StraightForward and Redsoxluvr- Petrie updates, please?

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StraightForward and Redsoxluvr- Petrie updates, please?

Postby scruffy the cat » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:10 pm

Okay friends,
Have you ridden in your Petries lately? Comments about the boots? If you had old Petries back in the day and new Petries now- any differences other than the more shapely ankles? @StraightForward- do you miss that 1 cm of height? I realized I'm nearly on their stock size chart though they miss my height by 1 cm as well. If it's disguised by the high "bowl" I'm fine but these would be my new show boots so I want them to look nice. My custom Konigs were a bust so I would like to think about something prettier for the show ring.

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Postby StraightForward » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:23 pm

I haven't ridden in them; waiting for the ground to dry out, and my horse's canter to get a little more reliable. I don't think the slightly shorter shaft is going to be a big deal; they look nice with the tall Spanish top, and they're stiff enough that I don't think they're going to drop much at all.
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Postby scruffy the cat » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:33 pm

Good to hear!

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Postby redsoxluvr » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:30 am

Still waiting to receive mine as they are full custom. I shall report back at once!

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Postby scruffy the cat » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:19 am

Hope you don't have to wait much longer!

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Postby Rosie B » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:01 pm

I just bought a pair of stock Petrie Allures from kittybee on ebay. I'm in the XHE range... Assuming they only drop 2cm I'll be fine. :) Now I have to wait the almost 2 months for them to arrive. I can't wait!!!

It'll be interesting to hear how much yours all drop.

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Postby redsoxluvr » Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:23 am

The height is the one thing I am stressed about. I ordered 52CM high, but the seller said based on my physical height that I should have ordered 50CM. Of course as they are the experts, I agreed to the 50CM. Now I am stressing that they will not be tall enough. I did order mine with a 7CM bow, so at least they'll be tall enough on the outside....

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Postby Rosie B » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:40 am

redsox - I'm in the same boat. I would have ordered 50cm but the seller said I should order 48 based on my measurements. So that's what I did. With the bow I think it'll be fine either way.

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Postby scruffy the cat » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:40 am

@RosieB- what made you choose the Allure over the Elegance? And what made you choose the 7 cm bowl? I'm also very interested to hear how the new tapered ankle feels and if it affects the drop at all.

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Postby StraightForward » Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:13 am

I just double-checked my invoice - mine are the ANKY Elegance, I said Allure in the other thread. I didn't think the ankle looked particularly tapered, it is still stiff. The ankle on the ancient Konigs I had seemed more tapered.

I might start riding in them after my lesson tomorrow.
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Postby redsoxluvr » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:16 am

scruffy the cat wrote:@RosieB- what made you choose the Allure over the Elegance? And what made you choose the 7 cm bowl? I'm also very interested to hear how the new tapered ankle feels and if it affects the drop at all.


I chose the higher bow because I think it looks purty, plus I got a gauntlet with croc and I wanted to show it off.

Like this - https://www.reitstiefel.shop/en/Petrie- ... a5fc1b034b

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Postby scruffy the cat » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:26 pm

The gauntlet with croc is really pretty. Interesting without being too in your face. Love it.

I was asking about the Allure and the slimmer ankle because of this statement in the description:
The bootleg has an extraordinary elegant and slender fit. The new model Allure has been provided with the ankle support. A soft rubber padding prevents ankle pressure and assures minimal slipping of the foot.The bootleg has calf leather lining and is soft on the inside and hard on the outside. As the boot is modelled around the ankle as slender as possible , the sliding of the foot inside the boot will be limited to a minimum.


The description for the Elegance doesn't say the same thing about the slim ankle. My ankles aren't slim so I am worried about rubs.

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Postby Rosie B » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:29 pm

I have very slim ankles and my leg slid up in my old Petrie dressage 3000s all the time.

But I chose the allure because they look nice and were the only nicer Petries that were in my budget. The elegance I think were a bit more expensive.

Truthfully I am not sure if the allure have a 6cm or 7cm top. It wasn't a factor in my choice at all.

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Postby scruffy the cat » Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:53 am

The base Allure has a 6 cm top. It's still pretty curved. 7 is getting up there and I am just wondering if it's perfect or too much for a fat leg like mine. Even with my current custom Konigs, I kind of wish I had more "bow", but at some point I have to just accept that no amount of "bow" will make my leg look long and slim. :lol:

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Postby redsoxluvr » Fri May 18, 2018 6:08 am

Well, I got my boots today and they are absolutely gorgeous. They fit great and the workmanship is top knotch. Total delivered was less than $600, even with a full custom top, color and ornamental cuff. I ordered mine March 21 and got them today.

Oh, and I did get the 7CM bow. Totally worth it.

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Postby Wicky » Fri May 18, 2018 7:10 pm

Photos, please!

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Postby scruffy the cat » Sat May 19, 2018 8:23 pm

Yay, redsoxluvr!

(I'm still interested in progress reports on the Petries. The stitching on the other Konig boot let go last week but I knew it had been a matter of time. These boots look like they are 15 years old and they are not quite 2 years old and I only ride one horse and baby them. Very unhappy Konig customer!)

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Postby redsoxluvr » Sun May 20, 2018 12:04 am

Here you go! I have ridden in them twice so far and they feel great. A bit big, but better too big than too tight .
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Postby StraightForward » Sun May 20, 2018 12:08 am

Ooh, pretty!

I am not riding in my Petries yet. Annabelle still needs the kind of leg support I can give her it my softer field boots, so the stiff boots will be sitting in the closet for a while yet until she obtains a little more self-carriage.
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Postby redsoxluvr » Sun May 20, 2018 5:59 pm

I am only riding my advanced horse in them - they are far too tall and stiff for my project pony. They are comfortable though, and I think they are a great value.

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Postby scruffy the cat » Sun May 20, 2018 11:24 pm

These were the Allures with custom options, right?

Gorgeous picture!

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Postby Rosie B » Tue May 22, 2018 6:27 pm

Mine arrived today!!!

So excited. They seem to fit very well - just a smidge too tall. With the height of the bow, they should be fine even if they end up dropping a couple cm.
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Postby scruffy the cat » Wed May 23, 2018 3:28 am

@RosieB- They are gorgeous! I don't think they are too tall given where they come to on your knee. If they are cutting you too much in the back of the leg, put heel lifts in until they drop.

So, for my information, what were your actual back of the leg measurements vs the height that Kittybee suggested? I actually measure 44.73 cm and am not sure if I should order 47 or 48 cm.

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Postby redsoxluvr » Wed May 23, 2018 4:38 am

I don't know that the boots will drop that much. I have worn mine twice on the horse and a couple of times
around the house and mine have dropped maybe 1/2 CM. I have the Olympic model. They're pretty stiff
but are not the stiffest ones they sell. When I ordered mine, I wanted 52CM high at the back but the seller said based on my height
that I should only get 50CM. If I order again I will get the 52s. I got the 7CM bow so they look great, but I normally
wear them about 1 -2 cm higher.

There is a new feature available on Petries. It's a sort of padded cover over the back which is supposed to prevent you from getting the back of your knees torn up. I think it's a $30 option - you might want to check it out. It has only been available in the last month or so but it looks pretty cool.

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Postby scruffy the cat » Wed May 23, 2018 10:54 pm

Great info, thanks. My 3000s dropped a great deal but they were the old wide-ankle model.

Another question: I know how stiff the Olympics are because I've tried them on before but how stiff are the Allure's? I love a really stiff boot.

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Postby Rosie B » Thu May 24, 2018 12:11 pm

scruffy - the actual measurement from the floor to the back of my knee was 44cm. I ordered the 48 cm height at the seller's recommendation. 2cm of that is the heel of the boot, and then that will allow for up to 2cm of drop. Now that they're here, I would say they're probably only between 0.50-1cm too tall, but they should drop that much so they'll be perfect I think.

Also, for anyone ordering boots - make sure you provide the seller with the length measurement of your foot as the sizing was not at all what I expected. I was thinking I'd need an 8, but I ended up with a 6.5 based on the actual length of my foot.

The allures feel pretty stiff - I also used to have dressage 3000s and those dropped quite a bit despite being very stiff. I don't think these will drop as much because the ankle is much more fitted, but they also feel less stiff than the dressage 3000s. They feel closer to my current ariat maestros in fit and stiffness than my old dressage 3000s.

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Postby scruffy the cat » Fri May 25, 2018 3:02 am

Rosie B- are you sure that's not UK 6.5? Because UK 6.5 is US 8.5.

Thanks for the other info. I like a really stiff boot so it's really good to know for comparison purposes. I wish they hadn't discontinued the 3000s- best value boot out there!

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Postby Rosie B » Fri May 25, 2018 5:05 pm

Yes, it was a UK 6.5, but I didn't realize the size discrepancy between UK and US sizes. :)

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Postby Rosie B » Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:50 pm

Update - I've ridden in them now 4 or more times. The height is right on. I would have been seriously disappointed if I had ordered any taller as they've been happily chewing bloody holes in the backs of my legs. I need to get some heel lifts clearly. :) musicalcomedy suggested that I use those triangular makeup sponges so that's my plan.

Here's a tiny pic from far away, but gives you an idea as to the height. I'm really pleased with how they look. :) They were exactly what I was hoping for.
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Postby StraightForward » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:29 am

Those look good, Rosie!

I'm not missing the height on mine either. I've started to wear them for flat work now that Annabelle has a little more self-carriage. She is a little more responsive to my lateral aids with the stiff boots, which his nice.

What does everyone else do for care? I keep Maguire's leather wipes in my tack trunk and wipe the dust off before putting them in their boot bag. Not sure car care products are endorsed by Petrie, but I've been doing this with girths and bridles for a long time. The Maguire's seem more oily than the Armor All wipes, but work well on the boots.
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Postby redsoxluvr » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:45 am

I got the Petrie boot care kit from Dressage Extensions. They also sell the Petrie color matched boot cream. I think I paid $28 all told. Totally worth it.

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Postby scruffy the cat » Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:04 am

I'm a big fan of these heel lifts. As the boots drop you can peel off a layer.

https://www.amazon.com/Warwick-Enterpri ... =heel+lift

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Postby redsoxluvr » Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:47 am

What do you guys use for zipper treatment? I thought I had ordered some, but alas did not. I have never used it, but apparently it's recommended.

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I've used beeswax but any of the ones you get on Amazon or in a camping store are fine.


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