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  1. #1
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    Default Warm winter tall boots for those with BIG 'ol calves?? :)

    For those of you who have already done your toasty tall winter boot shopping...
    Have you noticed any off the shelf boots that seem to fit more generously in the calf than others?
    Thx!!!



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    There ain't no such animal.



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    Wowzas! Not even anything in the 1824 catalogue.. My poor tootsies!!



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    How wide is wide? Mountain Horse makes some nice boots with a wide shaft (they fit me when no other tall boots I found off the shelf did). And the winter boots are fairly toasty.
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    Just need a tinch more than the OTS Ariat field boots.. I need to re-measure my calves.. And hope they shrunk from last time.. lol!



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    For the second time today I'm going to pimp the rimfrost riders from MH.

    I don't think I could get my big toe into anything Ariat makes. MH's fit me off the shelf.



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    Awesome.. Thanks Ruby.. Exactly the info I was looking for.. Appreciate it! Pimp away.. lol!



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    I just bought a tall boot that looks like the Dubarrys but not anywhere near the price. They are called Heels Down and pull up over my jeans pretty easily.
    They have a good sole & heel for riding and so far have kept me warm at the barn all day. And we hit 0 this morning in Chicago, brrrr. I think the calf is 17 or 17 1/2".
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    I LOFF my Muck Boots. Expandable in the calf, waterproof, warm and fit in your stirrups. I did buy a slightly wider pair of stirrups just because mine were a little too small and made me nervous, just in case... But I LOFF them! Reasonably priced and last forever!!
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    Yeah, the Muck boots with the riding-safe heel stretch to fit over pretty much anything.



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    MH boots run a bit wide in the calf region. Wider than Ariats. I have the Fusions, and they're super warm. The Rimfrosts are also nice but run a little shorter, which was a concern for me. I didn't like how they kept getting caught on the saddle flap.

    ETA: My calves, the last time I was depressed enough to measure them in my search for cheap tall boots, run about 17.5 inches. Yeah.



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    This gal with 16" calves gave up on finding such a beast, and I now ride happilly in Mountain Horse Ice Riders paddock boots with Wind Pro fleece-lined breeches and a regular (cheap) pair of Dublin chaps. I suppose if I wanted to spoil myself I could order the Ariat thermal half chaps, which do go wide enough for most of us.
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    What about these?

    http://www.smartpakequine.com/produc...ctClassid=8002

    They look like the elastic down the side would have some give. Size chart says they go up to 18". I was thinking about trying them but Smartpak doesn't carry the wide model and I didn't want to pay for shipping from another company

    They look warm to me! Anyone have a first hand experience they want to share?



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    Mountain Horse has the Stella Polaris and the Active Winter Rider boots. They both are available in an x-wide calf. See following links:

    Stella Polaris: http://www.doversaddlery.com/product...B%2D38826&qs=1

    Active Winter Rider: http://www.doversaddlery.com/product...B%2D38117&qs=1

    According to the size chart, both these boots go up to a 18 1/2. I take a 9 and the calf measurements for the x-wide are 16 7/8-18 1/8 and a height of 181/8. I have a just shy of 17 calf and the Polaris fit great. They are a little tall, but I have very short legs. lol So I deal with it.
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    Awesome! The MH Stella boots look perfect! Going to try them out!
    Thanks to all for your input!
    Suz



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