I wore out my ariats after riding in them every day for over two years. I also did barn chores in them so they got a lot of wear and tear! They held up really well and I will definitely be getting another pair
I've had my Ariat Contour feild boots for two years and have rode in them none stop, I ride at least 4 times a week, and I do all the barn chores every day and they are just now showing wear and tear, all that's breaking is one little sem and I still can ride in them and I show in them to! They are awesome, and I had no discomfort breaking them in at all!
I ride pretty much everyday and they're great! I've had them for a little over a year, and still in great shape! Although the leather on side of my calf that sits against the horse/saddle is starting to rub off.
They are comfortable. The ropers in the ad may not be comfortable for walking though. In my experience, Ariat ropers are good for proper position in the stirrup (in fact, they force proper placement better than most boots) they are uncomfortable on foot after an hour or two. If you really want a comfortable roper you can walk in, I would recommend Dan Post.