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The Ariat Vortex S Tall Boot is the latest addition to the Ariat Sport Tall Boot collection! Delivering advanced performance, fit and design. Premium European leather combined with high-tech detailing creates a superior, ergonomic boot with unmatched comfort for the uncompromising equestrian athlete.

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Favorite Features

  • Premium calf leather upper
  • Snake print cuff and flexion area
  • Behind-the-knee mobility curve
  • Stretch lining for comfort
  • Full-length elasticized panel on lateral side for enhanced flexibility
  • Oiled leather inner calf panel
  • Premium Nitro™ technology that delivers a lightweight combination of flexibility and engineered support that cushions and stabilizes the foot for flawless performance
  • Duratread™ outsole with rider-tested traction zones for maximum wear resistance
  • Full-length premium coiled zipper with updated positioning for a better fit
  • Revolutionary Shock Shield™ technology provides shock absorption for all-day comfort

 

Key Specifications
  • Material: Leather
  • Style: Field
  • Stretch Panels: Yes
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Vortex Fit Tips

Watch our fit video for further tips and tricks about this exciting new boot!

The unique contour of the Vortex zipper will take trying tall boots on to a new level.

Entry into the Vortex is like picking up your stirrups.  Instead of using a straight motion like you would with other boots, turn your toe in and allow your heel to slide into the boot with the provided shoe horn.

Place the shoe horn at the top of the leather tongue.  Use the shoe horn against your heel and step down into the boot.  As the foot enters the boot, pull the shoe horn out.

As the zipper zips around the curve of the ankle, it may feel snug a first.  Before trying the boot on, you may want to warm up the stretch gore to get it ready for your leg.  Since we want tall boots to fit very close to the leg, you may need your other hand to guide the leather together to continue to zipper.  Once the stretch gore wears in, you won’t have to do this anymore.

If zipping feels awkward, try putting a shoe string through the zipper tab to pull the zipper up.

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Style Field
Type of Zipper YKK
Zipper Placement Back
Stretch Panels Yes
Footbed Nitro
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    Ariat Vortex S Tall Boot is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this boot!! I've had my eye on this boot for a while and finally decided to go for it, so glad I did! The entry system takes some attention the first couple times but then you get the hang of it and its easy and comfortable to slip on and off. Break in time was minimal and it is so comfortable I was able to wear it all day walking around the barn in between horses. thank you ariat, I really love my vortex!!
    Date published: 2018-11-28
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointing! Was so excited to buy these boots! I love the more sleek and professional look of the Vortex S compared to the Vortex, and I LOVE the snake skin detailing. I was assured by ariat that there was no difference between the two with the exception of the snake detailing and the placement of the flex panel. This is incorrect. The shaft of the boot is completely different. The back of the boot comes all the way to the back of the knee making movability difficult and is very uncomfortable. It also takes away from the Spanish top. They are also not true to size. I am a regular calf, tall, and these are the circumference of a slim calf. On top of that, the tip of the zipper broke clean off as I was zipping them up. I just got them today, but will be returning immediately. I am very disappointed Ariat.
    Date published: 2018-11-22
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Uncomfortable but nice looking I got these boots as a Christmas present but I went into the store to get fited for my size. I cannot comment on the break in time or durability yet but they are not comfortable to walk in and even less comfortable to ride in. I have every thin ankles and a size 9 and slim calf. The zipper pushes into my foot and they bunch up very painfully by the outside of my foot. When I put my heals down on anything (stairs, stirrups, etc) my heal does not touch the bottom of the shoe even with heal lifts (they might even make it worse) I need heal lifts because my leg is to short for regular but to long for short. The heal lifts do help. They side zipper makes them look very nice but it make it very uncomfortable and VERY HARD to zip. I tried on other Ariat boots and the slim calf was PERFECT for me but on these it is a tiny bit to small (hopefully breaking them in will help) To sum the boots up: 1) they are very painfully on my ankle 2) they look nice 3) the calf is more slim that other boots 4) I attached a picture of the bunching but it is not very good quality
    Date published: 2017-12-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfortable boot The one criticism I have is that the zipper goes around to the side and around the ankle is pretty structured so they're dropping on the front of my shin and when my heel is down far in the stirrup it digs into my muscle a bit...hoping that as they break in that goes away. But on the upside I walked around and rode in them all day right out of the package and my feet feel great. I like the look and the textured detail..hoping they hold up over time.
    Date published: 2017-03-31
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