All Royal Rider products are designed and made in Italy. Using the very highest grade materials and manufacturing controls, the ultra-lightweight stirrups offer a wider foot bed for better control and balance. Shock absorbing and maintenance free, the new range of Royal Rider stirrups are true examples of “Sculpted Engineering.”™ The Royal Rider Flexible models combine maximum shock absorption with superior strength in a lightweight stirrup. The stirrups provide a stiffer flex for added support. Metal “cheese grater" and rubber pads included.