My darling friend Christine has been on an ELEVEN year quest for the perfect riding boots. Seriously, that is just wrong. She has given no budget restrictions because she says she will wear them until she dies, and then she will be buried in them. And she’s got decades left on her 🙂
So here are my leading contenders for the perfect knee high leather riding boot in dark brown or black (per her request). Now if someone will just help me figure out how to wear them without getting elephant knees!
Stuart Weitzman Equine Boots from Zappos. Why they work? Gorgeous rich dark brown with no adornments and a beautifully classic cut. Why they might not work? There is a small heel and they are incredibly pricey. Ditto this exact analysis for these Frye Riding Boots also from Zappos.
Frye Leather Riding Boots from Zappos (also at Nordstrom’s). Why they work? They are not only flat but completely unadorned! Why they might not work? The double panel makes them appear a little less sleek which I LOVE, but they’re likely not as sleek as her sensibility is seeking. I actually prefer these to the pricier Frye pair above. (There are several good options in Frye.)
Burberry Riding Boots from Nordstrom’s. Why they work? They are SUPER flat and sleek. Why they don’t work? They’re rubber. Yes, these adorable boots are rubber!
Cole Haan Leather Boots from Nordstrom’s. Why they work? Y’all, these are nearly perfect. They’re Cole Haan so quality leather. No adornment, great cut and detailing, super sleek, and they are 30% off! Why they might not work? There is the teensiest bit of a heel, but surely that won’t kill these perfect boots in brown or black.
Everybody Boot from Nordstrom’s (also on sale!). Everything I said about the above Cole Haan’s are true for these and they come in a gorgeous dark brown too.
So what about you? Where did you find your favorite pair of riding boots? What brand?