Manufacturer: Sergio Grasso
Model: Imperia Field Boot
Category: English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
Purchase: I bought these boots because I graduated out of the pony ranks, and needed quality tall boots to start my equitation career on horses. I paid $700 for these boots brand new because of an amazing sale. This included cedar boot trees! The boots are normally around $850 without trees. I got lucky :)
Likes: These boots are dripping with quality, people ask me if they were custom made! They are the best stock boots that you can find. Yes there are Parlanti (need to get them at A shows or through a dealer) , Ariat, Beval, etc, but these boots are the nicest. They are beautifully tapered, and after they dropped a little, they aren't baggy around the ankle. I didn't want a boot to drop and stretch so that it looked sloppy, and these ones did not. They are comfortable while still looking custom made. They are really beautiful boots. I love the Spanish top!
Dislikes: Although they are pricey, it is absolutely fair for a boot of this quality. There is no reason to get custom boots when there are Sergios. The leather was a little slippery, but the more you ride in them the grippier you get. If you are showing right after you get them (like I did) just put a little grip stuff like Effax on them.
Quality: I've already covered this, but the tapering, details, and leather is outstanding. These boots will look new for a very long time. (don't worry, they won't FEEL new!)
Summary: These are beautiful boots that any English show rider should have.
Author: Clare from NJ
Usefulness Rating: 2.66667 out of 5.
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