I hope this is the right place for this…
I have impressively bad pronated ankles (my orthopedist growing up said it was the worst case he had seen in a long time) so because of this I have very built up orthotics to keep my joints reasonably comfortable. (not the wimpy dr. scholls or whatever, the heavy duty Rx blue plastic ones, inner heel is built up by 1", not including the actual foot mold )
For years I’ve stuck my first/soft orthotics in paddock boots but those are finally dying so it’s time to reevaluate my boot situation. I used orthotic-less field boots to show when I rode hunters as a teenager but I had a hard time walking afterwards. My joints have gotten worse so that’s not an option anymore. Since I’m not planning on showing above second anytime soon so I could stick with paddock boots and half chaps but I’d like to explore my options.
So… I’m looking for dress boots that have a very supportive or completely removable foot bed (and can accommodate my existing orthotics.) Are there any? What have others done for similar problems?