Winter Riding Shoes & Half Chaps
WINTER RIDING SHOES & WINTER JODPHUR BOOTS - WARM FEET IN THE COLD SEASON
Winter shoes, winter jodphur boots and winter chaps with a warm inner lining protect the rider from cold feet or calves. Especially in winter, feet and legs are put to the test of the cold by spending hours in the stable and in the saddle. No wonder that many riders fall back on cosy, warmly lined winter riding shoes in frost and snow. Winter riding shoes from Kramer Equestrian meet the weather-related requirements that winter places on footwear. A robust tread sole provides the necessary grip on icy surfaces, but also in the stirrups. As with conventional stable boots, the winter models are also equipped with a small heel, which prevents the foot from slipping in the stirrup. The inner lining, usually made of cuddly teddy fleece or real lambskin, ensures a pleasantly warm climate inside the shoe. With a breathable sole, your feet stay dry, even when winter training is sweaty. Rain, snow and mud pose a particular challenge for the rider's footwear. Waterproof models are an absolute must for the time in the stable in winter with changing rainfall.
WINTER SHOES & BOOTS - IDEAL FOR RIDING IN THE SNOW
In winter there are different ways to dress according to the weather. The rider's most important piece of clothing for protection against ice and sub-zero temperatures should nevertheless be a solid winter riding shoe. Winter paddock boots or winter stable boots are best suited for stable work, as they are more flexible than winter riding boots with a high shaft. If you want to devote yourself to daily training after mucking out or are planning a winter ride in the snow-covered landscape with your horse, you can either put on winter riding boots or simply put winter chaps over your winter riding boots, which provide a good grip in the saddle while keeping your calves warm. On the outside, Winter-Chaps do not differ from conventional chaps. Inside, however, they are lined with warming fleece, which provides additional comfort in frosty temperatures.
TIPS FOR BUYING WINTER RIDING SHOES
- Due to the different thicknesses of the thermal insulation we recommend to buy the winter riding shoes 1-2 sizes larger. In addition, in winter one often wears thick winter socks, which have considerably more volume than conventional socks.
- Most winter riding shoes are equipped with a variety of size adjustment options, such as a continuous drawstring or Velcro adjustment. Winter riding boots are easy to put on and take off thanks to the rubber inserts on the sides or a front lacing system.
- As the days are getting shorter and shorter in winter, it is sometimes unavoidable to be outside at dusk or in the dark. Reflective piping and reflective strips are an important safety aspect here. They ensure better visibility and therefore safety on dark winter days. If this is not the case, other reflective articles can be used to increase visibility in road traffic.
WINTER SHOES - DON'T FORGET TO CARE FOR THEM!
Winter puts a lot of strain on footwear due to wetness, road salt and dirt, which in the form of slushy snow in winter adheres particularly easily to the material. In order to enjoy your riding shoes for the winter as long as possible, you should treat them regularly with suitable shoe care products. Depending on the upper material, a shoe polish or a care sponge is recommended. Coarse dirt from the stable, e.g. manure or mud, can be easily removed with a soft shoe brush or a damp cloth. The top care product in winter, however, should be a good impregnating spray which is regularly applied to the winter riding shoes in order to maintain the water-repellent or waterproof function in the long term.