Product Review: Medici Tall Boots from Tredstep Ireland

Tredstep's Medici Field Boots take comfort and style to a new level. Photo by Josh Autry. Tredstep's Medici Field Boots take comfort and style to a new level. Photo by Josh Autry.

Big news, EN! Tredstep Ireland has just added a new boot to the popular Renaissance Collection, and we had a chance to be one of the first to test the new Medici Tall Boots, which have just come onto the market. You’re definitely going to want to take a closer look to see all of the fantastic details firsthand because there’s a lot to love.

When Tredstep first introduced the concept of a tall boot that flexes with the rider’s leg, the idea that tall boots could be both comfortable and look stylish become an industry standard. I’m a longtime user of Tredstep’s boots primarily for this reason: They break in quickly and are comfortable enough to wear around the barn while also looking super in the show ring.

The details at the top of the Medici Tall Boots give them a fantastic high-end look. Photo by Josh Autry.

The details at the top of the Medici Tall Boots give them a high-end look. Photo by Josh Autry.

The Medici Tall Boots take Tredstep’s standards to the next level. Made from hand-sourced calfskin leather, the boots are designed with a specialized curved pattern that gives a close contact fit while creating a fantastic silhouette. Tredstep’s goal with the Medici Tall Boots was to enhance the natural shape of the rider’s leg, and they’ve definitely achieved that with this design.

While the boots are designed to keep that elegant silhouette, the full-length rear zipper along the back of the boots is also supported by a flexible spine that maintains the height and beautiful line of the boot. These are designed to make you look like a million bucks, and that’s definitely what you feel like when you’re wearing them.

How cool is the shiny patent detailing at the top of the Medici Dress Boots? Photo courtesy of Tredstep Ireland.

How cool is the shiny patent detailing at the top of the Medici Dress Boots? Photo courtesy of Tredstep Ireland.

That high-end feeling is enhanced even more by the styling at the top, which features the Tredstep logo and shiny patent detailing on on the dress boots. The square toes also give the boots a modern feel and adds to the competition-ready look, plus makes them more comfortable for your feet on long days.

The attention to detail doesn’t end there. The Medici Tall Boots are lined with full-grain leather and feature spur rests and zip guards. The stretch panel that runs the length of the back of the boots makes them extremely comfortable to wear and means you don’t have to struggle to zip them when you first wear them. They zipped up easily for me the first time.

If you’ve ever had the misfortune of popping a zipper on your boots, you also can rest easy knowing that the Medici Tall Boots use a #10 YKK zipper, which is the strongest zipper available on the market. It makes a huge difference having a good quality zipper on a boot, and you’ll notice the different from the first time you zip them up.

The TMI insoles in the Medici Tall Boots are quite simply life-changing. Photo courtesy of Tredstep Ireland.

The TMI insoles in the Medici Tall Boots are quite simply life-changing. Photo courtesy of Tredstep Ireland.

Last but not least, what really ups the comfortability factor in these boots are the TMI insoles, which are themo-molded and made of a flexible EVA foam compound that conforms to the shape of your foot to provide stability, support and a personalized fit.

This was the first time I’ve ever experienced the TMI insoles, and I can’t stress enough how wonderful they feel. If you struggle with foot fatigue, the Medici Tall Boots will help you immensely. If you’re shopping for new tall boots, you can’t go wrong with choosing these.

The Medici Tall Boots are available in a field boot with elastic laces or a dress boot in either black or brown. The boots retail at a price of $399.99. Click here to see a size chart and here to find a Tredstep retailer near you. The boots are also now available online at SmartPak.

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