Frequently asked questions about Riding Boots
Wearing riding boots has quite pragmatic reasons. The shape and composition make the riding boot perfect for the requirements of the equestrian sport. The primary purpose of a riding boot is to prevent the foot from slipping through the stirrup. For this purpose, each boot has a small block heel, which is ideally the lowest point of the leg. Only the point located at the ball exerts pressure on the stirrup. Because of that, the sole is particularly stron g and slip-resistant at this poin. Another important factor is the material of the boot. There are boots made from special rubber mixtures, fabric-chaps or even vegan from recycled fruit waste. However, leather remains the standard as proven material. When riding, friction occurs between calves and saddle and between the horse and the saddle. Leather is very durable, hard-wearing and thus ensures that the underlying fabrics, as well as the skin, are protected. Another important feature is stability. Depending on the model, this can vary greatly, but unlike riding with ankle boots alone, a proper riding boots provides increased support and therefore provides a steadier leg.