I have been riding in half chaps forever. I would like to get a pair of tall boots but have run into difficulties finding some that might fit. Last time I got boots there were no zippers and getting them broken in was the biggest issue!
I have only tried a couple IRL, but am discouraged looking at the measurements online. Foot is not too bad - I need a roomy toe box and not narrow size 81/2 to 9 (39) I would like a softer leather and seem to be in a “medium” calf in most brands.
The problem is the height. I measure 15" (about 38 cm) from the floor to the back of my knee. Even the “short” versions seem to be way taller. And now that boots have zippers, shortening them would seem to be more difficult and expensive.
Do I have any budget friendly options?