Ariat has really cheaped out. I haven't bought a pair in a long time and I used to swear by them. Their fatbaby's have NO cushion at all, their mules are have really sharp edges that gouge your foot, and even their ropers have gone downhill. IMO. I much prefer Dublin boots now when I can afford them. Even my old go to Doc Martens are **** these days. MADE IN CHINA junk.