Round(er)-Toed Paddock Boot?

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  1. Ms_Pigeon

    Ms_Pigeon Senior Member

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    Hello, All -

    A foot injury has left me with a chronically inflamed joint in one of my feet. I'm most comfortable in round-toed shoes (think clog- or Croc-shaped). Most paddock boots, though, have a narrower design which causes me serious foot pain, in the saddle and out.

    Does anyone know of a brand or model of paddock boots with a friendlier design for someone who has a permanent Troll Toe? :D
     
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    Circle C Senior Member

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    Circle C Senior Member

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    Ariat Brossard
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  4. jojozwiebel

    jojozwiebel Full Member

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    Just wear crocs :rolleyes:

    Kidding but I do love my crocs
     
  5. Ms_Pigeon

    Ms_Pigeon Senior Member

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    Thanks, @Circle C - that Brossard model looks promising. :)

    @jojozwiebel If I could just wear my Birkenstock clogs everywhere in life, I'd be perfect!
     
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    Baboo Senior Member

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    I have a similar problem, although in the ball of the foot, and am unable to find proper riding boots that don't kill my feet. I have, over the past couple of years, migrated to minimalist, wide toe box, actual 'foot-shaped' shoes (Lems, Altras, Topo, Five Fingers etc.), and my feet no longer hurt all the time. However, can't get riding boots like that. I had a pair of Ariat Hanover paddock boots that were sort of OK, but still not properly shaped to allow for toes to spread. I tried men's boots to get them a bit wider, but still the toe box design isn't great. Most riding boots I see squish the toes inward from both sides - pretty looking but who really has feet that shape?
     
  7. Rhythm 'n Blues

    Rhythm 'n Blues Senior Member

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    Maybe buy a non-riding shoes that has a heel, but suits your toe design and the take it to a shoe maker to have a less “grippy” sole put on it?
     
  8. Ms_Pigeon

    Ms_Pigeon Senior Member

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    Exactly! Sorry you’re in the same boat...
     
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    Ms_Pigeon Senior Member

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    That’s a great thought. And we actually have an old-school cobbler in town who I could use.
     
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  10. VermilionStrife

    VermilionStrife Senior Member

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    I ride in Ariat Probabys. They have a wider, rounder toe, and actually come made as a wide boot if you need them less narrow (I wear regular myself), but hate having tight toes, so these are comfortable for me. I currently have a broken toe and they don't squish it. :) Hope you find something that works for you!
     
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