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Ariat® Heritage III Zip Paddock

Ariat International, Inc.
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Why We Love This

The Ariat® Heritage III Zip Paddock Boots showcase proven versatility and traditional style, this boot is a true favorite among riders of all disciplines!  Riders will feel the support and comfort of the 4LR technology and will appreciate the hard-working Duratread sole's flexible performance.  Imported.

Favorite Features

  • Superior leather that is scuff, stain, and water resistant
  • Moisture-wicking and breathable liner
  • Four Layer Rebound (4LR) cushions and stabilizes the foot for all-day comfort and performance
  • Antiqued brass zipper
  • Elastic twin gore at ankle for comfort
  • Stylish punched toe cap


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    Ariat® Heritage III Zip Paddock is rated 4.5714 out of 5 by 119.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Repeat Customer This is my third pair of Ariat Heritage boots. Great boots for the money. I bought Ariat Performers when I got back into horses twenty years ago. I also have winter Ariats.
    Date published: 2011-11-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very comfortable nice and comfortable boots, changed the experience of riding.
    Date published: 2011-10-06
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ariat has lost my business. I have been a loyal, faithful Ariat fan for years. My half chaps, paddock boots, tall boots, everything. This last pair, the last of about 5 pairs, have sourly disappointed me. The stitching is loose, uneven and the sole is ripping off. I am positive I could find a much better boot for the money. The worst part is, after 3 months of daily use, and not even barn work — I would put them on before I put on the bridle, ride, take off the bridle, and take off these boots. I would keep them dry with Futi covers, clean them daily, condition when needed. The dye would bleed horribly onto a dry sponge, and these boots were never wet. And they still didn't hold up! Their only good point is that they fit my narrow feet well, but they were also unworldly uncomfortable. Ariat has lost my business, and at the rate they're going, they won't be getting it back.
    Date published: 2011-08-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my Ariats I have been wearing Ariat paddock boots for over 17 years. They are comfortable for all day wear at the barn and great for riding. I wear the paddock boots all spring/sumer/fall then switch to the my insulated Ariat tall boots in the winter. I love them too! Always true to size, I feel confident ordering them online. Easy on/easy off with the zipper and they break in right away. I wear my Ariats pretty hard for several hours at the barn every day, so mine last about 1 1/2 - 2 years. When these wear out, I'll buy another pair!
    Date published: 2011-08-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from best brand of boot ever ariat makes a great boot. i have had several pairs in the past. but this this model beats all. they are so comfortable. there was no break in period where they make your feet hurt. they conformed easily.
    Date published: 2011-06-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid boots I got these to replace the ones that have the laces in front in zipper in back that were finally falling apart after almost 4 years. I was worried I wouldn't like them because they were so inexpensive, but I was pleasantly surprised. They look really sharp and broke in easily.
    Date published: 2011-05-31
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Wrong boot Not the boot i was looking for, and I didn't see that it was the wrong one. Ariat has a much better boot than this one.
    Date published: 2011-04-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from As Expected I have purchased many Ariats over the years and this pair was no different. They are good boots and mine even stood up to the torrential downpour we had on the first day I wore them! They were broken in by about the 7th hour of wearing them. They generally fit well around my foot, but (like all Ariats) they are too tight on top of my arch and around the top of my ankles. I knew this when I bought them and I know they will stretch to the perfect size in a couple months. Overall, good boots.
    Date published: 2011-04-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from nice boots i had a pair of the old ariat cobalts that i had for about 4-5 years and was very upset when they needed replacing. i bought these as the replacements. i liked the cobalts better, but these are good also. they fit a little differently around the ankle, so they make a little noise when i walk, but im hoping it goes away as they wear in a little more. and i liked the red brown color of the cobalts better than the chocolate brown of these, but when they are covered with manure & mud, i guess you really cant tell!
    Date published: 2011-04-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from i love these boots i got these boots as a gift about 2yrs ago and will NEVER go back to any other brand!! they are super comfy and a great bargain for the price. the only down side to them is that the leather cracks on the creases with a lot of wear. as for the sizing, i'm a 6 1/2, and the 6 1/2s fit me perfectly.
    Date published: 2011-03-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favorite Boots! I have these boots and the Quantum boots and these win hands down. The value can't be beat! I put some serious wear and tear on my boots and these last well over a year before the leather at the toe starts to break. I have had 3-4 pairs of these and love them all. They are a no-fluff boot. I like that they are nice and light and thin at the top so i can zip my half chaps. They are not as cushy as the Quantums, but they are definitely comfortable!
    Date published: 2011-02-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from These Boots Last I dislike buying and breaking in new paddock boots, but these had no break-in period and fit my foot perfectly from day one. Even better, they have held up to daily use both in and out of the saddle. Love the zippers for easy on/off and they clean up quickly! If, and when, these need to be replaced, I'll be buying another pair of Ariat Heritage III's!
    Date published: 2010-12-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Boot for People with a Narrow or Medium Foot I really like most Ariat products, and these boots are no exception. The leather is soft, and the zippers hold up to repeated use well. Their thin sole allows for an awesome feel of the stirrup on your foot. The only negative I have to add is related to my foot not the boot. I have a super high arch and a fairly wide foot. Due to my arch, these boots do not have enough support for me to wear while I do my work around the barn. They also will eventually split at the little toe if you have a wide foot. Sadly, I had to switch to a more supportive boot with a wider fit across the toes. I miss wearing these boots and higly recommend them to those with an appropriate foot.
    Date published: 2010-12-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from So comfortable These boots are great because they are great quality and comfortable - no harsh break-in period. The zipper makes it so easy on and off.
    Date published: 2010-12-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ariat has my vote! I've always loved Ariat, and after my dear old Hanovers stepped their last step, I was already looking for a replacement. I ended up buying these elsewhere with a round toe, and I'm pleasantly surprised! Ariat's quality has been going downhill throughout the years, but these have brought back the leather I love. And they fit my hard to please foot! You go, Ariat!
    Date published: 2010-11-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good boots Third pair of these boots that I've bought. They break in quickly and last a few years (everyday wear through all the things you're not supposed to wear them in). The ankle seems to fit a bit differently this time around, though they may just need more time to break in completely.
    Date published: 2010-07-19
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed Ariat discontinued the Hanover Style boot and I tried these. They felt cheap and hard and uncomfortable, I couldnt imagine how they would feel after a long day at the barn.
    Date published: 2010-06-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from good boot I've only had these for a few weeks, but they seem to be a solid boot. They broke in very quickly and are supple and comfortable. I didn't give them 5 stars because my last pair of boots were the Ariat's with the front laces and back zippers, and they were 5 stars all around, unfortunately they were out of stock and mine needed to be replaced asap. These boots were priced right, and have been doing the job just fine.
    Date published: 2010-06-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from love these boots I just bought these boots for my daughter and she really likes them. They are comfortable and keep her feet nice and dry.
    Date published: 2010-06-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't complain These boots are super comfy, look good and hold up well even through baths and all the dust and muck we as horse people put them through! I have been using these boots for about a year now and like them very much. I feel comfortable walking around in them all day at horse shows and at the barn. My only complaint are the zippers. They haven't gone out, but they zip hard and sound like they're going to break. Hopefully they won't! They used to zip quite smoothly, so I don't know what's changed. However, I would still order this product again. I bought them to replace my 10-year-old Ariat boots and expect these will last just as long!
    Date published: 2010-05-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ariat quality Love these boots, Comfy from the first day. First pair of zippered summer paddocks and it looks like the zipper is nice and heavy duty. Good boot for the price.
    Date published: 2010-04-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great boots I have been buying Arait paddock boots for over 20 years. Which means about 3 pairs because they last so long even with cleaning stalls in them which I know I shouldn't do. They are the best and i will not buy anything else ( I tried a few before and they lasted about a year). This time I bought zip up ones because I'm getting lazy and they are great. I love how quickly I can put them on and off.
    Date published: 2010-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good boot for the money I had a pair of Heritage boots for about 2 years before the zippers went. I purchased these to replace them, and they are a good boot. They broke in quickly and are pretty comfortable. If I spent all day, every day in my boots I would not find these to be the most comfortable. I use mine 4-5 days a week for several rides a day.
    Date published: 2010-03-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Zippers For Baby Boomer Hands First of all, I trust the Ariat name. I have a pair of Heritage II Lacers and they are great. I needed a pair of paddock boots that zip and I was glad I could stay with the Heritage. A zipper is easier to use when your "older" hands are just not working right ... but I like having both the lacers and zippers ...
    Date published: 2010-02-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Liked Them They don't seem to be as good quality as previously purchased Ariat paddock boots. Not bad, but I expected better.
    Date published: 2010-02-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love Ariat Ever since I tried on my first pair of Ariat I was sold. The are like wearing a broken in pair of sneakers. I still have my first pair and altough scuffed up they are still as comfortable.
    Date published: 2010-02-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Decent boots I was replacing an old pair of ariat zip ups. These are decent boots for the price. The size was a bit off on the pair I got. It's marked a size 8, which is what I wear, but fits more like an 8.5. I would have returned them but I wore them once before I realized how poorly they fit me.
    Date published: 2009-12-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love These Ariat Boots Have worn Ariat lace-up Cobalt's for years. My new Ariat (Zipper) Paddock boots fit great. Will definitely purchase them again.
    Date published: 2009-08-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Always a good bet My dog ate my last pair of Ariat boots. After 10 years of wear thought I would never get the new ones as comfortable as my old ones. Ariat has made a huge improvement in the sole and these were as comfortable on day one as my old ones were after 10 years. True to size as well--which is nice to know.
    Date published: 2009-08-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The ALL AROUND BEST PADDOCK BOOT! This boot broke in the first second I put them on. The leather is soft and supple, and the sole of the shoe is as comfortable as can be. I have had my boots for over a year and the still look like new(whenever I polish them:P). I would recommend these boots to anybody. Don't spend more money on something else because these are definatly the best and worth any price!
    Date published: 2009-07-26
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