Tredstep Ireland has unveiled a new long riding boot for Autumn 2012.

The Raphael Tall boot “encompasses innovation, style and performance”.

It is the newest addition to Tredsteap Ireland’s Renaissance Collection of tall boots.

“Traditional tall riding boots require a lengthy break in time, which can be uncomfortable for the rider,” said a spokesman for the company.

“The Raphael is engineered with a Pro-Flex design featuring a soft leather panel fitted snugly at the instep which moves with the ankle creating a streamlined fit that eliminates break in time altogether and allows the rider to go from ‘the box to the show ring’ with complete comfort.

“A discreet rear stretch panel, flexible spine and top gusset ensure a refined, custom-looking silhouette, while exquisite Italian Aniline calfskin leather give the Raphael its polished finish.”

Event rider Ginnie Howe is a fan of the new boots: “I rode in my brand pair at Blenheim in the dressage and they are fantastic. Love them.”

The boot comes in sizes 37 to 45 in five calf fittings.

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