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Boots that lace all the way up- UPDATE

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    Boots that lace all the way up- UPDATE

    I know there are now multiple brands making these, but curious if anyone shows in them, or are they just for schooling? I’ve been fantasizing about custom Celeris boots in navy, but since that is way out of the budget, I just found these Busse boots from Germany and I am smitten. they are quite affordable. I am gambling that they fit.

    I just started competing again after many years away, and I’m just starting with schooling shows for this year, but I haven’t seen much of anything creative except one lady I saw with bling on her boots, and another with custom brown boots with pink piping.

    I would love to wear these to show, but don’t want to be laughed out of the arena either!
    Last edited by Nova2000; Sep. 22, 2020, 02:35 PM. Reason: Update!

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    Someone wore those at Centerline@HITS last weekend. I saw a few other pairs of lace ups as well.

    I thought about them too but I have too many boots and I loathe false swagger tabs.
    Originally posted by PeanutButterPony
    you can shackle your pony to a lawn chair at the show...so long as its in a conservative color.

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      #3
      Originally posted by soloudinhere View Post
      Someone wore those at Centerline@HITS last weekend. I saw a few other pairs of lace ups as well.

      I thought about them too but I have too many boots and I loathe false swagger tabs.
      Ok, I feel dumb asking this, but what is a swagger tag?

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        #4
        Yes you absolutely can show in them. Especially if everything else you wear is very classy and sophisticated.

        Just as a side note- I own 4 pairs of Celeris boots: they are worth every penny x10. Just in case you decide you can save those pennies and buy a pair. You won’t regret it. Navy suede bias are on my next up list

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          #5
          I have the Petrie Superior Classic boots in oxblood that lace up to the top. Love them! Especially since their Dutch site had a 25% discount if you ordered by the end of June.
          Savor those rides where you feel like a million bucks, because there will be those where you feel like a cheap date...

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            Originally posted by Nova2000 View Post

            Ok, I feel dumb asking this, but what is a swagger tag?
            Swagger tabs are the tabs of leather at the top of the outside of the boot. They are traditional on a field or cubbing boot but have no purpose and I think they break up a nice dress boot.
            Originally posted by PeanutButterPony
            you can shackle your pony to a lawn chair at the show...so long as its in a conservative color.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Freddo View Post

              Just as a side note- I own 4 pairs of Celeris boots: they are worth every penny x10. Just in case you decide you can save those pennies and buy a pair.
              oh I’m definitely saving my pennies! It’s killing me that they have the buy one get one half off right now. I’m sure that deal will be long gone by the time I’ve saved my pennies. It’s a tough time financially with private school starting for my son, and just had a bunch of work done to my car, so they will have to live in my dreams for now LOL. But someday!



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                #8
                Originally posted by soloudinhere View Post

                Swagger tabs are the tabs of leather at the top of the outside of the boot. They are traditional on a field or cubbing boot but have no purpose and I think they break up a nice dress boot.
                Thanks, I’ve never heard them called that! I even googled “boot swagger tabs” and don’t get anything useful 😂

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                  #9
                  I bought the Busse boots 2 years ago and I love them. They had lots of size/fit options which made it easy for me to find a pair that fit without going custom (which I can't afford) and they are super comfortable to wear all day! I show in them....and I have purple laces on them because that's how I roll! I show recognized dressage and eventing and have had nothing but compliments on my boots (and their laces).

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                    Oh I am Salivating, positively drooling, over the navy lace up boots, OP. When I was young, i had patent leather Mary janes in every single color. So you can imagine what navy blue leather boots are doing to me right now.
                    My warmbloods have actually drunk mulled wine in the past. Not today though. A drunk warmblood is a surly warmblood. - WildandWickedWarmbloods

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                      They are here! About a week earlier than expected, and for the price, out of the box, I am quite happy. The footbed is a touch large, (I’m glad I didn’t size up!) the leather seems nice, and the fit is as expected from the measurements online.

                      i can’t wait to ride in them!

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                        #12
                        Gorgeous! I badly want a pair of blue polo-style boots!

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by outerbanks77 View Post
                          Gorgeous! I badly want a pair of blue polo-style boots!
                          The price was very reasonable. The brand is Busse, the eBay seller was reiterladen24. since shipping on additional items was free at that point, I added some other stuff to the cart too. Nothing nearly as exciting as the boots though! It came from Germany, so it was definitely a gamble, but they had high ratings. I did a lot of copy and paste into Google translate on the terms of the sale though just to be sure!

                          http://myworld.ebay.com/reiterladen24

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                            Omg those are so pretty

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                              #15
                              So I juuuuust bought a new, brown dressage saddle....

                              Do I have the money for new, matching, brown boots? Noooooo

                              Might I buy these anyway?

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                                Originally posted by Nova2000 View Post

                                Thanks, I’ve never heard them called that! I even googled “boot swagger tabs” and don’t get anything useful 😂
                                I Googled it and got this, which confirmed my guess about what are apparently nowadays called swagger tabs. They are, as I thought, the remnants of the tabs on tall boots, through which you would put your boot hooks to pull your boots on.
                                This is from Dover's website:

                                Field boots have a highly contoured cut through the ankle and calf designed to flatter the rider’s leg profile. An upward curve at the outer aspect of the top, called a Spanish topline, can range from moderate to quite high. It may be accented with a logo plaque or a faux swagger tab as a nod to equestrian tradition, when swagger tabs helped pull-on boots slide on more easily.
                                https://www.doversaddlery.com/how-to...g-boots/a/200/

                                BTW Dover sells boot hooks.




                                Rack on!

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                                  #17
                                  I have not bought new tall boots in ages (have not been to a horse show in ages). My tall boots are not zipper so I have to use boot pulls to get them on. The tabs for the boot pulls are on the inside.

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