On Friday, January 11, 2013 Der Dau will reveal the ultimate custom made boot for the active professional and amateur rider-The Dream 2 Grip Boot. Equestrians are encouraged to stop by the Der Dau booth at Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL, to see the innovative boot first hand.
The brainchild of the creative minds at Der Dau, The Dream 2 Grip Boot is an unparalleled breakthrough in riding apparel technology. The butter-soft but extremely durable Dream 2 Grip Boot offers all of the features of the popular Dream Boot-double-paneled, inner leather lining, full length elastic, arch support with memory foam and cemented and stitched soles. The innovative Dream Boot was designed for the active rider for all-day comfort and durability.
“The Dream 2 Grip Boot takes the Dream Boot to the next level of performance, virtually eliminating wear to the inside of the calf and the saddle,” explained Joseph Der, President of Der Dau. “Engineered with strategically placed rubber pellets, the boot creates the ideal grip without the use of sticky sprays that can be damaging to both boots and saddles.”
Plus, it prevents wear and tear to the inside of the calf or boot blow-out- all reducing the life of the boot. As an added bonus, the Dream 2 Grip Boot ends wear where the calf meets the panel of the saddle, extending the life of the saddle.
Der credits the inspiration for the Dream 2 Grip Boot from talking with and asking top international riders how he could make a better boot to help riders be more effective.
“The idea is visionary,” said the show jumping superstar and winner of countless Grand Prix events,
Debbie Stephens. “Leather on leather is slippery. The spray we put on our boots is very sticky. Not only does it ruin your boots but it also ruins your saddle. Sometimes it can grip in a way that you can loose your stirrup, because it doesn’t allow your leg to follow your stirrup.”
“Your leg is your base of support on your horse,” continued Stephens. “When you have something that helps you grip more with your leg, it is going to give you more stability and balance which will make the rider become one with the horse.”
For 50 years, New York-based Der Dau has been making high quality, custom boots and shoes by hand. The Der Dau craftsmen create perfectly-fitted, second-skin boots and shoes through an unparalleled, exacting process. A family business founded by Jose´ Der, is now lead by his son Joseph Der with passion and vision. The company prides itself on its commitment to excellence, hard work and dedication.
The quality and beauty of the Der Dau boots and shoes have made them a favorite of celebrities and top equestrian competitors. Debbie Stephens, Ian Millar, Margie Engel, Eric Lamaze, Jessica Springsteen and Betsy Steiner all ride in Der Dau custom boots.
For more information on Der Dau go to: http://www.derdau.com/ or visit the Der Dau booth at the Winter Equestrian Festival at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL.