This boot gets top marks for its versatility. Classic cowgirl boot is at home on the trail or can be dressed up for a night on the town. Premium full grain leather with a technical rubber sole offers everyday comfort as well as grip in the stirrups.
Leather feels stiff when new, so needs some wearing in.
We love how the steel shank offers support and stability while a lightweight sole adds cushioning. The Fatbaby range comes in a variety of colors and contrasting stitching. Roomy toe box, and the supple leather breaks in easily. There's also a super cute toddler version.
Sizing tends to be inconsistent between styles.
Fringe lays nicely to the shape of the boot. Ariat's Advanced Torque Stability (ATS®) technology makes for a comfortable sole.
Not for introverts who felt the boot wore them rather than the other way around.
We love how this sturdy full grain leather boot has a side zipper for easy access. Duratread non-marking sole gives good grip. Boots come in a variety of colors and finishes, making them versatile for many outfits.
Some natural imperfections in the leather may look more like blemishes. Check foot and calf measurements, since they tend to run small and tight.
Footbed contains shock-absorbing gel for all-day comfort, making it popular with sufferers of plantar fasciitis as well as other foot and knee ailments. Oiled leather is waterproof, while the antibacterial lining wicks moisture.
The zip version may feel tight across the front of the foot, so those with high arches should stick with the laced option.
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For cowgirl boots that are great in a stirrup or around town, Ariat has an excellent selection. Ariat boots are eye-catching with their full grain leather uppers and intricate stitching in both traditional and more modern patterns. Their leather fringe boots are flashy and fun while still providing excellent support, and some of their tall riding boots sport a sleek leather look that stands apart from the crowd. For the rainy days, there’s Ariat’s rubber waterproof boots, and they offer reliable steel-toe work boots as well. Finding a proper size can be difficult, but with the right fit, Ariat boots should stay with you for years.
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