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wild old thing 11-03-2012 04:17 PM

best boots with steel toe
 
(last post for today promise. gotta get off here and do some chores.)

can you recommend a good low boot? low. I ride western and I have wide calves so unless they're wide, they're not going to fit.

got my toe stepped on last week. strong boots though, so I'm okay.

she's a good girl but it was pitch black outside and we're new together so we don't have our rhythm in walking in the dark.

the toe of my boot is now dented. it was a good boot an ariat, I think - can't remember. lace up. I think I need a new boot. maybe one that won't dent after 1000+ lbs of horse stops it cold. :D

equiniphile 11-03-2012 04:41 PM

I would NOT recommend steel-toed boots for working around horses. I've heard horror stories about them crushing down on feet and requiring surgery to free your toes.

wild old thing 11-03-2012 09:00 PM

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Originally Posted by equiniphile (Post 1742856)
I would NOT recommend steel-toed boots for working around horses. I've heard horror stories about them crushing down on feet and requiring surgery to free your toes.

makes sense.
okay. thank you.

Iseul 11-03-2012 09:14 PM

I, personally, swear by my steel toes. I've had ponies, horses, and drafts step on my feet and nothing bad came of it, but I'm very careful with any other brand..I'll have to get the brand tomorrow if you'd like, but they're my old trustees and have never let me down (aside from the fact that the lace frayed and broke..but that's a simple fix and nothing wrong with the boots. They're low, sturdy, steel toe has never let me down (multiple times, long and short lengths of time holding pressure, and two years into wear). I won't say they won't ever bend and crush your toes, but I trust them not to do so to mine, no matter what horse decides it's okay to stand on or use my foot as a push-off.
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wild old thing 11-03-2012 10:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Iseul (Post 1743195)
I, personally, swear by my steel toes. I've had ponies, horses, and drafts step on my feet and nothing bad came of it, but I'm very careful with any other brand..I'll have to get the brand tomorrow if you'd like, but they're my old trustees and have never let me down (aside from the fact that the lace frayed and broke..but that's a simple fix and nothing wrong with the boots. They're low, sturdy, steel toe has never let me down (multiple times, long and short lengths of time holding pressure, and two years into wear). I won't say they won't ever bend and crush your toes, but I trust them not to do so to mine, no matter what horse decides it's okay to stand on or use my foot as a push-off.
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thank you. that would be great! I wouldn't have thought of it myself but my instructor mentioned it. And my boots held up real well, considering. But the one she stepped on is permanently dented. And if she got me again on the same foot, I think my toe would be done for a while. :)

Iseul 11-04-2012 08:25 AM

My actual cowgirl boots (that I was convinced to start wearing instead) dented with just a bit of my mare's weight (hasn't happened again though, thankfully), so I went back to my steel toes, lol. Not to mention, with these boots, the steel comes all the way back to the lacing, a third up your foot. The boots I'm currently wearing only have about 2" at the toe and I won't be using them while I do farrier work or if my mare seems to be having a dumb day, lol.
I'll grab the brand when I get outside in a little.(:
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Joe4d 11-04-2012 08:46 AM

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Justin makes some pretty decent safety toe western boots, that arnt so pointy. Pretty much all I wear these days, I have lace up roper, and pull on both waterproof. DOnt believe that old wives tale BS about steel toes and safety shoes. If something strong enough/ heavy enough to crush a steel toe and damage your foot it would do much more damage to an unprotected foot. Go look it up on Mythbusters.
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DancingArabian 11-04-2012 02:30 PM

I love my Red Wings steel toed boots. I've had them for about 2.5 years now and I've only ever had to replace the laces and a test in the tongue from a pallet cutting the stitching.
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wild old thing 11-04-2012 05:19 PM

joe, oh god that hurts.

thank you all...I'm going to check every one that's recommended. I ride after dark now and lead my horse back to her paddock in the dark and she kind of rushes to get home at night. I don't expect this is going to happen all the time, but I'll tell you, I wouldn't want to get caught again.

NorthernMama 11-04-2012 06:10 PM

I have a pair of steel toed running shoes as well. They were just the cat's meow when I was training my OTStd to watch where she put her feet! I've been stepped on many times with those shoes and nary a problem. It's awfully funny to see the horse react when he is standing crooked (on one of my feet) and I haul off and kick him with my other foot! LOL.


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