DeNiro Leuca Field Boot
I only just recieved these boots, so i cant comment on wear and break in. I just couldnt help myself from reviewing this great boot! I have been searching for months for a boot that is tall enough, yet thin enough for my legs. I had the Ariat boots in 8.5 tall/slim, which were not tall nor slim enough! I went on a limb and purchased these. They only had one size left... the 10 XS Extra Extra Tall. The 10 foot size seemed too big, but i went ahead and ordered. The zipper is attractive, but not that noticable. I was worried about it being too prominent, but it really just slenderizes the ankle perfectly! Just came in and fit like a glove. A touch too tall but will break in perfectly. The foot isn't near as big as i was expecting and shouldnt be a problem. I have a clinic in 4 days and will comment again about the break in and wear! Overall a beautiful boot.
April 9, 2013
I am in love
These are the best boots for the money. They are extremely comfortable, no breaking in at all. I wore them at a horse show all day long and didn't even have a red mark on my feet. No blisters and no pressure points. Highly recommended.
April 1, 2013
Love Love Love these Boots!
I actually ordered these boots several times but got tired of waiting for them and cancelled them. This time Smartpak had my size on hand- and I am so happy with them. I wear a size 6- but have a wide foot so sometimes size up half a size. I ordered the 36 but based on other reviews I was concerned they might be too tight- they aren't. They fit great and the foot is wide enough for my wide foot. They are actually a bit larger than my Ariat Monaco's which are also a size 6. They are a tad shorter than the Monacos (which I think are a bit taller than the "normal" Ariat standard height) which is just right for me. The Spanish top is high enough on the outside to make them plenty tall (although I am only 5'3"). The foot bed is not as supportive as an Ariat boot- they feel a little more like a "traditional boot fit" but are comfortable. They are easy to get on and the zipper isn't nearly as noticeable as you might think. I am looking forward to many many years of riding in these- I am SOOOO happy with this purchase! I gave them a 4 for durability only because I just got them.
February 8, 2013
Fit like custom boots
I splurged on these because I could not find anything at a lower price that would fit my somewhat chunky calves properly (I seem to be between regular and wide in other brands). I ordered a 38/Standard height/Large calf -- and they fit like a glove. They seem sturdy though the leather is quite soft and I like the unconventional zipper design which is easy to zip and very comfortable. One small issue: I *hate* the Italian-style square toes. They make my feet look huge and duck-like. Not a problem in the saddle but every time I look down when standing, I wince. Overall, though, very nice boots and I'm happy with them.
December 21, 2012
I absolutely love my boots! The instant I put them on for the first time they fit like a glove, as if they were custom boots measured by the boot maker. I’ve only ridden in them 3 times so far and they are practically broken in already. The leather is so incredibly soft but at the same time I completely believe they will hold up to my 2-3 times of riding a week for a long time. The design of the zipper is great! I haven’t had the blisters on my ankle like I normally would breaking in a new pair of boots. If you have the opportunity to get these I 100% recommend them.
July 2, 2012
It took me a while to get them, but it was totally worth the wait! They fit me so perfectly I can hardly believe it! My trainer is in love with them and wants a pair herself! I wasn't totally sold on the zipper at first, but now I wouldn't want it any other way! Thank you smartpak for offering such amazing products!
November 18, 2011