Tredstep Donatello Field Boot
Having a 12 year old with a woman's size foot and a very long, slender calf posed a HUGE problem with finding a boot that fit her properly. Not with the Donatello! I just couldn't bring myself to have boots custom made quite yet with her still growing. I was incredibly pleased with how well the boot fit! She is equally pleased with how comfortable it is and how easy it was to "break in." Solid boot for the price. As far as durability? We need to see how it holds up during the show season, but it appears to be made very well. If you asked me, I wouldn't hesitate to buy this boot again.
June 10, 2013
Terrible quality, didn't last through a month.
I do wear through boots- I ride 10+ horses a day and I am constantly on my feet. I was not looking for a show boot but I did want something that would hold up for home use. I was excited when I pulled them from the box, they fit quite well and looked decent. However, the next day the zipper broke. The zipper was replaced three times in the month that I used them but thats not all; these boots have spent several trips to the cobbler as I replaced stitching on the toe cap, where the zipper meets the boot, etc. The leather stretched a good bit- and within a few weeks they were too big, slipping and rubbing as I rode. Invest in a better quality boot- the repair costs alone will warrant it.
June 4, 2013
Received these boots on Wednesday, showed in them on Sunday. Broke in really well. They are comfortable and look good too. Great product for the money. I could never find boots off the shelf that fit me so I was really happy I didn't have to purchase another pair of custom boots. Would definitely recommend these. Just hope they hold up.
June 3, 2013
Donatello, Don't Make Me Tell You
Bleah. I guess you get almost what you pay for. Don't bother waiting for these boots like I did!
May 28, 2013
After hearing so many people raving about these boots I decided they would be an excellant replacements for the Devon Aires that never really fit me right. So glad that I went with these and will be looking to get a pair of the Raphaels sometime in the future.
I can't speak to durability as I've only ridden in these boots once, but the quality is great! I wear a size 8.5 in Ariat and got the 39s in these and would say the sizing is similar. My only complaint is that I wish these boots came in a slightly shorter height.
May 26, 2013
I absolutely love these boots! I have tried other brands, and these had MUCH nicer leather than boots twice the price! They were soft and supple right out of the box, and it was definitely love at first ride! The fit my calf and ankle perfectly, and my picky trainer commented on how nice they looked! The only thing that I will say is that they do scratch pretty easily. My mouthy horse bit the toe cap of one of my boots, and the leather came up a little. But, a little polish and they look as good as new! Also, one of my boot trees came with a hole in it, but the lovely customer service team sent me a replacement for free. Thanks Smartpak and Tredstep!
May 16, 2013