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    Default Having tall boots made taller?

    I got a great deal on a pair of off the rack Der Daus, but unfortunately once they broke in, they were just a bit too short. I love them other than this problem, and I was wondering if it was somehow possible to have them made taller?

    Heres a picture to give you an idea of how much too short they are.
    http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=157seh&s=6



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    What about adding trim? Alligator? I figure if it contrasts a bit then it won't look as if you just did it because they were too short! If you add trim in the same leather, I think it might look funny.
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    Folks used to do this sort of thing by adding the patent caps or if they hunted, the cordovan/tan/brown color. I think alligator would look cool...I don't know about current trends in the ring but the idea in and of itself just sounds cool!



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    I was thinking the same thing about the patent or alligator, and since I compete in jumpers it wouldn't matter. Has anyone has this done? Where did you have it done, and what was the cost?



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    Der Dau would do it, but that might be pricey. Any other bookmaker. If you go to a cobbler, I would really look for a place that's highly recommended. I would probably start by talking to the folks at my local tack shop.
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    Tenney's will add a top for you



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    I saw some Der Daus at WIHS with alligator tops (and the toes tipped with alligator too). They were pretty sexy!
    "A horse gallops with his lungs, perseveres with his heart, and wins with his character." - Tesio



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    Perfect!! Any idea of a ballpark estimate for Tenney's to do it?



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