Solid roper boot for the horseman who knows what he wants. ATS technology supports stabilizes and cushions feet as they move. The Duratread outsole is abrasion-resistant and flexible. Premium leather with a subtle stitch pattern on the collar.
I got a pair for Ariat dress boots in black and Narrow "B" last. They fit better than any boots I had (9 other pair). I decided to order a pair of Roper boots and wear them 'every day'. I have not taken them off except to sleep and shower. I would request Ariat to offer more styles in Narrow-B last!
I cursed these boots throughout the three weeks of break-in, then ended up not wanting to take them off! Initially difficult to put on and a struggle to take off, they are now as comfortable as slippers and they fit perfectly, in my normal regular size and width! (I wish they were made in the USA.)
I have had these boots a couple of weeks they are very comfortable look great with all types of pants and were about half price of what I paid for Fryes a few years back and I like them much better, I got them in black.
I bought this boot to replace my other heritage Stockman Roper. The Stockman Roper was definitely the most comfortable boots I have ever worn and I was hoping the heritage Roper would be the same. It has not disappointed. I have had this boot for a few weeks now and they are super comfortable also.
Have had boots about 2 weeks. Extremely comfortable. Only problem encountered is the inside seam on right boot rubs inside of ankle. Another pair of Ariat rompers does the same thing. Great as long as I remember to put band aid on ankle.
This is the second time I've purchased this boot, the first directly from the company. I was able to spend all-day walking without the dogs barking after a swift break-in. I had great traction even on snowy/icy cobblestones and frozen gravel, two surfaces that have seemed to beat all but hiking books. After almost 5 years of daily wear, the tread was finally worn away, there was a very small leak near the toe of one boot, and the surface has become pretty scuffed. I couldn't find this style locally, so I found Ariat's store directly and about 10 days later was breaking in my new pair. Looking forward to another 4+ years!
I bought these about four years ago, still super comfortable and look good. I wear size 15 and these were available. I needed something black to wear for jean days at the bank, in all kinds of Michigan weather. These far exceeded my expectations! I wear them everywhere and they still feel and look good; clean them off, spray with Lexol and wipe down. I liked them so much I've bought other Ariat boots and clothing. Large boot sizes in a large variety of styles and clothing in tall sizes!
I have been wearing these boots for about six years now! They are sooo comfortable!! I keep a newer pair for work, showing, etc., and my older pair for riding and barn work. They last forever! I clean my newer ones after each time I wear them and it keeps them nice. It is great that you can replace the insert as needed and it feels like you bought a new pair of boots! I HIGHLY recommend them!
I'm 71. Grew up in West Texas. Wore boots since I was 6. Owned about 15 pair in my life, 2 were custom made. This pair is the most comfortable boot I have ever owned and wear them for everthing including church on Sunday, after shined.-) Cept in the Texas summer ! Thanks Ariat !!
Worn every single day, year round for 5 years, hiking, walking through fields, bars, 12+ hr days. They were with me all the way through college, etc. There's really not that much of a difference between the new and the old ones in person. From a long time boot wearer, make sure the vamp or instep is TIGHT when new, almost overly tight (think uncomfortable, but not painful, it takes longer to break in, but this ensures a glove like fit after a few weeks/months of break in when they loosen up. This also ensures you are able to run or Sprint in them. Always wear thick wool hiking socks year round! Hot or cold! The new insoles are much better designed!
Bought these for my son 5 yrs ago. He loved them and wore them to death working on a cattle ranch and just casually and to class. Bought some for another son and he also loves them for EVERYTHING. Now my husband wears them for everything; work and play. He’s had trouble with fasciitis and he says these boots are comfortable to work in all day.
Needing a nice dress for work , I took a chance on A high roper boot. I love nice shoes and boots for work (Danner, Wolverine, ect..) And I hear how nice these boot feel. NOT for me! Feet are tied , sore , and I feel 100 yr. old the next day ! Worse Money Spent on shoes ever !!!
I've been wearing western boots for almost 60 years now and I have to say there's a bunch of real junk out there nowadays.The first pair of Ariats I tried was the Sedona in D width from another retailer. When they arrived right from the get go they were too narrow and to my dismay I had to ship them back. Looked everywhere for another pair of Sedona's in my size and a EE but couldn't find any.So my second choice was the Heritage Roper in brown and this time I ordered directly from Ariat and the free shipping was much faster. Imho, Ariat boots run a little narrow, something to keep in mind.The lady that runs this company also is a big supporter of Fisher House and having spent six months in the Palo Alto V.A. hospital earlier this year, it was nice to see the families and children that stayed in the Fisher House there visiting ..Those kids really made the time away from home go easier...
I've been wearing this specific model boot since 2001. I average one new pair every year as I wear them all day every day. They are very comfortable, durable and good looking. I wouldn't keep buying them If I wasn't happy with them!
I bought brown Heritage Ropers, 10" high, a month ago. Polished with neutral cream to preserve the beautiful finish. Were comfortable from the start. Soft leather. No "break-in" required. Boot was recommended by others.
This is my second pair of Heritage Ropers. I wear these boots to work everyday walking ranches, farms and recreational properties. I change the footbed inserts about every 90-120 days. The only reason I bought a second pair is that the first pair was getting beat up because of what I do. I love the boots and constantly receive comments on how they look.
I love these boots. I needed a cowboy boot which looked great but could withstand the vigors of ranch work. This boot is great in pastures, in dirt, on the road and climbing up and down old barn frames. These are comfortable and mould immediately. Breaking in took two days and then no blisters. The scuffs rub out and the sole is great for work. Downside is getting the things on over the reinforced heel. Still using boot pulls or plastic grocery bags but we're getting there!
Bought these boots to wear while motorcycling and general knock around wear. After a few hours of wear my feet were killing me. I replaced the insoles with Dr Scholls gel sport insoles and they're like a different pair of boots. I think Ariat should include a better insole,this is a major deficiency on a otherwise nice boot.
I ordered a pair of "distressed brown boots because I had been looking for a boot in a light brown color. My brother had a pair of these and really enjoyed them and after reading some reviews I was convinced. The boots that I received are much darker in color than the picture that is shown. I called ariat to resolve the issue and was told by a rep that they couldn't guarantee the boots would be a light brown color. I also thought it was strange that the site says "distressed brown" as well as the box I received my boots in, but the shipping label they came with just says brown. There appear to be some quality control issues with these boots.
I was in search for new pair of boots and the past reviews,price point and brand reputation did it for me. Living up to the expectations a week in! Comfortable, stylish ( but not too much, and very high quality. These do it for me, I'll be !
This is my first pair of ropers, had over a dozen pair of "cowboy boots"that I've worn over the last nearly 2 decades. Also my first pair of Ariat. I'm now planning my next purchase, I'm thinking the Ariat distressed ropers.
I'm new to the boot game and was given the Ariat name from a friend. The thing I'm most impressed with is that these boots required no break in period. After the first day they were perfect and continued to be wonderful.
Bought a pair of these in 2008. FINALLY buying a replacement. In the mean time bought a similar pair for my father who is also still wearing these. The sole is non slip, the upper is a good leather which wears well. This pair has seen many trips to Corn/Soybean Fields/Harvest, Motorcycle rides and even trips to Church. Durable enough for field work, Good looking enough for Church. Only "complaint" is that the sole wore out after nearly 10 YEARS! (i.e. no complaint)
I have had these boots for 6 years and wear them 3 to 4 times a week to got to the barn and ride my horses. They take a beating and clean up nice. Would recommend these to anyone looking for a classic understated style that is very comfortable.
I got these as a Christmas present from my wife and I live in them when I'm off work and if they came in steeltoe I would never take them off. They are a little snug out of the box so I'm glad she got me the wide width, but breaking them in took all of 20 minutes. They have taken a beating from sunk in mud up to the straps to wadding through water and walking rocky terrain in the mountains. As long as this boot is made I'll be a repeat customer .
My husband received a pair of these about 14 months ago and he just loves them, BUT the soles have worn clear through and they are no longer wearable. He wore them daily for work which is outside and much walking. I want to get him another pair but I would also like them to last longer then 14 months!
I have worn boots for years, I think my first pair were like the kind Tom McLaughlin wore in the movie Billy Jack. After awhile I finally settled into wearing Justin Roper with a leather sole. At that time I was working at a dealership selling cars ,and I was wearing out the soles very quickly. In 2006 I bought a pair of these Arial Heritage Roper in black about six months later I bought another pair of Arial Ropers this time in tan with a kind of people looking grain and a black shaft. I still wear the black ones almost every day and they still look great except that the heel is wearing a little low to the outside and I am starting to put a strain on my Ankle. I just bought a new pair of Arial Heritage Stockman in black deer tan should be here Wed. My tan pair on get worn a few times a week if that so they look like new. Overall BEST BOOTS IV'E EVER OWNED By the way I was born with scoliosis between that and my breaking my ankle in 5 places in 1996 ( I still have plate and 8 screws ) that is why I wore the heel out a bit on the outside right boot.