Shop the warmest thermal boots at Epplejeck
We all know the struggle of keeping your feet warm in the winter. Cold feet are the bane of any equestrian’s existence, especially when you’re spending many hours at the stable with no chance to warm up. A nice pair of warm, thermal boots is the perfect solution to staying cosy.
thermal boots are typically made with an waterproof outside, so that you can wear the boots in all kinds of wind and weather, be it snow or rain or wading through mud. The inside is lined, for example with fleece or some kind of (faux) fur. This warm lining works as insulation and keeps your feet comfortable.
Another factor to keeping your feet warm is the sole. A thick sole made of rubber – and with a good profile to provide enough grip in muddy or snowy areas – helps to keep your feet warm. It prevents the cold from seeping in through the bottom of the shoe towards your foot. A good, thick sole can make all the difference!
You can get thermal boots at Epplejeck with low and high shafts. A higher shaft means that you’re more protected from the cold. The shaft is made of flexible material, often also waterproof, to ensure you can walk and do stable work without a problem. We advise to opt for a taller thermal boot when you’re in an area that gets really cold or if you get a lot of rain and snow – having a taller boots means that you get to avoid cleaning off splashes on the back of your legs!
Are all winter boots suitable for riding?
Some thermal boots are suitable for riding, but not all. These boots often have a wider foot to accommodate all the insulation layers, which can mean that you’re not able to properly keep your foot in the stirrup. You should generally also never ride in boots or shoes without a heel! Heels of a few centimetres are necessary to protect yourself from having your foot slip through the stirrup.
The thermal boots from Harry’s Horse are perfect boots for keeping your feet warm in the saddle. They have a tall, but snugly fitting shaft with good grip on the saddle and extra warmth for your leg.