Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Boot Advice?

Hi everyone, I was wondering, I`ve been looking around for a really good riding come work boot, Western style. Seems there`s that many around. Any advice from you guys across the pond?  Looking for a comfy western boot, maybe the type all you ranchers and riders use, nothing flash?  Any advice would be grateful. Been on Ebay, not sure what would be best.

Thanks.

19 comments:

  1. Ariat are nice boots. The next boots I get are going to be Ariats.

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  2. Hey there ....had fun looking at your photos of the wet ride and the horses hanging out at the gate .....what a bummer the family you sold your horse to didn't realise the work involved ...but how lucky for them and the horse you took him back. Good luck with the next sale
    On the boot front ....I have just been reading the NZ Horse and Pony and they have a nice mens roper boot by Thomascook (www.thomascook.com.au). Its plain and sensible made for working . I will ask my sister also as she works in a big saddle store in Scone - Australia. They specialise in western gear and gear for Australian stockman. Her man has just been here in NZ wearing some awesome boots

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  3. I agree on the Ariats - they're comfortable and well-made.

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  4. Wish you could try some on, it all depends on how your foot is shaped. I like Ariat Fatbabies because I have wide feet, but I've also had some Justins I liked.

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  5. I live in Ariat Ropers when not over muddy, Muckboots the rest of the time and Ariat cowboy boots for going out, as a classy sort of girl!! OH really rates his R M Williams Cloncurrys (are they spelt like that?!) and also (for smart) his Ian harold Field boots but they are pricey.

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  6. Thanks everyone! i`m well impressed! Got Ariats! heritage boot, 9EE greta fit, but trying to get away from the pointy toes?
    Looked at Durango`s, also Justin, I get sick of changing footwear!

    Need something that is comfy, looks not half bad, and does the job, also takes a spur!

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  7. Brett works and rides in these ariat boots. He loves them - http://www.ariat.com/Work/Men/Footwear/WorkBoots/Workhog8H2O.html

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  8. Ariat Men's Blackwater Boot has a more squared toe, it looks like it could take a spur.

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  9. Thanks Annette, and Mary. Still trawling through the Internet! i`ll find something, Ariat seem to have good stuff, but hellish expensive!

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  10. Yes, they are pricey, but like the old saying goes...you get what you pay for. From what I know, these will last a long time, you will probably only need to resole them before they wear out. That way they will still retain comfort. I sound like a sales rep, I'm not. Didn't mean to come off that way. Justin's used to be the boot to have for a long time, not any more.

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  11. ariats are great if your near the tack shop i work at then you should pop in and ask to look at the catalogue theres hundreds to choose from.

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  12. Which shop is that Katy?

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  13. eskdale saddlery in longtown, but ariats wont be on their webpage

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  14. Well, well, well! Small world!!! I might just pop in!

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  15. Sorry, can't help - purple shoes or gardening boots are more my thing.

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  16. Get on yer`sel Patsy lass!Lol. I do understand.

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  17. Roper horseshoes- they are as good as Ariats, and you can get them with a spur ridge. I had a pair, they were the most comfortable boots ever. Google them.

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  18. Many thanks Shirley!! Got them on google thanks to you!

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