As a member of staff at R&R I’d had the Ariat training and learnt all about the ATS technology that goes into the footbed of Ariat footwear. However, it wasn’t until I had some 'Ariats' of my own that I was able to fully appreciate how comfortable a pair of boots could actually be.
Prior to wearing Ariat boots, if I had to be on my feet all day, I would suffer with aching legs and a sore back. Somehow though, this doesn’t happen if I have my Coniston boots on. If I didn’t know about the technology hidden away inside the footbed I would swear it was some kind of witch-craft!
So this is how Ariat describe their ATS technology:
‘Ariat's exclusive Advanced Torque Stability (ATS®) Technology supports and cushions the foot as you move, promoting good posture and reducing fatigue so that you can work or play all day.’
It really is as good as it sounds - if I want a pair of good quality boots now I don’t look any further than Ariat.
I’ve had my Conistons about 5 years now. They get muddy, have been to the beach and been on long walks. My feet have always stayed warm and dry (never sweaty) and with a bit of leather conditioner and a suede brush they always come up like new. And although I personally can’t bring myself to ride in them, I know people who do!
I have the original Ariat H20 Coniston boots but there is a Pro GTX version now as well which boast an even more improved footbed. I also have some Ariat Wexford boots too and they are just as comfortable! Most recently added to my collection are the Ariat Burford Welly These are possibly the smartest - and of course most comfortable - wellington I've ever seen. It almost seems a shame to get them dirty! But get them dirty I have and I'm sure they'll last as well and get as much wear as the other 'Ariats' in my collection.