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Another boot question- Treadstones?

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  • Another boot question- Treadstones?

    At a smaller barn tack shop today, I saw these field boots made by a company called Treadstone. They are gorgeous to look at. They remind me so much of the monacos. The the leather is so soft! Also has the small elastic part by the zipper like the monacos, the foot/sole is very comfy, and just all around seem to be a nice boot. They retail at like $249! Just wanna see how much its worth it. The calf was a size too small, but can have them ordered. Now, yes if they break or wear out easily, atleast i only have that much invested rather than 900. I tried finding a picture but no one has the model that they had there. Here is a picture i took on my phone.


    Has anyone had experience with these boots or hear about them??
    If you run out of patience, you run out of nice.

  • #2
    Is there any chance they were called treadSTEP, not treadstone?


    • Original Poster

      NO. I have tredstep half chaps, and i was thinking the same thing. They are definately treadstone, thats why i was so thrown off because its an off brand. Usually I am good at recognizing bad leather, and what not, but for the price and an off brand, the boot is nice. I did find the company online at other tack stores but just not this model.
      If you run out of patience, you run out of nice.


      • Original Poster

        Heres a link to the company. http://www.treadstone-inc.com/
        The boots arent on there though.
        If you run out of patience, you run out of nice.


        • #5
          good deal

          A local tack shop had them near me so I bought a pair. I have ridden everyday for the past 2 weeks in them and love them so far. I could not pass them up for the price and have been pleasantly surprised! And they look beautiful on!!! I am told they run a little short, but not for me!!! What a deal!!


          • #6
            They are made in India. I have a pair of their winter boots and I like them, I don't actually ride in them though, they are quite short for me. The winter ones are completely different leather and style than the field boots though so can't comment on quality or anything.
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            • #7
              I have a treadstone bridle that is shockingly gorgeous for the $100 or so price tag. It softened up beautifully.

              Don't know anything about the boots, though.
              They're small hearts.


              • #8
                I have the Treadstone field boots and absolutely love them. They are a gorgeous cut for an incredible price! I found that they didn't break in quite as easy as other boots (I think my last pair were some kind of Ariats), but not dreadfully stiff or painful. Other than that, I have nothing but great things to say about them. Please let me know if you have any specific questions.


                • #9
                  A friend of mine just got them. They are a beautiful boot. The upper half looks like an Ariat and from the ankle down they look like Sergios. She loves hers.
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                  • #10
                    I have treadstone half chaps and they are the best - they last forever and fit me PERFECTLY...better than any other brand. Thank you for posting this! I'm happy to check out their website!


                    • #11
                      I bought mine on Ebay for $90 and have been thrilled with them. They're no Der Daus, but they're certainly as nice or nicer than other stuff in the $250-$300 price range.

                      Treadstone goods are made in India but dyed with English leather processes, which is why they're so cheap but still of reasonable quality. Harmohn Kraft (who is now on contract for the SmartPak bridles) and Vespucci bridlework use the same "made in India with English curing techniques" business model.
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                      • #12
                        both myself & my daughter have treadstones..
                        you cant seem to kill them & they fit so well.


                        • #13
                          What's the best price anyone has found on these - I really love the look, but can't find any on eBay. Anybody find a good deal (more than they already are?). Thanks!


                          • #14
                            I bought these boots recently. Within the first two weeks the fabric holding the zipper to the leather ripped. I had to get them reinforced, but since then they have held up great.


                            • Original Poster

                              Thanks for the help everyone. It realy seems that they are worth it. For that price, even if they dont last a long time, atleast you dont have alot invested in them. The tack store that i found them at are $249. Idk what you have seen them at, but thats where im ordering mine from, but thats like a small local barn tack store.
                              If you run out of patience, you run out of nice.


                              • #16
                                Now I'm a shade confused - equusnow has two versions on their website -

                                http://equusnow.com/prodview.asp?idProduct=2579 I think is what we've been talking about - at $249

                                But then there are also

                                http://equusnow.com/prodview.asp?idProduct=2777 for $100 more, but look even nicer.

                                Anybody have experience with the full calf kind? More importantly, anybody have a coupon for equusnow?

                                Also, from looking at the size chart, it looks like the full calf ones are 1" taller than the regular ones. Will they really drop that much more?

                                Finally, I wear a 7-7.5 shoe, but my calf is more like 15.5 - should I go up to a size 8 to get a 15.75" calf. or will they stretch out enough?

                                Thanks for the advice!
                                Last edited by mbmarsh; Jul. 7, 2009, 10:51 AM.


                                • #17
                                  Bump - anybody know why EquusNow has two different versions of these boots?


                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by mbmarsh View Post
                                    Bump - anybody know why EquusNow has two different versions of these boots?
                                    Because they're two completely different products. The $250 version is only calfskin lined. The $350 boot is calfskin inside and out.

                                    Equus Now only rarely has coupon codes. They did have the $350 version for 30% off a few months ago on their "Equus Now Price of the Day", which they send via email.

                                    Like I said, I bought mine off Ebay, but based on the detail differences between the Economy and French, I infer that I must have the Economy versions. And I have to tell you, my boots are WAY nicer looking in person. They broke in to have the same shape and look as the picture of the $350 versions.
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                                    • #19
                                      Interesting to know, especially since the EquusNow pictures of the Economy make them look like they are made of cardboard......and it's odd that there is a 1" difference in the height of them - I'm trying to figure out if that's because the French will break down that much more????

                                      And I've been scouring eBay, but the only ones I keep seeing are a size 9 Dress boot, which does me zero good.

                                      Oh - one more question - some of the pictures show them with the metal emblem on the swagger tab, and some don't - do yours have them? Oh, and do they have the elastic laces, or tie ones - this is why I'm so confused!!!!!


                                      • #20
                                        Is there some reason you're not directing these questions at Equus Now? They're a brick and mortar tack store near Columbus, Ohio, and they're practically legendary for good customer service. I'm sure they could answer all of your questions and more.

                                        I own a pair of Devon Aire Nouvelle Zips, and THOSE boots do in fact look, feel, and ride like pieces of cardboard. My Treadstones definitely do not. Yes, mine have the metal emblem on the swagger tab. Mine have elastic laces that tie in the center (exactly as pictured on the Economy boots, although I do not wear them with those ridiculous whisker-like bows hanging out of my boot!)

                                        Treadstone is not a very common brand in the US, so I'm not surprised that you're not seeing many on Ebay.
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