Ariat boots

Torridon GTX, credit:

We asked Ariat to tell us about their award-winning outdoor footwear. Here’s what they wrote.

Head to any yard or stables around the world and spotting Ariat is inevitable. After noticing a gap in the market for equestrian footwear that was both stylish and comfortable, Beth Cross set about introducing innovative technologies into riding boots, founding Ariat in 1993. Fast forward nearly 30 years and Ariat is now one of the world’s most-loved, most-desired equestrian footwear and apparel brands.

Ariat’s country collection is the fruit of the brand’s passion for the outdoors, combining fashionable styling with Ariat’s innovative technologies for all weather conditions. Be it wellingtons, walking boots or performance outdoor boots, Ariat’s country  

footwear delivers fit-for-purpose styles perfect for any country consumer.

Taking the technology of its iconic equestrian footwear and adapting it for the country market, Ariat’s experience and expertise means it understands the importance of a product being made to last. With its dedication to exceptional quality, Ariat has ensured consumers are kept warm, dry and comfortable in a wide selection of boots such as the Torridon GTX and the Carden H2O.

Beautifully crafted and designed, Ariat’s country collection has been made to be durable and tough whilst offering classic style. Traditional long boots such as the Belford and Berwick are not only staples of this collection, but of the brand itself, featuring some of the brand’s most advanced technology. »

Belford GTX

These unmatched technologies include Thinsulate™ Insulation, which adds warmth for those colder days in the field without restricting movement whilst breathable GORE-TEX® membranes protect feet from deep mud and water in the dampest of conditions.

What really sets Ariat apart, and what has undoubtedly seen it achieve such kudos in the equestrian world, is its patented technologies and soles. Ariat’s ATS® technology improves performance with multiple layers of innovation. The first offers moisture-wicking for comfort and odour defence before a full length, anatomically-engineered polyurethane footbed adds superior, long-lasting foot support. Ariat’s Smart Rebound™ then dissipates pressure in the forefoot and cushions the heel while base layer air vents regulate boots’ temperatures. Continuing to move through the sole, a lightweight, composite, forked shank has been crafted to create superior stability before a unique Duratread™ outsole adds maximum wear resistance.

Brand new stylish ankle boots, such as the Wexford, have recently joined the country family. Not only has ATS technology also been applied to the sleek short boots but a waterproof PRO construction ensures they are perfect for all weathers. The latest development in Ariat’s collection of wellies, an insulated version of the Burford, also ensures feet stay warm and dry with a 3.5mm neoprene lining. A zipped offering, aptly named the Burford Insulated Zip has also been introduced for men.

Wexford H2O, credit: @gav.toner

Quality without compromise, Ariat believes in innovation, dedication, balance and possibilities – all of which have been applied to its stand-out field sports boot, the Catalyst Defiant.

Shortlisted for the Great British Shooting Awards Apparel of the Year Award, the Catalyst Defiant is the pinnacle of hunting footwear for both men and women. Available in either an 8- or 10-inch length boot, the premium performance boots have been

constructed from the finest waterproof leather, whilst still utilising a GORE-TEX membrane. Cobalt™ VX technology has been added to protect, stabilise and support while a 400g Thinsulate™ Ultra insulation also provides exceptional warmth. A Vibram® outsole adds superior traction and durability whilst a protective rubber rand prevents scuffs and scratches.

Constantly widening its collection and developing well-loved product lines, it is clear to see why Ariat is becoming increasingly popular in the field sports world. With style, functionality and performance all rolled into one, there is a country boot for everyone. //