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    03-05-2012, 10:36 AM
Green Broke
The soles of the Justin Gypsy's are rubber. It is my second pair. The first pair I had for about 9 months and the sole came loose from the shoe part in the front. I bought them at Tractor Supply and still had the receipt. Bought them in Baytown, Texas but took them back to the one in Beaumont, TX. Exchanged them for the Ariats. Went riding in McKinney Roughs and took the Ariats - or I thought I did - one Ariat - one other hiking boot! Went to Tractor Supply in Bastrop, TX and bought more Gypsy's. So I now have both kind of boots.
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    03-05-2012, 10:45 AM

My poor Durangos. I love them, wish they still made this style.
Personally I don't have a single pair of shoes that have laces. Even my Tennies have velcro straps! As far as rubber soles I think it all depends on the maker and how thick they are and if they are specifically designed for riding. Not many of them are that practical. I like a slick bottomed, narrow, pointy toe boot. I don't wear spurs but I can use a toe to get after one if need be!
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    03-05-2012, 10:46 AM
Wow, they took then back after 9 months? That is standing behind a product.

I have worn Justins for years. I usually wear them totally out, get them rebuilt, and do it again. These are hand me downs (or hand me ups) from my son I believe.

As for Friday, ouch.
We were riding along quietly at a walk. I was proudly sporting my new riding helmet for the first time. My horse got startled and jumped. She got me off balance. Then she took off at a dead gallop. I couldn't get my balance back and fell on the dirt. My husband said it looks like I was unconscious when I hit. All I remember is that I was flying through the air and then I couldn't breathe. The horse stopped and came back to see what I was doing. I got up, got back on, and rode about 3 more miles. Nothing broken, but dang I still hurt all over. It has been a long time since I hit the dirt..............

Was wearing the new helmet bad luck or good luck? Probably kept me from getting injured badly, but I haven't worn one in 20 years. Haven't fallen off in more than that.
    03-05-2012, 10:57 AM
And Mildot, I need to stop telling the story or I am apt to get bored with reality and start elaborating with it. You know how stories tend to grow...................
    03-05-2012, 11:04 AM
MilDot, I've never seen boots like those. You are definitely in a different part of the country.

I usually wearsome sort of a Packer. I have Ariat, Justin, and some Double D boots that I wear riding. I like the ankle suppot of a packer, since I do get off and walk here and there along a ride.

For casual wear, I do have some Nocona cowboy boots. And I will occassionally get on the horses with those, but not for long trail rides. Most of my older Justins in exotic leathers have worn out. My wife has been trying to get me to buy some with the square toe. But I just can't see myself wearing those.

You can see a pair of my old ariats on my feet below.
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    03-05-2012, 11:08 AM
Green Broke
I thought it was terrific that they stood behind their product - but a sole coming off a shoe in 9 months isn't a good thing. The original boots were in like new condition - hahahaha other than a flappy sole!!!
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    03-05-2012, 11:26 AM
Originally Posted by Painted Horse    
MilDot, I've never seen boots like those. You are definitely in a different part of the country.
You probably don't see a whole lot of people riding in english tack. Back east a lot more people use it.

As you probably well know, english saddles have the stirrup straps out in the open and once you get your feet in them, that strap is going to be tight against the front of your lower leg. If you don't wear tall boots like mine, or paddock/lace-up ropers with half chaps, you're going to get rubbed sore in no time flat. Even more so if you trot a lot.

So there's a real practical purpose for those boots.

You can see in this pic how the stirrup leathers lie over the front of the lower leg, and they are tight. Notice my outside leg, how the boot leather is creased by the strap.

    03-05-2012, 11:33 AM
Mildot, that makes sense. I rode English years ago and I still have some tall boots back in the closet. Not sure if I can wear them any more. The western saddle does protect your legs. One of my friends said that she uses half chaps in a western saddle and that they help her keep a more secure seat. Any opinions on that?
    03-05-2012, 11:34 AM
Paintedhorse, I love those boots. For that matter, I love your whole outfit!
    03-05-2012, 11:38 AM
Originally Posted by Celeste    
One of my friends said that she uses half chaps in a western saddle and that they help her keep a more secure seat. Any opinions on that?
A more secure seat doesn't come from having your legs stuck to the fenders, so I think she's referring to a steadier leg that comes from leather on leather contact instead of jeans against leather.

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