Originally Posted by fadedoak
Ariats are so nice, they are riding boots that you can stand around all day in and not feel like you've been wandering around in low support cowboy boots. However, mine didn't last a year with the abuse I sent them through.
I am hoping that by using my western Tony Lama boots as my dirty boots that I wear to work (at stables doing beach trail rides) then my Ariats will last a while. I've already worn my Tony Lamas through 5 months of mud, marsh, sand, and saltwater and they're still in great shape, so I'll continue to wear those out to get dirty and keep my Ariats as my clean riding boot :)