Warm, dry tootsies

With winter pretty much here, I searched high & low for some winter riding boots.  Of course, with small feet, all the popular brands & styles were not available in my size (I need a EUR 36)!  I did come across a couple of brands that would not break the bank, but several of them had mixed reviews.  I finally bit the bullet & purchased a pair of Rhinegold Nevis Winter Boots.

First Impressions:

– Sizing unfortunately runs large in the foot.
– The gusset feature instead of a zip allows greater adjustment for larger calves
– The ankle area is a little large & “gapey”
– The velcro closures make for easy on/off
– They are super warm, reasonably comfortable although due to large sizing could be better
– Shaft length is good for those with short legs – not too tall!
– OK to ride in but due to large foot size not as secure as they could be.
– Stylish enough to wear with jeans as well as breeches.

I’ve been wearing these boots for about a week.  I do like them but wish the foot was a better fit, in which case I dare say I would LOVE them…… I’m pretty tuff on footwear so will see how these cope over the coming months.

What are your favourite winter boots & if like me you have small feet, what boots do you recommend?  Feel free to comment below.


One comment

  1. Time for a review of these boots!
    I have to say I am quite pleased with how these boots have kept my legs & feet warm. Although the sizing appear to runs large, with woollen innersoles & 2 pair of socks on the cold days, they are fine. Unfortunatley, I recently noticed a couple of cracks in the foot at the crease, which was a huge disappointment. Having contacted the seller, they advised that they had never encountered this issue before & promptly replaced them. I have not yet started to wear the new pair & will continue to wear the initial pair for the time being.
    Tell us what boots you enjoy through winter for both riding & around the barn.


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