We are now carrying a brand new field boot line from Tredstep. Tredstep is an Irish company that produces high quality huntseat apparel. Although many of you have probably already heard of Tredstep, we were only recently able to purchase from them as we now have a full time rep within our area.
Currently we are only carrying the Donatello Field boot (pictured above) which features a no lace zipper back entry with Tredstep’s innovative increased flexion design. You’ll also find the rear stretch panel and top gusset will allow for greater range in fits while maintaining a very sophisticated look. The leather on this boots is extremely soft and pliable meaning little to no time needed for break-in.
Being from a European designer you’ll find sizing a bit different. Sizes are listed as 36, 37, 38, etc. When looking at the box you’ll find a corresponding U.S. size and each boot comes with a heel riser allowing the European sizes to equate to U.S. half sizes. Finally you’ll find five different calf sizes available: extra slim, slim, regular, medium, and full. We also have a nice conversion chart located on our website that will help in determining the correct size.
Great fitting Hunt Seat Field Boots are sometimes hard to come by without going the custom route. We’ve found that Ariat Heritage Select Field Boots are about the closest you’ll come to getting the custom feel without actually being custom, nor paying the price for custom boots. We typically carry a large selection of Ariat Heritage Select Field Boots in a variety of sizes and fits. However, Ariat has recently redesigned these boots to offer a better fit without compromising the “customization” of the boots. While going through this transition Ariat seems to be having a difficult time keeping them available. We will definitely be carrying this boot once fully available, and will show case more at that time.
We do still have many of the Heritage Select Field Boots (older models) in stock and discounted. To help supplement the missing sizes from Ariat we have brought in another boot, the Ovation Flex Sport Field Boot.
The Ovation Sport Flex is an all leather boot with a zipper and elastic stretch panel that offers ample room in the calf. The boots do come in a variety of calf sizes but do not offer different heights. The Ovation Sport Flex boots are definitely a great alternative to the Ariat Heritage Select Field Boots and are a bit cheaper coming in at $174.95 rather than Ariat’s $279.95 (currently on sale at $219.95). Take a look at the field boots below and let us know what you think. If you have any questions leave those in the comments as well.
We just spent four days in Denver at our annual dealers market showcasing hundreds of manufacturers products within the Western and English industry. It’s an amazing opportunity for us to see and order the fall’s apparel and spring/summer boots all at one time. I know we are really excited for some of the items coming and we wanted to give you a preview of some of the items that will be coming over the course of 2013. As we get more pictures we’ll post more so that you can see other new items.
Were $279.95 Today $249.95
- Color: Black
- Leather: Full Grain
- Insole: 4LR
- Outsole: Duratread™
Ariat Heritage II field boots were founded with the simple objective of creating the most advanced performance English boots and English apparel for the world’s top equestrian athletes. Ariat Heritage II field boots are driven by design, innovation and technology. Each pair of Ariat Heritage II Field Boots incorporate this innovations and technologies and make it one of the most comfortable field boots available on the English market. Ariat Heritage II field boots are great for show or fun.
Each pair of Ariat Heritage II field boots offer a large scale of customization; ranging from calf size to boot height. This customization of your Ariat Heritage II Field boots is vital to making sure that your Ariat Heritage II field boots fit correctly and comfortably.
We recently added a Huntseat/English exclusive website to our ever expanding on-line presence. It something that has been in the works behind the scenes for a while.
If you haven’t seen the website yet, head over to www.al-bar.net. Just like our al-bar.com site, we will be updating this site constantly.
Here is a list of some really cool features on the al-bar.net page:
- Ability to like a product
- Review a product
- List of new products
- Recently viewed items
- Specials category
- Search by manufacturer
In no way does this mean that our al-bar.com site will be going away. We just wanted to create more ways for you all to find the items you need and like. Let us know what you think of the new site, and continually check back as we will be adding more and more items to the site.