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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by vtshale View Post
    Smartpak reviews say these have terrible quality- mojo and roly poly- what do you think?
    I only had mine since Christmas of last year, but I wore them 2x a week for most of the next 3 months, and they still look brand-new. I don't see any cracks, and the zipper is just fine. Perhaps with really hard use they wouldn't hold us as well? Though they seem pretty sturdily put-together, imo.

    @KateMcCall - I'm probably not the right one to answer as I have stupidly skinny calves, but I _think_ they might be ok for you, as I have tons of excess room in the calves, even wearing winter breeches and thicker socks.



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    I just got Muck Brit Colts and LOVE them. They're more "chunky" than I'd like but are super warm and comfortable. I LOVE the stretchy calves. I haven't been able to find a single other winter boot that fits x-wide calves.



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    Quote Originally Posted by LSM1212 View Post
    I have these:

    http://www.doversaddlery.com/dublin-...ts/p/X1-38997/

    Work well for me. Feet and calves stay warm. I don't ride a lot over the winter so I think for light riding and just around the barn they are good.

    Love the adjust-ability on the calves with the "draw string". I had the Ariat Brossard but couldn't adjust them as much and they were much more bulky.
    Those are cute enough to wear out and about!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NErider View Post
    Those are cute enough to wear out and about!
    They are. I don't feel weird wearing them somewhere after the barn. Just wish they would have come in black.



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    how tall are they??
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    Quote Originally Posted by NErider View Post
    how tall are they??
    Depends on your foot size:

    http://www.smartpakequine.com/Produc...ctClassId=9029

    I have relatively short calves and mine come up just below my knee.



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    I have these and have been pretty pleased with them. Our winters are pretty mild just very wet and these were perfect for 40+- degree days. They're a little bulky but great for trail riding through wet foliage. Just bought a pair of the Ariat insultated/waterproof paddock boots so we'll see how they turn out.

    http://www.equestriancollections.com...upcode=ER90543
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    Quote Originally Posted by RolyPolyPony View Post
    @KateMcCall - I'm probably not the right one to answer as I have stupidly skinny calves, but I _think_ they might be ok for you, as I have tons of excess room in the calves, even wearing winter breeches and thicker socks.
    Thanks, I might try them out
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  9. #29
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    Quote Originally Posted by KateMcCall View Post
    Thanks, I might try them out
    It's worth a try, especially if you order them from SmartPak, with their free return shipping! Good luck!



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    I have the Dublin Pinnacles that LMS linked too. I live in SW Michigan where it gets really cold, really wet, or really cold AND wet. I'm not even sure if these are technically "winter" boots, but I wore them all last winter with wool socks and a pair of toe warmers and was nice and toasty. And I have circulation issues in my feet. Something about they way these are put together works well for me. I have really nice (more $$$) Tuffa fleece lined boots that technically should have been warmer than these...but these work better for me.



  11. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by vtshale View Post
    Smartpak reviews say these have terrible quality- mojo and roly poly- what do you think?
    I got these last year and while I loved the look, price and warmth, they quickly got several cuts in the toe area (where your foot bends) rendering them useless in the snow (wet toes = cold toes!)
    Smartpak offered to take them back which was great
    A friend told me I was delusional. I almost fell off my unicorn.



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    I have the brossards and really like them except that the top flap (snap closure) rubs against the bottom of my dressage saddle. No bueno. I bought some tall wool snowboarding socks and fold them down around the top of the boot to protect my saddle...
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