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Ariat Billie Reviews

164 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

68%Rated 5 stars

28%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

68% "Felt true to size"

88% "Felt true to width"

58% "Moderate arch support"

158 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 10/8/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I actually found these in red in a local shoe warehouse store. I normally need a C width, so I'd never ordered Ariat boots online as I assumed they would be too narrow. Surprisingly, these boots are quite generous and I can wear a medium weight sock with them and have plenty of room in width and in the toebox. I did realize I needed to cut my toenails though :) Anyway, I don't know why but all the boots at this particular store had a weird haze on them, like too much wax had been applied, which I initially thought was some kind of funky antiquing effect, but I buffed them at home and it went away, so that might be what some reviewers are saying looks pink; these are definitely red, but have a worn, aged look to them and are not a bright, over-dyed shade of red like one often finds on purses. As far as length goes, I also don't agree that they run long. A cowboy boot should NOT stay on your heel when you walk, so I can understand why those not used to this feel would think them too big, but trust me, order your normal size and you'll be fine. My foot measures just under an 8 C and the 8 B in this boot is a perfect fit. The arch of the shoe should hit your own arch, so go by that and not heel fit. Right out of the box, these felt great. There is no break in period, the soles are flexible and well cushioned, and I can feel the arch support despite my high arches. They also don't weigh much so your feet and legs won't get tired they way a heavy motorcycle boot does, despite the solid construction. The soles are stitched from the bottom, the hallmark of a quality product. The price on these might seem a bit high, but they are really worth the money if you demand quality footwear that will last for years. I wore these all day yesterday, attending a baby shower and a concert, walked through rain, unpaved and gravel covered pathways, and they just felt great. For once I didn't come home and immediately want to take my shoes off. Even sitting at home all day today I've had them on and they feel good.

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6 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 9/14/11
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:1 stars!

These boots are more pink than red. The top is also very wide, and if you tuck skinny jeans into them they don't look very good. I returned them.

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 28, 2011

Tari F

from Boston

Fantastic. Good looking and really really well made. Super comfortable--I put them right on and wore them all day. These are wide enough at the top to tuck straight jeans into them, but narrow enough that boot cut jeans fit over them neatly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 25, 2011

Susan

from New York City

These shoes run a 1/2 size big. They are fantastic though. I first got an 8 which is my normal size, they were a bit loose and slipped in the heel so I ordered the 7.5 which fit perfectly. These boots are as cute as they are in the picture and have great support. The 7.5 felt snug when I first put them on but even just wearing them a couple hours have them forming to my foot comfortably. I don't ride horses but when I saw how much time this company put into making a good shoe for riders I figured they'd be a good shoe for a NYC walker/bike rider. I am very pleased, they will be my everyday shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 28, 2011

Betty

 

Ordered in the red, what a beautiful boot with comfort fit too. Seem a 1/2 size longer than true and a generous b width.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 29, 2011

Sue M

from Surprise, Arizona

Ordered these boots in my natural size 10 and true to what the other reviewers say they are 1/2 size to large. The heel slips, I don't have to unzip them to take off. They are really cute and well made though, I will reorder a 9 1/2 and hope they fit.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 28, 2011

Cate

from Colorado

I ordered these in the black, and the color is beautiful - kind of a gun metal gray. Plus the short boot shaft makes these boots stylish and unique. Also like the stitching and the side zip for easy on/off. But the boot itself looks too heavy/wide/kind of clunky so I didn't really like the proportions. These might be better for a small woman with small feet! So I'm returning them, still a very happy Zappos customer, always very satisfied with their service!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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May 25, 2011

Karen G

from Redwood City, CA

Gorgeous! Not as supportive as I'd hoped--I tried a pair of too-large Ariat Legends that had fabulous support, but I prefer the shorter height of the Billies. I'm hoping their insert will help.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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September 14, 2011

Anonymous

from river forest, il

These boots are more pink than red. The top is also very wide, and if you tuck skinny jeans into them they don't look very good. I returned them.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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November 22, 2013

Anonymous

from Seattle, WA

Super stylish and comfortable! They were surprisingly comfortable right out of the box, no breaking in period needed. They are super hip-just a little country girl flair that you can bring into the city. Only negative is that they make your feet stink! I am told that is common with these kinds of boots. I just threw in some odor eaters and it did the trick. Love them and the amazing Zappos service that came with it!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 31, 2013

Jackie O

from Kalamazoo,MI

Love these boots! I procrastinated over a year looking at them, and then noticed Zappos just had one left in stock in my size. My 65th birthday is coming up, so I treated myself. I am so glad I did. The picture does not do it justice...they are not pink - more of a distressed red or a dusty rose. I also buffed them on the advice of another person on this forum and they are even more beautiful. So comfortable - effortless to put on and true to my size 11 feet. These are my second pair of Ariat boots - I have the Russet Rebel Fatbaby, which I purchased last Fall - they are also a dream to wear. Thanks too to Zappos customer service who I called a couple of times to check on my order (I had a computer glitch)...the nicest people around. If you have been yearning for some cool, red cowgirl boots, these are the ones! Look great with my white jeans! Perfect for summer!

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

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 1, 2012

Lyn B

from PA

I have all kinds of problems with my feet, including bony bunions and tarsal tunnel syndrome, so finding comfortable shores can be a big problem. My husband, who is obsessed with cowboy boots, bought these for me and promised me they would be comfortable. They are fabulous, without any break in period at all. I now have black ones as well, and wear both pairs frequently. I love them!

Brands I'd also recommend: Born or Naot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 9, 2011

Karen P

from Pasco, WA

These boots are very comfortable and cute, too. I have had no issues with these, I wore them right out of the box, no breaking in period needed.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 5, 2011

Morgan

from Valdosta, Georgia

Fits perfectly and need no breaking in! I plan to wear these with my boot leg jeans!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 10, 2011

Cheryl K

from Saginaw, Michigan

I love these boots! They are exceptionally comfortable to wear, as well as being very cute and stylish. I ordered my regular shoe size and they fit perfectly with a thicker sock. Worth every penny, and shipping was fast, too. Yay, Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 13, 2011

Deborah F

 

I love the style of these boots! If people say they are larger than marked, it is because they forget the length of a cowboy style boot is longer through to the tip, at which point it is too narrow for your foot to slip through. It is a perfect fit true to size. The only thing is without socks, my foot slipped a little. They are a bit narrow in fit, but they are as advertised.

Brands I'd also recommend: MIA

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 19, 2011

Cyn

from Oakland, CA

Really cute cowboy short boot. Very comfortable and sturdy feel. Runs true to size. "These boots were made for walking" (seriously!).

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 2, 2011

Emily S

from Grass Valley, CA

Love these boots. As cute on your feet as they are in the picture. Terrific under jeans, and not bad in the summer heat because of the short shaft. I'm normally a 7 1/2 wide (and have other Ariats in that size); these were a little tight at first in a 7 1/2 M, but the length was perfect and the boot became very comfortable after a couple times wearing them. Terrific boot!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 17, 2011

K W

 

These boots are amazing! I saw similar boots at pricier stores and then decided to order these. They are made far better than I expected and are so comfortable! Love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 24, 2011

Patsy L

from California

I felt the color was too pale, the toe too rounded, and the heel space was way too wide for my foot. I have a long big toe and a narrow heel...just didn't work for me.

Brands I'd also recommend: Charlie One Horse,

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 4, 2013

SaraMac

from Houston, TX

Really liked this boot, but I decided I want one a little taller, and maybe with a little more color (or darker brown). I was impressed with the comfort! Comfortable footbed, good arch support. As for sizing, my foot is short enough for an 8 or 8.5 but I have a slightly wide toe area and a bunion on my left foot. I sometimes order a 9 in boots because I don't have to worry about my foot coming out of them (as opposed to a ballet flat), but the 8.5 in this was fine. Might have needed to break in a little if I was going to keep it for long walks, but it didn't pinch. One thing to note: the shaft of the boot is very wide, which means plenty of room to get the foot in (I almost didn't need to unzip it), but it also means there was lot more movement in the heel than is typical for boots. I will definitely be trying some more Ariats now that I know how comfy they are!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 7, 2012

Anonymous

from Maine

This is my 5th pair of Ariat, first shorties. I love them, they fit true to size, they are tight in instep and loose in toe and heel, just right for a boot, warm enough for Maine winter with smart wool socks. The only reason for less than perfect review on this is the dusty finish. Maybe fashionable, but I don't like it and tried hard to get rid of it, saddle soap, etc, so took them to old fashioned shoe store to address. Really really a lovely little boot. Good heel height, easy on.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ariat, Pikolino, ARA

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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November 8, 2011

Anonymous

from Massachusetts

I love the style! I want more colors! I wore them to work a full day the first time and they were as comfortable as sneakers.

Brands I'd also recommend: frye, Merrell

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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July 13, 2014

Biss

 

The more rounded toe is very apparent, which didn't suit me, but these are better quality than some of the Ariats I have tried. They smell like good leather and are padded well. Be prepared to wear heavy socks that come up mid shin so the edge of the boot doesn't cut you on this style. Nice quality.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 18, 2014

Anonymous

from sf, ca

Really cool ankle boots, very comfortable. Well made. I have bone spurs in my heels and the low heel on these boots helps take the pressure off of my heels. So if you have bone spurs and plantar fasciitis, I totally recommend 'em!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 28, 2014

Anonymous

from Pennsylvania

Love these boots and loved dealing with Zappos. They sent me 3 pairs of boots so that I could try on and choose the best fit. They paid for shipping to and from their company. Couldn't have asked for a better experience. Thank you Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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