Petrie Olympic Dressage Boot
I bought my first pair of Petrie boots in 1997. Loved them! However, they didn't have the spanish top and became too short. I then bought Königs Reitstiefel boots, but they never compared to the comfort of my Petries. I finally decided to buy new boots and tried MH Victoria and Ariats. I really liked the MH boots, but they are so soft! I went ahead and ordered new Petries. Love them right away! No comparison! Awesome, well made, comfortable boots. They fit ssoo good!
March 20, 2013
These boot fit a bit tight, which means they will be perfect when completely broken in. I found the break in period to be shorter than my last Petries, these are very close to being perfect. In fact, they're so gorgeous, I almost wore them to a party! One thing, they are not "stovepipe" stiff like my older pair but because they are so slim in the ankle and calf, I expect them to eventually be more comfortable. The foot bed is super comfy. I can't attest to the durability as I have only had them 2 months.
February 25, 2013
Lovely boots, very well made
Stiff for dressage take a while to break in but once they do these are very nice boots. They give enough support and keep the leg elongated for dressage while being comfy. I also love the front zippers.
February 19, 2013
Great customer service
Lovely boots, and Smartpak customer service was great! The first pair I ordered weren't quite the right size: the customer service agent was very friendly and helpful over the phone, return shipping was easy, and my replacement boots were delivered in a timely manner. I can't comment on the durability yet, but the leather quality is good, they are well-constructed and the zippers seem sturdy.
September 6, 2012
Beautiful boots at a good price
Now I know why good dressage boots are stiff: they help your leg position! And the cut of these are very flattering, so they help me look better as I ride better. I was able to find a size that fits me perfectly, and they're breaking in very nicely. They look (and fit) like a pair of custom boots at a significant savings. I'd definitely buy these again.
May 1, 2012
I love these boots!! Comfortable once they are broken in and are very easy to clean. I've had a pair for a year and ride several times a week and they still look brand new. I'd highly recommend them.
March 8, 2012