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Ariat's Technology

Performance & Innovation

footwear
4LR™+

Outstanding Everyday Support and Comfort: Ariat's entry-level technology, Four Layer Rebound (4LR™), cushions and stabilizes the foot for all-day comfort and performance.

  • Four-layer footbed provides superior comfort.
  • Lightweight shank stabilizes to add support.
  • Works with a variety of use-specific outsoles.

 

ATS®+

Stability and Comfort from Ariat's Innovative Mid-Level Technology: Ariat's exclusive Advanced Torque Stability (ATS®) Technology supports and cushions the foot as you move, promoting good posture and reducing fatigue so that you can work or play all day.

  • Moisture-wicking footbed provides cool, dry comfort.
  • Gel-cushioned footbed with heel stabilizer delivers support, rebound, and stability.
  • Lightweight, ergonomic composite forked shank enhances stability.
  • Works with a variety of use-specific outsoles.

 

ATS Max®+

Durable Support for Tough Tasks and Long Hours: Ariat's ATS Max® technology is equipped with additional elements to provide extra shock absorption and stability.

  • Moisture-wicking footbed provides cool, dry comfort.
  • Gel-cushioned footbed with heel stabilizer delivers support, rebound, and stability.
  • EVA mid-sole absorbs shock.
  • Extra-wide shank has forefoot and heel stabilizers for superior support and reduction of fatigue.
  • Oil- and slip-resisting Duratread™ outsoles provide maximum wear resistance and ergonomic flexibility.

 

Colbalt™+

Designed Specifically to Meet the Rigorous, Daily Demands of the Professional Horseman: Ariat's Cobalt™ Technology combines a SKYDEX™ Smarter Cushioning heel system, our exclusive Cobalt™ footbed, a composite fiber forked shank, and a Duratread™ outsole to provide exceptional comfort, support and durability.

  • Gel-molded heel spring cushions heel for instant comfort and reduces skeletal impact stress on knees, hips and lower back.
  • EVA strike pad provides stability and extra cushioning for all-day comfort.
  • Precision-molded fork-shaped shank maintains balance and proper body alignment, reducing skeletal and muscular fatigue and injury.
  • Skydex™ Smarter Cushioning shock dispersing barrier absorbs heel impact stress and aids in energy return.
  • Anatomically-designed ergonomic outsoles flex and resist wear.

 

Colbalt™ Quantum+

Dynamically Integrated from Heel to Toe: Ariat's premium multi-system technology integrates a variety of components to provide the ultimate in breathable comfort, support, rebound, cushioning, stability, and ergonomic performance.

  • Breathable, temperature-managing footbed for high-performance comfort.
  • Lightweight open-cell polyurethane (PU) footbed with heel pad provides shock absorption, rebound, and energy return.
  • CST (integrated Core Stability Technology) delivers flexible, full-foot support and stability.
    • Full-length, closed-cell cushioning layer absorbs shock
    • Honeycomb polymer shank and molded orthotic arch provide torsional support.
  • Anatomically-designed ergonomic outsoles flex and resist wear.

 

Colbalt™ XR+

Extended Range Sequential Technology: Ariat's performance technology utilizes a variety of components to provide dynamic cushioning, stability, and flex to reduce stress and increase efficiency with each step.

  • Low-friction footbed regulates temperature and wicks away moisture to keep feet cool and dry.
  • Orthotic arch and heel support with gel-cushioned footbed delivers superior shock absorption.
  • Propulsion Grid in heel delivers rebound and energy return.
  • Innovative forefoot stability plate provides extended support and stability.
  • Precision-molded composite forked shank supports balance.
  • Anatomically-designed ergonomic outsoles flex and resist wear.

 

Composite Toe+

Strong, Light, Safe: Composite toes deliver lighter-weight performance than steel toes without sacrificing impact protection.

  • Composite material does not conduct cold so feet stay more comfortable in winter conditions.
  • Non-metallic materials provide safety in electronic security working conditions.
  • Meet the highest rated standards for compression and impact (certified ASTM F2413-05 M/1/75 C/75 EH).

 

Dual Density TPU+

Durable, Flexible, and Slip Resistant: Ariat's non-marking TPU outsole resists wear while providing flexible comfort, excellent traction, and oil and heat resistance.

  • Thermoplastic polyurethane delivers superior traction and is slip, heat, and oil resisting.
  • Provides exceptional cushioning, rebound, and flexibility for maximum comfort.
  • Durable and non-marking.

 

DualPro®+

Groundbreaking Fusion Outsole: Ariat's innovative hybrid fortifies a leather outsole with injected rubber inserted at key zones for enhanced durability, grip, and comfort.

  • Classic look of leather with superior wear-resistance, comfort and flexibility.
  • 11-iron Veg-Tan leather outsole delivers a traditional profile.
  • Direct-injected TPU forefoot pods in key wear zones for durability.
  • Duratread™ heel taps add traction and extended durability.

 

Duracrepe®+

Wear Resistance, Comfort, and Streamlined Performance: Delivers the comfort of crepe with the outstanding durability of rubber in key wear areas, and is 30% slimmer than traditional crepe outsoles.

  • Streamlined profile is 30% slimmer than traditional crepe outsoles.
  • Delivers Pro Crepe's™ durable light-weight comfort and rebound.
  • Duratread™ in forefoot and heel adds extended durability

 

Duratread™+

Lasting Performance, Protection, and Flexibility: Ariat's exclusive Duratread™ rubber compound combines maximum wear-resistance with comfort and flexibility.

  • Exclusive rubber compound outlasts traditional rubber.
  • Extremely flexible for ergonomic performance.
  • Highly resistant to barnyard acids, oils, and slips.

 

Everlon™+

Maximum Cushion, Maximum Wear: The Everlon™ outsole combines the superior cushioning of EVA with wear-resistant properties of blown rubber.

  • Wear-resistant, flexible and light-weight.
  • Compression is minimized for superior cushioning that lasts.

     

Evolution™+

The Performance Hybrid: Ariat's Evolution™ outsole looks and performs like leather, but is created from a specially formulated rubber to flex and resist wear and barnyard acids.

  • Leather-like finish for a traditional look and feel.
  • Rubber's durability and flexibility for long-wearing performance.
  • Duratread™ heel tap resists slips and adds extended durability

 

Leather Outsole+

Traditional, Reliable Performance: Ariat uses the highest quality genuine handcrafted leather to provide stirrup-friendly performance with a classic look.

  • Hand-nailed 11-iron or 9-iron weight for lasting durability with a traditional look.
  • Can be resoled for years of wear.
  • Duratread™ heel tap resists slips and adds extended durability.

 

Monaco+

Performance Outsole for A-Circuit Riders: The Monaco outsole's premium leather has Duratread™ rubber overlays for secure performance and increased durability.

  • Natural leather outsole proivdes a classic look with exceptional responsiveness.
  • Duratread™ forefoot and heel taps add traction and extended durability.
  • Special tread design increases traction where it's needed.

 

Pro Crepe®+

Crepe Comfort with Added Durability: Ariat's exclusive Pro Crepe™ outsole is a rubber blend that provides lightweight cushioning that lasts, and the best wear resistance you'll find in a Western crepe outsole.

  • Durable compound delivers the best wear resistance available in a Western crepe outsole.
  • Light-weight, long-lasting cushioning delivers superior all-day comfort.
  • Duratread™ heel tap resists slips and adds extended durability.

 

Pro Crepe® Light+

Streamlined Comfort and Durability: Delivers the performance of Pro Crepe™ with a profile that is 30% slimmer than traditional crepe outsoles.

  • Streamlined profile is 30% slimmer than traditional crepe outsoles.
  • Delivers Pro Crepe's™ durable light-weight comfort and rebound.
  • Duratread™ heel tap resists slips and adds extended durability.

 

Steel Toe+

The proven safety of steel in a toe that allows for optimum fit and maximum comfort.

  • Allows for optimal fit and volume with certain toe shapes.
  • Meets the highest rated standards for compression and impact (certified ASTM F2413-05 M I/75 C/75 EH).

 

Toughstock® Leather+

Authentic Leather with Extended Durability: Ariat's authentic, handcrafted 11-iron leather outsole is Butyl treated for increased durability and flexibility regardless of the weather conditions.

  • Stirrup-friendly, hand-nailed 11-iron weight construction resists wear and can be resoled.
  • More durable and flexible than traditional leather outsoles.
  • Duratread™ heel tap resists slips and adds extended durability.

 

TPR+

Light-Weight Molded Compound: Ariat's TPR outsoles combine flexibility and durability with light-weight performance.

  • Thermoplastic rubber is molded into a light-weight, flexible outsole.
  • Provides cushioning, flexibility, and rebound.
  • Delivers exceptional resistance to wear.

 

U-Turn Entry System®+

A True Innovation in Fit: The patent-pending U-Turn Entry System's™ flexible gore panel in the back of the shaft allows boots to be pulled on and off easily - no matter the shape of the foot - without sacrificing fit.

 

Waterproof Pro™+

Protection from the Elements: Ariat's Waterproof Pro™ offers top-of-line protection from rain, snow, and wet conditions.

  • Boot construction utilizes waterproof premium leathers for superior exterior protection.
  • Durable, impermeable waterproof/breathable barrier is built-in for long-lasting protection.

 

Wiggle Room™+

Because Kids' Feet Grow: Kids outgrow their boots, but Ariat's Wiggle Room™ technology utilizes the removable Booster Bed™ footbed to adjust the boot's internal volume to fit growing feet.

  • Available in all Ariat® kids' boots.
  • Allows boots to adjust to fit growing feet.

 

Accessories Technologies
Grip Strip™+

Ariat's Grip Strip™ is an innovative way to keep buckles centered and discourage belts from shifting.

  • Secures belt in place to prevent shifting and riding up - even during competition.

 

Apparel Technologies
Ariat® Duck Down Insulation+

Warm, Soft, and Compressible: Ariat® down insulation utilizes duck down to provide durable, compressible, lofty insulation.

  • Duck down delivers great warmth for its weight.
  • Microdenier polyester shell's downproof construction prevents loss of prevention.

 

Ariat® Goose Down Insulation+

Warm, Soft, and Compressible: Ariat® down insulation utilizes high-fill power premium goose down to provide durable, compressible, lofty insulation.

  • 550 fill-power premium goose down delivers exceptional warmth for its weight.
  • Microdenier polyester shell's downproof construction prevents loss of insulation.

 

Bluesign®+

The independent Bluesign® standard is the response to increasing demands for textile products that are environmentally friendly, pose no health hazards, and conserve resources.

 

CFS™+

The Calf Fit System™: CFS™ accommodates any leg shape and secures without bulky closures to provide an exceptionally smooth, irritation-free fit under tall boots.

  • Perfect fit without bulky seams or closures eliminates pain and irritation under tall boots.
  • Snug fit protects and supports lower leg.

 

Clarino™+

High-Performance Synthetic with the Feel of Leather: Durable and comfortable, Clarino™ has leather's performance but is light, breathable, and always soft - even when it's cold and wet.

  • Highly breathable performance is perfect for active riders.
  • Lightweight, soft, and flexible for comfort in the saddle.

 

CoolMax® Fabric Technology+

Temperature Control for Active Riders: CoolMax® Performance Fabric combines wicking properties with air circulation to provide cool, dry comfort in warm, active situations.

  • Wicks moisture from your skin to an evaporative layer for dry comfort as air circulates for temperature control.
  • Great under hunt coats or during warm weather rides.

 

Gore-Tex®+

Guaranteed to Keep You Dry®: Gore-Tex® sets the standard for durable, effective waterproof/breathable materials.>/p>

  • Completely waterproof Gore-Tex® membrane shields from the elements.
  • Microporous membrane allows vapor to escape without letting moisture in.

 

Greater Arm Mobility+

Full Range of Motion: Ariat's Western sleeve technology creates a system that allows for freedom of movement without worrying about sleeves riding up or shirt tails coming untucked.

  • Extended inseam construction delivers improved range of motion.
  • Provides improved performance for ranchers and rodeo competitors alike.

 

MMT™+

Moisture Management for Active Riders: Ariat's Moisture Movement Technology™ (MMT™) pulls moisture away from the skin and transports it to the fabric's outer face for quick evaporation.

  • Wicking properties combine with an evaporative layer for effective moisture movement.
  • Provides dry comfort for active riders and warm conditions.

 

Pittards® with WR 100X Finish+

World Class Leather that Protects: Pittards® leather is world renowned for its supple durability. The WR 100X finish takes it up a notch by adding water repellency and wind resistance.

  • Superior leathers are soft and supple for a responsive feel.
  • WR 100X finish resists water, perspiration, and wind for all-weather riding.

 

Polartec® Eco-Engineering+

This logo indicates that a Polartec® fabric reduces the burden on landfills and natural resources by utilizing a minimum of 50% recycled content.

 

Polartec® Thermal Pro®+

High Performance Insulation: Thermal Pro® is a Polartec's® most technically advanced fleece combining warmth, breathability, and comfort.

  • Lofted fibers trap air to effectively retain body heat.
  • Soft synthetic material dries quickly and insulates even when wet.

 

Primaloft®+

Performance Insulation: Primaloft® uses unique fibers and technologies to create high-performance synthetic insulation that is light-weight, effective, water-resistant, and durable.

  • Light-weight and streamlined to insulate effectively without awkward bulk.
  • Quick-drying hydrophobic fibers work even when wet.

 

Schoeller®-Coldblack®+
              

Temperature Management and UV Protection: Used on the Monaco Coat to provide optimal comfort in show conditions, coldblack® is a unique finish that helps dark-colored garments stay cooler, even in warm sunshine by reflecting up to 80% of rays.

  • Reduces heat build up on dark colored fabrics to help keep temperatures cool.
  • Provides significant UV protection - minimum UPF 30.

 

Schoeller®-Dryskin+

Performance Fabric for Active Riders: The double-fabric softshell provides exceptional stretch, drape, durability, weather repellency, and moisture transport making it perfect for athletic riders.

  • Inside fibers wick moisture and highly-breathable outer fabrics provide wind and water repellency.
  • Stretches for freedom of movement.
  • Utilized in Ariat® Pro Circuit breeches.

 

Schoeller®-Prestige+

Designed for equestrians, Schoeller® bonds a breathable stretch fabric to comfortable cotton twill creating a material that is durable, weather resistant, and retains its fit and shape even after long rides.

  • Provides exceptional freedom of movement, breathability, and stretch.
  • Delivers top-level durability for riding.
  • Bluesign® certified to be environmentally friendly, pose no health hazards, and conserve resources.

 

Softshell Technology+

Versatile Performance for A Variety of Conditions: Ariat's performance softshell is a fabric technology that bonds a stretch-nylon shell to a microfleece backing. The result is a durable, weather repellant fabric with exceptional breathability and freedom.

  • Breathable stretch-nylon face resists weather and allows for excellent freedom of movement.
  • Microfleece backing wicks moisture, adds insulation, and provides stretch performance.

 

SPF+

Equipped with sun protection to protect from harmful ultraviolet rays.

  • Blocks the sun's harmful UV rays.
  • Withstands multiple washings for enduring protection.

 

Ariat® Synthetic Insulation+

Warmth Without Bulk: Ariat's quilted polyfill insulation provides exceptional warmth with a streamlined profile making it a great mid-or-outer layer.

  • Polyfill insulation resists water and works even when wet.

 

Thinsulate™+

Warmth Without Bulk: 3M's™ performance synthetic insulation utilizes microfibers to trap air and retain heat while maintaining an exceptionally bulk-free profile.

  • Traps more air in less space than any other insulation – even down.
  • Quick-drying hydrophobic fibers absorb less than 1% of their weight in water.

 

V3® Technology+

Freedom to Ride: Ariat's V3® technology utilizes an elastic "V" panel built into the back waistband to deliver superior stretch and recovery so breeches always have the right fit and performance.

  • Maintains a close, comfortable fit during active riding.
  • "V" panel has multi-directional stretch to accommodate riders' varying hip angles.

 

V3® Stretch Mesh+

Freedom to Move and Perform: Ariat's exclusive V3® stretch mesh panels deliver enhanced freedom of movement and maximum breathability.

  • Ergonomically-placed elastic panels are built into the lining for full range of motion.
  • Elastic mesh fabric allows for exceptional breathability and cool comfort.
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Wind and Water Resistant+

Protection from Light Weather: Ariat's water resistant fabrics offer windproof protection from light rain and mist.

  • The lightweight surface blocks wind for protection.
  • Water resistant coating offers durable protection from light rain.

 

Waterproof Breathable+

Complete Protection from the Elements: Ariat's waterproof/breathable technology utilizes fabric components to protect from the elements while providing breathable comfort.

  • Waterproof fabric's microporous laminate blocks water molecules, but allows vapor to escape to provide protection and comfort.
  • Face fabric is treated to repel wind and water for added protection.

 

Waterproof Pro™+

Protection from the Elements: Ariat's Waterproof Pro™ offers top-of-line protection from rain, snow, and wet conditions.

  • Boot construction utilizes waterproof premium leathers for superior exterior protection.
  • Durable, impermeable waterproof/breathable barrier is built-in for long-lasting protection.