Its time for me to retire the 8 year old Ariat field boots and finally get a pair of proper dress boots. I have a nice budget $6-700 (possible a touch more) and am looking for recommendations. I don't think I can afford to go full custom, although my friend just received her ~$600 La Mundials that she ordered at the WEG and says they are to die for. OTOH, I have read about the nghtmares some have experienced with that particular company, so I am hesitant. My wishes: nice, high Spanish top, front zippers, a not super stiff shaft (I was raised in H/J land and can't handle a very stiff boot), spur rests. They will most likely be show and clinic boots only. TIA for any help!