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post #1 of 9 Old 12-15-2010, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
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Question What western boots to get???

I get a pair of boots every christmas and was wondering what to get! I usually get justins or ariets. (I don't show I just do trail ridding)I found a pair of justins that I like they are the AQHA ones. I love the style but would rather have a pair a little bit taller. Help please! I have to pick by the end of the week
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post #2 of 9 Old 12-16-2010, 12:06 AM
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Cowboy Boots Heritage Western R Toe - Ariat

I have those in Russet. Soooo comfortable. I want the Timber ones. RCC just got them and the leather is super soft and they're really pretty. I wear mine even when I have no intention of riding or anything horse related. They are the comfiest shoes I own.

I've had them for a year and a half. The only problem I've had with them was in July when I was riding a horse along a fence. She was almost loping and there was a washer sticking out from the fence post. I had my jeans tucked in, so the loop at the top of the boot caught and tore the side of my boot off. I got it fixed at a leather place for like $15, so it's fine. But I'm pretty sure that could happen to any boot in that situation.
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post #3 of 9 Old 12-16-2010, 08:13 AM
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I have a pair if ariat fat babys. Vvvvvery comfy! But I have yet to put a foot through a stirrup to see if they are going to work. They are rounded in the front and kind of worry me if my toe gets caught in the stirrup. Maybe not. I normally just wear them around. Walking and what not. So nice though.
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post #4 of 9 Old 12-16-2010, 10:08 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks! I am going to go get a pair in a few hours! I will let yall know what I get
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post #5 of 9 Old 12-17-2010, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
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I ended up getting the exact pair I posted^ They had to order them so I will get them in two weeks
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post #6 of 9 Old 12-18-2010, 04:55 PM
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Can I borrow and continue your thread Annie54?

Hi! I have a question about cowboy boots. In Norway we don't have a tradition for wearing cowboy boots, except from time to time when it is suddenly fashion. Else only worn by people who are into square dance or riding motorcycles.


I would like a pair of boots that I could wear if I came to the US and walked into a ranch ready for work without being laughed at. Boots suited for work, what any farmer, wrangler or cowboy would wear.


I would also like them to be comfortable and safe to ride in and suitable if I should have to walk for quite some miles in mountainous areas , crossing rivers or creeks from time to time. (It is not always possible to ride).


What would I bye? What would an American (riding) rancher wear?

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post #7 of 9 Old 12-18-2010, 06:26 PM
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Izz, part of it depends on the shape of your feet as some people find round toed boots more comfortable. I have wider, blocky shaped feet so I prefer the square toes.

This is what I wear and they are one of the most comfortable pairs of boots I have ever owned. I wear them when riding and doing ranch work and they work great. They are also comfortable to walk in for long distances.
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post #8 of 9 Old 12-18-2010, 07:14 PM
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I love Ariat boots. I have the heritage "horseman" boots , very similar to smrobs example.
Ariat also makes a boot which is more like a hiking boot, designed for endurance riders, who must often walk great distances;

Dover Saddlery | Ariat Terrain H20 Boots .
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post #9 of 9 Old 12-20-2010, 03:26 AM
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smrobs and tinyliny: thank you for your answers, I appreciate that. The boots looked nice, the H2O could be a good choice I believe but the higher Heritage boots would probably be better when I have to cross creeks or rivers on foot.


Now I have an idea of what I can begin to look for. I often see advertisements for boots or shoes worn by riders in nice clean clothes with a model horse next to them, the shoes or boots looks nice but I end up thinking that they probably wouldn't last me a long days work in the mountains. I need practical and comfortable boots, not fashion. Until now I've been riding in my army boots but I'm not completely satisfied with that solution. I've worn out two pairs and they are good for walking but not so good for riding.

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