Manufacturer: Ariat (View all products by Ariat)
Model: Challenge Field Boot (View all Challenge Field Boots reviews)
Category: English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
Purchase: I bought these boots off of ebay because I refuse to pay full price for anything when I know it exists somewhere else for less. I spent $159 and these boots are originally $300 so I found this to be a steal.
Likes: I love the leather. It's soft, supple and breaks in quickly. They are beautiful boots. I've only ever bought Ariat boots ever since I got my first pair when I was 12 but this is the first time I bought a pair of Ariat Tall Boots. I am quite please with them. Although, I have not had them long enough to see any bad things about them.
Dislikes: There is one HUGE problem I have with this product. Ariat doesn't have that many choices for short people. I have a wide calf and a regular to sometimes short height in tall boots. Ariat only makes a wide calf boot with medium height. I have tried these boots on and bought them hoping they will drop. I asked the customer service people at dover how much they will drop and she could only guarantee me an inch and a half of drop (1.5"). Which should be good enough of a drop for me. But if they don't drop that far I may have to get them trimmed.
Quality: Quality is great!
Summary: Personally I feel that Ariat has overlooked this problem which I find to be significant. If you have a wide calf and shorter legs make SURE to try the boot on before you buy and estimate if they will drop enough for you. Hopefully in the future Ariat will fix this flaw in size variety with their products.
Author: Jaimee Stewart
Usefulness Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
4 reader(s) voted.
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