All equestrians have their favorite pair of boots, right? Personally, I have two pairs that are near-and-dear to my heart and without them I basically could not live.
You know what I mean.
So, I’ve been pretty discouraged the past few months at barn time because both my fave pairs are dying a slow death. My Boulet riding boots have been with me for eight years now. I wore them for the first time in my wedding, and they eventually became my daily work boots and riding boots. They have many memories, these boots. You can still see how the top was chewed-off by our then-puppy, Max. But nonetheless, they’re perfectly molded to my feet. So much so, they’ve already been resoled once and are in dire need of a second resoling.
My second favorite boots have been with me for ten years. TEN. 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10. If that isn’t a testament to their durability, I don’t know what is! They have kept my feet dry and warm in the worst barn conditions. I love that I can tuck my jeans into them and not worry about getting soaked feet.
Well. At least up until a few weeks ago. My muck boots gave out on me at a pretty unfortunate time, as well. Talk about getting your feet soaked.
So, that stinks.
I really dug-in my heels, so to speak, about buying a new pair. I loved my old pair. Why did I need a new pair after all? So, my feet were getting squishy with mud–I couldn’t give up on them yet! We’d been through so much together!
And then a big amazon box showed up by our gate. My husband, the most amazing gift-giver I’ve ever met, knew I couldn’t pull the trigger and hang up my old pair, and graciously ordered me a new pair.
AND I LOVE THEM TOO.
They’re a little different now, but I guess styles change in ten years. Who knew?
They rounded at the top for a feminine, riding-bootesque look. He got me The Muck Boot Company Hi Tack II in black (good call), but they come in pink and purple trim as well.
As you can see, I’ve already christened them with some Oklahoma red dirt. I highly recommend these boots. Get some.