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Ariat Rambler Boots Review | The 7 Best Boots

Ariat, Ariat, Ariat! This famous brand is the pride of cowboy boots.

You may be too familiar with Ariat workhog boots, western work boots, riding boots and Fatbaby, etc.

But what do you know about Ariat Rambler boots?

Ariat Rambler is also a work boot that is very popular with Ariat cowboy boot fans.

Check it out!

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What are Ariat Rambler boots?

In general, Ariat rambler is a type of boot used for field or construction work, rather than for fashion.

Therefore, it has a design that provides good comfort to the wearer, along with the ability to protect the foot and half of the calf quite well.

Throughout the boots, there are not many textures and stitching like other traditional cowboy boots.

The design of Ariat Rambler is quite minimalist.

We’ll go into more detail below.


Ariat Rambler has an outsole made from 3 main materials: leather, rubber and synthetic.

Unlike other Ariat cowboy work boots, Rambler’s sole is not as thick as them. And the materials to make outsoles are more diverse.

From the outside, the sole of most of Ariat Rambler looks more like western boots than work boots.

On the outsole surface, the tread patterns are not too deep, ensuring good traction for the wearers and preventing too much mud and soil stucking on your boots when working. Ultimately, this can minimize the cleaning time.

Ariat Rambler insole is integrated with many modern technologies such as ATS technology to cushion and support the foot.



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Toe shape

Rambler’s toe shape has only 2 types which is also the notable feature of Ariat Rambler, which is square toe and wide square toe.

Square toe and wide square toe are two types of toe shapes that are very common in western work boots.

They provide enough room for the wearer’s forefoot and give you foot a sense of comfort and flexibility to wear all day or work.

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That’s why western work boots – Ariat Rambler was born to serve your jobs.

Besides, another interesting thing is that many Ariat Rambler pairs come with steel toe – to protect your feet perfectly when working on construction sites.


Ariat Rambler heels are often low, usually only about 1″ to 1.5″, some pairs are even lower than 1″.

This is understandable, because the Ariat Rambler is a cowboy boot for work, not fashion.

So a low heel will be more durable and balanced, and of course more comfortable for the wearer.

You can completely use these boots to work on uneven terrain without having to worry about high heels.

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The special thing is that the Ariat Rambler pairs have very few or no patterns on the shaft.

And you don’t have to spend much time cleaning up your stitching after working in a muddy field.

Besides, the shaft also often has a low height, only around mid calf.


Like many other western work boots, Ariat Rambler has very few vamp textures.

You will only find some simple textures or hidden patterns on the Ariat Rambler’s vamp.

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Ariat Rambler Review

Let’s dive in the review of Ariat Rambler and see their customer target and use cases!

Review design of Ariat Rambler

It can be said that, after the success with the product line of Ariat Workhog Boots, Western Work boots…, Ariat still confirms their quality when it launched Ariat Rambler.

The design of Ariat Rambler was born to give priority to wearer’s comfort and flexibility when using boots for heavy work.

Evidence is that the heel of the Ariat Rambler is very short (or even without heels) to create comfortable work along with a wide toe box to provide significant flexibility for the wearer.

Along with the shaft only reaching to the middle of the calf, it is easy for the wearer to put on/take off than other western boots with a higher calf shaft.

There aren’t a lot of threads and textures on shaft and vamp, which save you much time to clean your boots. This is one of the essentials for farming or working on construction.

Besides, the boots are very durable and protect the wearer’s feet very well with steel toe design (majority).

Another thing I like about the Ariat Rambler is that their outsoles are made from a variety of materials (leather, synthetic or rubber).

Leather is breathable and flexible, while rubber and synthetic are durable, supple with good traction.

However, the weak point is that boots do not really have good arch support.

If you have a flat foot or high arch and do heavy work, you should consider buying an extra cushion insole to increase the comfort of your arch.

Besides Rambler has less decorative motifs on the shaft and vamp, perhaps these will make true fans of western boots unhappy.

Evaluation after wearing Rambler boots

A very wonderful experience.


I’ve been wearing Ariat Rambler for over 3 years and they work great.

They give a sense of comfort from the first day, a wide toe box helps my wide feet to be comfortable from the beginning without break in.

The heel of my Rambler has a height of 1″, and that’s the plus point of these boots, the heel is not too high, which makes it very easy and flexible for me to walk.


The Rambler leather soles are soft enough for me to work on the construction site, but at the beginning of the 4th year using boots I have to replace the soles once.

My Ramblers are very durable, they are not waterproof, but during the time I use them, sudden rains are not a problem for me and Rambler to worry about.

In short, I am very happy with my Ariat Rambler, and I think we will be together for many more years.

When should you use Rambler?

I don’t usually use rambler boots when hiking, because my boots have steel toe, so they have a certain amount of weight.

However I use them in most outdoor work, I often take them to construction sites or farms… Because I believe they will protect my feet very well.


I don’t think the Rambler boots should only be used for outdoor work, because there are very nice and sophisticated Rambler boots.

I have a friend who often uses cowboy boots with a business suit. Maybe you should also think about that with the Rambler pair you intend to buy.

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The 7 Best Ariat Rambler

1/ ARIAT Men’s Rambler Ultra

We start with ARIAT Men’s Rambler Ultra boots – an Ariat masterpiece.

You will not be able to find a pair of wild and masculine boots like these anywhere else.

The Rambler Ultra, naturally distressed brown, is the only highlight and the most impressive.

What we like:

  • Leather sole
  • Full-grain leather foot and upper
  • Distressed look
  • Bantamweight outsole
  • Break in fairly quick.

What we don’t like:

  • Easy to get dirty

2/ ARIAT Men’s Rambler

In search of a Rambler boot standard, these boots are the norm.

These boots with distressed leather are the leading, simple, not fussy but create a strong impression on the viewer at first sight.

In these Rambler boots, you see the robustness, stubbornness and wildness of the cowboys you are looking for.

What we like:

  • Distressed leather foot and upper
  • ATS Technology
  • Can resole
  • No break-in
  • The reverse stitching is very cool
  • Soft and flexible on the lower and upper part of the boots.

What we don’t like:

  • Not steel toe

3/ Ariat Women’s Rambler

Most Rambler boots have very few patterns on the shaft and vamp, so it’s hard to describe a Rambler boot.

However, the lack of patterns on the shaft and vamp guides the viewer to a different beauty of these boots, which is liberal, wild and distressed style.

Rambler is not only widely used for men, but it also gives a very interesting look for girls who are looking for beauty and new style.

What we like:

  • Distressed & full-grain leather foot and upper
  • 100% Leather
  • Fit: True to size
  • Very slip resistant
  • Comfy right out of the box

What we don’t like:

  • Stiff shaft

4/ Ariat Men’s Rambler Phoenix

Ariat Men’s Rambler Phoenix has an extremely striking pattern of phoenix hidden on a vamp and shaft.

The phoenix is the symbol of royalty and the beauty of power, reborn from the ashes, you will not be able to find any other Rambler boots that have the beauty and style like this one.

What we like:

  • 100% Leather
  • Rubber sole
  • Comfortable right out of the box
  • Good for wide feet

What we don’t like:

  • The inside is ruff raw leather

5/ Ariat Men’s Rambler Recon

Ariat Men’s Rambler Recon is one of the flat heel Rambler boots that I mentioned at the beginning of this article.

These boots are characterized by a very thick sole and are made of rubber, creating a sense of absolute smoothness, stability and balance when you wear them.

And that’s exactly the feeling that you should look for in work boots.

What we like:

  • Full-grain leather foot and upper
  • Thick rubber sole
  • Long-lasting
  • Lightweight
  • Soft, comfortable and warm

What we don’t like:

  • Not waterproof
  • Maybe you should consider down to half size

6/ Ariat Men’s Rambler Renegade

Ariat seems to be fond of putting phoenix details on their Rambler boots, in addition to Ariat Men’s Rambler Phoenix, Ariat has developed Ariat Men’s Rambler Renegade boots with a dark phoenix image.

An image that is the opposite of a fire phoenix, I can’t tell you what that image means, I can only tell you it’s cool to wear these boots.

What we like:

  • 100% Leather
  • Fit: True to size
  • Great looking
  • Break in very fast
  • Lightweight shaft.

What we don’t like:

  • They are not safety toe

7/ Ariat Men’s Rambler Steel Toe

Finally, a steel boot Rambler boots. Simple design, rugged appearance – these boots will trample everything along the way.

Besides durability, it can be said that to increase the strength of these Rambler boots, the designer has almost removed all aesthetic parts such as the motifs on the shaft and vamp.

What we like:

  • 100% Leather
  • Steel-toed
  • Very durable, well constructed
  • Arch support
  •  Leather is soft and not very rigid

What we don’t like:

  • Need break in time

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