Ariat boots with zip closure behind
These boots were disappointing. Comfortable, yes, but the little snap at the top of the zipper failed very early, and now when i walk around the paddock (!) or ride, the zipper falls down and the laces get loose, leaving me feeling like I"m wearing loose shoes. Same thing happens when I ride in them.
I am an amateur rider but I have 3 horses who show in the AA shows and I ride as often as I can. I used to wear paddock boots make by a custom company but thought I'd give Ariats a try. Not this model again!
My favorite boot from Ariat. All the convenience of a zippered boot for quick on and off. And a custom fit by tightening or loosening the laces. Great for when you want to wear heavier socks in colder temps. Very comfy. Zippers have held up well for me and I wear these boots everyday, all day for working around the barn as well as riding with my half chaps. I also like that they have a spur rest when needed.