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Veredus Guarnieri Boot

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Show Ring or Spacewalk?

  • Jan 6, 2011
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We're really underwhelmed, and maybe a little perplexed, by the new Veredus Guarnieri boot. You?

For us, it's just, to borrow from the world of helmet design, one giant leap too far in the "lightspeed air" direction. We're all for meaningful innovation that treats riding apparel and equipment like it is intended for serious sport, but can this be done within an aesthetic that honors the equestrian tradition? The Guarnieri's rubber inner calf is intriguing, but the adjustment system completely dominates the look of the boot, for reasons that don't seem to merit such an imposing solution. Like... ever heard of a boot stretcher?


Aesthetics will always, by definition, be a matter of personal opinion.  Perhaps nothing illustrates this better than the current diverging trends in helmet design.  Take the new GPA Speed Air Evolution vs. the "everything old is new again" Charles Owen AYR8 Classic... both are innovative and vastly improve on the comfort and protection of the helmets of earlier generations. But, from a style perspective, they're light years apart.

We're really curious... what's your take on where show ring style is headed?

Show Ring or Spacewalk?

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