After a long search for field boots that I liked and fit well, I have finally found a pair. I got my Treadstone Tuscany boots from Richvale Saddlery in Schomberg, ON. I usually am an 8-8.5 tall slim, and in these I am a 7.5 tall slim. My one complaint with most off-the-rack field boots was that the ankles were too loose, and looked sloppy. The Tuscany’s have an elastic lace that can be tightened, knotted and then cut to the desired length, one lace is visibly tightened in the photo below. My ankles now feel more secure, and I found they got less “bunchy” around the ankle when I broke them in. They broke in easily in two rides, and I can’t wait to wear them at my first show of the season – two weekends away!
As much as I was excited to find boots that fit so well, I was also slightly wary of these boots. People I talked to either loved or hated them. Some people reported them falling apart, the leather fading and turning green, and torn zippers. Most complaints were from people who wore them every day to school in because of how comfortable they were, and they often got bathed along with their horse. For me, they’re just a show boot and I figured for the price, $350, they were a good boot for the price even if they need some repairs down the road. I couldn’t have found a better fit in another boot – believe me I tried! – so I was willing to take the risk. They come with a raised insole, as well as regular, to ease the break-in process. My left boot broke in quicker than the right, however I think that may be because of my leg position – and not the boot! Overall I love them so far. I will keep you posted on how they wear through the season!
P.S. We received our package from the company pictured below yesterday – So excited to do a post on what we got…
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