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post #1 of 8 Old 01-30-2012, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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Leather skid boots. Velcro or buckles?

Ask 2 trainers-get 2 opinions. So-I am asking the rest of you all. I prefer the leather with the velcro closures, but one of the trainers says that the velcro gets all messed up and stops working, that the buckles are better. Opinions?

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post #2 of 8 Old 01-30-2012, 09:21 PM
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Velco is known for losing it's stick, I have leather skid boots with buckles, had them for years, rarely used....you want them?
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Velco is known for losing it's stick, I have leather skid boots with buckles, had them for years, rarely used....you want them?
Sure-let me know how much you want with shipping-zip is 14544 THanks!

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I like the leather with buckles too...the cups wear out before the buckles do.

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GUess looks isn't everything, huh? I just like the velcro better.....oh well. If I really had my way it would be white SMX skids......but......have to go with what the traiers say....lol

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Also with the leather ones with the buckles the dirt falls out of them, they kinda self-clean. The neoprene ones its hard to get a good fit and the dirt falls down into them and if you rough up the fetlocks bad they get reluctant to stop.

To be honest, I have never tried the leather ones with the velcro straps.

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I have both and like them both. However for ease of use the velcro I like better. However they are hader to keep clean and do not last as long. Nice thing is I have a guy who can replace the velcro when it goes bad so not a big deal.

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I have both and like them both. However for ease of use the velcro I like better. However they are hader to keep clean and do not last as long. Nice thing is I have a guy who can replace the velcro when it goes bad so not a big deal.
THanks-good to know. I sew and could probably do it myself with my HD machine. I am the type who finds the ease of the velcro really attractive for sure.

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