These boots!! *hand heart*
These boots are, without doubt, my favourite item of clothing. I just love them.
When people ask me what comfortable country boots I would recommend, I don’t even have to think about it. Ariat Windermere boots are my go to. They have been for years, now.
I do a lot of walking, on my job. And these guys are the comfiest things I’ve ever had the pleasure of putting my foot into. They feel like I’m wearing some kind of really durable, badass slippers! They’re cushioned and supportive, and I can wear them anywhere.
In the winter, they’re warm and waterproof, and in the summer, their breathable and lightweight enough for me to not feel like I’ve got huge, clumpy weights attached to my feet.
They’re super sturdy, too. I wear them almost every day in summer and very regularly in winter, and they last. I walk the dog in them, I shoot in them, I ride in them, I wear them to outdoor events and shows. In fact, even if I’m just looking for something comfy to pull on to go to the supermarket, I’ll go for these.
(And don’t you think that wearing horsey-boots gives you more of an excuse to go out without makeup on… Like ‘I’m not just lazy guys, I’ve been at the yard. See, I’m wearing the boots to prove it.’ 😉 )
I also love the appearance of them. They are country-classic and stylish. Yes, mine are worn, well used and kinda slouchy now, but I like them like that. And I often get compliments on them, even from non-horsey people. ‘Normals’, if you will.
I know that some people don’t love the fact that they are slip on, as this can mean that they do ‘sag’ a little, after a while. But they don’t sag as much as a lot of other boots I’ve seen and I actually prefer my boots once they’ve dropped a little. As far as I’m concerned, country boots aren’t supposed to look pristine, and it upsets me when I have to buy a new, clean pair. I love my old, worn in, faithfuls.
So, if you’re looking for a recommendation for a great, wearable pair of yard boots, this is mine. Grab a pair of Ariat Windermeres, because they’ll take you anywhere!