I plan to buy a new pair of tall boots for showing this year. Luckily I am a pretty standard fit and can do off the rack in all brands. I had perused the other threads on here and thought I had narrowed down what brand I wanted, until some input from fellow boarders last night changed my mind. Her is what I had arrived at:
Parlantis - I had ruled these out. I want a more rugged boot with a longer shelf life. I’m not a huge fan of the sock leather trend.
Dehners - I like a spanish top, so I had ruled these out as well.
Ariats - these are my old, tried and true favorites, but from reading online, it seems the quality has gone down. My last pair lasted me 12 years.
The boots that made my short list were:
Tuccis - have no experience with these IRL, just read good reviews on COTH forums
DeNiros - I had pretty much arrived at these as my choice, after reading many positive reviews. Until I got feedback from a fellow boarder. She and another boarder have the DiNiro Salentos. The zippers broke on both sets of boots, and don’t stay up when they’re not broken.
So now I am back to the drawing board. Do I just go back to Ariats and hope for the best? Another boarder really likes her Tredsteps, but again, I have no real life experience with these.