I bought these because they do not have leather soles, which I tend to wear out quickly. These boots fit really well and are very comfortable. Tonight we went out to the country/western bar and there were several comments, some from total strangers, about how great they looked. My normal preference is for a round/medium round toe but these new Ariats look great. For walking around they are great so far, but I miss the wooden heel - I love the sound of my traditional wood heel boots clicking on concrete or wood. And these new ones are not so great for line dancing. But they look great, feel great, and hopefully the sole will not wear out too fast! I usually buy extra wide, but Boot Barn did not have that so I bought the regular D and these fit just fine - no complaints. This is my fourth pair of Ariat boots and I have never been disappointed.
Style # 10019978Classic western styling meets modern technology in one stylish performance boot. Integrated water-repellent mesh panels enable air flow for breathability, while the cooling Dri-Freeze lining helps regulate temperature.
- Premium full-grain leather foot and upper with vented mesh
- Classic four-row stitch pattern with two-row decorative collar stitching
- Duratread™ outsole
- ATS® Pro technology for stability and comfort
- X-Static® pure silver sock liner for permanent anti-odor performance
- 11" shaft; 2" heel
Technology Filter:ATS PRO
Material Composition:100% LEATHER
Great pair of boots at an affordable price. The look is much nicer in person. I got immediate compliments from co-workers, and one even went out and bought himself a pair after seeing mine. The VenTek feature is really noticeable, and makes for a cooler wear. I wondered how the Ventek would hold up over time, but the stitching appears to be substantial and of excellent quality. So I do not anticipate any issues with tears. The fit is true. I wear a 10-1/2 to 11 in tennis shoes, and the pair that I got are 11. The break in time was quick. They look great in jeans, khakis or a suit.