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TuffRider Regal Field Boot Review by Fly On Over

Product Review: TuffRider Regal Field Boot

Guest Post by Nichole Binkoski

TuffRider Regal Field BootsProduct Details

TuffRider Regal Field Boot
Size: 7 1/2, Regular Height, Slim Calf
Retail Price: $289
What I Paid:  $289
Purchased: March 2014

TuffRider Regal Field Boot Review

After my previous pair of tall boots caused an injury to my Achilles tendon, I found myself needing a new pair of tall boots ASAP. I didn’t have a lot to spend, but I needed something durable that could handle long days at the barn, but would still clean up nicely for shows. I came across the TuffRider Regal Field Boot online and decided to take a chance. While TuffRider isn’t known as a high-quality brand (and I didn’t even know they made tall boots), the price was right and they looked just like Parlanti’s… without the hefty price tag (I call them my “Parwanti’s” haha).

They arrived absolutely beautiful right out of the box, with buttery soft leather that required no break-in time whatsoever. I found they fit true to size, both in the foot bed and through the calf. The height is just right for me and the Spanish-style cut elongates my leg (which I desperately need at only 5’2”). At first, I was worried about the durability; the leather was so soft and thin I thought there was no way they’d hold up. I ride anywhere from two to five horses per day and I never take my tall boots off – so they’ve got to stand up to traipsing through the ring to set fences, bathing and everything in between.

Tuff Rider Regal Field Boot Review by FlyOnOverEq.com

I’ve had my TuffRider Regal Field Boots for several months now, and they’re not showing any signs of wear. With a little bit of shoe black and polish, they shine right up for the show ring and you’d never know I wear them day in and day out.

The only complaint I have is with the zipper. It comes with a fabric pull tab, which you can easily cut off, but occasionally the zipper does slide down a bit during my rides. Part of this, I’m sure, is that I happen to be in between tall boot heights (the short is too short, but the regular is just a little bit too tall) so I can’t zip them up all the way. However,  I think for most riders, this won’t be an issue.

Tuff Rider Regal Field Boot

The Recommendation

As one of the cheapest tall boot options on the market, you certainly can’t beat the price. While I was skeptical of the brand at first, the TuffRider Regal Field Boot has changed my mind. The boots are well-made and are a quality product suitable for both schooling and showing. And best of all, they don’t aggravate my ankle injury! I would recommend the TuffRider Regal Field Boot to any equestrian looking for that tight, liquid leather look that doesn’t want to spend $1,000+.

TuffRider Regal Field Boot Review by Fly On Over

This is a guest post by hunter/jumper rider Nichole Binkoski. From central Ohio, Nichole has shown on the A and B circuit throughout the Midwest in both hunter and jumper classes. She currently owns a 19-year-old OTTB named Romeo who has come back from two suspensory injuries to continue showing in 3’ jumpers.

TuffRider Regal Field Boot

TuffRider Regal Field Boot
9.1

Quality

9/10

    Durability

    9/10

      Style

      10/10

        Value

        10/10

          Fit

          9/10

            The Good

            • No Break-In Time
            • Soft, Supple Leather
            • Very Stylish
            • Excellent Price

            The Bad

            • Zipper Sometimes Falls Slightly

            Tracy

            Fly On Over is an equestrian lifestyle blog devoted to connecting horse lovers around the world. By providing equestrians with practical tips and tricks related to horse ownership, discussing training techniques for horse and rider, as well as covering industry news.

            12 thoughts on “Product Review: TuffRider Regal Field Boot

            1. I have these and also the sport model! (And also Parlanti’s… clearly I have a problem. I did a comparison post of these versus Parlanti’s a little bit ago on my blog, but hadn’t ridden in either yet when I wrote it. So I will update soon. But I digress…)
              So the zipper falling issue. I had that problem with the sport boots, but then I discovered that if I really pull the zipper up as far as humanly possible and make sure to pull it all the way through the zipper holder tab, they stay up. But I definitely have to consciously do that.
              I’ve only ridden in the actual Regals once, but the zipper did stay put. They were amazing right out of the box! Literally no break in at all. My Parlanti’s? Not so much. My poor cankles. Also, the Regals have this grippy panel on the inside, and it’s AMAZING. My little project horse is a naughty-pants, and I never felt the slightest bit loose on him despite his spinning and spooking.
              Thanks for sharing your review, as I was wondering how they would hold up in the long run!

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            2. Thank you for this review! I tried on a pair of these at the tack shop a few months ago and I was worried about how that soft leather would wear. I think when my boots need to be replaced next year you’ve swayed me towards the TuffRiders, so THANK YOU! 🙂

            3. I picked up a pair of brand new TuffRider Natasha tall boots for $35 a couple months ago and school in them daily without ever taking any care of them and they still look totally dreamy. I’m cheap, but I actually really like all the TuffRider boots I’ve had in the past.

            4. $289 seems really steep for the Tuffrider brand but it sounds like their quality has really gone up! Thank you for the review. Without it I would be skeptical about the boots. They look lovely.

            5. I have these and I have perpetual problems with the zipper staying up. The sport model with the elastic in front didn’t have that issue. When I show I have to tape the tab with electrical tape to keep it from sliding down.

              That said they’re super comfy and wear great. I only show in mine now and bought Ariat V sports for schooling because I was so annoyed with the zipper.

            6. Quality

              8

              Durability

              8

              Style

              9.8

              Value

              9.6

              Fit

              9.6

              I got the regal tall boots and rode in them twice, I love the fit, and the fact I immediately felt comfortable in them. Unfortunately the zipper kept going down half my calf repeatedly through out both rides. I can’T have that issue in a rocky cross country or riding young horses… I’ve returned them and asked to get them fixed and i’m awaiting their reply. Will update you on the results

            7. Do these boots stay slim around the ankle? Or do you find that once they’re broken in the leather wrinkles and gets loose around the ankle? Thanks!

              1. The ankle was okay, once broken in. I think part of the issue was how much they dropped, although despite that the ankle was still very contoured which I liked.

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