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    Default Anyone tried the Sorel Slimpack riding boot?

    I know there are plenty of warm riding boots around, but Sorels usually make my feet very happy during Canadian winters.

    I'm not sure about the foot shape/grip, but I womdered if anyone had tried these and liked them?http://www.sorelfootwear.ca/Women%27...,en_CA,pd.html



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    No helpful reviews here, just a question. I'm confused...is this a two-piece boot? Or is it just designed to look like that? Looks like someone slapped a pair of those smooth grain half chaps on top of rubber barn boots.



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    Not sure... Usually the sorels have a -40 felt liner so definitely not your typical rubber barn boot. Sadly the only reviews are from nom-riders so it's hard to tell how the fit is for riding and if the "half chaps" are removeable or not.



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    I don't think they were meant for riding at all.
    The "half chaps" aren't half chaps, they are built in.

    I think one could ride with those but I would be carefull with the big attachment at the back of the boot not to be rubbing either the saddle or the horse.



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    They're "riding boots" only in that that's what the style is called.

    I don't doubt you could ride in them, but everyone might make fun of you for riding in fashion boots with fake half-chaps!

    Then again, if your feet are warm, who cares, I suppose.



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    Kenetrek of Montana has a winter boot made for riding, but it may not fit an english stirrup, it's designed for western stirrups.
    But I would bet that they are good quality and warm.
    http://www.kenetrek.com/cowboy.asp


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    I've seen them and agree that they are a fashion boot - lots of brands have them out right now. They are 'inspired' by a riding boot, but not mean't for actual riding.

    The feet were bulky like most Sorels so I would be concerned about them getting stuck in a stirrup iron.



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    Quote Originally Posted by WinsomeTK View Post
    I know there are plenty of warm riding boots around
    You might try the Bog McKenna & add in a "rated" wool sock for extreme temps.


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    Duh. "Silhouette of an equestrian riding boot". Going to hide back in my grotto and learn to read again, thank you...

    I was all excited that Sorel might start to cater to riders, my winter ariats are ok, but not as warm as I wish they were. I'll invest in better socks for now...


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    Just click on the video at the link you posted and you too can learn how to "do the equestrian look!"
    A friend told me I was delusional. I almost fell off my unicorn.



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    I don't know about those Sorel boots, but when I was living in NY I rode in regular Sorels regularly. I changed out my stirrup irons to accommodate the bulky boots, and my feet stayed toasty warm.


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    What kind of irons would be appropriate for bulky boots like that?



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    Quote Originally Posted by shakeytails View Post
    I don't know about those Sorel boots, but when I was living in NY I rode in regular Sorels regularly. I changed out my stirrup irons to accommodate the bulky boots, and my feet stayed toasty warm.
    I did the same thing when I lived in Maine & PA. Love my Sorels, sort of sad that I don't really need them in SC. (Though it's 22 deg here this morning!!)

    As to what Irons, I just went up a size, I think 5s? I bet the wide bottomed endurance stirrups would work well, so long as the width was ok. I didn't really do lessons or serious schooling in them (spurs don't fit well!), but they were great for trail rides and leg-stretch kind of rides.



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