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Ariat Vortex Tall Boot

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The Ariat Vortex 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
  • 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

 

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  • 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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Specifications

Material Leather
Style Field
Type of Zipper YKK
Zipper Placement Back
Stretch Panels Yes
Footbed Nitro

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    Ariat Vortex Tall Boot is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 23.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Love everything but the zippers When I bought these last summer, I was thrilled. They are comfortable enough to wear all day and fit me so well. They look amazing on. BUT, the zippers are horrible. The bottom of the zipper around my ankle has been "wonky" for months and then yesterday I put them on and was zipper was messed up around my calf. I was stuck in them and couldn't unzip them I was worried that I would have to be cut out! With help, I managed to get out of them . I looked at the zipper on the other boot and it seems to be doing the same thing in the same spot. These boots fit me perfectly. I have never strained the zipper to put them on. Very disappointed. :(
    Date published: 2020-09-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from These boots are to die for I absolutely love these boots, from the rainbow sole to the zipper twist. They are hard to put on, but they're comfortable, don't pinch, and they tip my foot in towards my big toe (inside of foot against the horse) which relieves my ankle pain from rolling my ankles to the outside too many times. I've had them for a month and have not had quality issues. I did oil the zipper to help it glide.
    Date published: 2020-08-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great schooling dressage boot! I’m a professional trainer and I have to ride multiple horses a day! It’s so nice to have comfortable dressage boots that break in easy, amazing feeling sole, and is stylish to boot!! Pun intended!!!
    Date published: 2020-06-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The most comfortable boot I’ve ever worn. I’m a professional coach and trainer so I was looking for a boot that I could wear all day with minimal discomfort. I have had these boots for three years now and they are still comfortable! They have held up remarkably well despite the wear and tear. I absolutely recommend.
    Date published: 2020-05-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Comfortable Boot! First time Vortex owner but have owned two other pairs of Volants. Decided to give these a try because I even bought a pair of Parlanti’s that didn’t fit right! These actually fit me quite well and I have been riding in them for a solid 3 months now. I saw all the other reviews on the zippers, but knock on wood, I haven’t had that issue at all. They seem to fit me well! The Volants did too, maybe I just have that “perfect leg” to fit these standard sizes Ariat does. But for schooling and every day use, they are serving me well! I have always liked the more tennis shoe style and comfort! I don’t do any barn chores in them, riding only. I have ridden several horses a day in them too. So far, so good! A bit pricy for an every day work boot! But they are nice and no break in time for me!
    Date published: 2020-02-21
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst boot ever from Ariat I’ve bought Ariat boots for many years. This one is a huge letdown in quality and comfort. I’ve been wearing the boots about 2 months, they finally broke in and got comfortable. And now both zippers have ripped apart in the calf area. I’ve never had this happen with other boots! It looks like either a design or cheap construction issue. Very disappointing from Ariat and at this price point. Now I see other people have this issue too. Don’t waste your money on these boots!
    Date published: 2020-02-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great comfortable schooling boot! I purchased these boots back in the fall when it was time to replace my Volants. They were very difficult to get into at first (even with the provided shoe horn) but after a week or two they broke in nicely and I no longer use the shoe horn. The metallic bottom has been scuffed up but no other wear and tear on the boots. They are super comfortable to wear around all day at the barn, and I will definitely be buying these again when it comes time to replace my current pair.
    Date published: 2019-02-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful boot, but made for a very specific leg I've coveted these boots since they came out last year, and finally saved enough money to pull the trigger on purchasing. They're absolutely beautiful in person, and in pictures- no disappointment there. They seem to be high quality, and I've ridden in them a few times. The inside panel is grippy calfskin, and the zipper seems to be nice and heavy duty. The only qualm I have with these boots is the way the calf is cut. Not sure if it's the case for a regular sized calf, but for the full calf at least there is some space up at the top of the boot, enough that I can slide my hand in. Ultimately I'm keeping them (because I'm in love, and won't be showing in them), but it's definitely worth trying them on to make sure they fit correctly. Also, as everyone else will tell you- the calf does run small. I've never been a full size calf in Ariat boots before, but there was no way the regular was going to work for me with these bad boys.
    Date published: 2018-06-20
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from zipper problem I have had 2 pairs of these boots in the last year. The zipper in the calf area keeps ripping apart. They give me my money back and then I have to reorder them. I bought them through Dover Saddlery. I love the boot, super comfortable, but the zipper is a huge problem.
    Date published: 2018-06-11
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Beautiful boot, but different fit than Volant I've purchased the Volant boots from Ariat about 3 or 4 times, and though this boot seemed similar, I was unable to comfortably get my foot into it. The zipper curves around and my high arch made it difficult. I ended up returning the boots.
    Date published: 2018-06-06
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