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Ariat does a Tretorn- aka Volant

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  • Ariat does a Tretorn- aka Volant

    Just happened upon this boot today. Interesting.....certainly not traditional. Wonder if it is comfortable?!
    http://www.ariat.com/English/Women/F...ipPaddock.html

    http://www.smartpakequine.com/Produc...ctclassid=9405

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    uck!!!

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    • #3
      I had seen them before on their website... I don't like them, but I also think it's only a matter of time before we start seeing them in the jumper ring.
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      • #4
        pattnic...love your signature line!!!!
        Yes, I'd expect to start seeing them in the jumper ring this summer...

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        • #5
          I ordered them for the jumper ring. They should arrive within a week or two according to Smartpak. I figure I am either going to love them or hate them. I don't think they look very attractive from the pictures, but I figure if they are really comfortable and breathable like they claim to be then I won't care so much about the look. I am new to the jumper world and am having fun not having to be so traditional. I am also going to be doing the adult eq's and will be dressed in traditional clothing for that. I will let everyone know what I think about them when they arrive.

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          • #6
            Then there's these, with lacing up the side, even odder looking.

            http://www.shoe-store.net/ariat-vola...rproof-womens#

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            • #7
              I would rather walk on broken glass than wear anything so hideous. I've never had a problem finding tall boots that were comfortable, both custom and off the rack.

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              • #8
                BAC - I'm glad you said it. Those things are not attractive and tall-boots are not something that comes to mind when I think of uncomfortable show attire. Usually, its the wool jacket on a 90F day

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                • #9
                  Saw those in person at WEG, and they are only "water-resistant" unlike the Tretorn. We actually talked to the Ariat rep. for quite awhile over those boots. Why would you pay that amount of money, for a boot you cannot really show in, that isn't waterproof. They were very ugly in person.

                  Also saw the Tretorn in person, while the red color was a bit off-putting, the black ones were nice. The foot was more shapely than the Volants. They were also completely waterproof, so you could ride and hose horses off all day, and if you desperately needed to, you could show in them.
                  Just wish they were still available in the US!

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                  • #10
                    GoodMorning - I knew you were a woman of good taste by your bridle comments on another thread. And your horse is lovely.

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                    • #11
                      Oh that's not my horse! I'll have to go fix that, I'm attempting to post from my phone and not clear enough, clearly!

                      But thank you for the compliment
                      Last edited by goodmorning; Feb. 24, 2011, 03:42 PM.

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                      • #12
                        It's more breathable? I thought the whole point of zipper boots was so you could take them OFF easily when you not riding so that heat build up was not an issue. On the other hand, I could make up a whole outfit of vented helmet, mesh vest, and these boots and call it "Riding Apparel of the 22nd Century"
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by BAC View Post
                          I would rather walk on broken glass than wear anything so hideous. I've never had a problem finding tall boots that were comfortable, both custom and off the rack.

                          I am actually very traditional at heart, but I figured now that I am in the jumper ring, I would try and have a little fun (and hopefully comfort). To each their own I guess.

                          If they aren't comfortable maybe I will fill them with broken glass and see if that helps.

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                          • #14
                            I hate to say it, but I would consider getting a pair, most likely just for schooling in the summer, but they look pretty comfortable, and if I ride better in them then any other tall boots I own at the time, I'd show in the jumpers with them.

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                            • #15
                              I guess I am on board with them being pretty ugly! But, to each his or her own.

                              Post back on what you think once you ride in them, I am curious...

                              I love my Vogels; old as they are they still look good and are so comfortable. I have never had an issue with any boots, field or paddock, being too warm either.

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                              • #16
                                Oh good lord! What the heck? I hadn't looked at those before, I haven't been tall boot shopping for awhile. Those are awful. No thank you.
                                (now where did I put that puking smiley...?)
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                                • #17
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                                  • #18
                                    Considering the trouble I've had with Ariat paddock boot zippers over the years, the zipper version does not appeal to me --
                                    "I never mind if an adult uses safety stirrups." GM

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by Madaketmomma View Post
                                      I am actually very traditional at heart, but I figured now that I am in the jumper ring, I would try and have a little fun (and hopefully comfort). To each their own I guess.
                                      Please let us know how you like them.

                                      If they aren't comfortable maybe I will fill them with broken glass and see if that helps.


                                      I remember a lot of similarly hyperbolic "I'd rather ________ than wear that!" when the GPAs first came out. Be a trendsetter, Madaketmomma!

                                      Originally posted by AliO
                                      and if I ride better in them then any other tall boots I own at the time, I'd show in the jumpers with them.

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                                      • #20
                                        They are almost attractive, if you discount the swoosh...
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