At Van den Breekel, we are committed to providing customized solutions for the equestrian world. Developing ideal equestrian boots with unique requirements is no problem thanks to our expertise in the broad field. In this blog, we would like to share how our customized process unfolds, designing tailor-made boots, producing prototypes and sample packages, and ensuring the satisfaction of our clients.
Our process begins with a deep understanding of our clients’ needs. We conduct extensive discussions, listening to their requirements and preferences for the equestrian boots they need. Based on this, we develop customized designs that meet their specifications.
Prototyping and Sample Packages
After the design phase, we move on to creating prototypes and sample packages. This allows our clients to see, test, and evaluate physical samples of the boots. Attention is paid to the shoe last, fit, material choice, and other specific requirements.
Once the design is approved, we proceed to the production phase. We use high-quality materials and ensure meticulous finishing to meet our clients’ expectations. When developing equestrian boots, the use of high-quality materials is essential to guarantee durability, comfort, and performance. Some excellent materials we employ in developing equestrian boots include:
- Full-grain leather: This is the highest quality type of leather used for equestrian boots. It is durable, supple, and offers excellent support.
- Nubuck leather: This is leather that has been sanded on the top, giving it a velvety appearance. It is soft and provides good grip in the saddle.
- Oiled leather: This leather is treated with oils to make it water-resistant and enhance durability. It is suitable for various weather conditions.
Rubber or Synthetic Rubber
- Rubber outsoles or synthetic rubber outsoles: Rubber is often used for the soles of equestrian boots due to its excellent grip on stirrups and the ground. It provides stability and prevents slipping while riding.
- Technical fabrics: Breathable, moisture-wicking, and quick-drying technical fabrics are often used in the lining of equestrian boots. They help keep the feet dry and comfortable during riding.
- Synthetic reinforcements: For additional protection and durability, synthetic materials are sometimes added to specific parts of the boots, such as the heel or toe.
- Leather: Leather is also used as lining in equestrian boots due to its natural breathable properties and comfort.
- Textile: Breathable textile materials are often used as lining to wick away moisture and provide ventilation.
Selecting the right combination of these materials is crucial to create equestrian boots that are comfortable, provide proper foot support, offer protection, and withstand the demands of the sport. Different disciplines in equestrian sports often require specific features, so customizing materials based on the rider’s needs is an essential part of the development process.
Designing and Producing Equestrian Boots?
At Van den Breekel, we believe in tailored collaboration. Our process for designing, developing, and producing equestrian boots for our clients is based on this commitment. We offer our partners a customized experience! Discover how our services can support you in creating custom equestrian boots for your customers and feel free to contact us to discuss the possibilities.