Updates to Ariat Skyline Mid GTX

  • The Ariat Skyline Mid GTX is a mid-cut hiker that’s built with an emphasis on comfort and protection. It is a full-grain leather and suede boot that features a Gore-Tex membrane for protection against wet trail conditions.
  • This Ariat product features the brand’s patented Advanced Torque Stability (ATS) technology. It consists of a gel-cushioned footbed and a composite forked shank to deliver stability and underfoot comfort. Meanwhile, the boot’s ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) midsole provides cushioning and support.
  • This hiker is equipped with a dual-density Duratread outsole for multi-directional traction. It’s made of an exclusive rubber compound that’s resistant to wear.

Size and fit

Ariat’s Skyline Mid GTX is a fairly true-to-size hiking boot for men and women. It is available in whole and half sizes. This footgear is offered in standard. There is a wide option for men. The footwear’s lace-up closure permits a customized fit to the wearer.

Outsole

This mid-cut hiking boot features a dual-density Duratread outsole. Its surface is filled with widely-spaced lugs which render traction on virtually all types of surfaces. The outsole is made of an exclusive rubber compound that’s engineered to resist slippage, barnyard acids, and oils. The forefoot and heel areas contain grooves which provide additional grip in uphill and downhill conditions.

Midsole

The Skyline Mid GTX uses Ariat’s exclusive ATS technology to promote proper posture and reduce foot fatigue. The gel-cushioned footbed has a heel stabilizer to render support, rebound, and stability. Its top layer wicks moisture and creates underfoot comfort.

This technology also has an ergonomic composite forked shank for enhanced stability. It’s paired with an EVA midsole which grants lightweight cushioning and support.

Upper

The Ariat Mid Skyline GTX is a boot with an upper made of leather (mix of suede and full-grain). This combination allows the product to be sturdy and resistant to scuff. A Gore-Tex membrane lines the upper to prevent water from being absorbed. It also expels in-shoe moisture.

This piece of waterproof gear is equipped with Protective Tec-Tuff technology in the upper’s toe and heel areas for abrasion protection. Its lace-up closure system, consisting of eyelets and metal hooks, is responsible for giving users a secure lockdown. The boot’s lightly padded tongue and collar promote comfort while a pull loop facilitates an easy on and off.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 23oz / Women 19oz
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal, Wide / Normal
BRAND Brand: Ariat

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.