Petrie Padova

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As I told yesterday I went and bought new boots. It was quite a journey!

On Friday I went to Epplejeck Heemskerk who told me I wasn’t allowed to try the ones I wanted to try because she checked the size of my calf and said they would never fit. So the next morning we went to Divoza in Zoetemeer, which is a 40 minute drive from where I live. Once there no one came to help me and I couldn’t find anyone either so I decided to try on some boots myself.  I tried on the one that I wanted, and noticed it did fit around the calf, but they didn’t have the size I needed. So on we went to the next store which was Epplejeck Den Haag. The girl that helped me there was a lot nicer then the one the day before, but unfortunately they didn’t have my size, but at least I found out that the boots did fit around the calf for sure.

Thereafter I started calling around to loads of different stores: Levade in Haarlem didn’t sell them, Boer en dier in Muiderberg told me the size didn’t exist?! and then lastly I ended up checking Ooteman and they had them, the only issue was that they were over an hour away from where we were and it was 1530 and the store closed at 17.00. However we decided to drive there and I was so happy I did. Not only did they have the boots I wanted in both Black and brown, so I could choose, but they also provided great service. And to make it even better the boot was priced down from 299 euro to 245. Below you can finally see my new boot, the Petrie Padova. I was so afraid that I would need to customise boots as I have quite thick calfs(42 cm), but these fit perfectly because of the elastic on the back. Once I’ve used them a couple of times I’ll make a review. For now they do feel super comfy and love that the zipper is on the front side.

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New Riding Boots

Finally after quite some time saving I will be able to buy new riding boots. Now I just ride with a pretty cheap, pretty shabby pair of a random brand leather boots. However if I want to ride competitions I need to get myself a new pair.

I’ve been researching a bit for different ones, but still haven’t fully figured out which ones I want to buy. As the price for leather boots are quite steep I want to make sure I know exactly which pair I want before spending so much money. The ones I’ve been checking out are from the brands : Derby, de Niro, Amazona sueca Petrie and Cavallo. Here are some of the options I am looking at:

Cavallo – Grand Prix Plus

Cavallo – Piaffe Plus

Petrie – Olympic

Petrie – Allure


However I think this pair is the one I will come home with. The Petrie Allure.
What do you think?