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“SO THEY SAY” EPISODE 10: ADAPTIVE FOOTWEAR

“SO THEY SAY” EPISODE 10: ADAPTIVE FOOTWEAR

“SO THEY SAY” EPISODE 10: ADAPTIVE FOOTWEAR

We're thrilled to introduce the first pull-on boots for cowboys, ranchers, and riders with limb loss or foot complications.

2021-04-14

In this episode of ‘So They Say”, Kate Harrison sits down with Lars MacLeaod, Director of Product Creation at Ariat to talk through the development of Ariat’s EZ Zip Boot Collection. This new collection is designed to help people with limb loss or lower-leg complications easily put on pull-on boots, and features our newest footwear innovation: Ariat’s patented EZ Zip(™) Entry System. The debut collection includes the Workhog XT, a carbon toe work boot for men, as well as the Ryden and Primetime, western cowboy boots for men and women.

Informed by decades of research, our team designed the EZ Zip Entry System to accommodate prostheses or for those unable to wear a pull-on boot because of lower-leg complications. The EZ Zip Entry System was inspired by stories from Ariat’s community about individuals who have had to give up their beloved cowboy boots and safety work boots due to movement complications. With the help of our diverse customer wear-testers, EZ Zip boots went through numerous design iterations to ensure a snug and supportive fit identical to that of any of our other Ariat boots, which our community knows and loves.

“We are honored to introduce our next great innovation in footwear, the EZ Zip Entry System, and are thankful for the amazing advisors we’ve worked with in podiatry and prosthetics, as well as the numerous wear-testers whose feedback and guidance was invaluable to the development of this product,” said Jack Teague, VP of Footwear Design and Product Creation. “We have been so touched by the many heartwarming stories shared by customers who believe the EZ Zip Entry System has the potential to change their lives.”

The EZ Zip boot collection is designed to be worn by those with or without a prosthesis, depending on each individual’s needs. Along with a horizontal slit cut through the heel to provide a new “entry system” that doesn’t require foot, ankle, or lower leg flexibility, EZ Zip boots also feature a reverse back zipper that allows the boot to be easily zipped in place from top to bottom.

SHOP THE COLLECTION
Women's Primetime EZ Zip Western Boot
Women's Primetime EZ Zip Western Boot
Women's Primetime EZ Zip Western Boot
Men's Ryden Ultra EZ Zip Western Boot
Men's Ryden Ultra EZ Zip Western Boot
Men's Ryden Ultra EZ Zip Western Boot
Men's WorkHog XT EZ Zip Carbon Toe Work Boot
Men's WorkHog XT EZ Zip Carbon Toe Work Boot
Men's WorkHog XT EZ Zip Carbon Toe Work Boot