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Okay, tall boots for TALL women? Help!

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  • Okay, tall boots for TALL women? Help!

    Can anyone recommend a good tall boot that isn't fully custom? Really, really need to replace my Vogels, but really, really not going to pay that kind of dough (love Dehners, too, but same situation). Also have a big foot (11) to make things worse! Any good semi-customs or off-the-racks to recommend? I'm out of the loop as far as boots are going, and I know I'm the Hulk in female form, but come on...
    "We are all adrift. We must invent a world in which to survive"
    Samuel Beckett

  • #2
    Ariat Crowne Pros ($600) or heritage ($260) but take a look at the mens sizes. I'm 6ft+ and a ladies 12 and they were the only off the shelf boot that I could get my size in. For showing I finally caved and bought LaMundial customs as they were the same price (maybe even cheaper) then getting the Crownes. I've got the heritage boots for hacking in and they are pretty tough- just not as comfortable as the crownes were (though i'm sure a set of cheap insoles could fix that!)


    • #3
      I second Ariats. The talls are very tall and worth a try.


      • #4
        I love my Petries, they can be ordered up to 53cm/21in tall.
        Not too terribly costly either, I think mine were around $550-$600


        • #5
          If there's a place you can try them on, I'd recommend looking at these:


          Size chart here:


          I usually take a 10-11 in women's shoes, and I wear a 9.5 in these boots. They're 20" tall, and the drop is minimal. The Spanish cut is also quite high, and can probably make up for it is they end up a half inch short or so. For the price, they're great.


          • #6
            Definitely look at men's - I have men's MH because they were taller and slimmer than the corresponding women's - they're still slightly too short, but I got them on crazy sale so could not pass them up!


            • #7
              The Ariat talls are REALLY tall. I'm actually quite short (5'2 even) but I have freakishly long legs and the talls in size tiny work for me.
              Last edited by GingerJumper; Feb. 2, 2012, 04:06 PM.
              Trying a life outside of FEI tents and hotel rooms.


              • #8
                I am also size 11 with a very long leg. I am still riding in my pull-ons from my teenage years because I can't find anything better. I tried tredstep's and they were too short. I've avoided Ariat because many people at my barn have had zipper issues with them (although they did get quick replacement boots). I bought new Ariat paddock boots last year and got some that dyed my feet purple for $200 which I finally returned after trying all their recommendations to fix it for months. Have those recommending Ariat's been riding in them for a while with no problems? I'm just a bit nervous.

                Anyone tried treadstone? I have seen them listed as being pretty tall, but no tack shop nearby carries them for me to try on.


                • #9
                  Sergio Grassos!

                  They have so many off the rack sizes you should definitely find something that works!


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by morsekg View Post
                    Anyone tried treadstone? I have seen them listed as being pretty tall, but no tack shop nearby carries them for me to try on.
                    The boots I linked to above are the Treadstones. I am 6' tall and all legs, and they fit me very well. I think I've recommended them about 10 times on this board! Like I said, I usually wear a size 10-11 women's, and in these boots I wear a 9.5 (slim/tall), so the footbed does run a bit big -- good news for us "female hulks!"

                    Not a great picture, but here's how they look on:


                    Great boots for the price (Apple has them for $350.00 CAD). The only thing I'd mention is that I broke my longtime rule of "polish and water only" for these boots -- the leather felt a bit dry, even after conditioning the interior, but a tiny coat of lexol conditioner and they were perfect. Now it's back to just polish.


                    • #11
                      Mountain horse makes some nice looking tall boots that go up to larger foot sizes and are quite tall.
                      Stoneybrook Farm Afton TN


                      • #12
                        My 5'10 daughter loves her Sergio Grasso's that replaced her Vogels.


                        • #13
                          Try a consignment shop or men's boots. I have top name brands in my shop - who would know if they were men's or woman's boots.
                          I can appreciate your problem I am over 6 feet tall and a size 10-11 foot.
                          Good Luck


                          • Original Poster

                            Thank you! I'm not looking forward to the search and that helps so much!
                            "We are all adrift. We must invent a world in which to survive"
                            Samuel Beckett


                            • #15
                              Sergio Grasso's are great! I'm a size 10 foot and very long calves, semi customs work fine and when I purchased mine they were around $500


                              • #16
                                Originally posted by kashmere View Post

                                Not a great picture, but here's how they look on:

                                OT, but that picture is adorable.

                                There are some Dehner's on craigslist that would fit you, BTW.
                                2012 goal: learn to ride like a Barn Rat

                                A helmet saved my life.


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by TheHorseProblem View Post
                                  OT, but that picture is adorable.
                                  Thank you Momma mare is now very happy that her foal has been weaned


                                  • #18
                                    I'll pipe in on the Ariats too. I am 6'1", size 11 foot and the Challenge II was tall enough for me. Good luck!


                                    • #19
                                      I snagged a pair of Men's Ariat Crowns from Dover today. They are on their closeout page. $300! The size 10 that I got should be 21 3/4in tall.


                                      • #20
                                        Der Dau contour, If you can try some on and find the foot and leg that fits they will add height. Super comfy, I got mine in less than 2 weeks and look and feel like full customs.