Wide track stirrup irons.. Composite irons..Offset..Qs about irons in general.
I am currently using the world's most uncomfortable pair of plain, cheap, fillis irons. I'm not sure if this is the foot bed, or the pads, but they hurt like heck on my foot and I'm looking to replace them. I have the super comfort iron pads, but I hesitate to use them if this is a design flaw in the iron itself (ie: thin bars that frame the foot bed). I've only ever used fillis irons.
I'm not interested in jointed irons, as they make me feel wobbly in the lower leg. I'm really interested in a wide track foot bed, but can't seem to find any that are regular metal. Most are composite material...
What is the value of composite irons? Are they more dangerous possibly because of their lack of weight?
Do offset irons make a positive difference? Or, do they make it hard to keep your base of support (I have a weak left leg and tend to collapse onto the outside of my lower leg/foot, so need something to really press into with the weight traveling down the inside of my leg/foot).
Are there any regular metal irons that don't flex, but have the wider foot bed? I can't seem to find any, but maybe someone here has seen some...
I'm posting in this forum because I'd like the eventing perspective. I want to find something safe for the sport.