Suedwind Footwear Grand Prix Pro Chaps, Back zip
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Riding boots and riding shoes are an essential part of riding clothing. They also provide safety in riding, because the heel prevents you from slipping through the stirrups, which means you won't get caught in them in the event of a fall. In addition to our own brand, you will find high-quality boots from brands such as Tonics, Ariat, Mountain Horse, Tattini, Cavallo and Veredus. The classic riding boot reaches to the knee and covers the foot and calf. Riding shoes or Jodhpur boots, on the other hand, go over the ankle to give the foot stability and are usually combined with half chaps. This is a great alternative to riding boots.
Riding shoes in combination with chaps are an alternative to high riding boots and are usually more comfortable to wear in the stable. Riding shoes or riding ankle boots, on the other hand, provide sufficient support for the ankle and at the same time offer sufficient freedom of movement and comfort in everyday stable use. Rubber or easy-care synthetic styles are also a good companion in bad weather, keeping your feet warm and dry. They can also be cleaned in no time. However, the most important feature of riding shoes and riding ankle boots is their heel, which prevents the shoe from slipping through the stirrup. This is an important safety feature that is not available with normal shoes or trainers. A robust sole also ensures safety and a good grip when walking. Some styles even have a steel toe cap to protect your feet from horse hooves or heavy objects.
Riding shoes and riding ankle boots are more practical and comfortable than riding boots in everyday stable use. With chaps or gaiters, however, they can be converted in a flash, providing the good support and elegant look of riding boots while in the saddle. Gaiters are usually a little more stable than chaps and give the rider's leg additional stability in the saddle. In addition to our own brand, you can find riding boots from Ariat, Cavallo and Mountain Horse, among others, which you can combine perfectly with chaps from the same brands.
The classic material in the stable remains genuine leather. Soft leather is also still popular for shoes and boots, because it is comfortable to wear, robust, of high quality and elegant-looking. But artificial leather and other synthetic materials are also very popular, not least because the products are usually cheaper than genuine leather styles. Wellies or rubber riding ankle boots are a popular entry-level style and are also waterproof and easy to care for. Synthetic leather riding boots are usually easy to clean with a damp sponge. For real leather riding boots, it is best to follow the manufacturer's care recommendations, as there are extra leather cleaners, leather and boot care products you can use to ensure long-lasting enjoyment of your leather boots.