Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Best New Boots for 2010

Best New Boots for 2010   6a00d8345657f469e20134884d4434970c 500wiA wise equestrian once said, “A rider can never have too many boots.” Ok, so we’re the ones who said that but still… you know it’s true!

In a season when every design house puts out their version of a “riding” boot, we’re most excited about a few new boot styles from your favorite equestrian brands.

We first spied the Ariat Windermere with Baker Plaid at the January 2010 AETA Winter Trade Fair and have been dying to share them ever since. We love the concept of a black or brown (shown here) tall boot with all of Ariat’s comfort technology and stylish insets of the iconic Baker 5/A plaid fabric. There’s a sharp paddock boot version too!

The Dubarry Carlow is nothing short of an instant classic, pairing handsome tweed (Gore-Tex treated, of course) with Dubarry’s signature leather boot. Available in Connemara Smoke (grey with lavendar) and Galway River (green with blue) plaid tweeds.

Another stylish hit from Goode Rider, the Hunt Boot is a distressed leather tall boot with beautiful white contrast stitching and a flattering, tapered ankle. Available in brown or black.

And, since more than a few readers have expressed an interest in seeing more coverage of leather-alternative products for equestrians, we’re also including this very stylish (and vegan!) take on the classic riding boot from Neu Aura.

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