I was so sad to see the rip
Right now I am riding in field boots, but it is highly unlikely that I am going to be doing any jumping in the future so I am considering the option of dress boots. This is where I am running into trouble. Stinker has had very strong opinions about my footwear choices in the past (total meltdown over switching to half chaps and paddock boots) and obviously he has gotten much better about life in general in the past year, but I am still hesitant to start switching things up on him.
I might have gotten annoyed and ridden with it like that the one day
The other is is with the move and everything my budget is a little tighter than I would like. I had an idea in the back of my mind that I would limp through another year to year and half with my current boots and hoard money so I could get a higher quality pair the next time around. I have a fairly average calf size (38 cm/15 inches), but my feet are on the larger end of the scale (9.5-10/41) and I do need a tall height.
So what would you do? Dress boots or field boots? Cheap or say to hell with it what is a little more money? What are your favorite boots and why?