I got these Veredus short boots and chaps two years ago for my birthday and have been using them ever since for shows and everyday schooling. I wear my normal ariats for barn chores so i don’t ruin these in the paddock/mud/water etc.
I got them from a local tack store here in the UAE called Al Sakb Equestrian
Here is a picture of how the chaps and boots look like online, and on me.
I have VERY narrow ankles and there are NO long boots that fit me unfortunately and a lot of short boots are too wide for me on the ankles. These veredus boots however are perfectly narrow and slim. You can see a little bagginess but that is inevitable for non custom items in the horse world as we all know.
I wear a size 7.5US (5UK, 38.5EUR) in Ariats, but i got a size 38 in Veredus. They fit snug, SUPER comfy i can wear them all day and i never had to break them in. My chap size is Small Long.
They have good grip at the bottom makes me feel secure while riding. The chaps leather rather soft, but the boots are well constructed. I clean them once a week with specific boot polish (NOT saddle polish as they make boots too soft).
For the first year they were amazing, then, they obviously get looser and looser. The logo started to rust, the elastics began to pop out, and the tips of the boots began to lighten as you can see below:
So to sum up
* Elastics pop out
Would i purchase this again? NO. For shows i think they are nice and would last a while, but i would rather go for long boots or paddock boots that are waterproof.