Round(er)-Toed Paddock Boot?

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  1. Ms_Pigeon

    Ms_Pigeon Senior Member

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    Thanks! It didn't occur to me to look at western riding styles. Those look like a good possibility.
     
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    VermilionStrife Senior Member

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    I use them because they're fairly sturdy and comfortable (for me). Haha I've been stepped on countless times with only minor bruises. He did break my toe a couple weeks ago because he literally jumped on my foot when he spooked while tied. I think a lot of places like Wilco, Murdoch's, and Big R have Ariats in store so you can try them out. :) Even some sporting goods stores carry them.
     
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    Ms_Pigeon Senior Member

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    Thanks again! Yup: I've had crunchy toes over the years from the spook-n-splat. :D
     
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    Rhythm 'n Blues Senior Member

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    I was just chatting with a lady today with this very very same issues.

    If you have a pair of leather boots right now & they will go to waste, why not give this idea a try:
    Boil water & put in a bucket
    Get rag/towel/whatever that’s a decent size
    Dunk toe of shoe in bucket of boiling water
    Stuff towel/rag/whatever in that shoe so freaking hard so as to stretch the leather at the toe
    Let boots dry stuffed
    Take stuffing out and see if it works. If not repeat (hehehe rinse & repeat literally) till it’s stretched enough to suit.

    I mean....it’s worth a shot if you’re just going to throw away your shoes........
     
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    hamerface Senior Member

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    Blundstones have a bunch of toe room.
     
  6. Ms_Pigeon

    Ms_Pigeon Senior Member

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    Thanks, @Rhythm 'n Blues and @hamerface!

    Luckily, I need new boots anyway. I love the idea of doing some "custom" shaping. And, I have Blundstones bookmarked - can' t believe I forgot about them. :)
     
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    kb1gra Senior Member

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    Blundstones (actually, I prefer Rossi, but same style), or Sanita actually makes the old dansko paddock boots we all loved:

    Sanita Brittany Paddock Boots
     
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    Ms_Pigeon Senior Member

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    Awesome - thanks!
     
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    What about Ariat terrains? It is more of a riding tennis shoe style but I have found them to have a lot more toe room.
     
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