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Ariat Heritage Western J Toe Reviews

122 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

84%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

12%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

79% "Felt true to size"

91% "Felt true to width"

71% "Excellent arch support"

121 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 8/28/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

So happy with my boots! These are my first cowboy boots and I love them! Based on reviews alone, I expected at least a little break in period, but honestly there was none! I can only hope that they'll get even more comfortable. I was nervous about buying cowboy boots since I have pretty wide (but short) feet, and relatively thick calves, but I had 0 problem at all. These boots slipped right on - easiest time I have ever had with any boot. the foot felt a little big in the heel at first, but I still think ordering true to size (I'm an 8, and that's what I got) was the right call - even after two days the boots seem to have molded to my feet. I also can't say enough about Zappos' customer service! I read reviews, but i was still skeptical that it would be that great...but I was wrong! I placed my order at 11pm on a Wednesday, received notification at 11am on Thursday that they had been shipped, and they were waiting on my doorstep when I got home from work on Friday. I wasn't expecting them for days! It was a wonderful surprise. I have nothing but good things to say about Zappos and Ariat! I've been raving about both all weekend!

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1 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 3/6/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

So bummed! I really wanted to love these boots. So easy to get on and it felt like walking on air, but the calf width seemed huge on me. They looked kind of funny with bare legs. I didn't think my calves were that slender. Maybe okay if I was only wearing them with tucked in jeans, but I had planned on using them with dresses and skirts too. Had to return them. If they offered a narrow calf width in this style, I would buy them again.

Additional 102 Heritage Western J Toe Ariat Reviews

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March 24, 2014

Anonymous

from Oak Hill, Virginia

I usually wear a 7 1/2 - 8. I ordered the 7 1/2 and my foot felt a little loose around the heel. I ordered the 7 and they fit perfectly. They do need a little breaking in (the leather is a little tight but I can already see the difference in one wear). Very cute boot!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 11, 2014

Anonymous

 

Impeccable quality as always and great fit, I am an 8 and the size 8 boot was snug but very comfortable, fit my foot just right with a thin sock. Love the Ariat insoles they're the best. But what I received was nothing like the "Sassy Brown" color in the online photo, which appears like a distressed dark brown with lighter highlights. In fact, opening the box at first I didn't think I'd even gotten the right boots. These were a sort of uninspired medium tan-brown, sort of a blah color and certainly lacking the lovely drama of the dark brown-light highlights in the online picture. Other than that, if you are considering these, Ariat is all-leather, top of the line quality, inside and out -- no better boot at this price point, durable, stylish and 100% comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 24, 2014

Janice K

from Hartford, CT

Awesome comfortable fit and quality leather. This is my second pair. I would not buy any other boot brand.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 1, 2014

Diane

from San Diego

I bought the sassy brown ones first, they were extremely beautiful also the leather was extremely hard and was cutting into my ankle. I re-ordered in the distressed brown and the leather was much softer; however, the top of one boot had random horizontal lines throughout almost like it was marked with a pen before the leather was cut. It was only on one boot. Even though I don't wear my jeans tucked in, it bothered me to pay that much for boots knowing they didn't look right. Sent them back. I normally order 8.5 in boots and that size was perfect. I might re-order later, not sure if the quality control was there, it also looked like there was some raw leather poking out where it was sewn to the sole. Disappointing.

Brands I'd also recommend: UGG

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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November 2, 2013

Anonymous

from Jersey Shore

I always wear a size 7, but I bought a half size down after reading other reviews. Well, they are too tight in the toe. I probably should have just ordered a 7. They weren't comfortable around my ankles either, so I'm just returning.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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October 29, 2013

S D

from Virginia

Always wanted a pair of cowboy boots and heard that Ariats were really comfortable. Took the plunge and have loved my boots. Traveling in Europe and Asia with them now. Good price and free shipping at Zappos made the choice simple.

Brands I'd also recommend: Not sure

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 23, 2013

S.T.

from Wisconsin

These boots are so comfortable. I love the Sassy Brown color...it has shades of dark and coppery brown in it. Very versatile. They look great with jeans or a cute dress.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 10, 2013

T R

from Idaho Falls, ID

Finally found THE ONE! I have tried on MANY cowboy boots! I always have to have boots with a zipper because boots are usually so hard to get on (I don't have wide feet either). I'm 5'8'', 120 lbs.), especially cowboy boots. But not these! They took a little effort but nothing compared to my sad attempts at cowboy boots before. They are comfortable and so stylish! I wear them over my skinny jeans but I'm excited to wear them with my skirts in the summer!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 2, 2013

Rebecca Z

from Chicago, IL

I really like the boots, great quality. I got a half size smaller because of all the reviews on here, but I don't think it is necessary. Also, the foot was a little long and pointy for my taste, but I'm sure I'll get used to it.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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August 23, 2013

Anonymous

from Naperville, Illinois

Love these boots! Perfect fit and comfortable even the very first time you wear them. Easy on and off too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 1, 2013

Anonymous

from California

I have never bought cowgirl boots without trying them on so I never paid attention to the calf fit, it just always worked out. The first pair I bought my legs looked too thin in them but this pair fit perfect. So when buying, pay attention to the size of the boot upper. They come in different circumferences. These are comfortable even with no socks and a summer dress.

Brands I'd also recommend: Justin

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 20, 2013

Anonymous

from Valparaiso, IN

Love these boots! I have very flat feet and arthritis in a toe on my left foot. I tried on Arias boots at local stores, but they didn't have my size. I have ordered from Zappos many times in the past and knew if they didn't fit, it was free shipping to return. I wore these boots for 12 hours straight and my feet didn't hurt a bit. They will slip in the heels at first until they get used to your feet. Don't worry. Highly recommend!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 20, 2013

Winnie

from Los Angeles

Great basic black boot with pretty scalloped top. They go with everything and are so comfy. Better than sneakers and so much prettier. I can't stop buying Ariat boots. Help!

Brands I'd also recommend: Born, Lucchese, Bloch

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 16, 2013

Anonymous

from New York

I bought these and 2 other pairs of boots. I bought a 9 in all three pairs which is what I normally wear. These boots were at least 1 size too big, length and width. They're nice looking but run way big.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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March 12, 2013

Anonymous

 

These are beautiful! I listened to the other reviews and ordered a half size smaller than my normal size, unfortunately, I couldn't get my foot in the boot. I have wide feet with normal to high arches. I think my normal size of 8 would have been the way to go. One huge minus was the extreme pointy toe on this style. It is not my style at all. I'm returning these for the R toe Ariats.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 7, 2013

Shari

from New River AZ

BEST pair of boots I own! Live on a ranch in AZ, and these are the most comfy of all of my boots. Soft, pliable, foot slips right in and they hug me ...

Brands I'd also recommend: Justin - but Ariat are really the best fitting overall.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 2, 2013

SCM

from Texas

Before buying or reviewing cowboy boots please do some reading, they don't fit like other shoes or boots. These boots are very comfortable! I have plantar fasciitis & can still walk, stand & ride in these all day pain free! Fit true to size for me.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 18, 2013

Edith M

from Portland, Maine

I have six pairs of Ariat boots. One red, 3 black (short, regular and just below the knee) and 2 brown, including Western R Toe, Roper, Legend and Billie. I love these boots. They give me height without instability. With a pair of good socks they keep me warm in Maine. They also have rubber soles which are good in snow and ice. My favorites are black Billie, which I confess I took to the cobbler to remove the dusting/greying. They fit like a glove. The Roper is less cowgirl boot and more work boot, so does not fit like a glove around the instep. I bought my first pair at a local store, half price thinking I would not be out that much if I did not like them, but I did like them and 4 of the 6 were bought on Zappos of course!

Brands I'd also recommend: ARA Pikolinos

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 28, 2013

Kelly

from Texas!

I could not wait to sit down and write this review! I have been looking for black pointed toe boots for a while now. My issue was fuller calves and these fit like a dream with room to spare for jeans to tuck in! Comfortable you ask? Lets just say this, I've been hanging out in my PJ's all day, sick. :( And these came! I kept them on with my PJs! I did order a 1/2 size smaller. Went in store and tried on some Ariats and an 8 was to big. You wont be disappointed! Love the trim cutout by the way and Zappos was so fast! Good job Ariat!

Brands I'd also recommend: Lucchese

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 21, 2013

Anonymous

from Cary, NC

This boot ran a little large, about half a size, so ordering a half size smaller is a good idea. I really like these boots as they are well made and comfortable.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dingo

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 18, 2013

Anonymous

from Atlanta

I agonized over boot choices. I narrowed it down to a couple of Ariat styles and one from Justin. I really wanted to like the Justin boot (Stampede), but it was just too loose. The Ariat fit is amazing. I had a pair of boots that I really liked that my daughter "borrowed" a couple of years ago. Sure enough, they are Ariats. I ended up with this boot -- the fit is so comfortable and I like the dark brown distressed look. I am reliably a 7.5. My foot is on the narrow side and I have a narrow heel, but not so much that I wear narrow shows. The size 7 Ariat fits perfectly (they do run a little narrow but that's great for me). (And it turns our my old Ariats were size 7 too.) Love Zappos. They were very patient and helpful with my returns to get exactly the right boot.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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January 15, 2013

Anonymous

from Denver, Colorado

These boots are everything I wanted in a cowboy boot. They are the most comfortable shoe and the quality is obvious once you slip them on. Even my husband thought they were worth the money. I did order a half size up, I have wide feet and knew I could always get thicker socks if I needed. Love them!

Brands I'd also recommend: Laredo

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 13, 2013

Anonymous

from S.F bay aea

A gift for my granddaughter and she couldn't have been more pleased! The fit was excellent and she was able to wear them immediately and for a long time without breaking them in.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 13, 2013

Kim W

from Central Coast, California

Love these boots! I looked for a long time to find something durable, comfy and not too busy. My tastes run to clean and classic. The boot is durable, I can mess around in the muck and mud with the dogs, hose them off, let them dry and wear the with skinny jeans and a nice sweater. They were a little tight across the vamp as I have a high arch. Got them stretched and they are fine. I love the look of the J toe. I will be wearing these boots for a long time.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 12, 2013

Anonymous

from NYC

I don't know how much this can help but I will say that the product was as advertised, no gimmicks. The fitting info helped and the boots are extremely comfortable. Kudos to Zappos.

Brands I'd also recommend: Don't know.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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