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".
Hell hath no fury like the chestnut thoroughbred mare
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!!
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.
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.
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?
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.