Mattel version, 2008: Well the boots are certainly not leather anymore! These boots from 2008 seemed kind of flimsy and did not have any type of shine to them. They're almost low quality in comparison to Kirsten's two-tone work boots, which we ordered in 2005 and which are made from the same pattern. The soles are a shiny plastic and the laces are synthetic nylon, but they're definitely long enough to tie. You do need a pair of these boots to go with the riding outfit, though, and these look fine once they are on, just not by themselves. B-
ETA: While still on the low end of quality, the boots look nicer with the real leather vest because they match.
ETAA: Okay, I've finally acquired both the original version (early PM, left) as well as my Mattel boots. A picture's worth a thousand words on this one.
Last Edit: Sept 21, 2010 10:24:37 GMT -5 by Wickfield