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  • Open Front boot suggestions

    I think it's time I invest in some show-worthy open front boots. I love my Eskadron but they aren't exactly show quality (and they are blue, but I do the jumpers anyways). I was hoping for something a bit more traditional but nothing that will kill my bank account. Ideally something easy to clean for muddy days?

    Any suggestions? I know there are some very knowledgable people on this board!


    ETA: will look at good quality/condition used as well, I have looked on PTO but didn't find what I wanted, any others places to look?
    Last edited by KateD; Feb. 29, 2012, 07:16 PM.

  • #2
    I love my Beval open fronts.


    • #3
      Love, love, love my Veredus Carbon Gels. I know they are pricey, but they are well worth the money!


      • #4
        I actually really like my Tekna's if your looking for something pretty 'cheap'. I hate the rest of the Tekna products but my brown tekna boots look really nice. They are one of my go to show boots (until I can afford really nice leather boots)


        • #5
          I loved my black eskadrons for showing in the jumpers. I had really nice, high quality sheepskin leather open front boots but they got so dirty so easily.

          If you're dead set against eskadrons, try equifits.


          • Original Poster

            Thanks for the responses! I will look into the brands suggested!

            Rel6 - I'm not dead set against getting another pair, just wanted to know what else was out there. I will definitely opt for black if I do purchase another 'show' pair though! I have a set of equifits and they didn't work for me, I bought them too small (S/M) even though my mare isn't big (15.2hh TBish build). A friend bought some and they always slip on her sadly...


            • #7
              Love Eskadron Memo Foam boots, they have the same type of lining as the Equi-Fits but are more versatile IMO


              • #8
                Love the T-Boots from Hadfields, the elastic is black and blue!


                • #9
                  I absolutely LOVE my Veredus boots. I've had several versions and have had sizes that fit everything from a 14.2h pony to a huge boned APHA gelding.

                  I must say, the brown looks stunning on a chestnut... IMHO. I'd think black would look great on a bay.


                  Not sure if that link will work, but you can see the boots. Ignore everything else...


                  • #10
                    I have the brown veredus boots, though they became my 'hacking at shows' boots after getting the tekna's haha. However I love my black sheepskin veredus boots for shows! (though a small chunk of sheepskin has come off of it and they aren't that old and I only use them at shows but it's not noticeable)


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ElisLove View Post
                      I have the brown veredus boots, though they became my 'hacking at shows' boots after getting the tekna's haha. However I love my black sheepskin veredus boots for shows! (though a small chunk of sheepskin has come off of it and they aren't that old and I only use them at shows but it's not noticeable)
                      I haven't tried the sheepskin versions... I thought they'd be really cool but dreaded cleaning them. So went with the leather interior.


                      • #12
                        I just throw mine in the washing machine/dryer (low heat) haha.


                        • #13
                          Another vote for the T-boots I love them, they look excellent and the detachable liner makes for super easy cleaning.


                          • Original Poster

                            Any more recommendations?


                            • #15
                              Another vote for Veredus. I have the Olympus ones (the cheapest in the line) and love them. They hold up fantastic, don't slip AT ALL, and love that the tabs are curved a bit so they don't stick out like the Equi-Fits do (hate that look!) Very easy to clean too...just hose them off.
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                              • #16
                                I'm using Ken Taur front boots and I adore them. They wipe off beautifully and have not slipped once. Love them!

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