4 of the best competition boots

We all want to look smart when we're out competing and your riding boots can complete your look.

Picking the right pair of boots is crucial - not just to complement the rest of your competition clothing, but they need to comfortable so you can concentrate on your riding. 

Here's our pick of four of the nicest looking boots around. 

Mark Todd Leather Competition Boots

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These seriously smart boots are made in super soft, high quality leather with a discreet elasticated panel that runs alongside the full-length back zip.

The flattering, close fitting design gives a classy look, while the slimline sole offers excellent contact and grip.

There’s a Field boot or dress style available, so there’s something to suit everyone.

Sizes: 37 to 43 (37 to 45 in std/std Field Boot) in a choice of calf width and length.

Price: £224.99*

For stockists www.wefi.co.uk

Ariat Divino  

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These sumptuous Italian calf leather boots have many features to ensure your comfort. There’s a behind-the-knee mobility curve, for additional comfort in the riding position, elastic laces to reduce instep pressure and the use of Ariat’s exclusive ATS Luxe technology.

A perforated full-grain leather sockliner features a unique mesh border for breathability and comfort, the full-length anatomically engineered footbed has cushioned arch support and a recessed heel pad for energy return, for superior comfort.

Another unique element is the elasticised panel on the lateral side and oiled inner calf panel for extra grip.

Available in black in sizes 3 – 8.5

RRP: £699.99*

For stockists www.ariat.com

 

Konigs Polo Primera boots 

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For those of you who like to stand out from the crowd and follow the latest horsey trends, these boots from Konig are for you.

The on-trend Polo Primera boots are crafted from the finest Italian leather and feature a full lace-up polo front.

Sporting a zip at the back that’s protected by top and bottom flaps means you don’t have to worry about getting in a tangle with the laces.

Available in camel or black, in standard sizes 2-7, including half sizes

RRP £568* for sizes 2 – 5.5

RRP £710* for sizes 6 and above.

Dublin Arderin Tall Dress Boots

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The Arderin Tall Dress Boots are made from stretch PU and leather upper for a perfect fit. With a breathable mesh lining to keep your feet at a cool temperature and a high Spanish cut topline for an elegant finish, these boots are ideal for riders wanting to merge syolte with a close-fit.

The rubber outsole provides you with grip and a RCS footbed for moisture wicking and to keep you comfortable in the saddle.  

Colours Black

Size Childs 1/33 RR – 3/35.5 RR

Adults L4/37 RS – Adults L9/43 RR

RRP Adults £124.99*

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'Stylish with a purse-friendly price tag': Dublin Arderin tall field boots

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If you're on the hunt for a new pair of long riding boots that don't cost a fortune. These great looking boots look and feel like leather, but they're crafted using a combination of stretch PU and leather.

The upper of the boot is made from leather, while the leg of the boot is made from stretch PU - this allows the boots to fit your calf shape perfectly.

These boots also have a breathable mesh lining and RCS foot bed for additional rider comfort.

To finish off, the high Spanish cut top line offers a stylish and traditional look - making these boots suitable for competition and every day use.

RRP from £94.99 *

* price correct at time of publishing

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Grub’s Outline Boot

Incorporating the latest technology, these boots are designed for riding and yard work. 

Grub's Outline boot

The Outline sole has a simple centre seam, giving all round foot comfort.

Underfoot, the 6mm Nitrocell footbed provides a soft cushioning and the Hexzorb technology in the heel absorbs heel strike shock for comfort all day long.

The Superdri lining is hard wearing, and wicks moisture away from your foot to prevent a sweaty and uncomfortable feel.

The Unique Hard Toe reinforced toecap protects your toes during daily activities while keeping your feet warm too.

The Nitrocell footbed has a million microscopic nitrogen bubbles that insulate you from cold

Price £57

To find out more about the range of boots from Grub's visit www.grubsboots.com

Mountain Horse Spring River collection

Mountain Horse is well-known for the their range of functional footwear and the new Spring River collection offers a host of different styles, one, or more is sure to catch your eye. 

Mountain Horse Spring River Tall boot

Spring River High Rider

This fabulous waterproof tall boot is made in flexible, comfortable oily full grain leather. There's a concealed YKK zipper at the back that makes it quick and easy to put the boots on and take them off. It has natural moist wicking and odor minimizing bamboo fibre infused lining and a shock absorbing ShockX advanced insole system.

Colours  black and brown

Sizes 36 to 43 (regular), 37 to 41 (regular/wide)

Price £299*

 

Mountain Horse Spring River zip

Spring River Zip Paddock

A beautiful waterproof paddock boot made in flexible comfortable oily full grain leather. These boots have a zip at the front of the boot for ease of use.  It has natural moist wicking and odor minimizing bamboo fibre infused lining and a shock absorbing ShockX advanced insole system.

Colours Black, brown

Sizes 36 to 46

Price £159 (ladies), £169 (men)*

 

Spring River Jodhpur

Mountain Horse Spring River jodhpur boot

A traditional looking pull-on jodhpur boot made from a waterproof oily full grain leather. It has natural moist wicking and odor minimizing bamboo fibre infused lining and a shock absorbing ShockX advanced insole system. 

Colours Black, brown

Sizes 36 to 46

Price £149 (ladies), £159 (men)*

 

Spring River Lace

Mountain Horse Spring River lace boot

If a lace up boot is more your thing, the Spring River lace is perfect for you. These boots are waterproof and made from an oily full grain leather for a smart appearance. It has natural moist wicking and odor minimizing bamboo fibre infused lining and a shock absorbing ShockX advanced insole system. 

Colours Black, brown

Sizes 36 to 46

Price £159 (ladies), £169 (men)*

To find out more about the Mountain Horse range visit http://mountainhorse.se/en/

*prices correct at time of publishing

 

Spanish Boot Company two-tone boots

These beautiful two-tone bespoke boots bring together two complimenting shades.

Spanish Boot Company two tone boots

Part of the brand new ‘La Caballeria Collection’ (Meaning ‘Cavalry Collection’ in Spanish) these boots celebrate the brand’s beautiful range of bespoke boot options.

You can choose from four stunning colour combinations and partner that with a leather sole, flat rubber or tread.

This stunning boot is finished with a contrast or matching tassel.

Price £265*

*price correct at time of publishing

The Rambo Collection

When you hear the name Rambo, you're more than likely to think of the iconic Original Rambo turnout rug, instantly recognisable in its green with red binding colour-way. Well, the waterproof and windproof warmth you expect from Rambo rugs is now available in a range of footwear. 

This new boot range includes riding boots to country boots in full length and ankle styles. Each boot combines leather and the Rambo ballistic green nylon to give it the look of Rambo.

Rambo pull Up boot

 

Rambo Original Pull up boot – a classic waterproof and breathable country boot that’s equally at home on the yard or about town.

Price £110*

 

 

 

Rambo Turnout long

 

 

Rambo Original Turnout long boot – a versatile long boot for riding and yard wear. They have a warm waterproof lining and a front zip closure and button fastener to give these boots their own unique look.

Price £150*

 

 

 

 

 

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Rambo Original Turnout short boot – if you prefer an ankle boot these will suit you perfectly. With all the same features as the long version, but with an elasticated side panel at the ankle and front zip for comfort.  

Price £85*

To find your nearest stockist visit www.horseware.com

*prices correct at the of publishing

Ariat Fernlee

Ariat Fernlee

This boot from Ariat has a sleek style all of its own bringing a touch of flair to the often boring looking wellington boot. 

It's made from vulcanised rubber to keep your feet dry, and a shock-absorbing EVA midsole for comfort. A Duratread outsole provides added grip, and ATS technology complete with a gel-cushioned footbed with heel stabiliser and a moisture wicking lining, your feet will love these boots!

Price £114.95 *

*price correct at time of publishing

Ariat Burford

Ariat Burford boot

These classy looking rubber boots combine the traditional look of a welly but with a few little extras to make them a bit more special.

Made from a waterproof, vulcanised rubber to help keep your feet warm and dry. A shock absorbing EVA midsole, ATS Pro technology and a moisture-wicking lining with odour busting technology all help to keep your feet happy and comfortable. 

They have an adjustable leather strap closure and leather trimmed top. The easy-off 'heel kick' makes them really easy to slip on and off. 

You can pick a classic version or an insulated version that has a neoprene lining to keep your feet warm.

Price £129.99 (Classic), £144.99 (Insulated) *

*price correct at time of publishing

Grub's Highline boots

Grub's Highline sage green

If your wellingtons have seen better days and you're on the hunt for a new pair, the new Highline boots from Grub's could be just what you're looking for.

They have a traditional look, whilst offering superior comfort, grip and stability. Whether at the stables, or walking the dog, the Highline boots are the ideal choice to keep your clean warm and dry. 

The boots feature a full stretch neoprene panel in the shaft and securing strap, giving a comfortable fit for most calf sizes. The Trak sole gives security on soft ground and a breathable Super-Dri lining and an insulating, cushioning foot-bed for supreme comfort.

Highline are available in sage green or Mahogany in sizes 3 to 14.

Price £73 *

 

* Price correct at time of publishing

Woof Wear Riding Welly

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Two boots in one, the Riding Welly from Woof Wear may look like any other welly boot and is just perfect for all your yard chores.  It's also been designed to be safe to ride in, too. It has a Release Profile Sole to ensure your foot will slip out of your stirrups in an emergency. The suede effect calf pads feels comfy against your saddle, it also means no annoying squeaking noise. 

Price £100 *

* Price correct at time of publishing

Tresio Competition boots

Just Togs Tresio boots

If you're on the hunt for a great-looking and super stylish pair of long riding boots that also have a very attractive price tag, look no further than the Tresio Competition boots from Just Togs. 

It's their white contact stitching and piping that make these boots stand out from the rest, but as well as great looks they're super comfy to wear. This is thanks to to the Comfort Support Insole technology and an anti-skid sole.

They also have a rear zip to make putting these boots on and taking them off quick and easy. To complete their stylish look these boots have patent trims too. 

Price £110 *

* Price correct at time of publishing

To find your nearest stockist visit www.justtogs.co.uk

Hunter Original tall wellington boots

Manufacturer says

 Available in a great choice of colours the Original tall wellington boot is as popular as ever

Available in a great choice of colours the Original tall wellington boot is as popular as ever

First introduced in 1956, the Original Tall boot is handcrafted from 28 parts and built for exceptional fit and comfort. This iconic style lies at the heart of the Hunter Original brand. They’re waterproof with a durable and grippy outsole, plus an adjustable strap to enhance the fit. The Original boot is available in an array of great colours too.

Price £90 *

Tested by YH Horse writer Amy Moore

Hunters might be a countryside stereotype, but I love mine! I have them in red and my last pair have lasted me well over two years. These wellies have seen me through countless muddy fields and mucking-out missions and I don’t really know what I’d do without them!

I know they’re not technically walking boots, but I’ve worn mine around numerous three-day events and out walking the dog and find them so comfortable. They’re also really waterproof (as a wellie should be) – having used them to fish a lost sheep out of a lake, I can most definitely vouch for that.

Their initial cost might seem expensive, but they last such a long time that you really get your money’s worth.

* Price correct at time of publishing

New country Boots from Dublin

With Autumn in full swing and the Winter days getting nearer now is the time to break out the country boots to ensure you’re warm and stylish whether on the yard or highstreets.

Dublin first introduced the River Boot nearly a decade ago and the range has grown and matured through the introduction of new technologies and styles. We’re thrilled to announce some new styles featuring in our Winter 2016 Country Boot range - the Dublin Pinacle Grain Boots and the Dublin Wye Boots.

Designed with you in mind both come complete with Dublin's famous Rider Comfort System (RCS) and triple density footbed system featuring padded heel cushions, cupped heel and arch supports for comfort and stability.

What's more, they offer waterproof protection from the elements and are breathable to keep your feet comfortable and dry.

Dublin Pinnacle Grain Boots

The NEW Dublin Pinnacle Grain Boots

  • HBR® waterproof and breathable country boot
  •  Full grain leather upper with lace adjustment
  • RCS footbed system
  • Heel and arch support with double cushioning layer for great comfort
  • Suitable for the larger calf
  • Breathable nylon lining
  •  Durable Tough Tech rubber outer sole

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The NEW Dublin
Wye Boots

  • HBR® waterproof and breathable country boot
  • Full grain leather with chap style leather overlay
  • RCS footbed system
  • Heel and arch support with double cushioning layer for great comfort
  • Waterproof zip for improved access
  • Breathable nylon lining
  • Durable Tough Tech rubber outer sole

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Brogini Toscana paddock boots

Our tester bought these from her local Farmway store. She was looking for a sturdy pair of boots which would give her ankle(previously broken) some support when she was out doing her horses. She said the leather is lovely and soft and took very little breaking in and the zip front makes them really easy to put on and take off. The air pockets inside the heel and soft, cushioned insole makes these boots so comfortable to wear.

These aren’t the cheapest boots, but our tester felt thinks they're worth their pricetag for their great looks and comfort.

Colours Black, brown

Sizes 3.5 to 9

Price £95*

www.brogini.com

 

*Price at time of publishing

Toscana boots