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.
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.
Are you ready for the spring and summer show season? I know we are here at Al-Bar Ranch and to help you get started we are having our 39th Annual Spring Open House Sale this upcoming weekend (March 15th – 17th). Everything in the store will be at least 15% off. Yes, you read that right at least 15% off! We’ll even have other select products discounted even further. And we’ll even give you the 15% off on special orders too!
On Friday our Circle Y, Tucker, & High Horse salesman will be here to help with saddle fitting. He’s also bringing along a trailer full of extra saddles and tack for you to look at.
As always you’ll find great deals on boots, hats, western & equestrian apparel and tack throughout the weekend. We’ll also have a special sign-up going on. You’ll have the chance to win tickets to see Carrie Underwood in Ft. Wayne Sunday April 14th! So stop by this Friday, Saturday, & Sunday during our Open House sale.