My nice reliable barn boots are wearing out, I don't know why, they are only 8 years old. Anyway - I want to buy American this time. Not just from an American company, but boots actually MADE in America. I am looking for something to wear with jeans while driving around, lunging, loading the trailer for a show, etc. Not riding boots, more like those all terrain hiking style lace ups.
Any suggestions? I could spend up to $175 - $200, I don't stint on the boots I wear every day.
I live in Canton, GA, which is north of Atlanta, and I'd like to be able to try on the boots. I am not looking for riding, i.e., paddock boots, but barn boots or hiking type boots. I've got Ariat all-terrain something or the others, and I've loved them, but they are wearing out, and they are not made in the USA. I will have to check around and see what is close enough I can go try them on. I don't like to wait until my old boots are falling apart to get new ones, as I want to be able to wear the new ones every third day or so, for a while, break them in slowly.
I have never worn Dehner boots. What do you like most about them? With Ariats, what I love is there is no break in, you can put them on at 5:00 am and take them off at midnight, and not wish for your old boots back.
I may have to get another pair of Ariats. There's a big sporting store near here with all types of stuff for people who fish, camp, hike, run, etc. I may get a pair of hiking boots and wade in manure with them at once, so they turn into barn boots! )