ARIAT Heritage Roper Review
Ariat is one of the few shoe companies founded by a woman.
Yes, that’s right. Not one but two extraordinary ladies founded Ariat in 1993 and since has grown to be a staple in the American footwear choice. Their specialty is making premium footwear and apparel primarily for equestrian sports and any other type of outdoor activities. Riding boots and cowboy boots are their top-selling merchandise items and they’re the official supplier for the Federation Equestrian International.
One small but very interesting detail about the Ariat boots is the fact that they were prominently featured in the 2015 movie The Longest Ride. Scott Eastwood, the son of the screen legend Clint Eastwood plays a promising bull rider, making a comeback after a life-threatening bull riding injury.
It was precisely for this movie that Ariat partnered with 20th Century Fox, and plenty of the Ariat merchandise was featured throughout the movie.
Full grain leather upper
Advanced Torque Stability
Gel cushioned footbed
Distressed color may vary slightly
Whether you’ll be buying the shoes to go horse-back riding or you’re a western aficionado, you’ll be buying a quality shoe that is made with high tech features and good quality materials. The Airat logo can be found on the side of the boot, and it’s just there to remind you that when you’re buying Ariat products you’ll buy the best of the best. The round roper toe and the low roper heel make you feel great while wearing them, and they take away the discomfort that you might be feeling if you’d be wearing a different type of cowboy boots.
The ATS technology in the midsole offers optimal stability throughout the day and all day blissful comfort. In most of the cases, it’s one or the other. In most of the cowboy boots, you can’t get that much needed stability without sacrificing some other part of the shoe, but that’s not the case here with ARIAT Mens Heritage Roper Western Boot. They’re made to be worn with great pleasure and maximum comfort. You won’t find a cowboy shoe similar to the ARIAT Mens Heritage Roper Western Boots without sacrificing some other aspect or the overall feel of the shoes to your feet.
The old look is very dominant throughout the entire body of the shoe, while the new technology that was used in the making of the ARIAT Mens Heritage Roper Western Boots shines in different areas of the boots. Hose specific type of booths is the meeting point of both very different worlds. The old style of the western boots that we all used to love and respect are made even more stylish and comfortable thanks to the new ways of the modern day technology. What used to be very painful and uncomfortable to wear, now is made more breathable, stylish and supportive of the entire body, not just to the feet. Let’s take the four-row western stitch pattern. Very timeless and classic as the boots themselves. Well, that very same pattern is brought to life and made even more stylish thanks to the forward-thinking and advanced technology of Ariat manufacturing process.
The moisture-wicking footbed will offer comfort and airflow in the entire shoe, while the gel-cushioned layer is there to catch the shock absorption of the boots. There’s the ever-present heel stabilizer that gives support to the (you’ve guessed it) heel, but also to the rest of the body and takes care of the posture too. Oh, and last but not least, the lightweight composite forked shank offers additional support to the feet because there’s never enough need of that. Support is always needed and always welcomed in great pairs of shoes just like the ARIAT Mens Heritage Roper Western Boots. You won’t be sorry if you do decide to buy these boots, and you’d be surprised by their durability and overall comfort that they give.