Ariat International, Inc., the pioneer of the application of athletic shoe technology in performance equestrian footwear, presents a stylish line of Fall 2008 footwear from their Ariat Casuals category. Among the expansion of styles from popular existing collections featuring chic embellishments and colors, the trend-right Fall addition includes the Metropolitan Collection, a gathering of sophisticated low-profile silhouettes for women that combines athletic casual styling using fun material combinations and color stories.
The Metropolitan Collection is composed of five designs offering comfort and fit features combined with Ariat’s patented ATS® Technology. Leading the collection is the Merritt, an athletic-inspired, Velcro single-strap mary-jane constructed with excellent support and cushioning for high-energy play. A perfect fit for the ballet slipper and flat shoe trend is the Ashby. The Ashby offers comfort with great casual style. Whether you pair them with jeans, capris, a skirt, or a tunic top and tights, the ballet slipper is a winner. The Montclair, a sleek lace-up euro sneaker, combines a mix of leather with smooth and perforated nubuck. The low-profile slip on is a stylish hybrid sneaker that is extremely comfortable. For those looking for a more tailored appearance, the Grand features a zipper closure with toecap styling. The classy Rockridge ankle boot is sure to be popular given that some of this season's hottest styles include leggings, long skirts and extremely wide pants.
The handcrafted styling and comfort technologies as seen in the Fall 2008 styles combine to make Ariat’s casual footwear the perfect choice for your active lifestyle. Whether you're out running errands or just kicking back on the weekend, Ariat Casuals offer versatile comfort, durability and style. The Metropolitan Collection launches at retail in July 2008.
About Ariat International, Inc.
In 1992, Ariat was founded with one simple objective - to provide the most technologically advanced riding boots for the world’s top equestrian athletes. Today, Ariat is the leading performance footwear and apparel brand for equestrian athletes around the world. Ariat footwear integrates premium, handcrafted leathers, traditional construction, and leading-edge performance technology.
In response to requests from riders around the world, Ariat created a collection of equestrian-inspired shoes and boots for everyday wear. Combining patented performance technology with fine leathers and custom detailing reminiscent of their equestrian roots, Ariat Casuals come in a variety of classic silhouettes to complement your active, outdoor lifestyle. For more information, visit www.ariat.com.