Manufacturer: Equi-Comfort (View all products by Equi-Comfort)
Model: Zip Field Boots (View all Zip Field Boots reviews)
Category: English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
Purchase: I had been competing in paddock boots and half chaps for years, and when I started competing on our local 'B' rater show circuit, I finally decided to get real boots. I bought these boots at a local tack shop, for $225. I was very impressed with their half chaps and breeches, so decided to stick with the brand.
Likes: These boots have a very classic look, with their spanish cut tops, and they shine up very easily. I love the way they fit me, but I have heard that they don't fit everyone well! They seem fairly indestructible, and they are comfortable to walk around and ride around in after they are broken in.
Dislikes: They are a very stiff boot - probably the reason for their indestructibility. Don't expect these boots to break in from just wearing them around the house. The first time I rode in them, it was at a show, and I had the worsts rounds of my life! These boots need to be ridden in a fair few times, because of the thick leather, I assume. Otherwise your feet slide way back as you jump.
Quality: I think you could run over these boots with a tractor trailer and then wear them to show in ten minutes later. You can wipe them down with some glycerin soap and you're good to go, although conditioning them a bunch of times can really help.
Summary: I'm very pleased with these boots, they are very functional, and still look good. Once you break them in they feel really good as well.
Usefulness Rating: 2.81818 out of 5.
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