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  • good riding boots for people?

    Ok, my Ariat Terrains have about had it...after 3 years, the support is just no longer there!
    I have bad ankles, mainly due to flat feet, and they are narrow...I need some help finding a good replacement that won't break the bank!
    I like the western look, but I haven't found one yet that doesn't feel wide/big. I have columbia hiking boots I love, but don't want to make them barn boots... Should I just get a pr of hikers or search for actual riding boots?
    RIP Traveler & Tesla <3

  • #2
    I'm pretty sure most of the Ariats are "B" width. Fairly narrow. The english paddock boots come in zip or tie style and suport the ankle. The colbalt is water proof. After using Ariat's I just can't seem to find anything else that is comfortable.


    • #3
      Yes my terrains are worn out too. I had the lace ups. Bought a zip pair, not impressed. Hurt my feet. May just be my feet though.

      NOW I ride in running/walking shoes. Much more comfy, easy to wash if need be, light airy, can get off and walk. Also not a specialized type shoe. Meaning: I can use these shoes for other things besides riding.

      I also ride my Trek road bike in running shoes. Nope, not a clip in shoe gal. They are lightweight, COOL to wear, comfy. I do use a different pair to ride the bike and horse. Road bike white Nike running shoes, and the other ones to ride are walking shoes and are pink gel asics.

      My zip ups are size 9, med width. Interested in them (anybody), PM me, I will make you a deal! Lightly/barely used, very well taken care of. They are the desert colored ones. And no, I do not have any fungus on my foot. :-)


      • #4
        I needed a western style (for spurs) so I just got a pair of childrens Ariat fat baby's. Like putting my wide duck foot in a pillow. Awesome.


        • #5
          I absolutely love these:

          They are the most comfortable riding and barn boot. Also great for hiking and every day use.

          For the price, you can't beat them. And they last forever. I wear mine practically daily and am on my second pair in 10 years...
          MnToBe Twinkle Star: "Twinkie"

          Proud member of the "Don't rush to kill wildlife" clique!


          • #6
            I often ride in my Blundstone #500's. . .super-comfortable, easy to get on and off. Love love love them!
            Please copy and paste this to your signature if you know someone, or have been affected by someone who needs a smack upside the head. Lets raise awareness.


            • #7
              I have these

              and love them. Hope the link works. They are narrower and I wear them with a somewhat thick pair of Smart Wool socks. I borrowed a pair of Fat Baby's and they were comfy but too wide for me.


              • Original Poster

                [QUOTE=Huntertwo;4986351]I absolutely love these:


                Do you think these are on the wide or narrower side?
                Do they run small or true-to size?
                RIP Traveler & Tesla <3


                • #9
                  I ride in the Dublin Spirit leather boots and they seem to be on sale everywhere at the moment: http://www.equestriancollections.com...upcode=WB00708

                  They fit true to (my) size and are very comfortable (for me) on and off the horse. Can walk up and downhill in them and they've been holding up well all season so far, including snow, mud, puddles, high and dry heat...

                  The Ariat Springbuck boots seem similar, just more expensive. Wouldn't mind hearing what people thought of them.


                  • #10
                    I'm currently having good luck w/ Twisted X barn boots. Used to use Ariat's all the time - but the new ones just don't fit for some reason.

                    These have LOTS of room to wiggle your toes and are nice and cushy.


                    I got the lace up and took the kiltie off.


                    • #11
                      i ride in running shoes with a pair of ToeStoppers. They are awesome, let you ride in any shoe that fits well and you like. Even GASP flip flops if I am only going down our road for a quick ride!