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  • #21
    Originally posted by vtshale View Post
    Smartpak reviews say these have terrible quality- mojo and roly poly- what do you think?
    I only had mine since Christmas of last year, but I wore them 2x a week for most of the next 3 months, and they still look brand-new. I don't see any cracks, and the zipper is just fine. Perhaps with really hard use they wouldn't hold us as well? Though they seem pretty sturdily put-together, imo.

    @KateMcCall - I'm probably not the right one to answer as I have stupidly skinny calves, but I _think_ they might be ok for you, as I have tons of excess room in the calves, even wearing winter breeches and thicker socks.


    • #22
      I just got Muck Brit Colts and LOVE them. They're more "chunky" than I'd like but are super warm and comfortable. I LOVE the stretchy calves. I haven't been able to find a single other winter boot that fits x-wide calves.


      • #23
        Originally posted by LSM1212 View Post
        I have these:


        Work well for me. Feet and calves stay warm. I don't ride a lot over the winter so I think for light riding and just around the barn they are good.

        Love the adjust-ability on the calves with the "draw string". I had the Ariat Brossard but couldn't adjust them as much and they were much more bulky.
        Those are cute enough to wear out and about!
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        • #24
          Originally posted by NErider View Post
          Those are cute enough to wear out and about!
          They are. I don't feel weird wearing them somewhere after the barn. Just wish they would have come in black.


          • #25
            how tall are they??
            Team Ginger


            • #26
              Originally posted by NErider View Post
              how tall are they??
              Depends on your foot size:


              I have relatively short calves and mine come up just below my knee.


              • #27
                I have these and have been pretty pleased with them. Our winters are pretty mild just very wet and these were perfect for 40+- degree days. They're a little bulky but great for trail riding through wet foliage. Just bought a pair of the Ariat insultated/waterproof paddock boots so we'll see how they turn out.

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                • #28
                  Originally posted by RolyPolyPony View Post
                  @KateMcCall - I'm probably not the right one to answer as I have stupidly skinny calves, but I _think_ they might be ok for you, as I have tons of excess room in the calves, even wearing winter breeches and thicker socks.
                  Thanks, I might try them out
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                  • #29
                    Originally posted by KateMcCall View Post
                    Thanks, I might try them out
                    It's worth a try, especially if you order them from SmartPak, with their free return shipping! Good luck!


                    • #30
                      I have the Dublin Pinnacles that LMS linked too. I live in SW Michigan where it gets really cold, really wet, or really cold AND wet. I'm not even sure if these are technically "winter" boots, but I wore them all last winter with wool socks and a pair of toe warmers and was nice and toasty. And I have circulation issues in my feet. Something about they way these are put together works well for me. I have really nice (more $$$) Tuffa fleece lined boots that technically should have been warmer than these...but these work better for me.


                      • #31
                        Originally posted by vtshale View Post
                        Smartpak reviews say these have terrible quality- mojo and roly poly- what do you think?
                        I got these last year and while I loved the look, price and warmth, they quickly got several cuts in the toe area (where your foot bends) rendering them useless in the snow (wet toes = cold toes!)
                        Smartpak offered to take them back which was great
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                        • #32
                          I have the brossards and really like them except that the top flap (snap closure) rubs against the bottom of my dressage saddle. No bueno. I bought some tall wool snowboarding socks and fold them down around the top of the boot to protect my saddle...
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