XC boots...from yeserdays post!

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Hello, I started a post yesterday about xc boots, but it is nearly off the end of the page now...so for those who were reading/replied....

I have spoken to the PE person and the ultimate competition boots are discontinued but they still do the air cooled ones.

I have looked at some prolite and equilibrium ones but im not that struck, they look quite flimsy, and the Dalmars look farily similar to the PE's but at £75 front and back.

PE said they have a new catalouge of products coming out in spring, but im quite keen to buy some now for his last few events, will they be bringing something new and amazing out? Or should I go for it and get the air cooled xc boots for now at a good price, if they bring out even better ones guess I could push the boat out and have a spare pair as the prices are so good.

Sorry for rambling, what do you all think, I want to get the right ones!
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Hi, I have the PE, air-cooled ones. They are absolutely fab, lovely & lightweight & a great fit. I dont worry about grit getting in as there is mesh over the holes. It is no higher chance than a stone getting under any boots. I have evented at Intermediate level for a couple of seasons in them. I would 100% recommend. XC boots will always take a bit of a battering, if you go with PE at least you can afford to replace every ? years without feeling too
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Prolites arent flimsy, theyre very good boots.

We have a set of the PE ones and to me they are very thin and may not offer much protection against a proper strike injury. I use leather because thats the only thing I trust to fully protect!!
 

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ditto joss. I have only goneI you have anything resembling a budget, go with the PE aircooled. If you are loaded, then by all means, fork out for the dalmars.

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Dougal has a set of Dalmers - They are great
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We got a bit of money off a set of 4 at Badders

Dexter has Prolites and they are also very good
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Hmm, interesting, not loaded, but do want good protection, with the NEW xc boots I have at the moment they have a very good strike pad on them, very hard and quite thick to really absorb impact, I can't tell from the pics on the websites, but do the PE and dalmar ones have these?

Thanks, and sorry for all the q's but want to get the right boots as im sure you all understand protection is important, I will be eventing at novice level so would have to be suitable for that,
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Love Prolite boots, theyre not flimsy and have kevlar tendon guards!! The PE ones are fantastic for the money... they do have tendon guards, but am not 100% convinced they would offer amazing protection...
 

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i have NEW lightweight competition boots and PE aircooled. In my opinion the PE hinds are sturdier & more protective and better made. The fronts are almost identical in quality and weight with a very similar tendon guard

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I bought a set of PE boots (same as the WW Ultra Boots), XC schooled in them once and decided they didnt offer nearly enough protection so replaced them with a full set of Prolites which I am really really pleased with.

If I was eventing properly (Novice +) I think I personally would invest in a set of Dalmars as you can never be too careful- and £150 for a set is less than the potential vets bill!
 

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Dalmar's have Kevlar (I think) or something like that as a strike pad so extremely strong and shatter proof. They are the real deal!

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They have carbon fibre pads
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Forgot to say Dexter has Sabre leather boots on his hinds and prolites on the front.

Dougal looked quite smart doing his Intro at the weekend in his dalmers!!
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I was all set to order some PE ones....now i'm confused!!!I really like the protection on my NEW ones, only reason i need new ones is becuase they don't fit new boy and as he has more bone i don't want any extra wieght from water retention etc. Where do we think NEW stand in levels of protection, compared to say Dalmers and PE?
 

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I use NEW front boots at the moment cos stupid irish horse shreded the straps on his Prolites, but will prob get some Prolite, PE or Trizone front boots when I have money!!! Love the newer prolite boots....
 

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I have the eskadron XC boots and they have been absolutely fantastic, fit well, are light weight, extremely tough and durable, dont hold water and dont slip. They most definitely do the job and have never had a problem with them at all
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Bit slow, but I have just bought PE air cooled boots and use them for the first time yesterday and was very impressed. Didn't move didn't make legs sweat up and ponio moved fine in them.
Personally really like all the PE stuff. I bought hinds to replace a pair of clarendons that have sadly come to the end of their life
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I have the eskadron boots and they have never slipped or got heavy- they seem to be good boots!
 

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Ahh there is too much choice, If money was not an object..... PE or Dalmar? Dalmars do have the kevlar which I like, and Im not sure how good the strike pad/protection on the PE's are as I have not seen them. Might pop along to local saddler to at least look at the Dalmars as they stock them.

I think I may have been looking at the wrong prolite xc boots, any one have a good link? Or to the eskadrons too?!
 
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