AMERICAN performance footwear brand Ariat has launched its Groundbreaker boot, which has been designed with the everyday tradesperson in mind.

Ariat’s Groundbreaker boots have been designed to be worn in the forestry, construction and factory industries with maximum protection. Its protection technology conforms to EN ISO 20435 safety standards, featuring Ariat’s unique 4LR footbed for support and cushioning. The 4LR footbed is a quadruple-layered sole, made up of an outsole providing maximum wear resistance, a lightweight stabilising shank for support, a contoured cushioning insole for all-day comfort, and a moisture-wicking liner with odour defence.

Ariat’s Duratread outsole has also been added – a rubber compound which is said to offer maximum wear-resistance with comfort and flexibility. the Duratread sole is described as being extremely flexible for ergonomic performance, while also being highly resistant to acids, oils and slips. Finally, the Groundbreaker boots have been made from a waterproof construction with full-grain leather and mesh lining.

The Groundbreaker boots retail for £110 and are available at