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Ridding Boots are made to be used for horse ridding, not everyday wear. The classic boot comes high enough up the leg to prevent the leathers of the saddle from pinching the leg of the rider, has a sturdy toe to protect the rider's foot when on the ground, and has a distinct heel to prevent the foot from sliding through the stirrup. The sole is smooth or lightly textured to avoid being caught on the tread of the stirrup in the event of a fall.

Equestrian STYLED boots tend to fluctuate in and out of the fashion spotlight... depending on the region you live in, but remain consistent in there practicality.

Some of my favorites are Etienne Aigner, Cole Haan, Cordani Calzature, 7 for all mankind & The Fry Company. Check out these styles for the Fall/Winter 2009 season. The ability to pair these boots with denim, leggings & skirts, for day, night and every occasion in between, makes owning a single pair a bargain... and no horse or saddle required.