Ariat exclusive ATS technology supports and cushions as you move, promoting good posture and reducing fatigue. Comfort technology is one of the many things we love about Women’s Ariat Boots! 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. The Rio cowgirl boots feature a smooth, brown leather foot with fancy, embroidered wingtip overlay under a matching 8" leather shaft. Leather lining. 1 3/4" cowgirl heel. Single stitched welt construction. Updated snip toe profile. Imported.