Know Your Options...Ride in Style!
Dehner craftsmen want to make your boots according to your individual needs and desires. When filling out your order form, please take the time to tell us in minute detail the options you want for your custom made boots. To help you decide, we have listed many of our popular customizations below.


Linings All boots MUST be lined in the foot
 
Full Lined - Lined Completely with a full grain supple leather. Keeps it's shape better and longer than an un-lined boot.
 
Cuff Lined - The boot is lined only around the top and down the back. This is a very soft and easily broken in boot, however it will not retain its leg shape.
 
Front and Back Lined - A compromise of the first two options. After fully lining the boot, an oval section on each side of the boot is removed. This allows for close contact with the horse. A soft, easily broken in boot with enough leather in the front and back to allow the boot to hold a better shape.
 
Klingfast Lined - Another compromise. In this case the boot is fully lined and an oval piece is removed from the inside of the leg only. This allows for a full lined appearance on the outside of the leg while giving close contact with the horse on the inside. Care must be taken so that an uneven break at the ankle does not occur.
 
Dressage Wishbone Lined - A great combination of heavy cowhide lining in the entire upper leg and elk lining the ankle eliminates much of the initial stiffness and allows the boots to keep their original shape.
 
Tops  
 
Regular Tops - A difference of one inch between the horse-side height of the boot and the outside. A very common choice.
 
Spanish Tops -
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The normal difference between the horse-side height of the boot and the outside is one inch. The height difference with Spanish Tops is one and one half inches, giving a longer look to the outside of the boot without affecting the height, where the leg must bend. This top comes standard on all tall stock riding boots.
 
Italian Tops -
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Similar to the Spanish Tops, but the with a difference of two and one quarter inches.
 
Olympic Tops -
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The flair of this top is towards the front of the knee in lieu of on the side of the leg as on the Spanish Tops. Be sure the height of the boots is adequate as they will appear short in the back of the knee.
 
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Soles and Heels
 
Composition
Sole -
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Longer wearing and gives grip for ground walking and in the stirrups. Available in smooth surface or with basketweave (nitrene).
 
Leather Sole -
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A dressier and more traditional sole.

$50.00 additional fee applies
 
Vulcrepe Ribbed Sole -
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Ribbed horizontal ridging to give greater grip.
 
 
Mini-Vibram Sole -
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A light, but long wearing sole by Vibram. This sole comes standard on the ME style trooper and tanker boots unless otherwise requested.

$50.00 additional fee applies to all other styles.

 
Heavy-Lug Vibram Sole -
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A thicker, heavier Vibram sole with deep cut grooves for traction. Often requested on the ME style Trooper and Tanker boots. This is a glued sole.

$50.00 additional fee applies
 
Wedge Vibram Sole -
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A thicker, heavier Vibram sole with deep cut grooves for traction. The wedge Vibram is a solid piece from the front end to the back, with no heel definition. A less traditional look but generally thought to be more comfortable. This is a glued sole.

$50.00 additional fee applies
 
Wedge Ripple Vibram Sole -
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Similar to the wedge Vibram sole but with a "ripple" design. Perfect for those climbing around tanks or other machinery. This is a glued sole.

$50.00 additional fee applies
 
Heels - Rubber heels must be used on composition soles. On leather soles, you have the option to use leather heels, rubber heels, or McAfee heels. V Plates (steel plugs) may be installed in leather heels only.
 
More Customizations
 
Toe Cap or
Plain Toe -
This option must be decided on the blucher field boots, three buckle field boots and the laced jodhpurs. Cap toes are available with or without perforation. Dress boots and foxhunt boots will always have a plain toe.
 
Tabs -
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A Small leather strap on the outside of both boots. Always on the formal foxhunt boots.
 
Spur Rests - Normally placed so that the spurs will ride just below the counter seam. If you wish another placement, please let us know where you wish to wear your spurs.
 
Yorkshire -
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An alternate way of constructing your boot to give it a more narrow look in the lower shaft/ankle area. A more "modern" look.
 
The following customizations are available with an additional charge.
 
Elastic Gusset -
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A small elastic band added to the inside top of the boot for added give when sliding your boot on. (See example)
 
Zippers -
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Zippers may be added to the inside, outside, front or back. Inside front zippers are pictured.
(The Dehner Company does not recommend zippers in most situations however we will add them at your request.)
 
Insulation -
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This is for winter wear and really works. Does not add very much bulk but can be worn on the coldest days. Only the foot section is insulated.
 
Stormwelting - A small leather strip between the sole and the uppers. Usually used in foul weather boots and makes a heavier looking boot.
 
Double Soles - Adds a bit of extra wear and height.
 
Boot Bag -
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A beautiful way to tote your custom-made Dehner boots! Green suede tops with a plaid canvas body. The inside is lined with a soft felt and separated into two separate boot areas. Each side is fitted with a zippered storage pocket. Duel zippers on back.
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Boot Trees -
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The custom made wooden boot trees by DONOVAN are available for the care of your beautiful boots. Trees made for your individual measurements will keep your boots in their original shape and prolong their life by many fold. They can be carved while your new boots are being made or for existing Dehner boots.
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Also visit our Leather Guide for more detailed information on our fine leathers.