With all of the high-end shoes we talk about, you will be pleasantly surprised at my favorite black riding boot. It's very affordable, great leather, and comes in wide calf as well as standard. Right now, it's on sale for $169.90. (They are normally priced at $259.95, still very reasonable for boots.) Made by Corso Como, the Samual boot is an elegant, comfortable boot at a great price.
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For another choice, Lisa is NUTS about Frye boots. She bought this amazing pair in NYC a couple of years ago in a fabulous grey that works with both brown and black outfits. The ones pictured below are similar - the classic Frye Riding Harness boots. At $348, they still aren't too bad for boots, and the leather on Frye boots is like butter.
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But that brings me to the next boot we love, the J. Crew Booker boot. Similar to the pair Lisa lost, J. Crew always makes a solid riding boot. And, if you need it, they too have an extended calf option. At $298, apparently lots of people like them because some sizes are on back-order until February. (Right now, everything at J. Crew is 30% off, both online and in stores!)
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