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Does anyone still sell the Ariat Volant Side Zip Tall Boots?

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  • Does anyone still sell the Ariat Volant Side Zip Tall Boots?

    Tried on my friend's Ariat Volants, old style, with the zip that starts at the top of the foot and wraps around the outside of the calf.

    Incredible fit. Of course, they appear to have changed the style to a rear calf zip, and that style has never worked for me in any boot, any brand, any style.

    Does anyone still sell the old style volants? Am I best to just comb ebay?

    Any comparable brands? I'm very partial to the ariat footbed, I've had foot issues in the past and can't deal with a thin or poorly constructed footbed.

    Thanks!!

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    Not much help. I have these and love them. You can still find some sizes in stock some places. They are actually called the front zip.

    https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...t+zip&_sacat=0

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      https://www.ebay.com/itm/ARIAT-Women...-/221271886295

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        #4
        Thank you, I'll put in an eBay search and hope something comes up

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        • #5
          Forgot to add, look at the Ariat Vortex, it replaced the Volant.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by IFG View Post
            Forgot to add, look at the Ariat Vortex, it replaced the Volant.
            I have both. They changed the sizing in the Vortex boots so significantly that I wouldn't consider the Vortexes unless you can try them on first. The ankles are slimmer and the calves are much larger.

            I often see people selling the front zip ones on FB sales pages, so I would think that you could still find them on eBay
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            • #7
              Like PNW said, I just sold a pair on FB. From my experience, they seem to be in demand.

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              • #8
                I was at Horsemen’s Outlet this afternoon, don’t know what size you need, but they had 1 each of regular (medium) height slim calf in 7, 8, and 8.5. They are in their clearance room, so final sale. You can call them or order from their website too (they only show the 7 & 8 available online, but I saw both those boxes in store AND tried on the 8.5 which wasn’t listed online). Hope this helps, I’m unfortunately continuing my search! https://www.horsemensoutletnj.com/ar...-zip-boot-4194

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                  Originally posted by SilverPort01 View Post
                  I was at Horsemen’s Outlet this afternoon, don’t know what size you need, but they had 1 each of regular (medium) height slim calf in 7, 8, and 8.5. They are in their clearance room, so final sale. You can call them or order from their website too (they only show the 7 & 8 available online, but I saw both those boxes in store AND tried on the 8.5 which wasn’t listed online). Hope this helps, I’m unfortunately continuing my search! https://www.horsemensoutletnj.com/ar...-zip-boot-4194
                  Thanks for the tip, I called and they don't have my size, 8.5 WM.

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                  • #10
                    https://horselifecanada.com/products...=6431144247335

                    Buy from Canada, plus with the exchange rate, it's cheaper for you.

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                    • #11
                      These Tonics have the same zipper style you're looking at
                      https://www.sprucewoodtack.com/tonic...le-sports.html

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                      • #12
                        No promises (because I really don't remember what I have) but there's a possibility I have a 9 medium height full calf pair if that's someone's Cinderella. NO PROMISES. I would have to look.
                        ~Veronica
                        "The Son Dee Times" "Sustained" "Somerset" "Franklin Square"
                        http://photobucket.com/albums/y192/vxf111/

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                          Originally posted by LadyB View Post
                          These Tonics have the same zipper style you're looking at
                          https://www.sprucewoodtack.com/tonic...le-sports.html
                          Those are gorgeous! Thanks, going to check them out!!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by vxf111 View Post
                            No promises (because I really don't remember what I have) but there's a possibility I have a 9 medium height full calf pair if that's someone's Cinderella. NO PROMISES. I would have to look.
                            I would be interested in these if OP is not

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by CustomDesign View Post

                              I would be interested in these if OP is not
                              Mine turned out not to be the side/front zip
                              ~Veronica
                              "The Son Dee Times" "Sustained" "Somerset" "Franklin Square"
                              http://photobucket.com/albums/y192/vxf111/

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