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How it Works: Ariat Work Boots Technology

Academy Staff
5 min read

In this video, Jake Rivas, Ariat Vice President, Footwear Design & Development, explores the features behind Ariat Men's WorkHog EH Steel Toe Wellington Work Boots – the top Ariat work boots with western-inspired styling and technology Ariat has exclusively advanced.

The Workhog Work Boots are ASTM rated, have steel toes, and have their patented U-Turn® Entry system that makes getting in and out of your boots simple. Boots featuring ATS® Max technology come in a variety of safety toe options – Steel Toe, Composite Toe and Carbon Toe, as well as non-safety toe/soft toe.

How Does Ariat’s U-Turn® Entry System Work?

One of the many ways Ariat makes their cowboy and work boots more comfortable is with their U-Turn® Entry System. Boots with Ariat’s U-Turn® Entry System have a flexible elastic panel hidden in the back of the shaft that provides a bit of “give” to allow your feet past the turn. Thanks to U-Turn® Entry technology, feet of all sizes can wear pull-on boots comfortably.

More Boots with Ariat’s U-Turn® Entry System

Lightweight and comfortable for all day wear, Ariat WorkHog XT is one of the brand’s most popular work boots. These have Ariat ATS® Max technology with a safety toe, making them versatile enough for any job.

What’s Special About Ariat’s Duratread™ Soles?

Durable and flexible, Duratread™ outsoles are made to last. Duratread™ is slip-resistant on oil and resistant to barnyard acid so you can walk with confidence on any surface.

  • Durability- Ariat’s proprietary rubber compound lasts longer than traditional rubber.
  • Flexibility- Duratread™ is extremely flexible, making it suitable for a wide range of outdoor activities


Work Boots with Duratread™ Soles

Here are a few other great work boots with Duratread™ soles: The Sierra Steel Toe Western Wellington Work Boot has a steel toe, provides slip resistance, and is made to be as tough as your job while providing stability and comfort.

The Manvel Steel Toe Wellington Work Boots are an Academy exclusive! You can’t go wrong with this slip resistant, EH rated, breathable work boot.

Lastly, the Ariat Groundbreaker EH Wellington Work Boots integrate personal style with 2 and 4-row stitch detailing, a leather foot with suede upper and oil and slip-resistance for maximum wear.

What’s Special About ATS® Max Technology?

There’s a lot to like about ATS® Max technology. Ariat calls their tech ATS® because it provides Advanced Torque Stability. ATS® Max takes torque stability to a new level by providing full lateral-to-medial stability.

Enhanced mid-level technology offers superior long-lasting support, comfort, and durability for tough tasks and long hours on your feet. This tech helps promote good posture and reduces fatigue throughout the day by keeping your feet stable on the ground.

● Durable, moisture-wicking liner for odor defense

● Temperature regulating, cushioning insole to dissipate pressure and provide long-lasting comfort

● Extra-wide shank for support and reduction of foot fatigue

● Oil- and slip resisting sole for maximum wear resistance


Shop for Ariat work boots online and in-store at Academy Sports + Outdoors.