Looking forward to long rides in the sunshine? A good pair of riding boots is key to making the most of riding in the warm weather—you need comfy footwear that will minimise stress, wick away moisture and protect you from summer showers. Here’s our pick of the top five boots for the season.
Ariat’s brilliant Telluride boots are perfect for endurance and long-distance rides (or country walks). Oiled, full-grain leather uppers equipped with a waterproof membrane give the boots a rugged look while a keeping your feet dry, and the internal lining wicks moisture away.
What makes the Telluride boots really special, however, is the combination of fatigue-reducing footbeds with shock-absorbing midsoles and Duratread outsoles, which keep your feet comfortably gripped while remaining flexible. The boots are designed to support your feet’s arch and heel and prevent stress to the metatarsal bones. £79.99.
Ideal for long days in the saddle, Toggi’s Quebec boots will keep your feet comfortable and dry. Made of breathable waterproof milled leather, they are equipped with a waterproof membrane system to withstand summer rain.
The all-terrain rubber soles means these boots are as good in the yard as for wading a stream while the PU cushioned insock and gel foam ensure maximum comfort. And they are slip on, making it a cinch to put the boots on and take them off. £145.
As elegant as they are comfortable, these fabulous field boots combine a traditional look with contemporary technology.
The beautifully shaped uppers are designed to look elegant while maximising freedom of movement. Elasticated laces at the front and inserts at the back ensure an excellent fit, while the waterproof footbed and water resistant liner will keep your feet dry if it rains. The JTE Nebraska H20 boots come in a choice of black and brown. £164.25
Style meets functionality in the Dublin Summit Zip Jodhpur Boots. These full-grain, waxy leather boot have a striking visible zip at the front for a rugged look and excellent foot technology for complete comfort.
The footbed, which is fast-drying, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, will wick away moisture and absorb shock to the heel, while the outsoles provide a great grip and the Poliyou technology allows your feet to breathe in the hot summer weather. £99.99.
Top-quality leather, a classic design and beautiful details such as an antiqued brass zip give these exquisitely crafted boots the wow factor but the excellent foot technology that underpins the Heritage III looks is just as brilliant.
The Duratread sole (which comes with a self-cleaning tread, hooray!) keeps your feet secure while the four-layer footbed has a cushioning, stabilising effect and the breathable lining wicks away moisture. Elasticated gores at the sides make it easy to slide the boots on and off. £119.99 .