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Ariat Volant Paddock Boot

Ariat Volant Paddock Boot

Calling all equestrians and horse lovers. Are you looking for a comfortable pair of  boots that are suitable for horseback riding vacations, yet easy to pack or take on and off during airport security lines? Look no further. I have found the shoe for you.

Ariat Volant boots perform like a champ

While I love my Ariat lace up riding boots, they are not ideal for the amount of airplane trips my job as a travel writer requires. I worried that a shorter boot would not offer me adequate support in the stirrup, but the Ariat Volant Paddock boot performed like a champ. I was able to go from airport, to a horseback riding vacation in the same boot. An added bonus; the Ariat boots look great paired with jeans.

Ariat Volant Paddock Boot provides support during horseback riding vacation

Ariat Volant Paddock Boot provides support during horseback riding vacation

 

 

Ariat footwear technology

What makes Ariat boots unique from their competitors? The Ariat Volant paddock boot features European calf leather with overlays and leather lining. The boot offers Cobalt Quantum technology to support the riders feet and Durathread sole for long lasting performance.

While technology is important in providing solid footwear support, I liked the heavy duty front zipper for ease of taking the riding boot on and off and the fact that the boots didn’t require break in time. I have a three day endurance ride coming up with Triple Creek Ranch in Darby, Montana and I wanted to make sure my Ariat boots were properly broken in for this horseback riding vacation. Turns out, breaking in the boots will not be an issue.

Ariat Durathread sole provides long wearing performance during horseback riding vacations

Ariat Durathread sole provides long wearing performance during horseback riding vacations

Celebrity Kristen Stewart wears Ariat boots

What do other equestrians and fashionistas have to say about Ariat boots? Kristen Stewart, of The Twilight Saga, has been spotted wearing Ariat’s Heritage Select Field Boots during her riding preparation for the upcoming Snow White movie.

If you are a fashion-conscious cowgirl, you’ll want to get yourself a pair of gorgeous boots from the recently debuted Quincy collection. If I am lucky enough to get my hands on a pair of these boots, I’ll share my review here.

To keep up on all things Ariat-related, follow Ariat International on Twitter @Ariat and follow Travel Writer Nancy D. Brown on Twitter, too.

Ariat  International supplied me with these Volant Zip Paddock boots for a riding gear review.

Review and photos courtesy of Travel Writer Nancy D. Brown of What a Trip, Travels from Northern California.

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3 Comments

  1. Lenore Greiner September 27, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Frankly, I love anything Ariat makes. They are the most comfortable boots. My paddock boots have lasted for years!

  2. lori hoell August 22, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    where do I buy these boots from? and how mch are they

  3. Nancy D. Brown August 23, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    @Lori
    Ariat boots are available online and many Western Wear stores carry this popular brand. Check their website for pricing, as styles change frequently.

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