Ariat western boots feature comfort for the modern cowgirl! Comfort is just one of the things we love about women’s Ariat boots! Ariat exclusive ATS technology supports and cushions as you move, promoting good posture and reducing fatigue. At the core of ATS technology is the Ariat ATS composite shank. This patented shank design reduces skeletal and muscular fatigue and injury. Mid-foot support reduces metatarsal stress. The forked shank design allows natural forefoot flex. The ATS footbed has a low-friction surface to protect from heat build-up and blistering. Shock-absorbing gel forefoot cushion reduces skeletal impact stress on knees, hips, and lower back. Cupped footbed chassis offers torsional stability. This premium Ariat Dakota boots feature a full grain leather foot with a gator print under a fancy stitched 12" leather shaft. 2 1/2" leather wrapped heel. Leather lining. Single stitched welt. Easy-on pull straps and snip toe profile. Imported.