Manufacturer: Ariat (View all products by Ariat)
Model: Monaco Tall Field Boots (View all Monaco Tall Field Boots reviews)
Category: English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
Purchase: I purchased these boots at Calabasas Saddlery in southern California. I paid $900.00 for them, but I had already checked online and everyone else charged either $900.00 or $899.99 for them, and I didn't have to pay shipping. For me, custom boots would have been $1200-$1400 so I consider this a bargain. I purchased the boots because I have odd measurements - my calf measurement is 2" bigger than the top measurement, so most boots gaped horribly on me.
Likes: Everything!!! Not only are they cut slimmer around the top, where I need it, but the leather is soft, and the oiled panel on the inside is great! They fit me like they were custom made, at several hundred dollars cheaper, and the quality is fantastic. I also love the square toe (no pinching!) and the spanish top with swagger tag. They are beautiful boots. I tried the Ariat Crowne, but they didn't fit me well.
Dislikes: Other than the price, nothing, and since I know they are worth the price, I'll just cut back on Starbuck's for a while :)
Quality: The construction and quality are outstanding. They look gorgeous on, and feel mostly broken in already. I allowed for a 1 1/2 inch drop, so they're a bit tall in the back, but that will change. I don't think you can find a better fitting "off the shelf" boot anywhere. And, I didn't have to wait months for custom boots, I got to take them home!
Summary: If you have lower legs like mine (larger calf but slim ankle and knee) these boots will be perfect for you. I plan to only use them when I show, once they're broken in, so they should last forever.
Author: claire in california
Usefulness Rating: 3 out of 5.
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