Dublin Pinnacle Boot
Great All Around Boot
I bought these boots for a trip to Alaska where I knew I would be on my feet for hours everywhere from museums to wilderness and trail riding as well.
I didn't want to check a bag or waste a bootbag as carryon so these got worn on the plane, and stayed on every day thereafter. The sneakers I brought didn't make it out the door even once!
The pinnacle boot was warm and cozy and required no real break-in time. I hosed them down with leather conditioner straight out of the box both to darken the leather a bit and to ensure an easy wearing-in since I knew they would be my staple footwear for a week. Probably unnecessary, but I was happy with the result. I loved the adjustable side especially for the plane (made them extra wide) and riding (tightened them up quit a lot.) These boots ran large enough for a pair of "superfeet" inserts and woolly socks - so if you want a slimmer fit definitely try down a size.
Paired these with the Ariat Denim Breech for a day at the zoo followed by a mountain trail ride. Just perfect!
May 17, 2013
Love these boots, but had an issue with size
I went based on the reviews here, basically most people said to buy a size or so smaller. Not the case with me. Normally i'm a 9 1/2. So, i bought an 8 1/2. Couldn't get my foot in. Returned them for a 9 1/2. Was able to struggle to get one foot in, the other foot i couldn't get in at all. 3rd times the charm i guess, i said the heck with it, got the 10, and those i could get my foot in! Its a tiny bit loose in the foot but nothing that i can't deal with. If i need to wear thick socks, i can, but i don't have to. I think it was the instep, apparently i have a big instep. So, i really would not suggest going smaller, at least order your true size, if you have to return it for a smaller or larger size, at least it would be one return, not the 2 i had to do. BUT, i am loving these boots!!
May 9, 2013
These boots were gorgeous and very good quality.
Unfortunately, they were too tight in the calf for my taste and I had to return them. I think that someone who liked a snugger fit would have kept them.
However, they are not as tall as a tall boot. They might not be comfortable for riding if they happened to hit your saddle flap.
I bought them to wear around the barn, for riding, and for teaching.
May 8, 2013
Cute, comfortable and stylish!
I tried these after many broken zippers on my MH winter boots. I usually wear a 10.5 wide and have long thin legs. I bought the tens based on other reviews that they run large. They were a bit narrow but the leather is soft. After I wore them a couple times they fit perfectly. They are easy to get on and off even w/o a zipper. They clean up easily to go from barn to grocery store. Plenty of adjusting to tuck in jeans or wear with breeches. They are pretty warm when worn with heavier socks, but maybe not as warm as "winter" boots.
April 3, 2013
I looooove these boots! I've never been able to find tall boots with a low heel. These boots are great to walk, ride, shop, everything in!!! The adjustable calf looks and works great. I get so many compliments on them and my friends all wear western boots....so I didn't expect them to like these more english-style riding boots. I've been wearing them now for one month and have had no problems with the wear and/or quality of the boots.
March 22, 2013
Love the style and comfort of these boots. They do run a bit large, ordered 1/2 size down. The width seems to be large as well. Fit best with boot socks. Wore them to the grocery store on a wet, snowy day and 'my' feet were not squeaking on the tile floor like other shoppers! Cannot comment yet on durability as I have only had them about a month, but they do look substantial. These are my 'going out' boots, am not planning on doing barn work with them. Past reviews helped me make this purchase, Thanks!!
March 21, 2013