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    02-13-2010, 06:17 PM
western boots? :)

I've ridden on the hunter & eq. Circuit for a few years, and have trained mainly in english for the past 8 years; with western riding here & there...but to be honost, i'm getting bored with it. I'm 18, and am looking to ride more western, not sure how far i'll take it.

Here's what I need help with: western boots!. seriously, I know my way around english saddles, boots, breeches, bridles, tack like its the back of my hand...but western stuff...it's like reading mandarin chinese.

I'm looking for a reasonably priced pair of boots (not something crazy expensive, but not cheap either - I want a great quality boot...I hope to have them for awhile & whatnot.) I'm not a big fan of a 'high' heel, and I'd like them to be comfortable to walk around in as well.

I've only really heard of Justin & Ariat western boots....so I'm looking for all your guys' thoughts on western boots..and what you would recomend...thanks!
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    02-13-2010, 06:32 PM
Green Broke
I like the Ariat Womens ProbabyAriat International - Ariat® Women's Probaby? and Heritage DuracrepeAriat International - Ariat® Women's Heritage Duracrepe boots. They are both amazingly comfy and hold up pretty good.

I prefer Ariat to Justin boots.
    02-13-2010, 06:47 PM
Green Broke
I have these Justin boots Justin women's pink stitch Gypsy riding boots - round toe

My local Western Wear shop suggested them since I have wide feet and can't wear anything with a narrow toe. They are very comfy and more importantly, came right out of my stirrups last week when I ended up doing an emergency dismount. I paid $40 for them on sale. Oh and the pink on them made my lil girl happy since she has pink boots and wanted us to match.
    02-13-2010, 08:07 PM
I use and have only used ropers for everyday use and riding. They last long, come it lots of color variety, are comfy, and aren't too expensive. I won't wear any other ones for just my everyday use. I think the pair I bought this summer were $90.00. But since I've been riding there only the second pair I've bought. Though my instructor gave me a pair of hers she didn't use anymore, so I have an extra pair.

I don't really like these ones, but heres a quick example of what they look like: http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&rlz=1I7GGLL_en&um=1&ei=7j13S7W_NqaetgO7w bW8Cw&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1&q=Rope r+ladies+-+Horseshoe+Kiltie&spell=1&start=0
    02-13-2010, 08:23 PM
I love my Ariat Probaby's! :)
    02-14-2010, 02:25 PM
Green Broke
For me it's ariat over justin. Square toed over round. And I like the boot to come up about mid-calf. When I'm in the saddel the shorter ones leave more leg to be rubbed on.
    02-14-2010, 05:27 PM
I personally only like western boots that on the upper end. When I go to by a pair of boots there are several things I look for. I like to have a pegged sole. Double pegged IF I can. These are much better made boots and will hold up for ever.

Here are some of the better boots you will find. These are great. I have owned a pair for years. They look like they are new.

CowboyWarehouse: Rios of Mercedes

Also when trying on boots. The heal should slip when they are new. If they do not they do not fit properly and you need to keep looking or go up a size.
    02-14-2010, 05:48 PM
My favorite are Lucchese, the 2000 series. I've had my current pair for ~10 years or so. Very plain, very heavy duty, nothing fancy, they are for riding not dancing but they are reasonably priced. The pair I have cost me $200 (but that was 10 years ago).

I also have a pair of Justin and a pair of Ariat lace ups that I use for training and going to auctions or in the mud.
    02-14-2010, 06:14 PM
Originally Posted by iridehorses    
My favorite are Lucchese, the 2000 series. I've had my current pair for ~10 years or so. Very plain, very heavy duty, nothing fancy, they are for riding not dancing but they are reasonably priced. The pair I have cost me $200 (but that was 10 years ago).

Those are nice boots too.

I also have a pair of Sanders. Now I really like those boots. They are about 15+ years old and they fit like slippers. So comfy.
    02-14-2010, 06:49 PM
I wear Hathorn boots. They send you a kit to measure your foot and then custom make them to your feet. I have very large feet and it is hard to find good boots but Hathorns have always lasted a long time.

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