Tuffa Footwear – Offering made to measure boots at an affordable price
Tuffa Footwear isn’t necessarily a name you would associate withmade-to –measure riding boots, but in an exciting extension to the range, Tuffa is now able to offer this service on all standard long bootsas well as the bespoke Tim Stockdale Boot (where customers can select their own leather choices).
Tuffa Footwear is another example of a great family owned business, specialising in the design, production and distribution of horse riding footwear and accessories such as chaps, gloves, gaiters and socks. The EWW Mini Riders test team recently trialled the ‘Easy Peasy Pull on Chaps’ with great success. Read about them HERE
The company was formed in 1997 and is proud to have established a brand reputation for style, durability and quality, so developing the made-to-measure service was a natural progression. Based in Norfolk, Tuffa now sellsglobally and customers re-visit because of the well-designed, quality, innovative products available.
Tuffa Footwear has also responded to its customers’ needs and launched wide calf boots, the Broadland for more casual riding and the Breckland for competitions. These can fit up to a 21” calf and have been very popular with riders who had previously struggled to get long riding boots to fit. Recently, a new sock (called Whopper) has joined the collection. Made from a super stretchy merino mix, these socks are made for long, muscular and wide calves…and look great with Tuffa’s wide boot styles.
‘This is a revelation to me as I have struggled for years to find long boots to fit and can’t afford a bespoke pair. It’s now nice to go out competing in correctly fitting, smart boots that don’t cost the earth,’ enthused one EWW reader.
How does the made-to-measure process work?
The process is simple. Just follow Tuffa’s simple diagram and take the 12 required measurements across your foot, ankle, calf and calf length in centimetres, add the £40 bespoke fee which is additional to the normal boot cost, send off your order form, make your full payment and wait for your boots to arrive. Production time is normally 10 weeks from receipt of payment.
At Badminton Horse Trials, Tuffa is offering a measuring service to make the process really simple. Just visit the stand to be measured. If you wish to customise leather choices, the Tim Stockdale Boot style offers the opportunity for you to pick colour combinations (including patent, diamante and mock crock detailing). Made from soft Italian leathers, these boots come with the Tim Stockdale TS insignia embossed into the top tab and come with heel risers and a boot carrier. Priced at £325, the price point is comparable with off the peg boots (and a lot less than many bespoke styles available) so exceedingly good value for the quality, high level of manufacturing and personalised fit that’s offered. In addition to bearing Tim’s name, these boots were designed with Tim and Joseph Stockdale, so they’re ideal for serious competitors.
To find out more about Tuffa, Visit them at this years Badminton Horse Trials Stand 141