6 Best Ariat Riding Boots

by Michelle Drum September 29, 2021 5 min read

Equestrian wearing Ariat riding boots

If you ride often, you know the value of a good pair of riding boots. Boots that fit well and are designed specifically for horseback riding significantly improve the riding experience, since riding boots have equestrian-specific features not found in regular boots. They’re made to shield a rider’s legs from getting pinched in the saddle leathers, have reinforced toes for added protection when walking around the stables, and have a specially shaped heel that prevents the foot from sliding through the stirrup. 

In this post, we’ll highlight six pairs of Ariat’s most popular riding boots, giving special attention to their women’s tall riding boots. We’ll dive into what makes each pair unique and uncover why Ariat riding boots are a top choice with equestrians. 

Why Choose Ariat Riding Boots?

Ariat’s tall riding boots are the product of nearly 30 years of experience creating quality equestrian footwear and apparel. The company’s namesake is Secretariat, the 1973 Triple Crown-winning racehorse celebrated for his enthusiasm for racing and big-hearted love of competition. Ariat is well-known for producing carefully crafted, durable women’s equestrian boots. Their reputation for quality has made them a favorite of English riders both in the USA and abroad. Ariat manufactures a large selection of women’s equestrian boots and paddock boots.

1.Ariat Women's Kinsley Dress Tall Riding Boot — $409.95

Ariat Women's Kinsley Dress Tall Riding Boot

The Ariat Women's Kinsley Dress Tall Riding Boot is one of the brand’s higher-end offerings. This tall riding boot is perfect for shows or any equestrian occasion where you want to dial your style up a few notches. The high Spanish cut topline adds an elegant look to your riding outfit. A contoured fit through the ankle and rounded square toe with a plain toe cap ensures you stay at the top of your game. 

But Ariat’s Kinsley Dress Tall Riding Boots don’t just look sharp: they’re designed for comfort, too. A full-grain leather upper lines the interior and exterior of the boot for a soft, supportive feel. The strategically placed traction zones provide a secure gripping surface, giving you an added boost of confidence in the ring. The cushioned heel reduces foot fatigue during all-day competition. These boots are handcrafted with impeccable attention to detail. 

2.Ariat Women's Heritage Contour II Field Zip Tall Riding Boot — $329.95

Ariat Women's Heritage Contour II Field Zip Tall Riding Boot

Another popular offering from Ariat is their Women's Heritage Contour II Field Zip Tall Riding Boot. These field boots are designed to fit over the calf, stopping just below the knee, and are proof that Ariat has perfected this popular style of English riding boots. A premium leather upper looks great and provides superior protection from the rigors of riding. 

These women’s equestrian boots also sport a full leather interior lining that provides added rider comfort and exceptional durability. A specially designed moisture-wicking sock liner keeps the skin cool and dry. The ultra-contoured fit through the ankle and antiqued brass swagger tab keep riders looking stylish, while the full-length elasticized panel on the lateral side and elastic gusset on the inside of the knee make these boots easy to put on and remove. Proprietary 4LR technology cushions and supports the feet for increased comfort and stability. The Heritage Contour is a favorite pair of tall boots for new riders. 

3.Ariat Women's V-Sport Tall Boot — $349.95

Ariat Women's V-Sport Tall Boot

This versatile women’s riding boot is an ideal choice for riding on course or working around the stables. Ariat’s Women's V-Sport Tall Boot is an all-black, full-grain leather women’s equestrian boot that sports a stylish look with a high Spanish topline, contoured ankle, and a plain toe cap. 

These riding boots deliver all-day comfort with a leather-lined interior and oiled leather inner calf panel. A full-length elasticized panel on the lateral side makes the boot easy to slide on and off.  The moisture-wicking sock liner features Ariat’s famous ATS technology that pulls perspiration away from the skin quickly, keeping you cool and dry even on intense, warm-weather rides. Duratread outsoles provide confident footing in the stirrups for added stability in the saddle.

4.Ariat Women's Nitro Max Tall Riding Boot — $499.95

Ariat Women's Nitro Max Tall Riding Boot

Lightweight performance and superior stability are the hallmarks of the Ariat Women's Nitro Max Tall Riding Boot. When it comes to women's tall riding boots, this is one of Ariat’s finest offerings. These boots feature some of the brand’s most advanced technology, like the Shock Shield system that channels away the impact force of heel strikes to provide superior shock absorption. The NITRO insole has specially designed open-cell cushioning to reduce foot fatigue. A pure silver Mesh X-Static liner provides permanent odor control, so your boots always smell fresh. The specially designed chassis offers superior heel and midfoot torsion stability. 

These boots also weigh less than traditional riding boots, and the inner calf panels are oiled for more comfortable riding.  Did we mention these riding boots look great, too? The full-grain leather upper sports a smooth, sleek finish, and the high-end, full-length coiled YKK zippers add extra style and make these boots a cinch to get on and off.

5.Ariat Women's Kinsley Field Tall Riding Boot — $399.95

Ariat Women's Kinsley Field Tall Riding Boot

The Ariat Women's Kinsley Field Tall Riding Boot is the everyday version of the dress boot featured at the top of this list. But don’t let that fool you: this stylish field boot is designed with both form and function in mind. Rich, full-grain leather uppers and stylish, Spanish-cut toplines ensure these riding boots are equally at home in the show ring or during recreational rides. 

Ariat’s ATS technology provides riders with increased stability and comfort. Pro Performance insoles and built-in heel cushions reduce foot fatigue during long days in the ring or working around the barn. Duratread outsoles provide confident footing in the stirrups with their targeted traction zones. 

6.Ariat Ascent Women’s Tall Boot — $349.95

Ariat Women's Ascent Tall Boot

We love these Ariat Women's Ascent Tall Boots which feature a shock-absorbing midsole and a Duratread™ outsole with traction zones attuned specifically for riders.  Expertly crafted from high-tech synthetic fabric and decked out in multiple high-performance features, this is what top-of-the-line looks and feels like. Highlights include a breathable, compressive fit that’s comfortable even in hot weather, an inner leg panel crafted from high-grip material, and exceptional flexibility and release over the instep.

Check out our full rider user test and experience review of the Ariat Ascent tall boot.

Ariat Riding Boots Deliver Comfort and Style

There's a good reason why Ariat’s riding boots are such a popular choice with avid riders. Ariat effortlessly blends exceptional comfort and superior style,  keeping riders looking sharp during intense competition or casual riding. Any pair of Ariat tall riding boots or paddock boots you choose is sure to become your new favorite.


Check out our collection of Ariat women’s riding boots! If you have questions about any of our products, give us a call at 864-457-3557. We’re happy to help!


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