I absolutely love the line of boots and half-chaps that Tredstep has to offer. They have the look and feel of top of the line custom boots but without the hefty price tag. It takes no time at all to break in the tall boots since the leather is such great quality and they have added stretchy bits in all the right places. So I will admit that I was a bit concerned that I may have ruined my Tredstep DaVinci Field Boots when I took an unfortunate dunking in the water this past weekend. After hanging them upside down to allow the water to exit they dried out and after one quick cleaning and conditioning they are as good as new. These are boots that truly understand the life of an event rider and have the same toughness!