Recently I acquired a pair of Marlborough riding boots from eBay for under $20 including shipping costs. I really like them, they are old, broken in. At first I did not really like them, not even want to touch them because they were so dirty. But I spent a lot of hours just make them look new again. I even went to a local cobbler to get them stretched to fit my calves. Here are they.
Versus my new Devon-Aire Field riding boots, they have the classics look, laces in front, shiny new leather. They are not broken in at all and the leather is still stiff. I don’t usually wear them. I bought them at about $90 from eBay too. I only wear them at home, and I don’t want to wear them outside because I want to protect them. Sometimes I wanted wear them out, but when I think of I would not able to wear them indoor anymore because the sole would become dirty after I walked outside, then I would choose to wear my Marlborough riding boots or my rubber riding boots. I really don’t know should I wear them out to give them some characters or just keep them in my closet. I need your comments! Would you rather wear a pair of used boots or break in a new pair of boots?
My Marlborough riding boots were look like this….