I bought these to replace paddock boots/half chaps for my schooling though they are very nice and would make great show boots. I’ve only worn them four times so far but they seem to be breaking in quickly and I hope to jump in them after a few more rides. My instructor has had them many times for her schooling, too, and says they wear well. The footbed and toe area in roomy (I have wide feet) and they come with strings to put on the zipper pulls so you don’t need one if you have trouble zipping them. I would definitely buy these again.