ariat bootsA Review of the Ariat Berwick GTX Insulated Boots

The Ariat boots range are a relatively new addition to our family, but a very welcome one nonetheless.  Being both exceptionally practical and fabulously stylish they really do tick all the boxes.  And being aware that ‘one size does not fit all’ these boots are available in a wealth of different designs both wellington and country, long or short, and for both the ladies and the gents, so there is almost certainly an Ariat ‘Soulmate’ for you.  Just in case you hadn’t noticed from all my gushing, we all fell ‘head over heels’ in love with these boots at first sight, they look good and are extremely comfortable to wear, but we wanted to know how they would stand up to real work so we asked Rosie at Love Skye Photography to give us here opinion and this is what she said…

RosieAs a wedding and family photographer on the beautiful Isle of Skye, I specialise in photographing outdoors in our amazing landscapes. This means trampling over moors and up mountains, clambering on and off boats, and wading into the sea to get just the right shoot. One of the dilemmas I often have, particularly when photographing wedding days, is how to stay dry and comfortable while also smart enough for the occasion.

Over the winter I have been off road testing the Berwick women’s boot from Ariat . I have worn them to photograph my last wedding of the season at the stunning Loch Coruisk – an area of the Cuillin accessible by boat and a very muddy hike, on countless days out with my two dogs as we tramp around our village and explore the beaches of Skye, and this last week on  a photo shoot at Skye’s Quiriaing and Staffin beach where I was captured in action by visiting photographer friend Penny.

Also an Ariat fan she was keen to test out the new Berwick range and there were frequent urgings of “just a little further into the waves!”.

The Berwick has met every challenge superbly. My feet have stayed dry and warm all winter (even when wading ankle deep in the sea and jumping off boats) and very importantly I have felt smart and feminine with boots that perform their role and are equally at home with skinny jeans or a smarter dress.