How to put on the Ariat Vortex Tall Boot

How to put on the Ariat Vortex Tall Boot


SPEAKER: What we want to demonstrate here
today is the fit of the new Vortex boot. As you can see, it has a more intricate design
with the zipper here with its feature. It zips up a little different than our standard
tall boots do that go up the back. So therefore, entry is going to be a little
more different going into the boot. What we want to do, first off, let me tell
you a little bit about Jen’s foot before we go into the boot. Jen is one of our fitters for our sample size
7, and she has a – her instep is probably right in between a medium to a more prominent
instep, and she’s a good heel-to-ball length measurement for a size 7. Also she fits our sample size medium-slim
on the calf measurements, as well. So let’s go ahead and demonstrate getting
the foot in. The foot’s going to kind of turn into the
boot, first off, so we’ll get the forefoot in, kind of turned in, and as far in as we
can get it. And then we’re going to take the shoe horn. Now, traditionally when you use a shoe horn
in a shoe or a boot, you’ll put it down to the center of the boot. That’s not the case with the Vortex. It’s going to kind of go off to the side laterally,
where we have – this is the leather zipper guard – and it’s going to be kind of kicking
off to the side. Same thing with the wearer’s foot. We’re probably in there about 2-3 inches. And then go ahead and push down. As the foot enters, the shoe horn comes out. We can go ahead and zip it up. And we also like our legs to fit drum-tight
– so sometimes the zipping might take a little bit of effort at the beginning, but once you
go up the leg, it should go up as it was just demonstrated from Jan. Let’s go ahead and try the right foot. See if we can get a good angle for you. Alright, now Jen’s going to demonstrate doing
it by herself. So after the wearer get home, they’re not
having the person in the store help, they can do it so easy – they can do it themselves. Again, it’s kind of angled to the edge. The foot is going at more of an angle and
it slides right in, it was really easy. So go ahead and zip up. What we noted with fitting, after the person
tries it on a few times it actually gets so much easier that you won’t even need the shoe
horn as you progress with wearing the boot. I think once the leather gives and warms up
and breaks in around the foot and leg, the person’s going to be able to put on the boots
without using the shoe horn. And there’s the foot going into the boot without
the shoe horn.

5 thoughts on “How to put on the Ariat Vortex Tall Boot

  1. not a video you want to show in the process of marketing a new product. this video make it seem like this boots are the most difficult things to put on, when in reality you are trying to show the opposite. I still love you smartpak

  2. I really hope that SmartPak reconsiders shipping outside of the US. So many Canadian Equestrians would be buying from them if they chose to expand.

  3. Does it come with the shoe horn? If not then don't show how to put it on WITH a shoe horn. All required items needed to wear a boot should come with the boot.

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