The perfect paddock boot is a staple piece of riding apparel for many horseback riders. As temperatures drop, however, a regular paddock boot may not provide enough warmth. Insulated paddock boots can take the place of your regular pair during the late fall and winter months, keeping your feet warm while you ride and work around the barn. Here are a few of our favorite options for insulated paddock boots this year:
- Ariat® Extreme H20 Insulated Zip Paddock Boots – Brand new for 2015, these winter paddock boots are waterproof to keep you dry in rain and snow. Thinsulate™ lining provides warmth without adding bulk, while moisture is wicked away through the lining to prevent chills. As an added bonus, ATS® Pro Technology helps stabilize lateral foot movement and reduce fatigue. This boot is also available in lace up, men’s or kids’ as well. Prefer tall boots? Consider the Extreme H20 Tall Boot version, with the same features and warm lining all the way up to cover your calf.
- Mountain Horse® Active Winter Zip Paddock Boots – These ladies’ insulated paddock boots have a faux fur lining to keep you cozy and are waterproof to keep you dry. Designed specifically for cold temperatures, a material known as Extensia is featured in the makeup of these paddock boots. Extensia withstands over one million flexes in below freezing temperatures, so you know these boots will last. Discomfort is no match for the shock-absorbing IPS system in the heel, which keeps you happily walking around all day.
- Ariat Camrose H2O Insulated Paddock Boots – If you prefer a more rugged, hiking boot style, these are the paddock boots for you. These women’s boots feature 200 grams of Thinsulate lining for warmth, a waterproof membrane to keep moisture out and a shock-absorbing midsole for foot comfort. A Duratred™ outsole helps ensure you don’t slip as you walk through the snow to bring your horse in or make your way to the ring. Looking for a similar men’s boot? Try the Ariat Creston.
While we may wish for summer to last forever, selecting great insulated paddock boots will help to ease the transition to frigid winter temperatures. Keep your feet warm and comfortable so you can enjoy your time at the barn all year round.