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Ariat Paddock boots Heritage IV

https://www.zappos.com/product/8963658/color/3

Hope this link works. I have loved these boots for years, so much so I bought a 2nd pair to keep in reserve. I just wore them for 3 weeks in Central Europe and once again they came through. They are very stable and secure on cobblestones and wet pavement. Any pair of shoes that in the middle of the afternoon makes me think, gosh my feet feel good, is a great pair of travel shoes. They are a tad too warm over 80 degrees I discovered in NYC a few years ago but other than that they are my never fail choice.

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Me too! I love mine for the same reasons.
As I typically travel to rainy Belgium and the Netherlands, I take them on all trips except in mid-summer.

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Thanks Lyndash, those are nice looking boots. I have a pair of Ariats that I wear when riding. They are some of the most comfortable footwear I have. I never thought of using Ariats for travel.

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I’ve never met anyone else who knows the brand. I just lucked into them so now I want to spread the love. So many people have problems finding shoes that work, it’s good to have another option.

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I can’t imagine wearing paddock boots to walk all day. They’re fairly stiff for ankle support. For barn work and riding they’re fine but that’s only a few hours. But if they work for you, that’s great.
Lyndash, I’d guess most riders, English and western, know about Ariat. They’ve been around a long time.

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Horsewoofie, I’m not a horsewoman so the brand was unknown to me but I’ve since learned they have a long history. I rather like the stability of the ankle support but I don’t find them stiff. The other pair of shoes I took were zip up the side knee boots, also years old and great for stability and all day comfort. But everybody’s feet are different. Finding 12 hour shoes isn’t easy.

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You just met someone who knows the brand. I had several pair of Ariat paddock boots that I wore for travel (and to work in the winter) 25-30 years ago. They were a bit lower in the ankle than the one you show. The gel footbed was very comfortable for walking, although I learned in London that there were only good for about 4-5 miles at a time.

I had forgotten all about the brand, since I lost my last pair in 2003, when our Lab puppy chewed up one of those and several other leather shoes in our closet in what we called “the night of the shoes”. Thanks for the reminder!

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Thanks Lola, that really made me laugh. We have a rescue young Lab that relieved me of a Clarks sandal last March but fortunately that was our only loss and much less painful than a pair of boots. I’m currently visiting my daughter and granddaughters in Alaska and again took my trusty boots even though they aren’t really built for-25 degrees.