With the ever changing technology of show clothing and helmets over the past several years, it’s no wonder that tall boots have finally followed suit. Originally designed for protection and grip, these often pricey boots have evolved from a classic, streamlined piece of apparel to a sporty looking and often high tech addition to the rider’s attire.
The most noticeable change is that zippers, thankfully, have become an absolute must. They eliminate the painful process of pulling on skin tight boots and the pulsating pain that typically ensues while you wear them, not to mention the rare (but has happened) trip to the ER to remove them in the event of an accident!
Zipper placement has also become more varied with some styles like the Ariat Volant Front Zip Boot which features black on black or a sporty red contrast zipper for the fashion forward rider. (red available by special order).
Stretch panels like the ones on the ever popular Ariat Monaco Tall Boot offer a customized fit with amazingly soft leather that feels broken in from the moment you put them on.
Futuristic designs don’t just look cool but really are cool, providing ventilation to the rider’s leg. The Ariat Volant Back Zip Vented boot offers breathability and stretch – all integrated into a super cool design!
The Veredus Guarnieri Tall Boot features a fully adjustable calf fit with the Boa System which allows the rider to adjust the tightness at any time. Hot days when legs are extra swollen? No problem, dial the calf a little looser. Want an extra tight fit? Snug it up as much as you like. Lose or gain a little weight..this boot has you covered.
Another smart design is the SmartClix integrated spur system by Cavallo offered as an option on any Cavallo boot! The spur sticks come in three varieties and can be positioned up or down. Spurs with rollers can be rotated vertical or horizontal. Or in the event you don’t need a spur, the spur can be removed and replaced with a simple black cap. Genius!
With these innovations, even the most high-tech loving riders among us will be able to find a pair of tall boots that strikes their fancy- a pair that will take their riding to the next level in style.
If you’re in the market for tall boots, be sure to stop by Mary’s to get properly fitted. Our trained sales associates meet with the boot vendors and practice fitting under the watchful eyes of our managers so YOU get the best fit in the best boots for your best ride!