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Ariat's premium footwear technology provides temperature management, advanced support, enhanced flexibility and many other practical options for performance and comfort. 


3M™ THINSULATE™ INSULATION: Pre-compressed insulation for footwear, ensuring warmth without bulkiness in various conditions.

ECO: Sustainable initiatives promoting environmental protection and responsible practices.

STIRRUP FRIENDLY™: All Country and Work styles with this icon have a sole that is designed to meet safety standards for riding.

COMPOSITE TOE: Lightweight, non-metallic safety toe offering protection and reduced temperature conductivity.

BLOOM™: Plant-based foam formulated with algae biomass, providing performance and environmental benefits.

FLX FOAM™: Lightweight midsole blend of EVA and rubber, offering cushioning and rebound for extended comfort.

SHOCK SHIELD®: Technology for shock absorption, minimizing impact and reducing fatigue during wear.

S3: Safety footwear meeting EN ISO 20345 Standards, ensuring maximum protection and durability.

100% NON-METALLIC: Metal detector friendly safety technology.

HDRY®: Waterproof and breathable membrane technology, keeping feet dry and comfortable all day.

DRYMAX™: Premium waterproof construction with impermeable barrier, providing long-lasting protection.

DRYSHIELD™: Waterproof construction with full-grain leathers, delivering durability and dryness.

SB: Safety footwear offering general protection, including toe protection, slip resistance, and durability, meeting EN ISO 20345 Standards.

SCOTCHGUARD: Fluid-repellent finishing helps keep you dry and stain free.

SRA: Whole boot slip resistance conforming to EN ISO 20345 Safety Standards, tested on ceramic tile floors with sodium lauryl sulfate solution.

SRC: The highest level of slip resistance conforming to EN ISO 20345 Safety Standards, tested on a ceramic tile floor with SLS and on a steel floor with glycerol.

STEEL TOE: Steel toe styles are conforming to EN ISO 20345 Safety Standards. These tough boots feature a steel cap to protect toes against falling and heavy rolling objects.

VIBRAM ®: Vibram® is the world leader in high performance rubber soles. Each Vibram product utilises the latest designs and optimal compounds for its specific use. Ariat Vibram® Work soles satisfy all ISO standards for safety and protective footwear, and provide a high level of performance in grip and durability.

WATER RESISTANT: Water-resistant styles are designed to repel water and allow for maximum breathability.

WIGGLE ROOM: With the removable Ariat Wiggle Room™ insert standard in all Ariat kids’ boots, a child can keep their favorite boots even longer. As your kid’s feet grow, remove the insert from beneath the insole for extra “wiggle room.” With the removable Ariat Wiggle Room™ insert standard in all Ariat kids’ boots, a child can keep their favorite boots even longer. As your kid’s feet grow, remove the insert from beneath the insole for extra “wiggle room.

X-STATIC®: Made with 99.9% pure silver, X-STATIC® enhances products with permanent anti-odour performance. It naturally inhibits the growth of bacterial odors on apparel and textile products, keeping your gear smelling fresh. X-STATIC® also has natural temperature-regulating properties to keep you performing at your best.

VENTTEK™: Ariat's innovative VentTEK™ technology enhances performance footwear with integrated mesh panels to enable air flow. Say hello to cool, comfortable performance boots.

TRIPLE NEEDLE STITCHED: Triple needle stitched seams provide an extra level of durability and stand up to the toughest jobs.

DURASTRETCH ™: Elastic fibres woven into fabric for maximum flex. 

CORDURA®: CORDURA® fabric has been built to last in the toughest environments. Offering maximum durability and abrasion resistance it’s engineered for proven performance. 

TOUGHMAX ™: Engineered for exceptional toughness, the flexible stretch canvas is the ultimate in comfort and durability.



Ariat is committed to building a different breed of company, one that reflects our core values as a team and those of our consumer. Our passion for practical apparel is reflected in the technology we produce.  



CALF FIT SYSTEM™ (CFS™): Unique stretch construction providing custom support at the calf and ankle.

BREATHABLE WATERPROOF: Windproof, waterproof, and seam-sealed garments with moisture vapour escape.

ABRASION RESISTANT: Specially woven fabric prevents wear in high-friction areas.

COMPRESSION: Fabric that offers a sleek, flattering fit and retains its shape.

CELL PHONE POCKET: Secure pocket designed to hold most smartphones.

MOISTURE MOVEMENT TECHNOLOGY™ (MMT™): Pulls moisture away from the body for quick evaporation, keeping you dry and comfortable.

PERFORMANCE STRETCH: Fabrication with optimal flexibility for increased mobility and performance.

COOL CLIMATE INSULATION™: Lightweight insulation for optimal comfort and warmth.

ClimateTEK: Rapid cooling technology that adjusts to changes in body temperature.

CORE CONTROL TECHNOLOGY™ (CCT™): Tummy-trimming technology with targeted support for core muscles.

Eco DRY™: Earth-friendly waterproofing without harmful chemicals.

GREATER ARM MOBILITY (GAM): Technology that extends inseams to prevent shifting during motion.

H2LO: Water-efficient production of jeans.

MACHINE WASHABLE: Show apparel that is easy to clean.

REFLECTIVE: Enhanced visibility for safety.

RECYCLED MATERIALS: Garments made with at least 50% recycled materials.

DRYMax™: Waterproof and breathable construction keeping you dry in stormy weather.

DRYShield™: Waterproof breathable construction keeping rain out while allowing air in.

InfraTEK™: Thermo-conductive technology retaining body warmth for enhanced performance and comfort.

ORGANIC COTTON: Organic cotton is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment. Organic production systems replenish and maintain soil fertility, reduce the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilisers, and build biologically diverse agriculture.

ETHICAL WOOL: Wool regulates body temperature, retains warmth when wet and delivers antibacterial properties to reduce odour. Machine washable. 

Fresh TEK: Odour-resistant finish that inhibits the growth of bacterial odours to keep you smelling fresh.

SILICONE GRIP: Textured surface for optimal grip in the saddle. Delivers stretch, breathability and flexibility.

SOFTSHELL: Softshell employs a stretch nylon shell for both wind and water resistance. A stretch microfleece backing delivers superior heat retention while remaining breathable.

STAIN REPELLENT: Stain repellent finish provides protection against stains, dirt and other marks. This added feature is ideal for keeping outerwear looking new and unblemished.

SUN PROTECTION FABRIC ™: UPF-rated fabric provides UV protection.

TRIZAR®: Certified Space Technology® for superior temperature management.

LENS CLOTH: Hidden microfibre lens cloth on shirt tail.

V3® FIT Ariat’s V3®: technology keeps breeches close fitting and comfortable. An elastic “V” panel built into the back waistband offers superior stretch and recovery to accommodate a rider’s varying hip angles.

VentTEK ™: Ariat’s VentTEK™ technology features body mapping to enable air flow and regulate body temperature.

WATCH WINDOW: Watch Window for easy access while riding.

WIND AND WATER RESISTANT: Wind and water-resistant garments employ a thin technological coating on lightweight surface fabric to block wind
and protect from light rain

WRINKLE RESISTANT: Fabric is engineered to look crisp and clean for longer, so you can iron less and still look your best.

4-WAY STRETCH: 4-way stretch fabrication gives in all directions for maximum comfort.


Partner Technologies and Features


BLUESIGN®: The independent bluesign® standard is the response to increasing demand for textile products that are environmentally friendly, pose no health hazards, and conserve resources to the greatest possible extent. The bluesign® standard is built around five principles: resource productivity, consumer safety, air emission, water emission and occupational health and safety.

©bluesign® is a registered trademark of bluesign technologies ag. All rights reserved

POLARTEC ® WIND PRO: Wind-resistant yet air permeable, Polartec® Wind
Pro® fleece has a tight knit construction to substantially reduce wind chill.