Ariat Billie Reviews

190 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

64%Rated 5 stars

24%Rated 4 stars

12%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

72% "Felt true to size"

89% "Felt true to width"

57% "Moderate arch support"

182 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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8 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 170 Billie Ariat Reviews

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November 7, 2014

Anonymous

 

After six pairs of boots, these were worth the wait! I tried five other Ariat cowboy boots with the taller shaft, but found these to fit the best. The leather is quality and seems to be breaking in well, with character in small scratches. I have been wearing these boots with skinny jeans, dresses with tights, and leggings and tunics. Very happy with this purchase!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 31, 2014

Carolyn

from Half Moon Bay, CA

Must preface this review - I'm fortunate to have no problems with my feet. These twee booties fit like the cowboy boots they are i.e. the heel slips and they don't have padding in the bottom. But if you like traditional Western boots you won't be disappointed by these.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot, Frye

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 23, 2014

Christine C

from Cincinnati, Ohio

I am really happy with the fit and comfort of these boots. There was no "break in" period. I have an ALMOST narrow foot, but have not seen something available in a narrow width, which would probably be too narrow anyway Other western styles I've tried rubbed the back of my heel unless they laced up the front. I experimented with heel cushions and insoles just to see if I could improve them at all before wearing out of the house, but it wasn't necessary.

Brands I'd also recommend: J-41, Merrell, Ugg, Clark, Rockport

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 6, 2014

Anonymous

from boston

Wow...very well made. I was surprised at the quality -- never tried this brand before. It looks a little lighter than pictured but still not pink. Wide enough too wear a thick sock. My 16 year wears them all the time...I'm trying to get them back.

Brands I'd also recommend: nine west

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 2, 2014

Nancy B

from Greensboro, NC

Finally found a boot that I love and that fits my feet! These boots are well made and will last for many years. A little stiff, but I understand that is normal. Heel also slips, but I understand that is normal too and as the boot adjusts to your foot, the slippage will go away. Thank you Zappos for giving me a boot that is affordable, well made and stylish.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 20, 2014

MJ R

from Texas

This bootie is so cute and comes in W which suits my fat foot. Very easy to get in and out of because of the convenient side zipper. The only negative is the stiffness of the leather. When climbing stairs, the font of the boot presses very hard against the shins, making climbing a bit of a challenge. If the "V" in front had been cut a little deeper, this would not be a problem.

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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July 13, 2014

Susan S

from Manlius, NY

The boots are adorable, but they are not comfortable. The sides kind of "wrinkle" into my ankles and it makes walking very painful. They are stiff and not pliable.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 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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May 14, 2014

Clare

from San Francisco

I bought these boots in gray and found them to be very comfortable, with a great insole. I wear a size 9, usually in a wide width because of bunions, but the regular width was roomy enough to be comfortable out of the box. I wore these frequently, with dresses and jeans. Unfortunately, over a period of about six months, the leather on the shaft began to flake off, and ended up looking terrible. I contacted Zappos, and of course, they were terrific about handling the return. I own another pair of Ariats, and I love them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ariat, Born

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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May 7, 2014

Diana

from Ventura County

I love Ariat boots. I had been looking at the Billies for months before finally pulling the trigger. I got them in "Sassy Brown." Out of the box the fit was perfect, however for some reason (wax?) the leather uppers were extremely stiff and uncomfortable - especially the shaft, which felt painful against my lower shins. But I liked the boots overall, so I started manipulating and rolling the leather in my hands to soften it. I spent at least 30 minutes on each boot just bending the leather this way and that. The leather was initially so stiff I could hear it "crackling" between my fingers. Unfortunately with each crease the leather also began to appear lighter until the shaft didn't match the rest of the boot at all. So I started bending the foot part also. The boots became much more flexible and comfortable; however, afterwards they appeared "beat up". Concerned, I ordered a leather conditioner product from a reputable boot store and rubbed that in. Darker, it turned my boots very dark! However it's a uniform shade of dark brown that looks nice and (according to the leather conditioner instructions) may lighten over time. Now the leather is super soft, my boots look unique and are a joy to wear. One star off for all the work required.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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April 13, 2014

Anonymous

from CA

I have a pair of Ariat Bristol boots -- similar in style to these Billie boots -- and was really hoping these would fit just like my Bristols. Sadly, they don't. They hit my ankles in a funky way that just wasn't comfortable. I wasn't sure if this was something that could be broken into, and didn't want to risk it, so I had to send these back (thanks, Zappos!). The other boots had zero break-in time, so I'll keep my eye out for another short boot that'll work. (Should've bought Bristols in every color!)

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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April 7, 2014

Jackie

from United States

First of all, thanks Zappos for the fast, fast service! I love you! Now that said, I do love Ariat Boots. I have these (purchased from Zappos too last year) in the Red and a Brown Rebel Fat Baby and I adore them. I wanted a pair of black ones for diversity. My red ones were made in China and these are made in Indonesia. The black leather seems stiffer than the red ones. Also, while the heel looks black in the picture, if you zoom (I didn't) - you will see that it is actually a dark brown, which is not bad. I'm just a little on the fence right now as the stiffer leather bothers me, but I am wondering if it will get softer with wear. So I'm thinking about these and will update once I've made a decision. Such comfort in knowing I can return them without a problem - if that is what I decide!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 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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March 11, 2014

Sarah

from Pittsburgh, PA

These lose a star because after about a year of having worn them fairly regularly, the zipper on the side won't stay up. Really annoying, probably won't be able to keep wearing them for much longer unless I can find someone to fix the zipper. I expect more durability from Ariat.

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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March 10, 2014

A. H

from Claremont, CA

I love these boots! They are so comfortable and I love the color! Every time I saw them on sale they were out of my size or out of stock. Then finally one day they came up and I jumped! So glad I did. A friend of mine also purchased these boots and she loves them too!

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye, Ariat, Carlos Santana, Steve Madden

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 24, 2014

Anonymous

from Milwaukee, WI

Cute boots with lots of support. I have high arches.They are super stylish, and sassy. I love the lower shaft length, and they are so comfortable I can wear them all day without orthotics.

Brands I'd also recommend: dansko

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 2, 2014

Anonymous

from Seattle

These boots are wonderful, hardly any breaking in required. Each time I wear them they get softer. They are super cute too, I purchased the brown and they go with everything. I wear a size 9 but these ran larger, had to return for 8 1/2.

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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December 29, 2013

Shootnshop

from San Antonio,tx

Great looking boot. However, it seemed like they were 2 different sizes. My left foot is larger, but it swam in the boot, whereas the right boot fit almost correctly - it was still a bit big but not as bad as the left. Couldn't go down in size because the right was already snug over the arch/ front of foot. Hate to send them back. Love Zappos!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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December 26, 2013

Anonymous

from Richmond, VA

Oh my goodness, I cannot believe how comfortable these are. You can tell the difference with the gel insole. I am used to Frye boots, which I find really comfortable, but I think these may have beat out any other boots that I own. The quality is top notch - the leather is high quality and the boots are well-constructed. Some reviewers noted that these run large - I do not think they run large but I think you have to get used to the heel slip, which is typical in western boots and makes them feel larger. I wear a size 8 in other boots and ordered these in a size 8. I do not think that I would have enough room in the toes if I ordered a size down, so I am getting used to the heel slip and keeping them! I love these so much (I ordered them in black) that I am considering buying another pair in a different color!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 8, 2013

Anonymous

 

These are definitely not as comfortable as my other Ariats - they are nice for parties but I cannot walk miles in them without getting some sores where they rub my ankle. The left boot feels as though it was constructed poorly; my foot rolls inward more than it should. The ankle/shaft is very wide, so even though the footbed fits, these boots look unnaturally large and clunky on me. My mother and husband both commented that these boots looked like they were too big. They are a very cute style, but I would recommend sticking with higher-shaft Ariats!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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December 8, 2013

Jen

from Central Texas

I waited a while to write a review and I am glad that I did. I was disappointed when I first got these. The first day I wore them was to run errands and my feet were killing me. The boots were very tight across the instep and loose on the heel. I was sorry that I had already worn them out and could not return them. I wore them a couple more times for short errands and they relaxed a lot, so now I can wear them all day and they are pretty comfortable. They are snug so I do not recommend them if you need inserts, but they do have very good arch support. They are high quality look and are holding up very well.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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December 4, 2013

Anonymous

from Gardner, KS

I love the Ariat Billie's. Comfortable right out of the box. Because I have a wide foot, a high instep, and the narrow toe bed I ordered one size up (11) from my regular size. I was concerned with my wider foot that the boot would not fit well or be comfortable, but they are both.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 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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November 18, 2013

Anonymous

from New England

Love these boots. At first they felt a bit sloppy and stiff. But after one day they were as comfy as I had owned them for years. Now I live in them and will until snow flies. Very handsome and well made. Not something we see so much anymore with shoes in my opinion. Very happy.

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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