Item Code: 10968-V55 

Gabor Tailored Riding 11.532.28

$345.00$189.98
Color: Moro
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Gabor Tailored Riding 11.532.28

 Perfect your look with the Gabor Tailored Riding 11.532.28. This beautiful womens riding boot is set in a fine leather upper with stitching designs that create a clean, sophisticated look. A side zipper provides easy entry into this gorgeous Gabor womens knee high boot. Elegance comes easy in the Gabor Tailored Riding 11.532.28.

Materials
  • Leather upper
  • Polyurethane outsole
Heel Height
  • 3/4"
Boot Circumference
  • 15 3/4"
Lining
  • Leather
Country of Origin
  • Slovakia
Item #
  • 11.542.28


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  • Size: 100.00% True to Size (1 ratings)
    • 100.00% True to Size
  • Width: 100.00% Runs Narrow (1 ratings)
    • 100.00% Runs Narrow
  • Arch Support: 100.00% Minimal (1 ratings)
    • 100.00% Minimal
  • Shaft Width: 100.00% Runs Narrow (1 ratings)
    • 100.00% Runs Narrow
 
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By:Lisa Verified Purchase   January 06, 2012
Many details to consider for the price
After searching for the perfect casual/everyday boot in a design that was not littered with buckles and zippers (which look too masculine to me), that was also not too big in the calves, this Gabor boot came the closest to meeting all of my fitting and aesthetic criteria. I tried this boot on at a local shoe store in black and was hoping to find it in that same color online at a lower price. I found the brown version at planet shoes and for the sale price was happy to compromise. I had tried on born (incredibly comfortable, but always tapping in the calves and also the fit was off-7.5 slightly too big, 7 too small), frye (too western looking for me, but very nice basic/simple design), camper (to be fair, camper was the more comfortable boot and fit nicely in the calves as well, however, the shape of the boot was just a touch too basic/rain boot looking minus the waterproof feature), Franco Sarto (fine, but too heavy looking), merrell (tetra strap-waterproof, full grain leather and small buckle that was actually kind of dainty looking and nice caramel color, amazingly comfortable, great traction on the sole- stylish, functional, and comfortable, but way too big in the calves even with skinny jeans). Anyway, the Gabor stitch riding boot is beautiful. The leather is so soft (but still holds form), the stitch design is subtle and different. The shape of the boot toe is round enough to look classy and not too western, but not bulky. The calves are a bit small, but that is perfect for me and there is a little stretch material for some extra space, but I doubt it will give much. When worn with skinny jeans it almost seems like it is too tight to zip, but once it is on, it is not uncomfortable. The footbed offers close to zero padding, support, or comfort. Maybe I am used to my merrell tetra launch boots (which are a dream on the feet, but not sylish enough for all occasions), but comfort is very important to me and my standard are high in that department. So, for the full-price tag, I am surprised it is legal to charge that amount of money with no comfort to boot (pun very much intended)! As far as sizing is concerned, I initially went half a size down from my usual 7.5 and ended up exchanging for the 7.5. Because of the shape of the boot and the slightly more narrow fit, the boot looks longer than any others I have tried on and make your feet look a bit longer/bigger and that threw me off at first and I thought they were too long or big. Still, when you factor in that the footbed has no real padding, you will soon realize that you need an insole if you plan on wearing it any distance further than your own mailbox (which I certainly do). To accommodate an insole and upon a few days testing, I personally felt that the instinct to go down half a size was only an optical illusion and that they are as comfortable as they are going to get in a true to fit 7.5 with a memory foam insole. The toe box is a bit tight and narrow (my feet are normal or medium width, not wide), but they have stretched after only a few days wearing them. You will not, I repeat, will not be wiggling your toes around in these shoes. The construction appears to be solid and well done. Also, it is constructed and made in slovokia, so this is a welcome change in my closet. I would imagine that in the future I will be happy to pay for high-quality materials and construction that do not originate from china, if for no other reason that you can truly tell the difference. No uneven seams, no out of place , crooked, or incorrectly sewn stitches, no glue on sides or top of where leather meets the edge of the soles. It looks almost handcrafted, not manufactured or mass produced. I assume this is the justification for at least half of the cost and the beautiful leather is the other half. The sole of the boot is a stiff-ish rubber, not slick, but a smooth feel to the rubber (this may be a consequence of the newness). Anyway, you probably won't bust your ass and this sole makes the shoe more comfortable than the sole of the gabor buckle riding boot in the color Moro, which I also purchased because the design is so classy and nice, I just had to (and will be reviewing very soon, as well). The bottom line is, I would not pay the full asking price of $345.00 for this boot and be happy about it. At $189.00, it is still pushing it for me, but considering the design, quality of leather and construction, the fit in the calves, and the added comfort I was able to attain with a $7 insole, I am satisfied. Not perfect by every standard I have, but close enough by the majority. Now, I need to waterproof them for the Seattle weather and with maintenance I expect they will last for several years.
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