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Ariat Heritage Roper Reviews

56 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

88%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

60% "Felt a full size smaller than marked"

70% "Felt narrower than marked"

67% "Excellent arch support"

52 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 11/5/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I'm really pleased with these boots. I'm not a cowboy, but have been wanting some understated ropers with a bit of a weathered look. These fit the bill. Sized accurately, and comfortable. The modern formed insole has nice arch support, and the soles are durable and non-slip - to me, much better than a leather sole.

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4 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 12/16/09
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Worst boot I ever owned. Harder than crap to break in and never did fit right even after six months of trying to break them in. Way too narrow and too small for size listed. No stretch and leak water in around sole.

Additional 36 Heritage Roper Ariat Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 15, 2012

Anonymous

from Cottonwood, AZ

This is my husband's 5th pair of these boots - obviously he loves them! They are running narrower than previous boots.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 10, 2011

Paul

from Kansas

I like the boot but it is sized small! I wear a 13C or 14B in loafers, most 13D lace ups fit me OK. I tried the 13 Medium Heritage Roper, couldn't get the ball of my foot past the instep with a thinner crew sock! I reordered the 14. It was pretty snug going in but felt great on; comfortable to walk in, and I haven't worn boots in years. The average size 13 probably won't get into them and may not like the 14 because they fit me well and my foot is narrow. It's a good looking boot and looks to be well made. I would definitely order up a size. I am looking for a boot jack--they are snug coming off too!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 15, 2011

Anonymous

from Toledo, OH

These boots are exceptionally comfortable. I did not think a boot could be so comfortable. I wear them for riding--horses--and just around and they are perfect.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 26, 2011

Anonymous

 

Great fit and great service by Zappos. May run 1/2 smaller than norm. I love these boots. I had no break in required; they fit from day one.

Brands I'd also recommend: clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 16, 2010

Anonymous

from Alabama

Good, plain looking boot. I can wear them out with slacks or go get them dirty and they still look great. Make sure to order a half size small because they will stretch.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 23, 2010

Fffdave

from mid-Atlantic USA

I rated these 3 years ago after having them 1 year. I've worn these 4 years, all day, everyday in all kinds of activities. The uppers are beginning to split from the sole and one toe is tearing loose from the sole. I'll patch 'em up and keep wearing them, have a new pair waiting in the wing. I love the comfort of these and the rubberized sole is pretty non-slip. They don't breathe real well, and I'm not wild about the style. But they are well-made, hold up to a lot of wear and are a great value. While riding, I've been bitten on the toe and stomped on a few times on the ground, no damage to the boot or me (so far).

Brands I'd also recommend: Justin ropers

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 3, 2010

Anonymous

from The Woodlands, TX

I\'ve had these boots for about 3 months now and I really do like them. I wear them 2-3 times a week but they still seem just a little tight, but much better than when I first got them. I plan on ordering another pair of Ariats soon but will order them a 1\/2 size larger.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 17, 2010

Anonymous

from Boston, Massachusetts

Very solid boot, but I read a review saying the boot felt a full size smaller than marked. I wear a 9.5, so I ordered a 10.5. When they arrived, even they felt a bit snug, but after about 3 days of wear, the leather stretched so much that I now swim in them. I would have been better off ordering a 9.5 and letting the leather stretch. Also beware, they might feel slightly narrow. Even though I got a full size too big, the width is still snug even after the leather stretched. I don’t know how the width would be if I ordered the proper size, but it probably would be too narrow. In sum, high quality, great price, great look, great durability, but some size issues. The leather STRETCHES.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 13, 2010

Jessie

from Nashville

Great boots! I bought these for my husband as a replacement for the Ariat boots that he's had for 11 years! And his old boots are still ok, but they don't looks so good after all this time. The new boots are beautiful. The only problem is that they are a little narrow and will take some time to break in.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 30, 2009

Rita L

from McDonough, GA

I bought a pair of boots from Zappos for a Christmas present. I had looked everywhere for a pair of boots in wide width and no one had them in stock until I discovered Zappos. The customer service was excellent and I received the boots the very next day. The return policy is about the best I've ever seen. The total experience was great!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 26, 2009

Anonymous

 

I recently purchased this boot for riding and everyday winter wear. I normally wear a 7 1/2 double E in a men's tennis shoe like New Balance, but could have maybe gone to an 8 in this boot. The 8 1/2 is a little long, but it is working fine. Too bad the women's don't run wider than a B in this style; that would have worked nicely for my instep, since the women's instep allow for more room than men's. I tried on a womens 9 1/2 B and it was just a little too snug. All in all this boot works better than any others I tried, and believe me, I tried a lot. I have a hard foot to fit especially in a boot. I have a high instep and wide feet. I also have a bigger than average calf. This boot is working well to address all my needs. Zappos professionalism and responsiveness helped me find the style and fit I wanted. A very nice boot, a good fit and great customer service.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 4, 2009

Anonymous

from Northern California

I ordered these wonderful boots on Thursday morning at about 1:00am for my husband's birthday present. They arrived on Friday morning!! These are great work boots, with a comfortable sole. However, they do not run true to size. I exchanged them (assisted by Zappos' wonderful customer assistance) for a pair that was 1 1/2 sizes larger and 1 size wider which fit perfectly. I spoke to customer service on Friday evening and I received the exchange on Monday morning. Zappos is amazing!!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 3, 2009

Anonymous

from West Virginia

What you see is what you get - I just received these boots from Zappos in short order. They are exactly what is shown on line. ALL the reviewers' opinions are pretty much on the mark. I have a long narrow foot and when I put the boots on they felt great. I walked around the house and kept the boots on for several hours going up and down our stairs. I am a walker and normally wear shoes like New Balances and these boots are very comfortable in comparison and very good looking. Based on other shoes and boots I owned, these boots are going to wear very well. They are well built. They are not made for a wide foot. If you want to wear thick socks I would purchase a size larger or purchase a wicking sock. I will be wearing these boots at work, play and at the office. Zappos is a very good company. I won't hesitate to order from them again.

Brands I'd also recommend: Wolverines, Clarks, New Balances

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 14, 2009

Anonymous

from Alabama

An excellent choice - The color of the boots is just dark enough. The leather has an "oiled" finish that will age perfectly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 9, 2009

Anonymous

from Louisiana

Ropers - I am really enjoying the boots. They are made of wonderful quality and are comfortable. I really enjoyed Zappos speedy service and easy return policy. Thanks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 11, 2007

Todd

from Venice, CA

Incredible?!?! I never write reviews but, I just gotta this time. Not only did I drive all over LA looking for boots under 1000 dollars made to touch something other than Bentley peddles, but also, Zappos really does have every boot. Seems like it anyway. So, I got home at 3pm, ordered up these Ariat Heritage Ropers thinking I would see them in a coupla days and the NEXT MORNING I was woke up at the crack of 11am by the UPS guy with the new boots?!?! So, see? Like 15 hours later I had my new boots? That plain never happens. Kudos to Zappos! AND the boots are perfect. Besides takin' em on n off, they fit like gloves (foot gloves I guess) and seems like I have had em for 20 years. It's been 4 days. Glad I ordered the "wide" option for a more realistic fit and they sure look...well they look plain cool. I know I was the only cowboy at the wine bar last night and the boots kept me above the fray even if I didn't rope no heffers. Zappos and Ariat are an incredible combo!!!!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

February 26, 2007

Chris

from Florida

The way it should work!!! Purchased the Ariat Roper boots, AWESOME!!! Just as described, boots arrived as promised! Zappos has a customer for life!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 27, 2006

Anonymous

from Cheyenne, WY

My son is extremely happy with his Ariat Heritage Ropers. He has worn them everyday since receiving them for Christmas. I am very pleased with this purchase and would recommend shopping with Zappos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

June 26, 2006

Victor

from Katy, Texas

Great Dude Ranch boots!! My wife bought these for our dude ranch trip. Comfort was my main priority. Here I am at the dude ranch and these boots are perfect. These new boots look like they've been on the ranch for years. Highly recommend!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 29, 2005

Dmg

from Buford, GA

Can't kill 'em- Got them February 2002. Wear them 1 to 4 times a week depending on season. Still strong. Soles and heels are near pristine. Great for stomping in mud. Clean up easy. Very comfortable for me. Probably need a new pair in another 3 years. Best money I ever spent.

Brands I'd also recommend: Timberland Torrance

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 30, 2004

Christine

from Little Rock, Arkansas

Ariat Heritage Roper review - I ordered this boot for my son for Christmas. Not only was it an exceptional buy (and I adore Zappos for not charging shipping!) But it is also an exceptional quality, good-looking boot. I ordered a half-size larger than usual based on other reviews I read here before ordering. It was a great fit on my son and he said they were extremely comfortable to put right on and wear. He has bought Ariat boots before for himself, his wife and me, and we all love them. They do run a bit small and narrow. Incidentally, Customer Service and reliability on the part of Zappos are second to none!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt narrower than marked

 

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Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

December 10, 2004

Geoff H

from Sunnyvale, California

Best boots for those with narrow heels & shallow instep. I tried on four different brands of "Roper Boots" and the only brand that fit my feet were the Ariats...they are apparently made on true combination lasts (even though the others say that they are)-- combination last means having a wider forefoot than the heel. Also the instep is shallower so that my slim foot is held down to the insole much better and my heel does not come up hardly at all when I walk. I love them!!

Brands I'd also recommend: Can't comment on this...?!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 29, 2012

Anonymous

from Lincoln, Nebraska

These boots are harder than most to pull on: you really have to stand up in them and pull. This probably makes them less likely to come off by accident, and I must admit that once they're on, they fit great, and they're quite comfortable. On my particular sample, the right boot seemed a smidgen smaller than the left; I didn't notice this with the other brands I tried so I don't think it's my foot. The left shaft also had an unfortunate fold that landed right on my Achilles tendon which made it a bit uncomfortable. I think simply getting a different pair might have fixed these complaints, and they're a great-looking, comfortable and understated pair of boots, so I'll probably try another pair sometime soon.

Brands I'd also recommend: Stetson, Lucchese

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 6, 2011

David L

from Albuquerque, NM/Washington DC

Ordered these boots in my normal size due to several other reviewers who said they stretch out as you wear them, but was concerned they might still be a little small as marked sized in most shoes tend to be a half size too small for what I wear in a new balance. Anyway the boots, once I can get them on my feet fit fantastic and are very comfortable and look great. That said, getting these boots on and off is a problem, that pinch off in the heel of the boot doesn't seem to be stretching out yet, maybe you have to wear them for several weeks? or put them on and take them off a lot. Anyway great boot, but be careful with sizing.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 20, 2010

Anonymous

from Waco, Texas

They were a little hard to get on at first, compared to other boots the same size that I've had, but once I started wearing them - and they have gotten broken in a little - they are VERY comfortable! Still a little hard to pull on, but overall a very nice boot.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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