Model: Raffaello / Bellini
Outside shaft: Brushed Black
Inside shaft: WRAT Black
Foot: WRAT Black
Top: Up-Top in Stardust, > 15 black SW stones underneath (see picture)
Stiffness: Standard / Comfy hard
Other features: high dressage bow
The Raffaello model
The Raffaello model has a very elegant and unique overall look. This model distinguishes itself by the zipper which is placed diagonally on the front inside of the leg. Standard features for the Raffaello model are the WRAT leather, the stitched Vibram sole, the titan zipper, the reinforced outer shaft, and endless customization options. This model offers a high level of durability and comfort, due to the high-quality Italian calf leather. Like any other De Niro tall boot, this model is handcrafted by skilled artisans and Italian bootmaking experts at the De Niro Boot Co. factory in Casarano, near Lecce, in the South of Italy. There, the boots are also subject to a rigorous quality control process.
A variation on the standard Raffaello model is the Bellini model. The Bellini model has a more narrow ankle, but other than that, these two models are exactly the same. We do however recommend this tapered ankle only with calf sizes of M or smaller. With a calf size of L or bigger, a Bellini ankle would not benefit the proportions of the boots. Please mind that to ensure the best possible fit, any Raffaello order placed through My Riding Boots in a calf size of XXXS, XXS, XS, S, or M is placed with the factory with the Bellini’s ankle! Any Raffaello order placed through My Riding Boots in a calf size of L, XL, or XXL is placed with the factory with the standard Raffaello ankle! The outside of the Rafaello long boot is the standard model, in contrast to the Bellini, which is comfy on the outside. Do you have a preference for a different ankle (for example, the Bellini ankle on an L calf, or the Raffaello ankle on an S calf), simply leave a checkout note with your order.
De Niro Boot Co.
De Niro Boot Co. is synonymous with quality, attention to detail, innovation, style, and research in the equestrian field. A great sensibility to catch the changes in this field and a vocation for innovation and research are the main characteristics that have led De Niro Boot Co. to establish its own leadership all over the equestrian world. De Niro Boot Co. is famous for quality, style, and innovation in the equestrian world. It is the time spent on research, innovation, and attention to detail that has allowed De Niro Boot Co. to become one of the industry’s market leaders in bootmaking for any equestrian discipline worldwide. All De Niro boots are handcrafted in the factory in Lecce, in the heel of Italy. All the boots are subjected to rigorous testing and quality control, with the aim being complete customer satisfaction.
De Niro has developed a line of products that are ideal for taking care of your riding boots. Have a look at all boot care products, here.
Would you like to know more about how exactly you should take care of this product? Read all about it on our boot care blog page, here.
Warranty Brushed leather
These boots are (partly) made in Brushed leather. Because this leather is more susceptible to damage, this leather can become dull when worn frequently or when handled carelessly. The De Niro factory can repair some damage, but please mind that on Brushed leather boots the warranty can be somewhat less extensive. De Niro advises riders to use boots with Brushed leather for competitions and clinics only.