Originally Posted by LikeaTB
Thanks! I was also looking at the Ariat Heritage Contour Zip Field boot, how are those? I was looking around on Ebay
to see if I could find a good deal on them.
Nope. Anything low priced Ariat is trouble, hell, even the super expensive Monaco's are notorious for zippers breaking. The older Monaco's didn't have this problem... but Ariat probably switched their manufacturing process around to save money and quality has been suffering last few years.
I'm not familiar with the Heritage Contour line, but I know the regular Heritage line which I think they replaced with the Contours, the leather wasn't very supple and took a while to break in. Maybe that has changed with the Contour, I don't know... but the notorious problem of Ariat zippers breaking and the cost to get them replaced is enough to scare me away. :)
Don't forget to get boots that are a tad bit too tall! They will drop and you want to take that into consideration. I almost made the mistake of getting regular height, then tried on a friends pair and found out I needed tall! Yikes, especially since I was buying off eBay as well.