I used to joke that top boots are the dressage riders equivalent of ballet pointe slippers, so I was delighted when I discovered Celeris Bespoke boots. In my opinion, these boots are the ultimate when it comes to style, elegance and comfort.
I swore off top boots after an initial bad experience with another brand, where I paid almost $2000 for a pair of boots which did not fit and were very uncomfortable. At the end of 2015, I saw an introductory deal through Riders XOXO to buy a pair of Celeris top boots and get a free pair of short boots and gaiters. I figured that this was a good time to try them. At least if I hated the top boots I’d have a back up pair of gaiters and short boots.
My first pair of Celeris boots were the simple but stylish ‘Diogo’ boots in polished black leather. I loved them instantly. The short boots and gaiters (pictured below) have been brilliant. At the start of 2017 I decided I would treat myself a pair of Celeris boots to wear every day. I’ve noticed that I get a very different feel from wearing top boots to wearing shorts boots and gaiters, so in reality this was basically a necessity.
What’s so great about Celeris Bespoke Boots?
- These boots are handcrafted in Portugal, using 24 measurements to ensure that every boot is a perfect fit
- Because these boots fit so well and also due to the high quality materials used to produce them, they are exceptionally comfortable. My Bia boots took less than one week to break in despite having traditional reinforced outer panels.
- You get to design your own boots! There are 11 models of boots which can be endlessly customised. Through the use of a variety of leathers in different colours and textures and the addition brogue detailing or diamantes you can design a totally unique pair of boots.
- Despite all of these options, the Celeris boots are still very affordable. Depending on the model you choose you can expect to pay between $690 and $1090. Best of all you don’t pay extra for the customisation – WIN!
- Even the spur straps and spur gaurds are beautiful!
I have to acknowledge the two negative aspects of these boots. Firstly, the boots do take 2-3 months to be made. However, in my opinion they are totally worth the wait. The second minor issue is that once you buy one pair it’s a bit hard to stop!
I rate the Celeris bespoke boots as 4.5/5 stars!
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