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post #11 of 32 Old 10-27-2013, 10:22 PM
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Personally, i'll never wear boots with such a low heel again.

The only time I seriously thought I might die riding was when I was wearing boots with low heels. I was on a three year old that spooked and blew up, I couldn't get him pulled up and the bucking got worse and worse. My left foot ended up slipping completely though the stirrup sliding right past my heel and I was bucked off. I was dragged for a couple of minutes while I was furiously trying to kick my foot out while avoiding being stomped on. What saved me is I ended up breaking my own ankle and a couple bones in my foot so my foot could slip out.

I haven't worn low heeled boots riding since.
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Personally, i'll never wear boots with such a low heel again.

The only time I seriously thought I might die riding was when I was wearing boots with low heels. I was on a three year old that spooked and blew up, I couldn't get him pulled up and the bucking got worse and worse. My left foot ended up slipping completely though the stirrup sliding right past my heel and I was bucked off. I was dragged for a couple of minutes while I was furiously trying to kick my foot out while avoiding being stomped on. What saved me is I ended up breaking my own ankle and a couple bones in my foot so my foot could slip out.

I haven't worn low heeled boots riding since.
Wow, thats scary! I would be more afraid of wearing boots with a big heel and getting hung up in the stirrup and not being able to bail or come off in a bad situation that way. Bad things can happen either way I guess!
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post #13 of 32 Old 10-28-2013, 12:20 AM
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I'm definatley a square toe person. They have more room in the toe box and I like how they look. I have several pairs (I used to work at a western store) but my favorite are a pair of 17 inch tall Anderson Beans. They are brown on the bottom, and teal blue on top, with a thin rubber sole and a riding heel. But for chores and wearing to town, I love Tony Lamas. They have really good arch support and outlast most other boots, at least for me. For wearing to town, I have a low roper heel on them, with a standard 11 inch top.

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post #14 of 32 Old 10-28-2013, 03:27 PM
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Interesting to see everyone's thoughts!

I much prefer lace-up ropers with a round toe. It's what I used when I first started showing, since chaps lay better over the slim ankles IMO. They work with any jeans, I just happen to need XL since I'm tall. I also like the extra ankle support if I'm on my feet all day since I have a metal plate in one ankle.

I currently have an ancient pair of Justin lacers that fiance tried to replace with some beautiful brown foot/teal ankle, pull-on, medium square toe boots but I hate the new boots. I wear the darn things periodically to prevent hurt feelings, but they are just awkward compared to lace ups - I have to have just the right jeans to fit over the tops, the toes make my feet look huge and I can't easily slip my toe into a stirrup when mounting (not cool when you're starting a youngster,) and I feel like the boots may fall off my foot when I remove my foot from the stirrup since it's not secured on like my lacers!
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post #15 of 32 Old 10-28-2013, 03:40 PM
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Does anyone think that the 8" "gypsy" boots fit better under jeans? I've never had a pair of those. I'm thinking about going to TSC and trying on a pair and see if they look any different.
I have a pair of size 6 gypsies that I've been trying to sell for awhile if you're interested I've never had a problem fitting them under my jeans... but I don't know how a taller pair would look under mine either.
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post #16 of 32 Old 10-28-2013, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
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I have a pair of size 6 gypsies that I've been trying to sell for awhile if you're interested I've never had a problem fitting them under my jeans... but I don't know how a taller pair would look under mine either.

I wear 8's. I think those may be a tad bit small, lol!
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post #17 of 32 Old 10-28-2013, 04:08 PM
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For me, the square toe vs round toe thing is all about fit. I have a super wide foot (when I was buying Justin Ropers, I was buying a EE width and still getting pinched) and the short square toes have more room for my big blocky type feet. I wear these for everyday working boots and I love them. They are the most comfortable boots I've ever worn. I'll never go with anything else.
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As for jeans, the only ones I'll ride in are my Wrangler Q-baby jeans. They have a bit of stretch, flat seams so I don't get the big wad of material right in my hoo-hah, and they are boot cut without being bell-bottomed LOL. Unfortunately, I don't have hardly any pictures of me in them where I'm not on a horse....

Oh, and I am only 5'5 but I buy a 36" inseam for my riding jeans. Anything shorter rides up and twists around my leg (in any brand or style, not just these).





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Thank you! That was really helpful. I'll have to look into those jeans..I think i've seen em at TSC before.
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Also, I was just looking at your pictures and thats exactly how my boots look under my jeans, but I didn't even notice first glace and they look fine. Maybe I am just to knit-picky when it comes to myself. hah!
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Sorry for posting AGAIN, lol. Does anyone have rock 47 wrangler jeans or have worn them, thoughts?
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