The Ariat brand cowboy/cowgirl boot mostly rank in the 4.5 to 5.0 range.
I counted 36 different cowboy boot styles. Five of these were the lace up type of boot.
Since there are so many, I will talk about a few examples then to shop and see what else is there go to http://www.horsesaddleshop.com/ariat-womens-boots.htlm
One is the Quickdraw Boots with a wide square toe. The top part of the boot has good looking stitching and is leather. The sole is covered in the Duratread rubber. These boots are made with the ATS technology as are most of the boots mentioned here. This technology says it will keep your feet comfortable through out a long day of riding. They are on sale now for $189.95.
Another man’s style is the Sierra Saddle Boots with Roper Toe shape. This one is said to be good when having to do some welding or any other heat related job. This one is going for $159.95
One more example is the Heritage Horsemen Boots. This boot has what is called a W toe. They are comfortable, but absolutely up to the all day job and riding. They have the rubber soles as well. The sale price is $159.95.
For the women there are 45 styles with 2 lace up type and 1 moccasin.
An example of some of the woman’s styles is the Western Heritage R toe boots, Russet Rebel. The toe shape is R that looks good along with the pretty stitching on the upper part of the boot. Rubber soles make it sure to be non-slippery. They are on sale for $149.95.
A flashy boot is the Caballera with a wide square toe. Most of the boot is a brown hue, but has flashes of turquoise on the top and in the fancy stitching. This boot also has the rubber soles that make for safety on foot in the barn or in the saddle. They are going for $229.95.
The Fatbaby boots Wide Square Toe Cork Brown are in the pretty pink camo color on the top. They have the wide square toe shape. The sole is crepe that is light, but tough enough for the job. The sale price for these is $99.95.
The Quickdraw Boots Wide Square Toe Brown Oiled Rowdy is another example of the many styles available for the cowgirl. This one has a beautiful blue top with some white stitching. It’s not only functional, but are sure pretty to wear and show off in. Their price is $169.95.
For the kids there are 10 styles for them to choose from.
The young cowgirls and cowboys out there have some pretty nifty boots to choose from too. They are functional as well as look good.
The first example is the Crossfire Boots with Wide Toe in a Distressed Brown. It has a rubber sole. The top is a lighter tan color showing off the intricate stitching. The technology used here is called 4LR featuring the Wiggle Room.
The price for these boots is $84.95.
One more example for the kids is the Tombstone Earth Black Boots. They are a very pretty color of dark blue and the of course include the fancy stitching all for $84.95.
Pros and Cons:
They are all pros, I couldn’t find any cons.
There are boots for women, men, and kids too. For the kids there is a technology called Wiggle Room that I explain a bit more about below.
The Ariat Boot Technology is one boot that boasts all day, everyday comfortable fit for riding, walking,and working. They support with four layers rebound cushions. The boots are strengthened with light weight shank. This is an entry-level technology.
The mid-level technology of the Ariat boot is called Advanced Torque Stability. There is gel-cushioning and the ability to keep the feet cool as well as dry. This is the technology used in most of the boots in the examples above.
The ATS Max has a lot of extras taking care of shock absorption and keeps you and the boot strong with support. The soles are Duratread, reducing slipping and sliding.
Cobalt has been designed to take care of the hard working, every day cowboy or cowgirl who needs a lot of comfort and support for their feet. They also have the gel and EVA strike buffer for the shocks a cowboy encounters during their day.
Ariat keeps the kids in mind as well with their technology, called Wiggle Room. This lets the boots adapt to a child’s growth by using a Booster Bed that can be taken out as the youngster grows.
Story Behind the Boots:
The Ariat name is a brand name for western cowboy and cowgirl boots. According to Wikipedia Ariat is the idea of Beth Cross and Pam Parker. The two sought the expertise of engineers in footwear. They explored what was best for riding boots in both Western and English types of riding.
They first hit the market in 1993.
I know as an owner of pair of the Probaby style, they are comfortable to walk in as well as ride. At times I’ve had to trek out to the pasture a ways to catch my horse. My boots got me there and back to the barn. Read my story here.
I’ve read a few comments saying that the boots are ready to wear right out of the box, no breaking in.
The boots can be an every day footwear and the price is great.
One more comment stated how much they liked the craftsmanship and they were well made and fit good.
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