DeNiro offers several different tall boot models, so that equestrians in any discipline can easily find and design a boot to meet their every wish and need. The DeNiro dressage line is very popular, and contains some of DeNiro’s bestselling boots. This dressage line consists of three base designs: The DeNiro Raffaello boot, the DeNiro Bellini boot and the DeNiro Botticelli boot. While the Botticelli boot is a bit less common, the Raffaello riding boot and the Bellini riding boot are known worldwide.
But what makes these riding boots loved by so many? And which design options are possible? Keep on reading to find out!
Raffaello or Dressaggio?
DeNiro Raffaello is the official name for this model, given by the De Niro Boot Co. factory in Italy. The original Raffaello name for this model also used among DeNiro experts. However, in some areas, these boots are marketed under the name DeNiro Dressaggio. Don’t worry, they are one and the same! The Dressaggio model is simply a different name for the Raffaello boot. This model could be perfect for you, if you’re looking for a dressage boot that will meet your every need when it comes to comfort and performance.
The Raffaello model has a few distinctive characteristics, which will offer you optimal comfort and connectivity with your horse, while also offering limitless possibilities for customization. This model is characterized by the diagonal zipper, which is placed in the front of the boot on the inside of the leg. Other than the placing of the zipper, every single aspect of this riding boot can be completely designed to meet your every desire. Our website will show you countless examples of lovely Raffaello (or Raffaello) designs. Would you like to make a change to any design on our website? Simply let us know, and we will make it happen for you!
The production time for a custom Raffaello (of Dresssaggio or Bellini) boot, is around 8 weeks. It is also possible to place a priority order, and have your new boots produced in just 15 business days! Contact us for more information.
But what about the Bellini model?
The Bellini model is a more tailored version of the Raffaello (or Raffaello) model. The Bellini model has exactly the same design as the Raffaello boot, but the ankle of the Bellini model is more fitted. This Italian ankle is ideal for riders who have a very slim ankle.
The DeNiro experts have named this tailored fit Bellini, and offer it as an option with their dressage oriented models. We think the Bellini ankle is a great asset to riding boots for women since the tailored lower leg and ankle fit great on small feminine legs. We do not recommend adding a Bellini ankle to boots with calf size greater than M, because of the proportions with the knee and calf.
All of these models are named the Raffaello model on our website. On orders with a calf size of M or smaller, we will place the order as a Bellini model, with a fitted ankle. On orders with a calf size bigger than M, the order will be placed with a standard ankle.
Do you have a preference for a standard or a fitted ankle? Simply leave a note with your order and we will arrange it for you!