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Ariat Billie Reviews

159 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

64%Rated 5 stars

20%Rated 4 stars

12%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

67% "Felt true to size"

88% "Felt true to width"

57% "Moderate arch support"

153 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.

Additional 139 Billie Ariat Reviews

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October 17, 2013

Brenda

from East Tennessee

Nice looking ankle boot, but felt VERY stiff, & toe box squished my foot. I guess they would soften with wear, but I don't intend to wear them too often. Also rubbed my upper foot near the ankle. So back they go to Zappos.

Brands I'd also recommend: Cordani, Clarks, Jambu

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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October 14, 2013

Anonymous

from Florida

Beautiful, beautiful leather - back does slip out but that is how to wear 'em. I'm liking more room in the toe box, so back to engineer boots and Docs! Get 'em if you don't mind it!

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye, Timerland

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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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October 11, 2013

Susan

from Michigan

Such wonderful leather quality! Redwood color was too pink for me. However, great cut and style. Ran big. Love Ariat for my plantar fasciitis!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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October 8, 2013

Helen B

from Woodstock, NY

The color was not red, but Pink! Uh-oh. Not like the picture. Returning them. They do actually have a red option, I have seen it in a store. The zipper is not necessary, it slips right on and off easily. Other than that, a very nice boot! Super comfortable and cute.

Brands I'd also recommend: birkenstock, dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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October 7, 2013

Anonymous

 

Boots are cut very wide, my foot just flopped around in the boot. The sole felt very soft and cushioned so I would have liked that if they fit.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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October 5, 2013

Colette L

from Tacoma, WA

I usually love Ariat. These fit well and great support, but pretty stiff. I need to love them to keep them, sorry.,

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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October 4, 2013

Anonymous

from Vermont

These are pretty boots, but the sizing is really funky. I usually wear an 8.5 or 9 but I bought a pair of these in tan last winter and had to go with a size 8, which still felt pretty generous. They've broken in really well and look great, but I don't need the side zip to get in or out of them. I just ordered the same boot in black, but while the width was overly generous in the heel, the overall length and the width in the toe was really a true size 8 - in other words too small for me. I'm going to return them and pass on a getting larger size because my heel will be sloshing around, and with short boots, you can't rely on the shaft to keep them on. Thank goodness for Zappos!

Brands I'd also recommend: lucchese, frye

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt wider than marked

 

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October 4, 2013

Anonymous

from Berkeley by way of Austin, TX

These Ariat "Billie" boots are great looking. I've always liked a 'short' boot, yet wanted it to also have a zipper -- for ease of putting on/getting off. Moreover these are Red, and leather too. Yes, as others have noted it comes as dusty 'red' but that can be remedied...just work on them with a soft rag & you can also put on some red leather cream polish to help. After 3 years of looking, I am relieved to find these. Size is nearly spot on -- as I wear 9 or 9.5 -- but if you have to choose, I suggest going for the 'smaller' version. (Actually I ordered the 9 and the 9.5 and have since decided that only the 9 works, the 9.5 would always require thick socks.) Being leather they will definitely stretch out. Stretching isn't possible with leather-like shoes -- Leather "like"? Makes me think of being a "little" pregnant. (Fake leather never stretches, holds in moisture & I don't know, but it hits me as akin to swaddling my feet in chemicals & then leaving them there all day long, while the more I sweat, the more gunk gets taken into my body -- our skin is our largest organ -- nope, just doesn't sound healthy. I give 4 stars on comfort as I am still breaking these in, at home...the size I really need is 9.25. Lastly, Zappos is really the bomb to work with.

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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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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October 3, 2013

Anonymous

from Savannah, GA

AWESOME! My first pair of boots, and I love them! Couldn't decide on color--loved them all. Ordered in black, and now see two more colors...YAY! They were comfortable right out of the box, no breaking-in time for me. I am a curvy girl, and worried they would be too narrow...but they fit great. I wear a size 10, and ordered a 10, perfect. Surprisingly, they have super arch support, too. I am thrilled all around with these boots!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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September 30, 2013

Anonymous

from Boston, MA

This is my 5th pair of Ariat boots; I have two pairs of Ropers, and two pairs of normal Western cowboys. I've been loyal to the brand for 10 years because they make such a high quality boot with good leather. I love these Billie boots - they're comfortable right out of the box, and I like that I can wear them with anything. They're my go-to boot now, and I know I'm going to order another pair. Many people reviewing say that these run a half size large, which is what I thought as well, but they are true to size. Cowboy boots are supposed to have a little give and slip.

Brands I'd also recommend: NONE!

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

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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September 27, 2013

Teresa

from Minneapolis MN

I love these boots so much I have them in tan, black, and the deep red. Deep red is especially delightful! They are comfortable and stylish and very easy on-and-off. I've owned lots of "cowboy" style boots and love Ariat, but find this style especially awesome for work.

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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September 24, 2013

Anonymous

 

Wore these right out of the box, and they were very comfortable. Well-made and just the style I wanted. Particularly love the short boot top, as they fit better under pants.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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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September 21, 2013

Anonymous

from Missouri

Nice boot, very nice leather, didn't work for me but just because of my foot problem. Seemed like they would be. Great and well made.

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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Felt true to width

 

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September 20, 2013

Anonymous

from New York

Disappointed that it didn't fit! The length of the boot was fine but the width was so wide, my heel slipped out. I even tried it with thick socks but it didn't help. The ankle part of this boot is just too wide. I was surprised since other reviewers didn't mention this. I do have narrow feet and ankle, but it was REALLY wide, not just a little.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

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September 15, 2013

Anonymous

from brooklyn ny

One of the most well made shoes I've held in my hand in a long time. I recommend buying because the quality is high high high....

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

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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September 14, 2013

Anonymous

from Richmond, VA

Got these to wear to wedding that is informal, and have worn to 2 other occasions. Whatever! These boots are made for partying and they look exactly as they do pictures. Color exactly like that in photo. Great fit. Maybe not made for walking a lot. I put an insole in mine, but usually I do that.

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

 

September 2, 2013

Anonymous

from Austin, Texas

I'm very pleased with the Ariat Billie boot I ordered. It's very comfortable, especially for a wide foot and it's so stylish! I've worn with shorts as well as dresses and receive compliments every time I wear them. I highly recommend to those looking for a western style boot with style, comfort and a short length.

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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Runs Wide

 

August 28, 2013

Anonymous

from Richmond, VA

Great Boots! Comfy and padded inside, perfect height not to 'bump' your chins. True to size. Love Ariats! Debated between these and the Fatbaby's and glad I chose this style.

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

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 24, 2013

Anonymous

from Wilminton,DE

This is my first pair of cowgirl boots, and they are a success! The materials are nice, well made and buttery soft. They are absolutely not black, however...more of a charcoal grey.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 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 true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 20, 2013

Anonymous

from North Carolina

These are cute boots, and the red is pretty much as it appears on my monitor--a soft red, but certainly not pink. The width feels true to size, but I followed the advice of other reviewers and ordered down a half size. I shouldn't have. I ordered the 7M, and the arch length is too short. I will need the 7.5M; sadly, that size is currently sold out. However, I do recommend these boots for their quality and style. I like classic, traditional styles, but I decided I would try something like this for fun. I do recommend them, but I don't think you need to size down.

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

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 20, 2013

Anonymous

from Atlanta, GA

These boots seem to be very well made, but the toe area is SO LONG. I had about 2-3 inches of empty space.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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July 31, 2013

Anonymous

from Cincinnati, Ohio

Really cute boot and very comfortable. Problem for me was the very, very wide opening at the top. It is excessively big. Tried a variety of jeans with the boots to see if they would work. No luck. They have to go back.

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

 

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July 30, 2013

Anonymous

 

Beautiful boots. Pair I recieved were vibrant red (not pink at all). Haven't worn them yet. Hope they stretch. Sz 7 was too big - my whole foot was coming out of them. 6.5 is tight but I hope they stretch.

Brands I'd also recommend: sporto

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

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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July 29, 2013

Ellie M

from Moscow, Idaho

I love, love, love the boots. Zappos is the best place to purchase items like this. Their service is phenomenal. I will definitely be back.

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

 

July 28, 2013

Anonymous

from Boston area

These just arrived, so I haven't worm much, but I was very impressed with the quality. The footbed is nicely padded--don't usually get that in a boot. The red is slightly different than the image, BUT its not a pink as some have suggested, more of a dusty, waxed red. The tips and heel are red, but there is some sort of subtle texture. They are larger and wider than I'd normally wear, but I plan to use these with socks so . . . they'll even work with heavy ones. My teen loved them too--so I'll be getting her a pair in another color.

Brands I'd also recommend: Nine west, calvin klien

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

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