Do Ariat Work Boots Run Half a Size Bigger?

Do Ariat Work Boots Run Half a Size BiggerWhen it comes to buying Ariat boots we often have heard the people and company recommending to buy a half or one size smaller than the actual size of boots. How true is this?

Ariat, in reality, tends to run a bit larger in comparison to boots of other brands. While purchasing Ariat boots, a good rule of thumb to be followed is to go for a half-size smaller than the actual size of your boot. This recommendation is often reflected in the brand’s size chart and generally people also agree that the suggested sizing is appropriate.

We have compiled the size chart of various Ariat boots to help you understand better about the sizing. We will also tell you how actually your Ariat boots should fit.

How should Ariat Boots fit?

It is evident that Ariat can run a bit larger. The suggested sizing is true to size or you can order ½ size smaller than your regular shoe size. So how should Ariat fit in your feet and what is the correct method to identify the correct boot size?

Well, if you want to choose the correct size then I would suggest you to use boot pulls while sliding your foot in the boot. It is also recommended to stand up in the boots for a better fit.

A well-fitting boot is one which fits your heel snugly. While walking you can expect a small amount of lift in your heel. This is the sign that the boot fits properly because a well-fitted boot should definitely flex while walking.

Infact, you should also experience slight lift in the heel but this should not be too much. We all know that new boots have got a stiffer sole. As you break in the boot, the sole should flex to a comfortable level, stopping most of the slippage.

How should you fit your Western Lacer Boot and Paddock Boots?

Follow these easy steps for ensuring a proper fit of Ariat’s lacer boot and Paddock boots. All you have to do is:

      1. Put the boots on but make sure you leave them unlaced.
      2. Push your toes forward. While doing this you should feel some room behind your heel. If this is not the case then the boot that you are trying is too small and you should probably go for a half a size bigger.
      3. Center your foot in the boot and lace it up snugly. Don’t tie the laces tightly but till the time you start feeling the tightness.
      4. Try walking and check for the flex and a slight lift in the heel as you move.
      5. As you break in the boot, the slippage will top with time.
      6. If you feel that the boot is too loose in the instep, either adjust the laces or you can try a half size smaller. 

Ariat Size Chart 

Ariat has got a variety of boots for men, women and even children. The sizing of the brand is categorized according to the tall riding boots and paddock boots.

When it comes to paddock boots, these are more or less fitted like regular shoes. Whereas, the tall boot size chart shows the specific sizing. Look at the size charts below which will clear all your doubts.

Ariat Men’s Paddock Boot Size Chart

Length of Foot      US       UK   Europe Japan
IN CM        
9 ½ 6 24.4       7       6     39   22.5
9 ¾   24.8       7.5       6.5       40     26
9.88 25.2         8       7       41     26.5
10.06 25.6       8.5       7.5       41.5     27
10 ¼  26.2         9       8       42      27.5
10.38 26.4         9.5       8.5       42.5     28
10 ½6 27         10       9       43       28.5
10 ¾  27.4     10.5     9.5       44       29
10.88 27.8       11       10       44.5       29.5
11.06 28.2       11.5       10.5       45       30
11 ¼  28.6       12       11       46       30.5
11 ½6   29.4       13       12         47       31.5
11.88 30.5       14       13         48       32.5
12 ¼  31.5       15       14         49       33.5

Ariat Women’s Paddock Boot Size Chart

Length of Foot US     UK     Europe   Japan
IN CM        
8 ½   22.4     5.5 3 36 22
8.94 22.8       6 3.5 36.5  22.5
9.06 23.2     6.5 4 37 23
9 ¼  23.6     7 4.5 37.5 23.5
9.38 24     7.5 5 38 24
9 ½ 6 24.4   8 5.5 38.5 24.5
9 ¾  24.8 8.5 6 39 25
9.88 25.2 9 6.5 40 25.5
10.06 25.6 9.5 7 41 26
10 ¼  26.2 10 7.5 41.5 26.5
10.38 26.4 10.5 8 42 27
10 ½ 6 27 11 8.5 42.5 27.5

Ariat Tall Boot Size Chart

International size chart for men

US UK EUROPE JAPAN
7 6 39 25.5
7.5 6.5 40 26
8 7 41 26.5
8.5 7.5 41.5 27
9 8 42 27.5
9.5 8.5 42.5 28
10 9 43 28.5
10.5 9.5 44 29
11 10 44.5 29.5
11.5 10.5 45 30
12 11 46 30.5
13 12 47 31.5
14 13 48 32.5

International size chart for women

US UK EUROPE JAPAN
5.5 3 36 22
6 3.5 36.5 22.5
6.5 4 37 23
7 4.5 37.5 23.5
7.5 5 38 24
8 5.5 38.5 24.5
8.5 6 39 25
9 6.5 40 25.5
9.5 7 41 26
10 7.5 41.5 26.5
10.5 8 42 27
11 8.5 42.5 27.5

Men’s Tall Boot Sizing Chart

Men’s Tall Boot Sizing Chart

Women’s Tall Boot Sizing Chart

Women’s Tall Boot Sizing Chart

Today, Ariat is considered one of the most trusted brands in the world of boots. Founded in 1993, the company has revolutionized the traditional, stiff boots which were very hard on feet.

Today, after more than 20 years, the Ariat boots still continue to push its limits by advancing in terms of style and technology.

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Do Ariat Work Boots Stretch?

The answer is yes! Ariats do stretch and that’s one of the prime reasons that with prolonged use,  these boots get more and more comfortable. As the leather in these boots stretches, it fits accordingly, bulging out a bit in spots where your feet tend to exert extra pressure.

The break in period of these boots is short after which the toe box, heel and shaft are likely to stretch a bit. That is why it is advised that while buying the boots, choose the ones with a comfortable and snugly fit. Don’t slide around too much in your boots once they have stretched. Although, the boots won’t stretch several sizes.

Final Thoughts

Perfect fitting boots are a treat to your legs therefore before purchasing boots, it becomes essential to look out for your perfect size.

When it comes to Ariat, these boots are consistent and extremely comfortable and sturdy. Talking about the size, they already mention to go for half size smaller and trust me, by doing so, you can get a pair of perfect fitting boots with superior craftsmanship.