Well, I took the leep and bought the Tory Burch riding boots at the Nordstrom Anniversary sale this year. I have worn them quite a bit and feel like I can give a good review:
the good, the bad, and the meh.
Riding boots have been a trend for years, no I don’t ride horses which is the initial intent when this style was made but they are super cute so I wear them anyhow. I have gone through about 3 other pairs in the last 3-4 years. Sadly, the brands have not held up or I was trying to save money and buy the least expensive pair I could find.
At the Nordstrom Anniversary sale each year, Tory Burch Riding Boots are the LEAST expensive you will find them. For the past 2 years, I have debated on buying them until this last September when I took the plunge and bought my first pair.
COMFORT: I love how these feel on my feet. They are “flats” which I normally wear a heel but they don’t bother me being flat which is amazing. The foot of the boot is very comfortable and not too slender to where it pinches your toes and sides of your feet. Leather can be up in the air on if it will be comfortable or not, this leather is SO soft and creates a very smooth feel on your legs. They are lined with a high-quality fabric as well. I have had issues with my liners on riding boots ripping and then rubbing my ankles raw. These DO NOT do that.
WARMTH: These are breathable and warm at the same time. During the “warmer” parts of Fall, I have worn ankle socks to keep my body temperature down. On the colder days, I wear tall socks to keep my legs warmer. The leather is thick enough that it will keep you warm on the very cold days of Winter.
FIT: This was my one complaint. I have muscular legs, y’all know that. The original Tory Burch Riding Boots style has a VERY slender calf area. I couldn’t even zip it over my calf muscle. Last year they came out with a wide calf version which fits perfectly! I can wear jeans or thick socks and be totally fine. However, if my calves were any larger they would not fit. I wish the original size was more of an average fit and the wide calf fit an above average to allow more women in all sizes to wear them.
COLOR: In love. That’s all I have to say. It’s the most beautiful brown that goes with EVERYTHING! They also come in black.
THE FINISH: It’s a soft leather that still wears really well. Treat the leather before the weather gets bad though.
HEIGHT: I have LONG legs so some riding boots are too short on my legs. These hit just right where they should. I can move my knee and not feel constricted either. Make sure they don’t go past the top of your knee for the most flattering look on your legs.
TRACTION: These are the first riding boots I have ever bought that isn’t slick on the bottom. I was forever sliding in the rain or snow with my other boots. These are made of high-quality rubber to provide traction while still looking sleek and professional (not like a rugged outdoor boot).
PRICE: Are they worth the investment? Yes. A hundred times, yes. After wearing cheap riding boots for years, I can say without a doubt in my mind they are worth it. If you can save try and get them on the Anniversary Sale at Nordstrom or price matched, Nordstrom Rack, Amazon, or used. After paying $60 – $80 per pair of my old boots that would last MAYBE one season, this investment I know will pay off for many many years to come.
This current style is sold out but the fit, materials, and styling are the same on all
Tory Burch Riding Boots.
My verdict: they are ABSOLUTELY worth the investment!
I saved up to buy these and am so glad I did.