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Ariat Workhog Trek 6in H20 Hiking Boot - Men's

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    The boot you want when you really get into it.

    If you're going to hike in wet environments, you're going to appreciate the performance and protection of the Ariat Men's Workhog Trek 6in H2O Hiking Boots. These boots are built with the same durability as all of Ariat's top-of-the-line footwear, and it includes many of the same features within its hiking-specific design. Full-grain leather up top is combined with Ariat's Waterproof Pro membrane for waterproof protection year after year. A mesh lining inside keeps your feet comfortable on long hikes. Additionally, Ariat's ATS midsole helps to maintain comfort on long hikes with a gel-cushioned footbed and heel stabilizer. To help facilitate hauling heavy loads, Ariat added an extra-wide shank throughout the footbed for stability and reduced foot fatigue. The six-inch-tall shaft adds ankle stability without getting too high up your leg. Because the last thing you want to do when you're carrying a pack is to start slipping around, Ariat used its Duratread oil- and slip-resistant outsole to give you the best traction possible. A Tec-Tuff heel gives even more stability as well as added protection from rocks and abrasion.

    • Full-grain leather
    • Waterproof Pro membrane
    • Mesh lining
    • ATS midsole
    • Moisture-wicking
    • 6in shaft height
    • Extra-wide shank
    • Duratread outsole
    • Tec-Tuff heel
    • Item #ARA0004

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    leather
    Waterproofing
    Waterproof Pro membrane
    Lining
    mesh
    Midsole
    ATS (Advanced Torque Stability)
    Sole
    Duratread
    Shaft Height
    6 in
    Recommended Use
    hiking, camping
    Manufacturer Warranty
    limited

    Tech Specs

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    good at first

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 8

    Bought these for my husband. He loved them at first! said they are super light, fit great, and extremely comfortable. but after a few days of wearing them for work he has started to get blisters on his heels, and this is after a few weeks of break in. We will play it by ear and hopefully after a few more wears they will break in more.

    They're workhogs

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 9.5

    I got these to replace a pair of Keens that served me well as a do-all boot for three years. I decided on these as they were one of those boots that just look like they were made right, even in the stock photos. After breaking them in (which took about six hours of wear) it's apparent that they are very solid boots and that they are made with working in mind. They were life savers the two Saturdays I helped out on a friends farm. They are definitely waterproof, are well cushioned and provide good grip on wet surfaces. I won't hesitate to use them for working on hot summer days, but I will be looking for different footwear for summer hikes as they aren't built for ventilation.

    One of a Kind Boot (from ariat.com)

      I use these boots for hiking and let me say that these boots being waterproof, oil- and slip-resisting is a understatement. I wore these boots for the first time during a 3 hour hike in torrential down pour and my feet remained absolutely dry. The outside of the boot were extremely wet but not one ounce of wetness or moisture on the inside. I was surprised of how much traction they had during the hike. Despite hiking in the mud with slippery rocks and gravel. I did not lose traction once. These boots now accompany me on every single hike, after that experience. After my most recent hike of 5 hours and 10 miles along the coast on a dry sunny day. My feet felt absolutely amazing. I know hiking is probably not the purpose for these boots but I would recommend these for any work environment or outdoor recreation. The only issue I have with the boots are the shoe strings. When you tie them they do not stay tied. It has something to do with the material of the shoe strings. It can become a huge hassle, so I would recommend doing a double knot and then tucking them in the boot. Otherwise you will be bending down to tie your shoes literally every 20 mins or sooner.

      These boots are made for workin'

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size

      Thanks to Backcountry.com and Ariat for hand-selecting me to review this piece of gear for the benefit of the backcountry.com community.



      Let’s talk boots. If you’re the typical backcountry.com shopper, you probably have a few pairs for different occasions. I myself currently have three on rotation: Some lightweight Merrells for summer use, Heavy rubberized Merrell’s for winter, and a new pair of Keene’s that have become my main “technical” hiking boots at the moment. I was super excited to have the chance to try out these Ariat Workhogs as they looked like they would perform marvelously as more of an outdoors/offroad/manual labor workhorse boot. I can tell you now that they haven’t disappointed.



      These boots are unique in that they are largely built like hiking boots, but then feature a few touches that make them more useful in industrial/work applications: The soles are oil resistant and the shoe features composite toe protection. Also, they’re waterproof, which is super important.



      As luck would have it, I recently started working with a local coffee roaster (Café Integral), which entails weekly roasting sessions in an industrial setting. It involves lugging large amounts of both green and roasted beans as we go through the roasting process, and lots of standing work. After three weeks of use, including at least 10 miles of walking in them, trudging through a rain storm, and dropping things on the toe area, I can tell you that they’re winners.



      The good: The boots are tough, and there’s plenty of tread to kick around. The tread design, heel cup, gel cushioning, and integrated steel shank in the midsole ensure that these boots are stable as hell. They’re meant to carry loads. After being on my feet for 12+ hours, My feet were still comfortable. The toebox is quite roomy, but your foot is kept secure via the heel and mid-sole. The lacing system is solid; the two top loops are metal hooks that let you get some leverage when tightening the boot down.



      (con't)

      These boots are made for workin'

      I also took them out during some heavy rain to put it through its paces moisture-wise. After a few hours out in the rain, I came back, took them off, and found nothing but dry socks.



      The not-so-good: There is a break-in period, and it’s a necessary evil. My first day in these boots was pretty rough, and I was sporting some rather gnarly blisters on both feet at the end of the day. That being said, I consider breaking in boots to be a rite of passage, and these guys started to behave themselves after that first rough day. The boots are also a bit heavier than my Keene’s- I attribute that to them having toe protection and being built to withstand some abuse and wear.



      I’m planning on using these boots through the winter. I’m wondering how they’ll fare when the temps get hotter as they don’t seem to be vented, but I’ll save that for a follow-up review. At this point, though, I’m really happy with the build quality, fit, look, and feel of these boots! I’ll also be looking to take them on a more technical hike at some point in the spring.

      Please do update. I'm taking 9 scouts to Philmont in June and would certainly consider Ariats. They are my ONLY western wear cowboy boot as they provide the best comfort for my combination of wide foot and high arches. I'd even be a tester for them, though I'm already partial so... :>] Look forward to hearing of your Spring experiences with Technical hiking