Our reviewer liked these boots for use in most equestrian disciplines but had reservations over their suitability for competitive polo
The Spanish Boot Company polo boots are a really eyecatching and functional pair of boots. The ones tested are a size eight in tan.
Although the website seems more geared to selling these to women it does state that they are unisex and were tested by a male.
First impressions were really good and I found the boots really easy to put on due to the front zip. The sizing was just right on a man but slightly baggy on the ankle. It is advised on the website that ladies should choose a smaller size.
I’ve used these boots most days from hacking out, showjumping, cross-country schooling and a bit of stick and balling. They were very comfortable but did find the soles quite slippery in the rain when used with tilting stirrup irons. There is a leather strap and popper at the top of the zip but I would like to see another to protect the zip at the ankle. The zip being on the front is vulnerably placed and I would like it to have more protection incase of impact in a game situation.
It states on the website that you should wax the leather before use to maintain water repellency. It would have been useful to have been sent some of the Spanish Boot Company wax as the stuff I used didn’t work so well.
All-round a good comfortable pair of boots but I’m not sure they would be robust enough for competitive polo.
a good comfortable pair of boots but I'm not sure they would be robust enough for competitive polo