Paddock Boots

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  1. ChestersMomma

    ChestersMomma Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Need a new pair since I’ve had mine since high school. Want to get something quality as I’ve taken to everyday riding in paddock boots over my western boots. I’ve broken both ankles and my left tib/fib so support and comfort are paramount. I’d prefer lace up.

    I’m leaning toward Ariats? Opinion, please!
     
  2. NBChoice

    NBChoice Senior Member

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    Ariat is the only brand I've ever had and I've never had an issue with them. I know some people have mentioned that the quality isnt as good as it used to be, but all my ariat boots I've ever had have been great.
     
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  3. bellalou

    bellalou Senior Member

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    I love my Ariats. Good quality and they last. I prefer the lace-ups and I think they'd provide more support because you can lace as tight or as loose as you want.
     
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  4. Jim_in_PA

    Jim_in_PA Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Paddock boots are something that Ariat does very well and there are even models that have some "western" flavor if you want.
     
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  5. DocsLglyBlonde

    DocsLglyBlonde Senior Member

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    I just got a pair of Ariat Bromont paddock boots at Christmas and I was blown away by the quality and comfort. I'd highly recommend them now!
     
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  6. ChestersMomma

    ChestersMomma Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks, everyone! I've seen some no name brands that look similar to Ariats but I'm wary. With leather/imitation leather products I know that cheaper usually means a great sacrifice in quality. Will venture to a few tack stores to try some Ariats on and see what I like!
     
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    Jim_in_PA Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Trying on is important. Some folks cannot wear Ariats because of the "extra supportive" arches.
     
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  8. CoopersPprScpr

    CoopersPprScpr Senior Member

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    Definitely try them on - Ariats are not super comfortable for me, although I wore mine until the holes were so bad I had wet feet all the time. I just got a pair of Tredsteps and they are much more comfortable in the footbed for me. They are wider around the ankle though, which I'm not crazy about. There doesn't seem to be a whole lot of choice in paddocks anymore (well, I wanted zips, so that narrows it somewhat.)
     
  9. ChestersMomma

    ChestersMomma Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    This is where I am now :ROFLMAO:
     

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