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post #11 of 12 Old 03-26-2020, 06:38 PM
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I can't stand having anything snug around my ankle when I ride, so I ride exclusively in sneakers or low hikers and half chaps (and use caged stirrups).

If you want to show, that is probably not an option for you. But if you are riding for pleasure, there is no reason you can't experiment with what is comfortable and then enclose your stirrup if necessary for safety.
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post #12 of 12 Old 03-27-2020, 09:10 AM
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Originally Posted by SteadyOn View Post
I wonder if something like these would be a good compromise for you. Ariat Terrains. They're more like a hiking boot or high top sneaker, but have a heel for safety in the stirrups.


I ride in these and I LOVE them. I will never go back to paddock boots. Paddock boots aggravate my plantar fascia and I have more ankle fatigue and pain in them. Not sure that answers your question, but a solid plug for these boots. They are as comfortable as my running shoes. No break in period, they are awesome right out of the box. When they get muddy and disgusting, wash a horse and they are like new again. If they start to smell inside, throw them in the washing machine like running shoes and let them air dry on the porch.

Ariat, feel free to sponsor me.
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