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Ariat Heritage Lacer II Reviews

65 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

76%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

8%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

47% "Felt true to size"

83% "Felt true to width"

47% "Excellent arch support"

60 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 10/27/10
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

These are real boots, not fashion boots, but they have the neatest features of any real boot that I own - and I own plenty of both kinds. They could almost make it as fashion boots. (For those of you thinking about getting them for that reason, they will look very bulky with your skinny jeans.) They have a lavender lining and great detailing on all the metal parts, so they don't look like your husband's boots. I have owned Ariat boots for many years, and these lacers are exactly what I would have expected. The sole is composite but smooth, so they don't pick up that much in the barn even though you won't easily slip in them. They easily run a half size big - maybe a full size. These are boots to plan on wearing for a decade.

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5 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 5/24/11
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Years ago, maybe 20 years ago Ariat produced an all leather upper, leather lined paddock boot that became a part of your foot it was so fabulous. About 10 years ago quality nose dived, still I myself am wearing 2 pairs of Ariat paddocks size 11 made of genuine leather dandruff lined in fabric that wicks. I decided to take the plunge and order this boot. The kiltie is not the same leather as the rest of the upper. The tongue of the boot is fabric. Only the collar of the lining is leather and it too is such thin junk we can call it genuine leather dandruff. The uppers are quite nice but and they are attached to the wicky fabric. I really hoped for something almost as nice as my original pair purchased at Nordstrom who no longer carries Ariat. That original pair were a half size too small and yet I wore them for 10 years. I wore them enough to wear the heel half off. And then with all that wear on them they were still so good I sold them at online auction with 20 bids for only 15 dollars less that what I had paid for them at Nordstrom. So sad a downfall for Ariat formally such great boot makers.

Additional 45 Heritage Lacer II Ariat Reviews

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3 people found this review helpful  

October 9, 2010

Diana K

from Sun Valley, Idaho

I love these boots. I've been looking for at least five years to replace boots much like this that I couldn't find anymore. These boots do run a little big, though. I tried my normal size, 7, and they were so huge I went all the way down and tried a 6. A little tight. So finally I tried a 6.5 and they were just right. So comfortable, in fact, that they required no breaking in time, felt great from the first moment. Also, I have high arches and need great arch support or my feet cramp up. These are great, and my feet never hurt at the end of the day, and no cramping up. I immediately ordered the brown pair! Love 'em! I'm all set for years!

Brands I'd also recommend: Ugg

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 30, 2010

Anonymous

from Vermont

I love these. They're very comfortable and versatile. As other reviewers mentioned, these aren't dainty little boots - they have a slightly "tough" look to them. I'm not sure yet about the kilts - but they are easily removed, so I might take them off for a simpler look. These do seem to run a little bit big both in length & width. I ordered an 8 and could have gone with a 7.5.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 26, 2010

Wendy S

from Burlington, VT

I bought these last fall on a whim. I searched Zappos for black, leather, lace up boots. I wasn't sure what I was looking for, but by process of elimination - these won out. The price was right and I really enjoyed every last detail on the boot - from the kilts down to the engraved shoelace hooks. Right out of the box, these looked fantastic on my feet. I only wear skinny jeans; these look great with your pants tucked into them, or with your pants pulled over. I also love wearing them with skirts. They have a slight, tough-looking, military edge to them, but at the same time they are never clunky. I wear them with everything from over-sized flannel shirts and torn denim to lace camisoles. They always seem to work and I always get compliments. Now, the best part - they are extremely comfortable! I work a job where I'm on hard concrete for 50 hours a week. Danskos were my salvation, but attractive - they were not. I was able to swap these in, and (excepting a few crazy Christmas shopping days) I experienced no comfort loss compared to the Danskos. Arch support and a slight heel give support to your legs and keeps your back nice and straight. So, I basically wore these every day in the fall, winter, and spring in cold and miserable Vermont. They were also very warm, very waterproof, and easy to clean if I stepped in a puddle of salt/slush. Now I see stores like Urban Outfitters and TopShop selling look-a-likes of these boots. There's no way they could match the Ariat in terms of comfort and workmanship.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 21, 2010

Anonymous

from Texas

Excellent boot, fantastic all-day support with no break in time and with pretty details to boot!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 19, 2011

Lucy l

from Malabar Fl

I am an Ariat fan. I have numerous styles of boots. These have a bit more formal look and are reserved for special events.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sofft

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 30, 2011

Kathy C

from Kansas

Ariat Heritage Lacers are the only cowboy boots I wear! They are extremely comfortable, and Zappos has the best prices around. With free shipping, I save even more! Its win, win, with Ariat and Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 19, 2011

Lille

from Midwest

Had boots within 2 days from ordering. Cheapest on the internet. Very pleased with boots, excellent quality, would shop again! Very pleased customer!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 30, 2010

Tiffany c

from colorado

Great boots! Good quality, true to size, and solidly constructed. Thanks, Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 3, 2010

Tamera B

from Jacksonville

I absolutely love these boots! After trying many brands and styles including Dr. Martens and fitzwell, I lucked across this brand in someone's review. My feet are hard to fit. They are wide, the left is half a size smaller, and I have arthritis and a cyst in my large toe. These, however, fit comfortable. I was worried the right foot might be a little loose in the heel area, but after wearing them two full days now I can say they didn't need breaking in time. These should be the perfect shoe for everyday wear and trips. I didn't have a problem with the heaviness of the shoe, like some people.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 2, 2010

Mary

 

This is a great pair of boots! They have wonderful arch support, are very well made. The manufacturer seem to expect them to last beyond the life of the very sturdy soles. They even offer re-soling services. This is not a glamor shoe, but it is not clunky. It looks fine with pants. I like the kiltie, but it is removable if a buyer wished to take it off. They are very comfortable for all day wear. I originally bought my usual size (11) but it was too long. The size 10 fits me well.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 3, 2010

Anonymous

from Oakland, CA

I’m very happy with these boots. Appearance: stylish enough for work. I like them better with the decorative kiltie even though it’s not my usual style. I’ve had several compliments on them. Fit and comfort: runs a bit large. Would order a half size smaller next time and see how they fit. I’m wearing with double socks. The leather is soft yet sturdy. They are comfortable walking shoes. Utility: I wanted a boot that would protect and support my ankles for riding my scooter to work, yet look nice enough to wear with slacks. These boots were just the ticket. The soles are "grippy" enough to provide the needed traction for riding a motorscooter. Quality: The boots seem very well made. I’m not hard on my shoes, but based on other reviews here, it appears they hold up well.

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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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 8, 2010

Clare

 

This style is very popular on sites like Urban Outfitters and Topshop right now. I love the trend, but didn't want to pay tons of money for something that is poorly made. I stumbled upon the Ariat Heritage Lacer II and was impressed with all the (+) reviews. My boots arrived last night and I was very happy with their appearance. The soles have excellent tread and provide support that you won't find in similar boots. Good quality leather too. My only warning to the ladies: these boots are not dainty. Not super clunky, but if you are self-conscious about your foot size (I'm a 9.5), just be aware that they won't do you any extra favors in that department. Definitely recommend this to others. Plus, if you get sick of the kiltie style, you can remove it and are left with nice black boots.

Brands I'd also recommend: we who see, jeffrey campbell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 10, 2009

Judy

from Chicago Illinois

These boots are great. I took the tassel off and like the look better. They are great with wool socks, and they keep my feet warm. I love the combat boot look with jeans.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 15, 2009

Anonymous

from Washington, DC

These boots are a good buy: good leather, good enough leather and fabric interior, plus a brilliantly designed sole which provides amazing support. The patented Ariat stabilizing "system" is not hype: it provides great comfort, a really stable fit, and is made from long-lasting materials. My first pair of Ariat lace-up boots were my go-to boots for walking in all seasons, and they lasted 15 years (not kidding). (I oiled them several times a year with a good quality leather cream; that's all I did to take care of them.) Predictably, given the nearly universal decline in manufacturing standards, this pair is slightly less well made than my first pair, but is still good quality. They are not clunky, and I can wear them with casual or business clothes. I just bought a pair for my 81-year-old mother, who needs to be steady on her feet. At first she wasn't thrilled with the lace-up height and the sort of work boot look, but she is now sold on the fit and comfort as I am. Five stars all around!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 20, 2009

Shannah S

from Seattle, WA

I don't ride horses, but I like Ariats. These are super cute and very comfortable. They do feel slightly like a work boot; the tiniest bit clunky, but that may just be because they run a little on the large side. A half size down may fit more like what you'd expect from an every-day boot if you're not wearing them with thick socks.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 8, 2011

Pegmatite

from Alto, NM

Like the boot. I normally wear a size nine, but when it arrived it was too big. I would say these boots run large.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sam Edelman

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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November 10, 2010

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

I think this is a shoe that will serve its purpose well. It's a paddock boot so it's not the most fashionable riding boot out there, but it's functional and has excellent support for working/riding in an arena. That being said, I think the boot definitely runs half a size large. I'm a true 7 and had to exchange for a 6.5 because there was so much room in the front it was like wearing a clown shoe.

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye, Fitzwell

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 16, 2011

Anonymous

 

I ordered these first in a 7.5 because I was worried they'd be too narrow. The width was fine, but there was an inch of room at my toes. I have a pair of Ariat paddock boots from about five years ago that are a 7, so I figured I'd return those and try a 7. They're still too long, and they're also too narrow now. I love the boots, they're gorgeous, I just wish I had the feet to fit them. I'm not sure if I'm going to keep them.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 31, 2011

Anonymous

from Sacramento, CA

These are very sturdy, well-made boots, for the outdoors. I bought a half size smaller than I usually do and they fit perfectly. They are a little stiff, which seems to fatigue my feet (no pain) after wearing them all day. I hope they loosen up.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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May 24, 2011

Sarah f

from Earth

Years ago, maybe 20 years ago Ariat produced an all leather upper, leather lined paddock boot that became a part of your foot it was so fabulous. About 10 years ago quality nose dived, still I myself am wearing 2 pairs of Ariat paddocks size 11 made of genuine leather dandruff lined in fabric that wicks. I decided to take the plunge and order this boot. The kiltie is not the same leather as the rest of the upper. The tongue of the boot is fabric. Only the collar of the lining is leather and it too is such thin junk we can call it genuine leather dandruff. The uppers are quite nice but and they are attached to the wicky fabric. I really hoped for something almost as nice as my original pair purchased at Nordstrom who no longer carries Ariat. That original pair were a half size too small and yet I wore them for 10 years. I wore them enough to wear the heel half off. And then with all that wear on them they were still so good I sold them at online auction with 20 bids for only 15 dollars less that what I had paid for them at Nordstrom. So sad a downfall for Ariat formally such great boot makers.

Brands I'd also recommend: Durango, Old Gringo, anything but Ariat

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 22, 2011

Anonymous

 

I didn't even try these on. They were heavy and bulky looking. Reminded me of a man's work boot. Leather was stiff.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 22, 2012

Anonymous

from Fairbanks Alaska

These boots are really cute. The dark brown finish and crocodile pattern really make the boot something special. I love lacers and it's nice to see something different than black or distressed brown.

Brands I'd also recommend: ariat fat baby and ariat rodeo baby

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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April 17, 2012

Anonymous

from New York

The boots look nice in the internet but in person, they look rough and boots are heavy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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April 12, 2012

Anonymous

from Texas

Thank you Zappos for helping me locate the boots that I really needed that keep my feet warm as well look great in pubic. You were to great when i ordered the wrong size. The customer service person was wonderful and so knowledge about the other products that Zappos sells. The experience was wonderful. Thanks so much! EJ

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 7, 2012

Anonymous

from new haven connecticut

I wear a size 10. I ordered the 9 1/2 and 10. 9 1/2 fit with stockings but not heavy socks. I kept the 10's. because I wanted the option to wear these boots with my denim skirts and tights or heavy socks and work pants. Support is better than moderate, but not excellent. I spend hours on my feet and these shoes let me. To walk any distance I need to wear heavier socks. With stockings I can't get the shoe fastened as tight as I need it to be, to prevent my foot from sliding back and forth. I do not need to use orthotics in these boots or my Ariat cowgirl boots. There's enough arch support. Out of the box, Instant comfort just like my first pair of Ariat boots. I ruptured a tendon in my foot years ago and have spent a small fortune searching for shoes that I could wear without pain. MBT's were my only choice for years until I found Ariats. I ordered my cowgirl boots from Sheplars because Zappos didn't have them. I would have ordered these from Sheplars as they are very knowledgeable about size and quality but the site is so difficult to navigate and communication after the order is placed was frustrating. Too hard to track orders without sending and email. I would recommend these shoes for comfort, function and funkiness. I love ordering shoes from Zappos. The staff is friendly and mostly knowledgeable. Service is quick and east to track. Returns are east, easy, easy.

Brands I'd also recommend: M.B.T.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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