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post #11 of 17 Old 11-13-2012, 02:32 PM
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Get a different pair for regular boots and keep a pair for show so they stay nice. Also, you'll want to wait to buy a pair for showing so you can make sure they coordinate with your show outfit.

I just bought a pair of the Ariat Fatbaby II's... the black and purple. They are amazingly comfortable, deertan leather which is super supple so there's no "break in" period. And I can say they are definately waterproof after a little incident at a shallow water crossing on the trails!

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Thanks everyone - Ariats and Justin's seem to be most popular so now it's just a matter of personal preference. It does make a lot of sense to buy a nice pair for shows later on so I think I'll just go with that.
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Definitely try on every brand you can. I love a lot of designs by Justin and Tony Lama, but my feet completely disagree with their shape. Ariats are the only boots to fit my little, narrow feet well and be comfortable.

I've noticed that some Ariats, also, are wonderful and last forever, and some don't. Mine are 3 years old and are shot. I blame wearing them so much in the snow, which is my fault. However, this pair is not deferring me from buying from Ariat. In fact, I'm trying to decide between 3 pairs to replace them.

Oh, also, if you have smaller feet and don't mind shorter uppers, check out the kid's section; they're half the price. I was trying on boots last week and the square toes I was interested in run big. I usually wear a 7 in boots, but I needed a 6.5 in these two pairs but they didn't have any. The lady suggested a 4 in kids. I found the kids' version of one pair I liked that fit fabulously, I just didn't like the shorter uppers.
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post #14 of 17 Old 11-14-2012, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by steedaunh32 View Post
For everyday riding, I ride in (and swear by) these - Ariat Endurance. I don't show but I have a flashy pair of Justins. Not nearly as comfy but they're my going out boots.
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I just got a pair of Dan post boots. I like them a lot but I'm a guy. LOL
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post #16 of 17 Old 12-13-2012, 10:05 PM
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I wear work boots riding,but a good place to get cowboy boots
is Sheplers.The boots I got recently from there were very comfortable.
They were 60 dollars,which I thought was pretty good.Your local Tractor
Supply is a good place to look too.Hope this helps.
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post #17 of 17 Old 12-14-2012, 04:13 AM
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Originally Posted by steedaunh32 View Post
For everyday riding, I ride in (and swear by) these - Ariat Endurance. I don't show but I have a flashy pair of Justins. Not nearly as comfy but they're my going out boots.
Roper makes a similar product in many different styles called Horseshoes, which I ended up purchasing instead of the Ariats because I found the latter fairly uncomfortable — the ones I tried on (the only 12s in the store) had the old Ariat problem of being a half-size too small.

This is the second pair of Horseshoes I've owned — I had a pair of the very first style they offered when they first came out a long time ago under the Justin name — and the new H3s seem to be a lot more durable, although I wish they were steel-toed. I did replace the cheap foam insole with this Dr. Scholls insole, though.

And just for kicks (we're talking about kicks, right?) .... no, actually, I won't remind anybody about Teny Lamas.
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