Ariat Heritage III Zip Paddock
#1 Paddock Boot!
I bought these over two years ago when my Dublins fell apart. They have held up WONDERFULLY. They shine nicely if I decide to polish them, they broke in after just 2 or 3 rides.
They are also waterproof! I've dumped (accidentally) most of a 5-gallon bucket of water on them, and my feet were completely dry.
If you're looking for inexpensive, but durable, comfortable boots, these are a must buy!
May 12, 2013
Ariat Heritage III
I love my new paddock boots!
The only thing I need to remember is to take slower, shorter strides than I'm used to. (I mostly wear sneakers and tend to walk quickly). They are a very small circumference at the top, so it impedes big steps.
That said, they do everything I hoped they would for their purpose! Could not be happier!
Since they are my first pair, I can't say as to their durability, but if they wear like my other Ariat shoes, they may outlast me!
April 30, 2013
Bought these boots are for my 14-year old daughter. She loves them - good fit and looks. Earlier versions we had wore out on the inside (heel area) but after about 18 months. Good choice for growing kids
April 19, 2013
Strange fit is at once too small and too big
I wore my last pair of Ariats almost into shreds and had hoped to just replace them with the latest Ariat boots. I gave the high stars but lower overall rating and non-recommendation because I definitely trust Ariat's brand and quality, but the new fit of these boots (vs my 10 year old pair) is totally impossible for my higher arches and narrow feet.
In my regular size (8.5) the fit was way too tight in the arch (I literally could not get my foot in the boot). In the next size up the toe/ball of my foot just had way too much space and the boot was clearly just too big for me. When I tried them on at Christmas I thought it would be ok, but after a couple rides this spring I had to say no thanks.
Thankfully, my mom has wider feet and is also overdue, so they'll find a new home with her while I try something different. All's well that ends well, but if you have narrower feet and/or higher arches, (and insist on zipper boots like I do), then you may want to take a look at other brands.
April 5, 2013
Nice boot for the price!
First off, I will say the sizing is spot on. I wear an 8 B (medium width) in almost every boot, and the 8 B fits me perfectly. Second, I was impressed with how quickly the boots broke in. When I first tried them on, I was concerned because they felt tight across the top of my foot (near where the bottom of the zipper is) and also very tight at the top collar of the boot. I wore them around the house for a day and they relaxed just enough to be very comfortable but still supportive. Third, they seem very scratch-resistant. Overall, I'm very happy with this purchase!
January 25, 2013
A Fantastic Value
These boots are comfortable and look great. You can even wear them for non barn/riding use. I didn't rate durability because I haven't had them that long, but I expect they will give more than satisfactory service.
January 25, 2013