Mountain Horse Firenze Dress Boot
Very Pleased w/ My Boots
I found the footbed a little large which was perfect for me as I have B+ width and a bunion so my feet were very comfortable with socks. Since my feet hurt often due to RA I put gel insoles and a gel heel support. I know that probably sound like a lot but for me these boots are very comfortable. I found the leather very pliable and no rubs or blisters for my first two hour trail ride. The zipper was quite snug but has stretched and now is a good fit to the leg. GOOD BOOT for my needs.
May 18, 2013
good value for the money
If you are looking for a nice boot for entry level then this boot is for you. Leather is good quality and is easily broken in for riding in them, even for the first time. Cleans up and holds its shape very well. I would recommend this boot to my friends.
May 6, 2013
These boots will work well for anyone with large calves. I have no idea why short boots do not have smaller calf measurements, OR why the slim fit calf has a TALLER measurement!!! Not much option for smaller, fit women. I like mountain boots and the quality is remarkable for the price, so if you are not a small person, no problem, get these. I will have to order the MUCH more expensive Ariats in order to get the size right.
April 1, 2013
not for petite women
I really wish these boots had worked for me, but I have a 13.75 inch calves (WITH socks and breeches) and short legs...so I am a small, fit person. The height was fine, but I do not understand why a short boot would not have a smaller calf size too. These were WAY too roomy, and would prevent me from feeling my leg on my horse. Too bad, I will have to save up for the Ariat Westchester which does have a lean choice on the short boot. If you have bigger calves then absolutely get these boots, they are a great deal with a sharp look, and the foot itself is comfy.
March 23, 2013
nice boots! Didn't get any sores on the back of my ankles. nice sturdy leathert soft but not flimsy
January 20, 2013
Pretty Good Boot for the Money
I was looking for a dressage boot - I wanted a zipper because I wanted to be able to use them as everyday boots too. I am not a dressage princess- more of an eventer/all around rider. However, I do enjoy dressage and go to a couple of local strictly dressage shows a year. My field boots are Dehner and have no zipper, so I like to save those.
I wanted a boot I could abuse, but then shine up and show in – again, not going for a medal- just local rated and fun shows. I tried a Treadstone, but the fit was all wrong and the leather was like cardboard. My friend has Mountain Horse boots and loves them, so I figured I'd give them a try.
After shopping around, I found Smart Pack had the best price and free shipping! My boots arrived super fast too- just in time for a local dressage show. The boots fit very well.
They do run large. I usually wear a 7.5 or even 8, but these fit just right as a 7. I can wear them with breeches and they fit pretty close to the calf, or I can wear thin jeans and the elastic allows me to still zip them up. That’s great for me- I like to ride in jeans. They are a tad large at the top, but I have small calves, so I can’t really blame a stock boot.
The leather is nice- soft, but not floppy. The zipper is strong and easy to pull. I did get some wicked blisters on my ankles as they were breaking in. Mole Skin or a heel lift is a must as you break them in!
They looked great- got complements- at the show. And I do wear them now around the barn quite a bit too. So far- I feel like I made a great choice.
I’m really glad I went through Smart Pack. I really appreciate the return shipping policy if an item doesn’t work out. I lost 25.00 sending the Treadstone’s back (different vendor). It was great to know Smart Pack offers free shipping both ways!
November 6, 2012