How do start choosing the best womens riding boots? Whether you’re a seasoned rider or you’re relatively new to the scene, you will need to know what your looking for for shopping for your riding boots. What style of boots your looking for & which riding boots will be the best option for you as a rider. There are so many different styles, designs and brands of riding boots for women, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. To try and make things easier, you should take your shopping for riding boots in stages.
Stage 1 – Choosing your style of riding boots
The first stage will be to determine which style of boots you need for your own riding activities. If you’re riding is purely for enjoyment as a hobby, then you could choose almost any type of riding boot that you feel comfortable in and of course like the look of. However, if you will be or taking part in events or showing, then you will need the correct attire for that particular style of the sport. Almost all show events will require you to wear tall riding boots, so you will need to keep this in mind when you are choosing your footwear.
There are a few different types of women’s riding boots that are most popular, including the following:
- Dressage Boots (and dress boots)
- Jumping Boots
- Hunting Boots
- Paddock Boots
- Western Boots
We also review fashionable riding boots on here but there are usually, as the name suggests, more of a fashion statement than actual boots made for horse riding.
Once you have narrowed down the top of womens riding boots that you need, you can move on to the next step.
Stage 2 – Choosing a Make & Material
There are also different styles of riding boots in the categories listed above. You should be looking to choose a pair of womens riding boots that are durable, safe and comfortable. after all you’ll be spending a lot of time wearing them and there’s nothing that will spoil your ride than a pair of uncomfortable boots.
Make sure that your choice of riding boots are made of the most suitable material. Leather boots tend to be the better, higher quality boots most of the time, but come with a higher price tag. It’s also important to try and make sure your boots include a solid heel and reinforced toe.
I can’t stress enough how important it is to ensure that any womens riding boots you are considering have the right fit. If not and they feel uncomfortable, even after being work in then it can really spoil your rides and distract you from what your supposed to be concentrating on. When you’re choosing tall riding boots, you need to measure your foot and calf. For smaller ankle height riding boots, a foot size measurement will often suffice.
If you follow the advice above you’ll be on the right track to choosing a great pair of riding boots that will serve you well and stand the test of time.