They would be just the thing for hacking my horse, but I can't find any for the life of me. Are they simply not made anymore? Can I still buy them, and if yes, where?
I've found plastic-shelled boots with leather lining (Veredus) and many companies make leather boots with fleece/rubber/neoprene/foam linings, but I want leather/leather with closed fronts. (Like the ones from a long time ago with all the buckles.)
If I'm out of luck, do the Antares leather boots hold up to everyday use? I'm looking for boots I can hack in a sand arena, on a dirt track, and through light brush with. Not expecting a lot of support or anything, just protection from nicks/dings that won't cook her tendon in the heat or pick up foxtails like all of the synthetic materials used to line boots today. The old-fashioned leather ones would be perfect.
Devocoux, Prestige, sabre, thinline, as well as others. Check ebay, you can get them pretty darn cheap as they aren't popular really. I have an old pair and personally like them for conditioning rides as they don't attract stickers.
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Yep, the leather lining is also important... foxtails stick to neoprene and foam very easily. If the Sabre boots were leather lined, they would be so perfect! Looks like if I want all leather, I am stuck with Antares, Devocoux, Prestige, or CWD leather open-fronts or "equitation" boots. I wonder how well they'll hold up?
Thanks for all the replies!