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Anyone tried the Sorel Slimpack riding boot?

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  • Anyone tried the Sorel Slimpack riding boot?

    I know there are plenty of warm riding boots around, but Sorels usually make my feet very happy during Canadian winters.

    I'm not sure about the foot shape/grip, but I womdered if anyone had tried these and liked them?http://www.sorelfootwear.ca/Women%27...,en_CA,pd.html

  • #2
    No helpful reviews here, just a question. I'm confused...is this a two-piece boot? Or is it just designed to look like that? Looks like someone slapped a pair of those smooth grain half chaps on top of rubber barn boots.


    • Original Poster

      Not sure... Usually the sorels have a -40 felt liner so definitely not your typical rubber barn boot. Sadly the only reviews are from nom-riders so it's hard to tell how the fit is for riding and if the "half chaps" are removeable or not.


      • #4
        I don't think they were meant for riding at all.
        The "half chaps" aren't half chaps, they are built in.

        I think one could ride with those but I would be carefull with the big attachment at the back of the boot not to be rubbing either the saddle or the horse.
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        • #5
          They're "riding boots" only in that that's what the style is called.

          I don't doubt you could ride in them, but everyone might make fun of you for riding in fashion boots with fake half-chaps!

          Then again, if your feet are warm, who cares, I suppose.


          • #6
            Kenetrek of Montana has a winter boot made for riding, but it may not fit an english stirrup, it's designed for western stirrups.
            But I would bet that they are good quality and warm.


            • #7
              I've seen them and agree that they are a fashion boot - lots of brands have them out right now. They are 'inspired' by a riding boot, but not mean't for actual riding.

              The feet were bulky like most Sorels so I would be concerned about them getting stuck in a stirrup iron.


              • #8
                Originally posted by WinsomeTK View Post
                I know there are plenty of warm riding boots around
                You might try the Bog McKenna & add in a "rated" wool sock for extreme temps.


                • Original Poster

                  Duh. "Silhouette of an equestrian riding boot". Going to hide back in my grotto and learn to read again, thank you...

                  I was all excited that Sorel might start to cater to riders, my winter ariats are ok, but not as warm as I wish they were. I'll invest in better socks for now...


                  • #10
                    Just click on the video at the link you posted and you too can learn how to "do the equestrian look!"
                    "When life gives you scurvy, make lemonade."


                    • #11
                      I don't know about those Sorel boots, but when I was living in NY I rode in regular Sorels regularly. I changed out my stirrup irons to accommodate the bulky boots, and my feet stayed toasty warm.


                      • Original Poster

                        What kind of irons would be appropriate for bulky boots like that?


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by shakeytails View Post
                          I don't know about those Sorel boots, but when I was living in NY I rode in regular Sorels regularly. I changed out my stirrup irons to accommodate the bulky boots, and my feet stayed toasty warm.
                          I did the same thing when I lived in Maine & PA. Love my Sorels, sort of sad that I don't really need them in SC. (Though it's 22 deg here this morning!!)

                          As to what Irons, I just went up a size, I think 5s? I bet the wide bottomed endurance stirrups would work well, so long as the width was ok. I didn't really do lessons or serious schooling in them (spurs don't fit well!), but they were great for trail rides and leg-stretch kind of rides.