The boot trees that I currently have for my off the rack parlantis are plastic Ariat ones that work by using a spring to keep the boots shape. However, I've begun to get a little worried because I've heard several people say that you shouldn't use boot trees in parlantis, or at least not this type. Does anyone have opinions on this? I really don't like the idea of having no trees at all in them, so what kind should I get? Thanks everybody
I use the mountain horse ones that you blow up with air. I feel like they give a more complete "filling" of the boot and are less likely to stress the zipper. You don't have to blow them up 100% of the way full.
Thanks for starting this thread. I too, am naughty and use plastic trees currently, but wrap some newspaper around them, in my Parlantis. I think I may buy a pair of the mountain horse trees. Much cheaper than the Parlanti trees.
The mountain horse ones might be worth a shot! I'm mainly worried about stretching out the boots as they really fit beautifully around my calf right now. I think pool noodles might be too wide around, but I can see if I could find some. Someone also told me that ariat boots come with foam trees/inserts now, does anyone where i could maybe find something like that? Although I suppose those would be very similar to the inflatables and pool noodles...
Hunterrider that's what I'd heard from a few people as well, but I worry that they'll wrinkle, especially in the ankle, with the leather being so soft
I've always hear that anything with springs would stretch it, bit I think you'd be fine with a tree that did not push the leather or just enough newspaper to keep the ankle straight, but none in the calf.