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xcPayge
Oct. 13, 2009, 08:47 AM
I have been looking for breathable cross country boots for a while now. My trainer uses the fabulous Equilibrium Tri-zone vented xc boots which are great but they're pretty pricey (over $170) and that's only for the front boots. The other problem is that the hind boots only come in one size and are literlly the size of my arm. We have no idea why they're that massive (for 17.3 h +) but even if they do come out with smaller sizes I'm sure they'll be too expensive. So my questions to you guys:

1) What BREATHABLE xc boots do you use/recommend?

2) Any good hind xc boots you recommend?

3) Does anyone use the equilibrium boots and what do you think, are they worth the price?

scubed
Oct. 13, 2009, 09:14 AM
I use and love the Dalmars: http://www.dalmarboots.co.uk/, though they don't help with the priciness issue

I have also used the NEW airoware, which have versions with and without the tendon guard, are quite nice and about half the price: http://www.whiterosesaddlery.com/Pricelist.htm

eventer@heart
Oct. 13, 2009, 10:05 AM
I have been looking at these or something similar for next season, also. Legacy Tack has them for $126:

http://www.legacytack.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=LT&Product_Code=11439&Category_Code=

There's also a UK vendor who makes a few models of vented boots though I have no experience with them personally:

http://www.premierequine.co.uk/acatalog/Air_Cooled_Eventing_Boots.html

Good luck - I will follow responses here, too.

xcPayge
Oct. 13, 2009, 10:55 AM
To Eventer@Heart:

I have been looking at the permier equine vented boots as well. They have many options and look great but i am stuck between the permier and the equilibrium boots. Obviously the price is high for both, but i cant decide which ones to go with. I almost want to go with the equilibrium front boots and use the premier boots for the back. But at the same time i want to use matching boots. I'm obviously in need of some help here! :)

Anyone with reviews of the Premier boots would be more then welcomed to add their thoughts!