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Ariat Heritage III Zip Paddock H20 Reviews

35 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

88%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

86% "Felt true to size"

89% "Felt true to width"

66% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 15 Heritage III Zip Paddock H20 Ariat Reviews

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July 28, 2013

Anonymous

from Hawaii

These boots are not wholly waterproof. So don't buy them expecting that. I live, and ride, in an extremely wet place where it rains throughout the year. These shoes let in a very small amount of water at the goring (the stretchy bits at the sides) and quite a lot of water at the zipper. So, while they hold up really well in puddles and ankle-deep mud, they don't take long, wet grass or hosing as well as I'd hoped (perhaps the tongue of the boot isn't waterproofed as well as the rest of the boot?). These boots are also not too-hot and are breathable enough that I can wear them without suffering in 80+(F) degree weather. I can't speak for their durability yet, as I've only had them a week, but they seem like they will hold up with a bit of maintenance and TLC. They clean off really well with a good, direct hosing. As other reviews for these boots have mentioned, they are a little tight around the ankle; however, I have found that this does not bother me and that they have been getting looser with wear. They fit true to Ariat's sizing (in my experience I'm a 7 in all their boots). I have not had any problems with blisters (and I wore these babies for hours the first time out while doing the morning feeding).

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 8, 2013

Atomic B

from Chicago, Illinois

Another fabulous boot from Ariat! My feet are slightly wide (I sometimes order up a half size to accommodate) -- not needed here -- the toe box is ample. This boot is a sleek work boot with a nod to style - but not a fashion boot. For Chicago winters, long walks with the dog and riding - absolutely perfect. I love Ariat's solid construction - no rolling around yet has a comfort footbed. The collar is tight, the leather stiff. I was just able to get it on thanks to the zipper (high arch / instep). After four days of use they are breaking in nicely - the leather definitely softened up. These will last years.

Brands I'd also recommend: All Ariat lines; Asolo hiking boots

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 11, 2012

Bettyanne G

from Oakland, CA

These are beautiful! True fit for me anyway. They're perfect for SF weather - rainy, cold - so you can wear them out and they don't look like unstylish heavy boots. Love the front zipper - easy on, easy off. The top rubs my ankle the slightest bit so I wouldn't wear them hiking for hours.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 23, 2012

Anonymous

from Nantucket

These boots are incredibly comfortable (from the get-go!). Warm & true to fit. (I'm between 5 & 5 1/2 but with thick SmartWool socks, these are perfect. If Ariat made a size 5, it would have been too small I think.) Zappos as usual rocks. You always have great styles & service & are just a pleasure to deal with. Thank you!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 5, 2012

Katharine

 

I usually consider my foot pretty wide so I went up 1/2 a size. The width felt fine (not too snug) but the length was just a hair too roomy. When I ride, I'd like my boots to be more fitted. I have small ankles so the ankle area felt the loosest. I'm returning the 8's to try 7.5's. Hopefully the width won't be an issue and I'll have more support around the ankle. Will report back!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 7, 2012

Anonymous

from Virginia

I wear these everyday in the barn and on the horse. They are wonderfully comfortable and durable. Actually, they are so comfortable that I took them on a trip to Spain recently just to wear. I walked all over, and they were great. They are not just for riding!

Brands I'd also recommend: Earthies

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 29, 2012

Brooks

from Virginia

I'm a professional rider and I go through paddock boots like water. While I generally despise Ariat boots because they never last me more than a couple months with fairly heavy use (even the slightly "higher end" Devons) before they disintegrate and the soles fall completely off. These are great though, totally waterproof and the specially treated leather stays supple and does not crack and fall apart at the toes like the others. I am now on my second pair after just about one whole year that I got out of the last pair. I finally had to throw them out after the sole on one came unglued and let water in. I am really hard on my boots, I ride 10 to 12 horses a day with frequent trips to the wash rack. These boots do the job and are reasonably priced. As a side note I do think they help keep your feet warmer in the winter because of the waterproofing, but didn't seem too hot in the summer. I wish Ariat made all their products to hold up this well.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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August 24, 2012

Horse T

 

I really want to love these shoes. I got heel blisters the first wearing. Hoping the leather would soften, it's been at least a month of regular barn wear and they are not much softer. I should have bought the boots with a lace up front. I do not have large or wide feet and have never worn large width sizes. However, these boots are difficult to zip up starting at the instep! I also purchased thin Ariat socks to wear with the boot and it is still tight. You cannot get any thinner other than going barefoot. Unfortunately, since these are worn, I cannot return them. I wear knuckle band aids on my heels and vary between the thin socks to zip up after some force and wearing regular socks and leave unzipped and flop around in. I got these in a 7 and the length is fine, it's just super tight and stiff in the heel.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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November 9, 2014

Anonymous

from Cambridge, MA

This is my second pair of these boots. The construction and leather are very high quality, and they are my walking-around-all-day-in-the-winter standbys -- so comfortable! They are also surprisingly warm. Details: I usually wear a 7, but sized down.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko, Merrell

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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June 1, 2014

CH

 

I am very happy with these boots. I bought them in a size larger than my foot size so that I could use my orthotics. I have only worn them once and they are fairly stiff but very comfortable. Seem to be very good quality.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 28, 2014

Kathy W

from North Texas

Excellent product! These are to replace a pair I have owned for 20 years and they are still in good shape! The most impressive part of this order, however, is the unbelievably speedy and efficient delivery. I ordered these boots in the afternoon and they arrived the next morning. I wore them that same day. Truly excellent customer service... a rare find the days. I cannot say enough positive things about this company and there amazing customer service. Easy to shop, unparalleled delivery, and easy to return or exchange. I will definitely continue to do business with Zappos and I recommend it to all my friends! Thank you!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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February 22, 2014

Roz

from Tampa

LOVE! These boots came out of the box wearable and comfortable. I went for a four hour horseback ride immediately and they worked great and didn't kill my ankles. No breaking in! Yay! Highly recommend.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 20, 2014

Anonymous

from los angeles, CA

I bought these boots for riding and am very happy with them so far. I have wide feet, so ordered 1/2 size up, which leaves plenty of room for thicker socks. They are very comfortable, though a bit narrow in the ankle (if you have thick ankles).

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 12, 2013

Anonymous

from Reno, Nevada

These paddock boots are great! Comfortable right out to the box and are standing up to the mud and slime beautifully. They are comfortable both riding and when we occasionally have to walk the horses across rocks and such.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 19, 2013

Anonymous

from Minnesota

Got these for my daughter who rides several hours a week. She loves them and they are holding up nicely. Her older ones did not.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 11, 2013

Reagan

from Colorado

Love these boots b/c I can ride with them with chaps and then wear them around town with jeans or pants. They are waterproof which are a real plus and being Ariat, their fit is great.

Brands I'd also recommend: uggs, merrell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 23, 2013

Arlene M

from Apex, North Carolina

This is my second pair of Ariat paddock boots. They are very comfortable & last a long time. I've had my first pair for about 8 years and I still wear them working in the barn. I like that they zip up...no dangling shoe laces.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 12, 2013

Jane H

from Indiana and Florida

These are my everyday work boots, riding boots, driving boots. They are very comfortable and clean up nicely, but they are not show boots. They don't shine like English job boots for show ring. I've even gone swimming in the river with my horses and had these boots on! They dried out and were fine. I bathe my horses in them, too. They are all around great boots!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 1, 2013

Anonymous

from northern NYS--climate like Canada

Love these! So far, they are indeed waterproof, so they're pretty warm to wear inside all day. Wide enough for my wide-ish feet, and not bad looking -- I used a black sharpie on the zipper to tone it down a little.

Brands I'd also recommend: naot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 8, 2012

Bobbie T

from San Francisco Bay Area, CA

A friend of mine gave me this riding boot as a hand-me-down. I was lucky we wore the same size. I decided it was time to have a new pair and since I liked this boot so much, I went with it again. I love them! I'll probably buy them again, when and if this new pair wears out. They're comfortable, easy on-and-off, easy to clean after being around my horse friends, and they keep my toes warm during winter riding.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 3, 2012

Jillian B

from New York City

I never write reviews, but these boots are the best. I got them right before Hurricane Sandy hit. I live downtown NYC, and these boots were a lifesaver! Handled the mud and water, sturdy, comfortable, no break-in period needed. They're cute too!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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October 22, 2012

Anonymous

from Bethesda, Maryland

These boots were comfortable out of the box, but are even better with a bit of breaking in. As advertised, they are waterproof, but they breathe and don't overheat my feet. I wear these with pantsuits, jeans, whatever. A great ankle boot. Thanks, Zappos!

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye 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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August 13, 2012

Nancy A

from Virginia

Love them, but I ordered the same size as my old ones and these are just a 1/2 size too big. I wear arch support inserts, plenty of room for them and thicker socks. Just a little too long.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 6, 2012

Anonymous

from boulder co

Awesome. Cool. Stylish. Just got my pair and they are perfect. Fit well. Comfortable. Tough but stylin'. Love these boots!

Brands I'd also recommend: Ariat is the best. I've also ordered another style (slip on, like a clog) and it's my absolute fave

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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October 17, 2012

Anonymous

from Connecticut

I love these boots. I use them as paddock boots when I work with my dogs and they are comfortable and waterproof. But, I also wear them outside the home. They are stylish enough that I don't feel like I look like I am ready for the stockyard when wearing them. I did need to add arch support. For me, there isn't.

Brands I'd also recommend: For arch support, Naots and Keens

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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