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Good shoes to wear with breeches?

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  • Good shoes to wear with breeches?

    So I need some good shoes to wear with my breeches! ones that don't look completely hideous and ridiculous with breeches! Like, I hate the look of runners with breeches...haha.
    I'm 16 and while I can competently dress myself normally I can't decide what looks ok with breeches!
    Like...I love these.....but...would they look ok with breeches?
    Please help!!! I don't need them for at the barn (i work at my barn and wear breeches with boots and half chaps all day), just to throw on after leaving the barn! I have a pair of Dubarry Galway boots but they get a little warm in southern california sometimes! So I'm going to just wear them at shows from now on.
    Sorry for the ramble...but any ideas?
    Thanks in advance
    Oh and if they could be ordered off smartpak...that would be nice :P but not necessary!

  • #2
    Dansko clogs??? I dunno...perhaps just change into jeans??
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    • #3
      You're already wearing stretchy pants. It's really not going to matter what is on your feet.
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      • #4
        those are cute! They would go with anything from jeans to breeches to skirts!
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        • #5
          Sperry Topsiders.
          ... _. ._ .._. .._


          • #6
            "ballet" flats!!!


            • Original Poster

              Too lazy to change into jeans and my boots are too muddy haha :P It's a laziness thing! Easier to change shoes than pants
              Thank you!


              • #8
                Originally posted by Equibrit View Post
                Sperry Topsiders.
                i have them in pink and i am in love!! I have my eye on some others too

                Oh! Check out TOMS shoes, they would be really cute and are for a good cause! http://www.toms.com/?keyword=toms&ne...FRlPgwod_zCVDw
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                • #9
                  I always just wear my converses and I don't think they look too terrible. Then again I usually have a fine coating of hay, hair, dust, and slobber that most likely negates any element of fashion my outfit may have


                  • #10
                    I wear my Sperrys everywhere, including out to the barn (to clean, feed, go out to prepare to ride, etc). Im not sure I would spend $150 on those particular shoes but anything with that look will be fine. Heck, in Florida, we leave the barn with our flip flops and breeches!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by wildlifer View Post
                      You're already wearing stretchy pants. It's really not going to matter what is on your feet.
                      Pretty much!

                      I do like Dansko clogs, but they're a little hard for me to drive in. Not impossible, but I just feel kind of disconnected from the pedals, especially driving stick! Anyone else have that problem? I see horse people hop out of their cars with them all the time, so I always figure I'm the only one, hah.


                      • #12
                        How about these? Perfect for a horse show.


                        Or these? For the *Dressage Diva*:


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                        • #13
                          i usually will go with ballet flats because it gives you the "flats with leggings" look that's pretty big right now. also, you can get them for pretty cheap so if they get ruined on the way out of the barn it's no biggie.

                          Otherwise, anything leather, or along the lines of what's made by Ariat....leather clogs, leather flats, etc. look good with breeches.


                          • #14
                            IMO riding breeches look like crap with pretty much anything except tall boots. I don't even like breeches and paddock boots.


                            • #15
                              There are shoes that "look good" with breeches? For shoes to change into, I stick to Dansko clogs. I don't really care about the "look," although I do suppose they are considered an appealing look to equestrians.

                              I'm in Maine, so my sense of "style" (or lack thereof) may not be shared with the rest of the world, but the L.L.Bean Boot Mocs are SO comfortable: http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/19068?feat=506708-GN2 They come in fun colors, slip on easily, are waterproof & easy to clean (big pluses for the barn!), and they aren't ankle-rollers like Danskos! I have two pairs (tan/brown and tan/navy) and wear them almost every single day. I love them! I'm contemplating getting a sacrifice pair for barn use because, lets face it, that barn smell sticks!
                              "Last time I picked your feet, you broke my toe!"


                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Equibrit View Post
                                Sperry Topsiders.
                                Sperrys go with anything. Period.


                                • #17
                                  I always wear my boater shoes, or Eastland shoes. I always make sure I'm wearing my normal black socks though, so I don't look like a complete geek(:


                                  • #18
                                    Cole Haan loafers or Bass penny loafers. But you're probably too young to be wearing them.


                                    • #19
                                      I wear crocs. It's hideous. I can't stop myself.
                                      Big Idea Eventing


                                      • #20
                                        Old-style Vans slip-ons with a checked pattern? Uggs? The shoes linked by the OP are cute.
                                        The Evil Chem Prof