2023's best winter riding boots - the complete collection

Whether riding out in the snow, mucking out in the stables, or practicing in the paddock, owning a decent pair of winter riding boots provides many benefits.

Benefits of owning winter riding boots

Many pairs offer thermal insole insulation and waterproofing, which help keep your feet warm and dry. Most winter riding boots are also durable and have extra traction outsoles, which offer a good grip in the slippery winter months. As well as providing extra protection against the elements, many winter riding boots are incredibly comfortable and include features such as heel and arch support, a double cushioning layer and fleece lining – making winter horse riding even more enjoyable.

What to look for in winter riding boots

Winter riding boots are specially designed for protecting the feet during winter. Winter boots come in various materials, including synthetic leather and full-grain leather, and can come with faux fur lining or rubber lining – the choice is down to your needs and preference.

If you’re shopping for riding boots this winter, remember that the best winter riding boots offer stability, safety and cushioning. An ideal pair of winter boots should have airtight construction and must be comfortable and waterproof.

If you’re looking for a new pair, you’ve come to the right place. This is Edgemere’s list of the best winter riding boots of 2023.

six pairs of winter riding boots lined up alongside one another

There are a variety of winter riding boots out there to choose from.

Edgemere’s best winter riding boots

Long winter riding boots

A pair of long riding boots are essential for cold weather to keep your feet warm and legs toasty and Ariat’s Heritage Contour Insulated Long Riding Boots are our top choice.

Contoured for all-day comfort, elasticated panels and a full-length zip provide an adjustable fit, plus the 4LR Lightweight stabilising steel shank offers unbeatable support and added stability while out riding.

These premium riding boots also feature Duratread outsole with rider-tested traction zones, for maximum wear resistance, good protection and flexibility. And thanks to 200g of Thinsulate insulation, these country boots provide more warmth with less bulk.


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Waterproof winter riding boots

Wet feet can be incredibly off-putting, especially when you’re concentrating on riding or have yard duties to do!

For winter riding in wet weather, the Ariat Heritage Insulated Waterproof Paddock Boots are an ideal choice. Thanks to Waterproof Pro construction and water repellent full-grain leather they’re quite possibly the most perfect pair of waterproof riding boots, ideal for freezing temperatures and slippery conditions.

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Full-grain leather winter riding boots

Taking riding footwear to the limits, the Ariat Extreme Zip Paddock H2O Insulated boots have a waterproof, full-grain leather upper and waterproof membrane construction, combined with Thinsulate™ insulation to keep feet warm and dry — even in the depths of winter.

To prevent overheating the Ariat Extremes also feature a moisture-wicking lining, making them the perfect winter boot – after all, who likes sweaty, damp feet?

With luxury details such as an antique brass zipper, reflective piping and a suede padded top collar with Achilles notch for support and comfort, these short riding boots are the perfect accessory for both horse riding and stable work.

Utilising ATS® Pro technology, a Duratread™ outsole, and stabilising lateral motion control, these leather riding boots are the ultimate pair for stability and optimum performance in the colder months.


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Insulated riding boots

Stay warm in the Ariat Coniston Pro GTX Insulated Boots the ultimate fashion boot with a country and practical twist.

Utilising Ariat’s ATS Pro technology, the Coniston Pro GTX boots support hard-working feet using shock absorption, ensuring reduced foot fatigue both in and out of the saddle. The premium, waterproof full-grain leather and the waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX membrane construction also protects from the elements.

These boots are packed with features, such as a full-length YKK back zipper for convenience and a front lace system for calf adjustability. The stirrup-friendly design offers improved stability, meaning they feel just as stable when horse riding as they do on the ground and the non-bulky design lends itself to schooling, hacking or just looking great while out walking.


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Fashionable winter boots

The Toggi Calgary Boots are an award-winning stylish and superior long nu-buck leather riding boot with water repellent technology.

The full-length YKK zip and elasticated panels on the back of the boot make donning and doffing your boot a breeze, in addition to ensuring more flexibility in the leg while riding. Due to the lightweight, flexible PU mid-sole, no compromise is made on safety while enjoying a day out with your horses or strolling through the countryside.


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Paddock riding boots

These Ariat Ladies Barnyard Twin Gore H2O Paddock Boots are a pair of good-looking, no-nonsense yard boots suitable for getting down and dirty but can be hosed clean in minutes.

Full-grain leather with waterproof construction delivers durability and the promise of keeping your feet dry. Plus, the twin gore stretch panels accommodate a range of sizes comfortably. These country boots are the perfect pair for knocking out barn chores season after season.

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Maintaining your winter boots

To keep your boots looking their best, it’s important to take good care of them.

Regularly clean your boots with boot cleaner and brush away any dirt or debris after use.

To keep long riding boots in pristine condition, boot stretchers are the perfect solution, helping to maintain boot shape and prevent sagging. A boot bag is also useful, keeping boots clean and safe.

woman cleaning horse riding boot in a stable with a horse behind her

Maintaining your winter riding boots is important.

Still unsure on the best boots?

We hope this blog has helped you decide on the best winter boots for you.

However, if you’re still unsure about which pair is best for you, please get in touch.

Contact us on 01948 820720.

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Posted by: Edgemere
Posted on: 19/01/2022

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