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    Looking to purchase new boots, what's your preference for off the shelf boots? thanks in advance!

  • #2
    Sergios are wonderful with so many options people often confuse them for customs. What's your price range? If those are too expensive I've heard really good things about the Mountain Horse Supreme Tall Boot.


    • Original Poster

      Actually, I was looking at Mountain Horse Richmond boots, because they come in a "short calf".


      • #4
        I have the Ariat Challenge zip, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM. When I bought them, they fit me like customs and required NO breaking in. I also find that the zipper is VERY sturdy and I have had no problems with them I also think that the leather is very good too- soft, but not so soft it wears holes. All in all they are HIGHLY recommended.
        I see distances. Most times more than one. Sometimes I pick the right one, sometimes I pick the wrong one, and sometimes I close my eyes and let Jesus take the wheel.


        • #5
          Love me some Beval Puissance, so many size choices they're practically custom.


          • #6
            I second the Ariat Challenge zip. I needed a new off the shelf pair at the last minute and they broke in wonderful, and also fit my short calf.


            • #7
              I know they recently came out with a new model of ariat challenge zips but the pair I bought 5 or so years ago were horrible. They fell a ton, to the point of being ridiculously short even when they started painfully high and the zipper did this weird bubble effect that looked horrible (and made my calf look 2 times bigger then it was and pointy). The zippers never broke but that was the only good thing about the pair I had.


              • #8
                If they fit you, Grand Prix boots are great. They break in well and wear even better. They are too short for my kids but might be great for you. I know they come in tall, regular and short.


                • #9
                  I've had the ariat heritage boots for maybe 5-6 years now. They fit me like a glove. I only show in them. Don't think they'd have held up as well if I rode often in them.


                  • #10
                    After being an Ariat supporter my entire life, I tried on Ariats back to back with the Mt. Horse and wound up getting Mt. Horse and I've not looked back! Had I been showing, I would've purchased the Richmond but went with the Sportive... They clean up great, broke in quickly and are far more comfortable than the high-level Ariat field boots I've owned.


                    • Original Poster

                      OK, I just ordered the Mountain Horse Richmond Field boots from VTO saddlery. They were very helpful over the phone and had a great price and only $4.99 s/h. I got the MH because I love the SS3 (or whatever) stirrup system, I have the paddock boots and pads already, very secure for jumping- no slipping. I got the Richmond vs. the Supreme because they come in a short calf- the Supreme has a slim but not short. I am only 5'2". So there- the decision has been made. thanks all for your input.


                      • #12
                        Beval Puissance

                        I love my Beval Puissance boots - I love the leather, easy to break in, love the way they fit my leg, especially the ankle, they could still be taller - I'm short but have a long, slim calf - even tough I went a size up in the foot, its hard finding a stock boot with a small foot & a tall slim leg.


                        • #13
                          MH SUPREMES !!!!!!!!!!


                          • #14
                            Treadstone Elite.......only $350 and very very nice! Soft French calf, tapered ankle, good zippers, very pretty boot for the price. Taller than the Grand Prix and have an elastic panel next to zipper to help with fit. I have a hard to fit calf and these were the best off the shelf so far and very good quality for the price.