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For a limited time only when you purchase a pair of Ariat Vortex Tall Boots you will also receive a FREE Vortex backpack valued at 100$, while supplies last!

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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  • Stretch lining for comfort
  • Full-length elasticized panel on lateral side for enhanced flexibility
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  • 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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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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    Ariat Vortex Tall Boot w/ FREE Backpack is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 9.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST TALL BOOTS EVER These are the most comfortable and easiest to break in tall boots I have ever owned. They fit true to size for me, same size I wear in every other Ariat tall boot I've had (and thats at least 4). The first 2 times I rode in them they seemed super stiff but it was also about 25 degrees out. Once it was a little warmer and I just rode in them they broke in in about 2-3 rides. I have not gotten any heel sores or any other sores from these boots like I usually do. They are a little trickier to get on and off because of the zipper design, but I think as they keep breaking in more and more it will get easier. These are my every day boots and the footbed it soooo comfortable. I could wear them all day. They are on the pricier side but I really think they will last me a long time and will be worth it. They seem to be super high quality.
    Date published: 2018-01-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very sturdy and well made The boots are well made and look nice. I have put them on but not used to ride in yet. I ordered a full calf which is what I took in the Volant boots. I had to return and exchange for a Wide. The Wide calf fits the way the Volant full calf fit for the same foot size. So it runs small. The foot on the Volant was big on me and the same is true for the Vortex. So I think only the calf runs small. I always order a half size up on the foot because the calf is wider.
    Date published: 2017-12-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent fit and quality I ordered two pairs of Tredstep and this Ariat to see which fit my needs best. This was by far the best of the three but I ended up going with Tredstep Donatello as it was the mid-priced boot. Had I not been on a tight budget I would have purchased these. High quality and a very comfortable foot bed. If I was to come up with a negative it would be that I am not a huge fan of the zipper design as it is not traditional and you cannot get in and out of these boots quickly.
    Date published: 2017-11-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't give up! They're so modern and stylish, of course you'll want them. But the first time you try them on, it's IMPOSSIBLE to get into the footbed or get the zipper shut. (Are the people at Ariat for real with that giant useless shoe horn??) But don't give up! Once you wrangle them on, wear them a little around the store or your house and realize they are sooo comfortable. If you ride in them, there's no chance you will want to return them -- it's amazing actually -- the heels just melt down. The next time you go to put them on _piece of cake_. Sold!
    Date published: 2017-09-26
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Sizing is terrible I love buying Ariat boots because I know exactly what size I fit into. Unfortunately these are not sized at all like the rest of their boots. The tall/reg calf is much too small around the calf and they don't offer a full/tall in my shoe size. These boots need a completely different sizing chart - unfortunately when I checked it against the sizing chart used for the Volant boots I do fit into, I saw that it's the same exact chart. If you're ordering, expect at least of a 1/4 in. less around the calf than what you'd normally have from Ariat tall boots. That being said, the boots are beautiful.
    Date published: 2017-09-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous and no break in time I have really tender ankles that blister easily, so I prefer boots that don't zip down the ankle. I wore these for 3 hours the first day with no blisters at all. They weren't hard to get on, and they don't look clunky through the foot. I really like the Spanish high-cut top, and with the added swoosh of elastic, they really elongate your leg.
    Date published: 2017-08-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The leather I loved the boots just did not fit my calf need a different size calf
    Date published: 2017-06-28
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from need in-between calf sizes I have been eyeing these for what feels like years and now that I finally decided to bite the bullet and drop some considerable cash I REALLY wanted to love them. The problem was that the regular calf was too narrow and the wide calf was far too wide. I needed the full size calf (I'm guessing) which isn't offered in this boot. According to my measurements, the regular calf width should have fit perfectly, yet I couldn't even get it zippered. Back to the drawing board.
    Date published: 2017-06-06
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Look cool The sole on these boots looks so cool and I loved the idea of the sideways zipper because I had already returned a pair of Ariats with back zippers that gave me blisters the size of quarters! But entering the boots with the sideways zipper was extremely difficult. I was sweating before I got my feet in and I'm a gym rat! Oddly, the back zipper pair that gave me blisters fit me great all over so I ordered the same size and width in the Vortex but I could not get the zipper up over my calves. Are Ariat styles different shapes?
    Date published: 2017-05-23
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