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  • Tall Boots/Wide Calf?

    I am looking for sugesstions where I can get, or have custom made tall boots to fit my shoe size, and my claf size.

    I have extremely muscular calfs widest part measures with my socks and pants 17inch.

    None of my tack stores carry boots that will fit.

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    Dover Saddlery has a new Fuller fillies section that has wider sizes in boots, if not you could get the boots you have (if you have any) stretched or have a zipper and/or elastic put in...Hope I helped

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    • #3
      The Fuller fillies dress boots aren't bad. They seem to run a bit short, and a bit bit in the foot. I showed in them this year while working on losing weight. My trainer has complained that they aren't stiffened, but I wasn't willing to order customs before I was sure my legs weren't going to change.

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        I tried the fuller fillies ones, and they fit in the calf, howeve my ankle is very small, so they are to huge in the ankle, and the foor is to narrow. I do not have any boots at all, been riding in paddock boots and half chaps, they suggested I find somewhere to have them custom made.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by victorian24 View Post
          I am looking for sugesstions where I can get, or have custom made tall boots to fit my shoe size, and my claf size.

          I have extremely muscular calfs widest part measures with my socks and pants 17inch.

          None of my tack stores carry boots that will fit.
          Try the mountain horse tall boots. Affordable, fit wide calfs and I love them.

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          • #6
            I second the mountain horse. The Richmond High Riders offer the widest calf on their line.
            Brae Mont Farm
            www.braemontfarm.weebly.com

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            • #7
              I had to go semi-custom. I got Rectiligne Hannovre boots (what were surprisingly Dover's boot before they switched to Der Dau (sp?)). I wanted a really stiff outer shank and a friend has the old Dover version.
              They were around $850 including shipping (from France). To make them semi custom was only $63 more.

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              • #8
                Ditto the Mountain Horse Richmond High Riders. Several COTHers with 17.5" calves reported success with those.

                Some people have also reported success with calling Dressage Extensions and asking about the Petrie boots. Even though their web site does not list 17" calf sizes, some of the cheaper Petrie boots ($200-$500) come in 17" calf sizes. www.dressageextensions.com

                There is also an intriguing boot on the European market, the Sergio Grasso Napoli, that retails around $475 US and comes in wide calf sizes in the bigger foot sizes: http://www.dogwoodlondon.co.uk/shop/...so-napoli.html

                And finally, if you must go fully custom, the Vogel Young Rider boots are a price-friendly option at $680. You don't have to be a Young Rider to buy them, and COTHers who have bought them say that they are much nicer than the description makes them sound: http://www.vogelboots.com/product_de...ategory_idno=4
                Head Geek at The Saddle Geek Blog http://www.thesaddlegeek.com/

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                • #9
                  Love my Mountain Horse Sportives! My calf is 17.5 so I feel your pain. The Fuller Fillies are nice but AFAIK are still back ordered. I have a brouchure from a company at WEG that does fully custom boots with zippers for like $500... let me see if I can find out their name. They had their boots there and they were REALLY REALLY nice.
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                  • #10
                    I have the same size calf and super wide feet, too, and as everyone else says, Mountain Horse are great and super comfortable. They were thebonly ones tat fit me for a long time. (My dog ATE my custom Dehners!) I've been having trouble with their never ending broken zippers and found Ovation front zip boots actually fit me. I ended up buying another pair on sale just because I'm so happy to find something that fits, looks good, and the zipper doesn't break!

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                    • #11
                      Try the Dublin Aristocrat(?) dress boots. I have wide calves and I sent the wides back and had to order the regular width! They are also tall enough for me and I'm 5'8". I just wish the zipper was on the inside and not at the back.
                      \"I refuse to engage in a battle of wits with someone who is unarmed.\"--Pogo

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                      • #12
                        go with a semi-custon but make sure you find a person who knows how to actually measure for you. I will warn you, semi and custom take a while to be shipped depending on the time of yeat. I wear custom (with zipper) vogels because I have a small ankle. One they have your measurements you can just call them direct when you need a new pair.
                        Last edited by Bogey2; Dec. 20, 2010, 01:30 PM.
                        Humans don’t mind duress, in fact they thrive on it. What they mind is not feeling necessary. –Sebastian Junger

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Bogey2 View Post
                          go with a semi-custon but make sure you find a person who knows how to actually measure for you.
                          Call the boot company and ask who they recommend near you.

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                            PM sent.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Bogey2 View Post
                              go with a semi-custon but make sure you find a person who knows how to actually measure for you. I will warn you, semi and custon take a while to be shipped depending on the time of yeat. I wear custom (with zipper) vogels because I have a small ankle. One they have your measurements you can just call them direct when you need a new pair.
                              I have the vogels because between my small feet, high arches, muscular calves and small ankles and just below my knees (is there a name for that measurement) they were the only brand which even had a custom likely to fit me. They are saying 16 weeks lead time these days. My boots came in fitting perfectly, so I went to someone who measured well!

                              In this case Mountain Horses sound like they may work - My lower legs are about 2" too short and feet a size too small for them to work out well. (But their Ice Rider boot fits perfectly for cold weather!)
                              Originally posted by Silverbridge
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                              • #16
                                Do try Petrie. I have used www.equinesource.com for ordering my Petries. The price is competitive with Dover and they have fabulous customer service.

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                                • #17
                                  I've had this problem and always find it odd that the boot makers don't consider that people who ride alot do develope their calf muscles.
                                  Summit Sporthorses Ltd. Inc.
                                  "Breeding Competition Partners & Lifelong Friends"

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                                    Originally posted by KrazyTBMare View Post
                                    Love my Mountain Horse Sportives! My calf is 17.5 so I feel your pain. The Fuller Fillies are nice but AFAIK are still back ordered. I have a brouchure from a company at WEG that does fully custom boots with zippers for like $500... let me see if I can find out their name. They had their boots there and they were REALLY REALLY nice.

                                    Great! I hope you can find it. I will be keeping a lookout for it.

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                                      Originally posted by netg View Post
                                      I have the vogels because between my small feet, high arches, muscular calves and small ankles and just below my knees (is there a name for that measurement) they were the only brand which even had a custom likely to fit me. They are saying 16 weeks lead time these days. My boots came in fitting perfectly, so I went to someone who measured well!

                                      In this case Mountain Horses sound like they may work - My lower legs are about 2" too short and feet a size too small for them to work out well. (But their Ice Rider boot fits perfectly for cold weather!)
                                      I will be looking into the vogels.. The mountain horses brand was to tall at 19inc for 17inch calf size. I need a 17inch tall.

                                      I am hoping I can go semi-custom, instead of full custom. But we are not showing yet, probably not till middle of 2011 so I am going to be going through all my options.

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                                        Originally posted by Bogey2 View Post
                                        go with a semi-custon but make sure you find a person who knows how to actually measure for you. I will warn you, semi and custon take a while to be shipped depending on the time of yeat. I wear custom (with zipper) vogels because I have a small ankle. One they have your measurements you can just call them direct when you need a new pair.

                                        I am liking the vogels more and more.

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