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    Smile I Finally Caved... Dubarry Carlows

    I've been coveting my trainer's Dubarry boots ever since we chipped in to buy them for her a few Christmases ago.

    So I finally caved in and ordered the Carlows on Smartpak, justifying my purchase with the clearance pricing and as a congratulations present for being accepted to Cornell Veterinary School (It's COLD in Ithaca!)...

    Now I'm just hoping that they fit my monster calves (the size online is just barely my calf measurement- does anyone know if these boots will stretch/give at all?).

    Thank god for Smartpak's no-hassle returns on sized items!


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    Congrats on getting into vet school!
    "A horse gallops with his lungs, perseveres with his heart, and wins with his character." - Tesio


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    Ditto on the congrats on getting into Cornell! Very cool. Enjoy your new boots.
    “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
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    Thanks everyone! Anyone have input on the boots/whether they'll stretch if they're snug? From previous threads, all I can gather is that some say the calf doesn't fit them.



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    Quote Originally Posted by make x it x so View Post
    Thanks everyone! Anyone have input on the boots/whether they'll stretch if they're snug? From previous threads, all I can gather is that some say the calf doesn't fit them.
    If they're anything like my Galways, there is little to no capacity for stretch, beyond the leather giving a little with age.


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    They won't stretch, but the calf fit is generous to start. I have a "full" calf by tall boot standards, and I find my Galways a little too roomy, as in, I can also fit my lower arm in there when I'm wearing them.
    "Why would anybody come here if they had a pony? Who leaves a country packed with ponies to come to a non-pony country? It doesn't make sense!"


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    Thanks for the replies! Hopefully they'll be roomy enough for me, if not I guess I'll have to shop around for the various knock-offs/imposters until I find one that works.



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    Congrats on Cornell! AWESOME!
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    I find them to be very tight. I am 5'4" and about 130 lbs and I had to go up a foot size to get my calf into them.



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