Ariat Skyline Slip-On notable features

-Offering a good amount of protection against the elements, this slip-on shoe from Ariat comes with a durable upper made of suede and mesh.

-The dual-density Duratread outsole features multidirectional lugs for grip and traction on varying terrain. This heavy-duty sole is also oil and slip-resistant.

-This shoe integrates the ATS technology in its footbed that creates a cushioned and supportive platform for the foot. Meanwhile, the Tec-Tuff technology protects the toe area against scuffs and abrasions.

Size and fit

This low-cut hiker from Ariat has sizes available for men and women. It has a slip-on design which makes it easy to wear and take it off. The collar and tongue are lightly padded for comfort and support while enabling freedom of movement. And even if it doesn't have a lacing system, getting the right size lets the wearer achieve a snug fit. 

Outsole

The Duratread is an exclusive outsole design by Ariat that features multidirectional lugs. It's made with a quality rubber compound that is long-wearing and highly slip-resistant. Another thing, this sole is very flexible, thus, promoting ergonomic performance. Furthermore, its aggressive tread design ensures good traction on varying surfaces.

Midsole

For the midsole, this shoe features EVA - a heavy-duty synthetic foam that does a great job at absorbing shock and reducing impact. This material is also very lightweight, which makes it an ideal choice for performance footwear. Hiking shoes with EVA midsoles tend to be much lighter than those that use PU, rubber, or other cushioning materials.

Additionally, the Skyline Slip-On comes with a gel-cushioned footbed with a heel stabilizer that provides support, rebound, and stability. This removable insole is also moisture-wicking, helping the foot stay cool and comfortable during hikes.

Upper

This model combines suede and mesh fabric for the upper. Suede is a type of leather with a softer, velvety texture that is very appealing. It is also more durable and tough than cloth fabrics. While leather offers great protection against the elements, it can be a little too warm in exceedingly hot days. Good thing, this shoe has a mesh lining that provides a good amount of breathability. There are also rubber reinforcements around the heel and toe areas for added protection against wear and abrasion. 

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 14.4oz / Women 11.2oz
Use: Light Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Lightweight / Breathable / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Ariat
Material: Suede, Rubber sole, Mesh upper / Fabric

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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.