Indestructible Work Shoes for Professional Horsewoman
Please help me - I feel like I've tried everything (except not really).
I'm a professional groom. I spend all day, almost every day, outside and on my feet. Over the years, I have ruined countless pairs of shoes while doing my job, and it's getting expensive. I've tried Sperry's boat shoes, Muck boots, Timberlands, Nike sneakers, Ariat english & western boots, Sporto boots, and many more. I've come to the conclusion that I need something completely waterproof and nearly indestructible. My most recent boots lasted less than a month before the soles peeled completely off and I'm tired of playing this game.
I need something as comfortable as a sneaker - something I can walk in for 10+ miles and not be in excruciating pain or covered in blisters. Something that can get wet over and over and over again without breaking down. Something that won't have me walking around in wet socks from 6am to 6pm (or longer - it's torture) and leaving my feet covered in sores because of it.
The ONLY shoes that have stood the test of time were my Dublin Pinnacle boots, which I unfortunately gave away to a student of mine a year and a half ago as a parting gift. I would buy them again, but operating in 100 degree temperatures in the summer make these tall boots a little impracticable.
I'd like something short, preferably ankle height, that comes in black. Cost isn't an issue.