The Catalyst VX Defiant is a brand new boot from Ariat which has been designed with the hardcore, avid hunter in mind. Our exclusive Catalyst VX technology provides temperature management, advanced support and enhanced flexibility.
The new Catalyst VX Defiant is constructed around an anatomically shaped last, meaning the whole shoe is contoured to the shape of a foot, giving ultimate comfort, and stability.
A full length TPU chassis provides motion stability throughout the full gait cycle and offers support from the heel, under the arch and right through to the toes. The forefoot section steps down, providing protection to the foot against rocks and uneven terrain, supports lateral movement yet allows flexibility. Finally, the PU midsole is split into two to provide additional comfort on top of the forefoot chassis and under the heel for exceptional shock absorption.
Our exclusive Vibram outsole features a unique tread pattern and uses Vibram’s Mont compound for ultimate traction performance. Tested on the world’s highest peaks, at extremely low temperatures this firmer compound provides maximum support and durability.
The upper, supportive collar is designed with pre-articulation in mind, everything has been considered, from the pattern to the mix of materials used to offer exceptional comfort whilst providing maximum support. Our exclusive low profile minimalist hooks are both safe and secure, allowing for ease of lacing with a locking system hook at ankle to ensure you have the perfect fit all day.
To complement the GORE-TEX® breathable, waterproof membrane the Catalyst VX Defiant features premium waterproof full grain leathers for the upper, with a protective moulded heel counter and rubber rand to provide support and protection from thick undergrowth.