to dry and oil leather paddock boots) if they get wet (ie wash stall). My overall cost for two pairs of "riding" boots was about half the cost of paddock boots of comparable quality.
Last edited by tlkng1; 08-01-2013 at 11:32 PM.