I got my first pair of Justin Boots 30 years ago. and now I won't go to work without them!
I LOVE MY JUSTIN BOOTS!!
I got my first pair of Justin Boots 30 years ago. and now I won't go to work without them!
I have had this boot since 2007 & it has been the best boot ever. If I could only remember the name but I can give you a description It is all one color & has a square toe, when I first got the pair I wore it pretty much all over the farm in the mud, riding, while doing chores etc. but let me tell you it is the best boot you could ever ride in & when I found out they didn't make it anymore I almost cried!! I don't wear any other boot riding at NHSRA rodeos because my mother doesn't want me to get my foot stuck in the stirrup when I am getting off for goat tying. Now I'm getting better at goat tying & my boots are wearing out what ever shall I do??!!
I purchased a pair of justin ropers model #760 and have worn them everyday for the past 3 years.I had a accident and had to have a plate and screws put in my right ankle and they really give me the support i need.i am fixing to order me another pair today but still keeping my old ones,just wanted to say that justin boots are the best boots made for many reasons.
My husband was in a terrible motorcycle accident 25 years ago.. shattering his right femur and totally his right knee. We found that Justin Boots are the only boots that will work for his 2 1/2 inch build up lift he has to have. We have tried others but that do not hold up to the weather, cow manure, clay, wear and tear on an daily basis. Because his lift is quite expensive these boots have to last a year being worned every day no matter what the weather.. I just would like to have his boot sole that has the lift on match the other boot..
The orthopedic repair guy we have found in St Louis, Mo has done the best to try to match but just once in 25 years i wish he could have a pair of boots that looked that same. Maybe you can help me to get this done. We will be married 25 years and this would be a great present...
Thank you for a pair of boots I know I alway purchase and have a lift installed-- and the boots will fit.
My friend Michelle invited me to take a weekend trip with her to Mississippi to visit her family. She had moved to Chicago and was ready for a trip home. I had never been down south before and I was excited to go. It was August of 1992. We got there on a Thursday and we drove by Gilly's Bar as we were coming into town. I couldn't believe it!! I LOVED Urban Cowboy with John Travolta!! It was so cool when we went out Friday night. They had the bull you could ride and the biggest dance floor I had ever seen!
There were a group of Michelle's friends that came with us that night. I was sitting at the table and I noticed this cute guy in a cowboy hat by the pool table. Later on he came over to our table to talk to one of his friends that was with our group. Needless to say, we met and I fell for a real country boy! When I told my mom about him she asked if he came with a cowboy hat and and cowboy boots. lol. I told her, actually he does! LOL. He asked me to marry him in December of 1992. We set a date for April of 1993. I was getting nervous as March rolled around because I could not for the life of me think of a wedding gift for him. I made a trip back down to MS on the train and when he picked me up from the train station I noticed his boots looked a little worn out. Then it hit me!! I would get him a new pair of boots to wear for our wedding. We had decided to go with western style tuxes and bolo ties for the guys.
I remember seeing a Justin Boot company ad in a magazine and ordered a pair for him. They were the classic black with silver tips on the toes. They were beautiful! When I gave them to him he had the biggest smile on his face and said "My first pair of boots were made by Justin and I've never worn anything else, I knew I fell in love with you for a reason" I thought that was too cute! We are going to re-new our wedding vows in April of 2009 and I know EXACTLY what my gift to him will be. YEP, a pair of black Justin Boots with silver tips on them!
I am a mother of three daughters and about 16 years ago I took them to TNT western Wear. We were looking for boots for our trip to the local county fair. I didn't have a lot of money but the Justin Ropers were on sale, but just two different colors. I bought three pair of ivory ones and one pair of salmon colored. My oldest daughter got the only pair of salmon ones, but soon after traded me for the ivory/bone ones. I wore my Justins for the next 16 years. My husband kept trying to get me to buy a new pair for many years, but I couldn't part with them. Recently my Justins finally gave out and split completely across the sole. While I was at work, and my oldest daughter was down visiting, they took off to the boot store and purchased me a new pair of brown Justins to match my husbands. I put them on my feet and loved the way they felt. We went out dancing that night. We now have 4 grandchildren and we have decided to take them out real soon to purchase them their first pair of Justin Ropers. Justin Ropers last and last and I love everything about them. Keep up the great craftsmanship.
O.k, here's one of my fondest and funniest memories from a Christmas party about 5 years ago.
I worked for a national home builder who held their annual party at the Fort Worth Stock Yards one particular year. The employer experienced a fantastic year of profits and decided to reward all the employees and their spouses with a pair of brand new Justin Boots (Awesome!).
So as we all received our new boots. Some freinds and I were all gathered around at this huge table visiting and cutting up, having a good ole time, when this distinguished gentlemen came up to our table and began to speak to us. He asked if we were have a good time and if we liked our new boots. Now, I knew who this guy was, but for some of the others who hadn't been with the company for very long didn't.
So back to the story, we began to go more in detail about the boots and how we all have worn Justin boots for as long as we can remember. One of the gentleman's questions to us was "I'm not a boot guy, are these comfortable boots?" Just about all replied "They are the best!" and one guy said "Especially once you have them broken in." The gentleman replied "What do you have to do to get them broken in?" A guy next to me (who I think had had a little too much to drink) looks at the man and jokingly says, "Well I could strap mine on and kick your @$$ and that would break them in wouldn't it?"
As I was in complete disbelief as to what I had just heard I thought I had better do something--QUICK. So I introduced my wife to the distinguished gentlemen and I told her out loud "He's the Regional President of our Company." You can imagine the look on the face of the guy sitting next to me who had just offered the guy who employs him a good ole fashioned butt whippin'. Even though the President, who had a good laugh, shrugged it off, the guy next to me was SURE he had to clean his desk out on Monday. He remained employed and gave the company a huge laugh and a story I will never forget.
So remember this, no matter how excited you are to get a new pair of Justin boots for Christmas, never offer to break them in by whooping up on someone. TRUE STORY.
In April of this year, 2008, I had what could have been a terrible accident. With my youngest son and my 2 year old grandson in the car, I hit a break in the pavement in the road and my vehicle rolled 3 times, landing on the drivers side! Thank God the boys and I were seat-belted in!! Since we were in the middle of a curve, I had to get them out of the vehicle. I tried to kick the front window out but didn't have the strength in my legs. We did get out and all of us are fine but the next morning , when I was putting on my boots, I realized there was a deep cut in my left boot, right where my little toe is. It is a deep cut but not all the way thru. I am so glad that I wore them that day, even though it was Sunday and we had been at church. The fact is, I where my Justin lacers EVERY day!!! I am asn assistant manager of a convenient store and I wear them to work EVERY day, as well. Thank you so very much for making such a wonderful quality of boots!!!!!
I have 6 pairs of Justin boots, have worn them for years now. I even have a pair of steel toe Briar Pitstop #765's that are about 10 years old and been through concrete pours, over 3,000 hrs of heavy equipment operation, used as a hammer at times and even saved my feet a couple times from major injury. They were sitting in my garage for about a year and I got them down the other day and put en back on, wore out soles, borken laces and all. They still felt as good as the day I bought them back in 1999.
I can remeber goin to watch my uncle rodeo and him always having on his boots. So naturally, i had to have a pair. My mom and dad bought me a pair of fire engine red ones! I loved those boots so much that they had to wait to take them off untill i was asleep. i outgrew those boots and just knew I had to get somemore. My uncle had to quit rodeoing due to a knee injury, but that did not stop my love for the sport and the boots. My aunt barrel raced and i knew that when I got older that is what I wanted to do with my life. She also had the boots that i was so in love with. For Christmas one year my Dream came true! I awoke to find a brand new pair of Justins! I still to this day wear then no matter where I am goin and what I am wearing. My niece threw a fit untill my brother bought her some to, she is only 6 but tells everyone that she is just like me because we can not make her where any other swhoes! My 1 year onld niece also has a pair and will wear nothing else! My boots are a big part of who I am, If I didn't have my boots on people around here probally wouldn't know who i was!! Thanks Justin!!
My son recently received his Ph.D, after a long and well deserved, journey to his special day. Following his defense of his thesus, and getting the final decision from his piers, he had finally accomplished his lifelong dream, of earning his Ph.D in cellular and molecular pathology, we spent a few days in the great Smokey Mountains of Tn. While there, we purchased our first pair of western boots together. The last time he had worn these were as a child, and I'm sure we'll wear these with great pleasure, and always remember his special day, and also our first vacation together in 27 long years. Thanks for listening to our Boot Story.
Over the years I have had and still have several pair of Justin western boots that I wear daily depending on the occasion - work, play, dress or special functions. The 1 pair that I am especially attached to is a pair of black alligator western Justin boots that I bought for my oldest son's wedding in 1978. What makes them special is that in addition to my oldest son's wedding I have worn them to my other son's wedding, my daughter's wedding, my oldest son's oldest son's wedding, my oldest son's daughters wedding and next week I will wear them to my oldest son's youngest son's wedding. I have worn them to many other special occasions and when the next batch of grandkids begin to get married, me and my black alligator Justins will be all shined up and ready.
I am in the safety and health profession. As a requirement for my job I must wear steel toed boots. I looked for months for a pair of boots that were both suitable for my job and yet feminine. That is when I found the 6" Lace-R with steel toes. I went to my local hardware store and ordered them. I must say that they are the most comfortable pair of boots that I own. In many cases steel toes can become uncomfortable after many hours, not with these boots. They have formed to the shape of my foot and remain comfortable even after 10 or 11 hours of continuous wear. I wear them even when I am not performing my job duties that require the use of steel toes.
In a world dominated by men it's hard for a woman to gain the respect and confidence from co-workers. When the employers that I work with see the black tag with the red "J" on it many times I will hear "Are they Justin boots?" This will engage a converstation on a story they have about wearing Justin Boots.
These boots are my first pair of Justin's and the brand will forever be a permanent part of my wordrobe, whether it be for business or play!
It's simple really, I bought my first pair when I began my working career in the early 70s. Virtually everyday of work living in the US and Asia, and traveling throughout the world, Justins were my everyday and every occaission shoe.
Beyond the comfort, they became one of my personal trademarks and occaissional conversation starters in odd locations.
Western style boots, or 'cowboy boots', as most like to refer to them, are a wonderful American symbol. They brand us as a free, independant and endurring people.
Feel a bit of pride every time you pull on your boots, it'll help make your day.
Since I was a young girl, growing up a half a day's drive from true Texas Cowboy country, I've wanted a pair of the exquisite Justin Cowboy boots for Ladies. Whenever my family took a road trips, there would always be country stores along the way. Often the store would be advertised on a huge billboard, with a picture of the coveted item - boots! As a girl, I begged my Mom and Dad to stop and fit me for a pair, to no avail. As a young lady, I hinted to my boyfriends what I truly wanted for Christmas - Justin boots! As a young wife, I would plead with my husband to pick me up a pair on his next business trip to Dallas. Still nothing.
Now, I'm not as young, I'm no one's girlfriend or wife, and I finally decided to ask the one who loves me best for my dream pair of Cowboy boots. I asked myself! I said, "Yes!" Me, myself and I went boot shopping.
I love my Justin boots and wear them with jeans, shorts, and dresses. I regret waiting for so long because I feel great when I'm wearing them and my kids ask, "Why are you wearing your boots, Mom?" And I always say the same thing, "Justin boots are just for fun!"
In 1996 I walked into a small feed store and noticed a stack of Justin Deerskin Ropers being sold of for $65. I knew there was no way I would find my size (11EE) but decided to look anyway. Luck was with me that day when I found that pair. They fit just perfectly. I have had them resoled three times but otherwise they look just as good as the day I bought them. It seems they get more comfortable as the years go by. Thank you Justin Boots for making such a quality product.
ps: I looked up this site because I was looking for another pair of boots. Not a replacement pair just something different.
In 1992 my wife bought me a new sport coat and it did not fit, thank goodness,I took the sport coat back and bought me my first pair of Justin cowboy boots.
I have worn boots all my life,when I met my wife in 1981 she ask me if I owend a pair of shoes because every time she seen me I was wearing boots,
I still ware my Justin boots that I bought 16 years ago to church and out on the town and I still have people ask me if they are new.
My old boots are like an old friend they never let you down.
My name is Katinka I'm a 3o years old, 10 years I ride and train western horses.I never thought is so important to have a good riding boots, I said if you are a good rider, doesnt metter in what you are riding is only about the fashion.One day my boyfriend, who also ride horses, got a pair of Justin as a gift, he tried them and from that time he love them, so I decided to buy one, becouse if he satisfied with something than it has to be good...So first I just bought a Lacers tekno crepe Justin....
I can tell you the different if I compare them with my any kind of riding boots... Justin just perfect fits in the stirrups make you sure feeling and somehow you also sit better in the saddle, the sole is soft and really comfortable so even no problem all day walking doing work around the stable.Summer when is hot outside my legs feel just great same as winter!
I know the brand 6years and I have 3pairs from that time.The first ones I still use, second ones are Smooth ostrich with tekno crepe sole an the last one is AQHA Q-crepe.I tried between many famous brands but always I came back to Justin becouse for me they are the best. My story is not so interesting but Im happy to tell people is worth to buy and own a Justin.
I purschased a pair of the Bandera Khaki Suede Hikers in 2004 for work boots. I was doing factory work at the time and standing on a concrete floor for 8-10 hours a day. These are the most comfortable boots I have ever owned. I would highly recommend them to anyone. I still wear them to this day even though I am no longer at the job I was on. I wear them just as my everyday shoe. They are wonderful!!! I am going back to purchase a second pair as I have stained my old ones some from the oil where I use to work and didn't go get them treated like I should. Just can't seem to say enough about these boots. I will also be purchasing a pair of George Strait Gruene Hall Series Cowboy Boots. The J-Flex system is like walking on air.
LOVE, LOVE , LOVE MY GEORGE STRAITS!!!
In the early 90's, it was time for me to fly the family "coop" and venture off to large barnyard known as college. What a change! Coming from a one redlight town in the Sequatchie Valley and moving to a school with a population three times that of my city was a culture shock in itself. Adjusting to dorm life and lacking the parental care like that of a newborn foal left me longing for the farm. Like sheep scattering from the rush of an eager border collie pup, my friends had all went there separate ways. But one evening while studying in my room, my eyes fixed on something I had not noticed before...my old pair of Justin boots. They stood out like a freckle on a heifer's face. Tattered around the tops and peppered with Ole' Bandit's "confetti" from his stall, they took me on a quick mental roadtrip back to a familiar place.
These boots have lived a country life that most city folks dare to dream of. They have protected my feet through the harshest conditions and carried feed to the board of directors meeting that gathered at the water trough every evening. Like a watch or a pocket knife, my Justins were something I didn't leave home without.
So when school would not allow me to venture home for the weekend, I could slip on my Justins and feel like I was already there. All I have to say is....Thanks for the memories!
About 3 years ago I was diagnosed with diabetes. Not very happy about the whole situation. I was complaining to my father one day at work, I work in the industrial drilling industry and it's long hours and hard work! I told him how bad my feet hurt everyday towards the end of work! He told me to buy a pair of justin work boots. The first pair I bought I couldn't believe how comfortable they were! I am now a life long fan and where them at work and out . I am happy to say my feet no longer hurt at work thanks to your boots! I usually work 60 to 80 hours a week so I have definitely put them to the test.
Been working for a farm and ranch store in south east missouri for almost eight years now.
Took this job to pay my bills.The thought of buying a pair of boots is out of the question.
Every day i help the public find any were from mens steele toe pull ons ,womens lace ups,or a pair for the kids.I still get excited working with the boots.Just as i did first time i stepped foot in this store.Its heart warming to meet the people that buy the boots.These people dont even have to be farmers or ranchers.Alot of them are just people like myself .Waiting for my first pair of justins.
We'll i wear my boots every where and i can tell they last me atleast two year or they aint worth keeping and justin will last me two years and i work maitnance so i put them through heck so buy a pair of justins
Having lived in Texas for three years in the late 70s, both my husband and I regretted never purchasing Justin boots "like the locals wore."
Returning to the east, we often talked about purchasing a pair of western boots - but never seemed to do it. As it was nearing Christmas, we decided this would be the year we'd buy a pair of boots for each other, as our Christmas gift. With anticipation, we suited up and headed off to the local saddlery shop. Upon arrival, we started looking at the selection and noticed the wonderful boots that they made for young children. We ended up purchasing Justin western boots for our nieces and nephews, which left us no money to buy for ourselves. But that was OK - I must say that the delight on the kiddos faces on getting a pair of "cowboy" boots was well worth giving up a pair of my own (for the moment). (In fact, two of our nephews asked if we could get them a new pair this Christmas, as they have grown out of their first pair. What's ironic is that the one nephew passed his pair onto his younger brother, which he loves.) A few years passed and one day my husband came home wearing his first purchased pair of Justin boots. We were making a trip out west, and he felt he had to have a pair - which he wore day and night for three weeks straight. Upon returning home, he would wear for them dress - as he insisted on having them look their best. One day he went to put them on and realized that they had become too small, as our feet get wider as we age. One day when I needed a pair of boots he said "why don't you try my old Justin's," since my feet, too, had widened. Well, much to my surprise, with a very heavy sock they fit me quite comfortably and I've been wearing them ever since. And, like a true Texan, I wear them year round. I've had so many compliments on my "awesome" boots and when I tell people they were my husbands, they can't believe it. They are light in color and very stylish, but I use them as all-purpose boots - not just for dress. I have since bought myself a black pair of ladies Justins, but I'm still partial to his older pair. Probably because they have a history - like so many of your other wonderful stories. Thank you for creating memories.
My story is about growing up to the Sky. My mom told me that one day I would be so grown up I would be able to touch the sky and I made that my first priority as a toddler. Every day I would try different ways to reach the sky but it wasnt working. I decided to ask my dad for help. He wasnt so thrilled that I was so persistent but finally gave me answer. His boots, he said, thats the secret. So, everyday when he came home from work I would help him take off his boots while he sat in his chair to read the paper, and I would wear them to his room and put them by the bed. I remember thinking I needed my own boots because it was gonna take a long time to grow up at that rate. One day dad came home with a new pair of Justin boots, and I was so excited when he told me I could have his old ones! I wore them constantly at home and have scares to proof it. ha ha. I would throw a fit when mom wouldnt let me wear them to the market and other places we went. I thought I needed to wear them all the time just like dad. After I started school I learned, boots had nothing to do with growing, so my teacher and classmates claimed, but they had no idea! I gave up on my obbsesion shortly after. We moved from Dallas to the country when I was 12 and boy was I in for a awakining. I start shool and low and behold everyone was wearing boots! Justin was all the rage and everyone wanted them. My first pair where red, my favorite color and no one else had a pair. I was finally up where I wanted to be all my life. They were in high demand as Justin had just started marketing the new color. I remember working at my dads feed store after school to pay him back $129 for them. It was the best investment I ever made. My selfasteem was forever changed, and today I am proud to say that Justin boots was the biggest influence. Not everyone remembers what gave them motivation to grow up but I know I would not be same if wasnt for my Dad and his New pair of Justin boots!
I GOT MY FIRST PAIR JUSTIN BLACK ELLS IN 1993 THEY WERE BETTER THAN HAND MADE GLOVES,I MEAN SOFT TO TOUCH GREAT TO LOOK AT WONDERFUL TO WEAR, MY LIFE AND LOVE OF BOOTS (JUSTIN) HAS BEEN FOREVER CHANGE I LIVE IN BALTIMORE,MD MOST PEOPLE SEE ME AS STRANGE BECAUSE THAT IS ALL I WEAR AS FOOTWEAR. I HAVE TEN PAIR OVER TEN YEAR OLD AND HAVE GIVEN AWAY SIX OR SEVEN PAIR BECAUSE OF WEIGHT GAIN ON MY PART FROM (DIBETES)
I worked Cheynne Frontier Days from 1993 to 1998 while living in Colorado. In 1997 I was working a back gate that the bronc and bull riders came through. During the wild horse race the gates were closed so no one could leave the arena stand and walk through the gates and across the track where the wild horse race was going on. A paint horse jumped the railing from the track and came toward where I was at a full run. There was a truck parked about four feet from the fence and walkthrough gate. As the horse got between the fence and truck I started hitting on the truck fender as I was holding the gate open. The horse turned into the gate, and as it did planted a left front hoof on the outside edge of my left Justin Boot that had my foot in it. I closed the gate to keep the horse in the walk way run which was between the bucking bulls pen and the bronc pen with a gate on the other end that was closed. My foot was bruised and did swell some but nothing broken. The boots were scared and came through the ordeal better than my foot. Those boots are history, but the story is still alive and so are the Justin Boots I wear today.
IT WAS THE SUMMER I TURNED 14,I HAD WANTED A PAIR OF JUSTIN BOOTS FOR SO LONG AND MY MOM SAID I SHOULD WORK FOR THINGS I WANTED,SO I WENT OUT AND FOUND A COUPLE JOBS FOR THE SUMMER,BABYSITTING AND MOWING THE NEIGHBORS GRASS,IT TOOK ME TWO MONTHS BUT I WILL NEVER FORGET THE DAY I WENT IN THE STORE TO BUY MY FIRST PAIR OF BOOTS,I THOUGHT I WAS THE QUEEN OF THE COUNTRY!
I had just recently bought my new justin boots had never warn pull on always lace-ups. I was out in my arena riding one of my horses and all of a sudden one of my dogs ended up underneath him and he paniced the dog yelped and all of a sudden the horse fell on his side and my feet still in the sturrips underneath him. It happened so suddenly I did not have time to react. I was able to get one foot out of the sturrips but the other was underneath I was all alone. The horse panicing trying to get up I could feel the my leg was ok, but I was scarred that my foot would get stuck and I would be dragged. I felt the boot slide out and I fell free grateful that I was wearing my justin riding boots that I had just gotton a few days before. The other boots I used to wear did not slide as easy. I don't know what would of happened if I would of been wearing any thing else. I have had these boots about 1 to 2 years now and I only use them and I keep them in a boot bag as soon as I take them off they stay under my kitchen table so I always know where they are. Love em.
When I picked out my wedding dress I decided I was going to wear Justin ropers with it and have the dress cut to show the boots. So I had the dress cut below the knees in the front and circle around to the back at heel length. I looked for some white ropers for awhile and started to worry because I had a picture of them in my mind and I was having no luck finding any. We had not lived in Fort Worth very long so I really did not know of anyone that could make them for me.
My future hubby and I decided to go to the Justin store in Fort Worth and have a look around. I explaind to the salesperson that I wanted a pair of high top white ropers to wear with my wedding dress. He went to the back of the store and came out with the very boots that I had pictured in my mind and they were a perfect fit!!!! Come to find out they were custom ordered and the lady that ordered them decided she didn't want them. Needless to say we bought the boots then and there and I did not even care how much they were going to cost me, but turns out they were very resonable.
After 18 years I still have those boots in my closet and I probably always will even though they are worn and scuffed. I wore them all the time when my husband and I would go out dancing. I believe that things happen for a reason and those boots were meant to go with my wedding dress to marry the love of my life.
I purchased my first pair of Justin Boots a little over a year ago. They are a pair of gypsies. In the short year I have had them they have kept my footing while training my horses, been on the Florida cracker trail ride which is a week long ride. They are so comfortable that on that ride I would sleep in them while in the tent to keep my feet warm, and I never once had sore feet while the constant activity on the ride. Anytime I put take those boots off my feet are never sore. I will never buy another brand of boots after owning my Justin's. They are truly the best pair of boots I have owned, and plane to keep them even when I need to have them resoled.
I was in a car accident when I was 19yrs and went from Michigan to Texas. I stayed with my brother during recovery and entertained his children playing my flute in the park. I was rewarded with a trip to the boot store in Fort Worth. I got a pair of denim boots. I loved them. I got riding clothes to match my boots and a grey cowgirl hat. I went home after a year and went in the Army. While I was in the service my boots went missing. I am still looking for another pair. They were so awesome. someday, my boots will come.
We were on our way to Texas to visit my grandfather' homestead area in Denton when I announced to my wife that I was going to buy a pair of Justins in Texas where I would get a great selection. In Fort Worth we inquired about where we would find a good selection of Justin boots and were directed to the Boot Barn. Sure enough, I found exactly what I wanted in a beautiful pair made with bull-hip leather. Upon arriving back home in Santa Maria, CA, I found the identical pair in our local Boot Barn! 2,000 miles, a long way to go for boots, but they are worth it!
my wife and I are very active in square dancing and with out my Justins I don't think I could keep dancing. I have owned Justins for several years and they feel great after a night of dancing.
I have been working for around 35 years now in all that time i have had to wear boots of some sort or other,i am a chef by trade so good fitting ,safe and comfortable boots are a necessity,i have tried many names of boots including Harley Davidson's,untill just recently i bought a pair of justin roper boots,they are the best boots i have ever worn comfortable,safe because of the rubber sole and a really good plus is they look great,they are really the best thing since sliced bread,thank you very much.
My first pair of Justin Boots, were bought for me when I was 3 years old by my grandpa. I have the very picture of me trying to put them on. Usually when I outgrew my boots, I got a new pair for Christmas. I was a bit of a tomboy, loved horses and cows and my dream was to be a barrell racer, but my most memorable pair of boots were the ones I got for my first year of Kindergarten. I loved these boots, wanted to wear them everyday. There is a funny part to the story of these boots. My elementary school was a very long building, and this was in 1973. The bathrooms in the building were all the way at the far end of where the kindergarten class was. So, when I had to go to the restroom, and the halls were empty, every class could hear me walking down the hall in my boots. Clomp, Clomp, Clomp, it just echoed through the halls. A friend of mine who I went to school with, we were visiting one day and talking about when we were in school and she told me, I always knew when you were in the hall during classes, because I could hear you walking in your boots. She said everyone knew it was me and they got a great laugh. I loved those boots. I've bought all 3 of my girls Justin boots, my latest pair are George Strait Justins ropers, they are great but I think the Kindergarten year boots have the best story. Everyone knew my Clomp!
I tell everyone about the Rubber Sole Boots because they won't roll over like other boots....which means they last a long time for the money.
The Work Boots with WorkTek rubber and waterproof outside are great! So comfortable!! I recommend them to everybody when they are looking for work boots. Go check out the new Camo ones!
As a young girl, having the name “Justin,” just made me the brunt of many jokes. “That’s a BOY’s name!” was the playground chant. But as I got older, I realized how unique it is and started to embrace its distinction. Through my teen years, Justin Boots became my “mascot.” I learned to sign my name like the logo. When people questioned my name saying, “Was that Jessica?” or “Justine?” I’d say, “No, Justin, like the boots.” For my 16th birthday, my grandmother knew how much I wanted a pair and took me to Cavender’s Boot City. After much deliberation, I picked a pair of classic black leather pointy toed Justin’s. That pair has lasted me 14 years, and I wear them with pride. My grandmother’s health is failing now, but the gift she gave me is one that I’ll always remember, and I’ll keep my first pair of Justin’s even when they’re worn and old. I don’t always sign my name like the logo anymore, and, during my 20’s I dropped the boot comparison and started correcting people differently when they misunderstood my name, saying “Justin, like a boy.” But the other day, when a stranger asked my name, and I said “Justin,” he replied, “Oh… like the boots!” I smiled back and said, “Yes, like the boots.”
I got my Justins when I was Boot Manager for Sheplers in Las Vegas, NV 13 years ago. My boots still look like new and all I do is keep them clean and protected from weather with a good protection polish. I love wearing them as they are so comfortable and have never lost their style.
I love my first pair of boots. I have had them going on 4 years. They where my first boots for everything from my first fall,trail ride and my first win. These are tough boots. Been though dogs,mud and been steped on more times than anyone will ever know. I will always stick with these boots
As a young girl I was raised in a rural southern Arizona town. In those days the three C's, Cotton, Cattle and Copper ruled. I never saw my dad who was a cotton farmer wear anything on his feet other than boots. I can remember begging my mother to buy me boots like dads.
Every year in March one of the towns in the surrounding area had Stage Coach Days. I will never forget when I was about ten years old going into town to the "Maverick Western Store" to get my first pair of boots. They were Justin Rough Outs with a pointy toe. Oh was I proud. I don't think I even took the boots off to sleep. I wore them out!
Since that time I have owned more boots than I care to mention and still my favorites are my Doe Skin ropers that I keep resoling. Thanks, Justin for the good memories!
It was the mid 80's and of course if you were in the FFA you had to have a pair of Justin ropers. I remember getting that first premium check from the County Fair show and my parents let me buy me a pair of Justin ropers. In the mid 80's they just had the common brown, black, Navy and red colors, so I decided to get a Navy pair. Then for Christmas my parents bought me a black pair of ropers. Then in the Spring came the Annual FFA Blue and Gold sausage sale. They had prizes for the top sales person and of course I was only a freshman and being my first year, I didn't sell as much as one of the Seniors that top sales person. The next year Justin started coming out with diffrent kinds of colors and I had probably 5 diffrent pairs as soon as I got a new, Justin would make a better color. The next Spring, it was time for the Annual Blue & Gold Sausage sale and I had talked that Senior (who graduated) out of his list of buyers, because the Blue & Gold Sausage Company, as an incentive, was giving away a pair of Justin ropers (and you could pick and color you wanted) to the top sales person to every FFA Chapter and they continued this incentive program until I graduated, so by the time I graduated in 1988, I had 12 pairs of Justin ropers, every color that they made at that time and all I had to do was sell alot of FFA Blue & Gold Sausage. The FFA taught me alot things that I have used in my Adult life, and #1 thing, I am a great sales person (especially if it is sausage)!
This is not really a good story to tell. But we will tell it anyway. We lived on a dairy and the girls were out with their dad. My oldest who was ten, dared her sister, then 7, to go in the cow pens and see how deep she could get stuck. It was after Christmas and the pens were all nice and wet, and her in her new Justin boots. She got stuck,clear up to her waste. Her daddy had to dig her out, as we all were keeping the cows away, as they were curious. When she was finally unstuck, her dad crawled over the feeders and fell. Right on the concrete and onto his shoulder. He ended up popping his shoulder out of place and that was a trip to the emergency room. My daughter got hosed off, boots and all. Dad recovered and so did her feelings and her justin boots. Her little brother, Justin, now wears those boots. We just dont like to talk about em.
That would be my husband and the boots he wears. He is a Soldier in the United States Army whom knows the value of simplicity and comfort.
While he was deployed to Iraq for 15 months, our late night conversations would drift into our first meeting and how I knew he was all of those things, just by the boots he wore. He always explained that when his feet would be tired and sore from 17 hours in combat boots, he would overcome the misery by imagining himself being home slipping into his Justin work boots.
He'd say; “Darlin’, there’s nothing like sittin’ on the back of my truck wearing a ragged pair of Wranglers and my trusty ole Justin work boots with you laying in my arms watching a Texas Hill Country sunset. Purity I tell ya…a breath of fresh air and warmth that fills the soul.”
December 2007 my husband returned home…the first thing he did was slip into those Wranglers & Justin work boots.
Ever since I was a little boy, every birthday my grandfather would take me to get a new pair of boots. He had many pairs of Justin's and I would always get the same. I still have the last pair he ever bought me back in 1981. They are a bullhide w/ round toe. I still wear them today from time to time. They have been resoled many times. I also own and where many different styles of ropers and work boots by Justin. Nothing fits or last like a Justin boot.
I bought my first pair of Justin Boots last year when I was trying out for the Reno Rodeo Flag Team for the first time. I needed a new pair and these fit well and were priced right. I thought I looked really good out there for the try outs!
When I bought the boots, I thought they would be just another pair of boots; but now that I've had them for a year, they have become my favorite boots and I wear them every time I ride. Not only are they comfortable, but they wear really well and I've had many complements on them.
I didn't make the Flag Team, but I will not quit and will try out again this year wearing the same boots I bought last year. They still look great after all the rides they've taken me on. I really feel like a winner in those boots. This will be the year!
Quite by accident, I came across a pair of second-hand cowboy boots. They had a slightly rugged, yet classic look at the same time. They turned out to be the best purchase of footwear I've ever made. They are my Justin Bay Apaches. Those beautiful oil-tanned leathers are just the right balance of ruggedness, yet they always clean up to great enough to wear to the office. They look right with jeans or dressed up a bit with khakis. I can't say that I'm a cowboy out there on the range branding cattle, but the classic look of cowboy boots never goes out of style. Of all my cowboy boots, my eye's always first drawn to my Justin Bay Apaches. During the rugged Michigan winters, they're my primary footwear. With routine cleaning and a light coat of polish, they look like new. The snow and salt stains add character to them, but they always clean right up with no damage to the leathers. And those leathers never leak or thin out. They're as tough now as they day I purchased them (pre-broken in, mind you). I re-soled them after the first couple years of incessant wear. And I will continue to do so as these classic boots will be with me for the duration. I've since found a second pair of Justin Bay Apaches and they're every bit as tough and classic as my first pair. My first pair still gets plenty of wear. I'm not about to let either pair leave.
Some boots are made for memories. They're worn and scuffed and every little scuff holds another memory. Especially a Justin book that can last so long! But my Justins don't hold memories. They don't look back. When I put on my first pair of Justins a few years ago, I was looking ahead and marching straight on with those black Justins. I'd retired myself riding when my old quarterhorse retired. But then one day I thought I'd start riding again. I went to a local professional who set me up western. There I was the south side of sixty in that western saddle and chaps and those Justin boots.... Every step in them was a step to something new and exciting. Riding again. Wearing some really neat western clothes. Feeling ten years younger and feeling as good in those boots as they felt good to wear. So those boots don't represent what was. They're what is and the great stuff tht's gonna be. And that doesn't mean only at the barn 'cuase I wear those boots all over the city too. The only thing better than those Justin boots would be a second pair of Justin's. Well, that might not be better; it might just double the pleasure.
I have owned my burgundy pair of Justin's for over 20 years. I wore them to every concert, rodeo, and event I could - even if the occasion didn't call for western wear...I didn't care. I would even wear non western dresses with my Justins. Well, over the years, life happened to me in so many negative ways with one of them being gaining weight to the point where my Justins no longer fit me. As I would sit and stare at my tattered box in which they sat, I wished I could wear them again but my feet had gotten too big for them - but they never lost their own spot in my closet. I lost alot of weight over the past year and went to see Clay Walker perform at the local Cowboy's this past August (one of the many concerts I had attended there). I again looked at that tattered box (having been let down many times before because they still did not fit anymore), and thought..."oh just try one more time...I sure miss wearing my Justins." Well, I'm happy to say they FIT! I wore them with the most pride that night. Sure I could have bought more Justins for myself over the years but I LOVED those and they had such sentimental value. In addition, I have spent my last 18 plus years ensuring all the new kids born into my family (nieces and nephews since I have no kids of my own yet) got their first pair of Justins from me (and they did)! It was expected that I would take them shopping for their first Justins and I always did. NOTHING compares to Justins. Thank you for existing and being a part of my family's tradition and life.
I am proud to say that I wear my Justin boots to the very end. I am a teacher by profession and as you well know, we don't make lots of money, but we love what we do. Several years ago I was in the market for a pair of exotic boots and went shopping at a large retailer. I found a great bargain in a section of the store where they sold factory "seconds". I was able to purchase a pair of smooth quill crepe sole ostrich boots at a price I could afford. I wore them proudly. I received many compliments every time I wore them. As a 4-H Club Manager, I work with kids and their show animals. While preparing these show animals, I spilled some type of oil on them, and they were stained beyond repair. The soles are worn but I still wear them with pride. They are the most comfortable pair of boots that I have ever worn.
October 31 2004 I purchased my JUSTIN
TEKNO CREEP boots from Larry's Boots Midway MO.
At first I just wore them for dress up times.
Then I said to myself, why not give my feet the comfort that they deserve, by wearing my Elephant boots they are easy on my feet and feel so good when you spend a long time in them.
And why should I die and leave a unused pair of Justin Elephant Tekno Creep Boots for my wife's next husband to enjoy.
So I wear them not every day due to the fact I switch boots, so that they get a chance to rest and dry out, this makes them last longer.
This I learned in USMC at MCRDSD in 1969.
Today they are still serving well, I am pleased to have them.
I am very please with my Justin Elephant Boots.
Thanks for making a real book in the USA
not china crap.
When I was about thirteen years of age, my best friend gave me my first pair of boots. They were Justin boots, a not familiar name to me at that time. My best friend gave me those boots because his father had purchased him a new pair. His father was a civilian with the Laredo Air Force Base in our town.
Those boots I kept for years, ( my parents could not afford to buy me new ones) and when I outgrew them, I gave them to my cousin.
I still wear Justin Boots and I love their good fit. I was remembering my friend a couple of weeks ago and I remembered the boots he had given me. My best friend ( I called him brother) was killed in action in Vietnam on Mother's Day. Thanks for reading my story
PS: By the way, Laredo is still a cowtown. Lots of oil and gas and many horses.
My first boots were purchased after many visits to boot stores. Being new to Texas I needed some to go dancing (all C&W dancing is better in boots) and to look good. Black Lizzard, thin sole and Justin. I was told to be careful breaking them in, but went dancing that night and they helped me to dance great. After 14 years, five soles and 2 heals I am now told they can't be repaired (lizzard pulling apart) and will be in the market for a new pair soon.
In 1979, I was sworn in as a Highway Patrolman for the Arkansas Highway Police. The uniform requirements included the wearing of a round-toed, pull-on boot. When I went to the uniform shop to purchase my initial package, the salesman showed me three brands of boot that would comply with the regulations, one was the Justin Roper.
I wasn’t an experienced boot wearer, but I knew from hearing my friends talk that Justin meant quality. I selected the Justin Roper and tried them on – I walked out of the store wearing them. For the next twenty-five years I wore the Justin Roper as part of my uniform. The quality leather produced a beautiful spit-shine, and the materials and workmanship provided a comfortable and durable support. A good looking boot is essential to a professional uniform appearance. A well made boot is essential to protecting your feet against the hardship of spending long days working on highways and interstates.
In 2004, after twenty five years of service, I came to Stephen F. Austin State University, in Nacogdoches, Texas, to teach Criminal Justice and Public Administration courses. My Justin boots came with me. Now I have more freedom of choice in my footwear, but I still wear Justin. In addition to the Roper, I have added Justin’s Rustic Cowhide Camp-Moc and Techno Crepes to my work-wear. I have found that Justin boots help me take care of my feet in the classroom as well.
From a childhood where boots were not allowed, I have grown to love the feel of a well made pair of boots. My daughters grew up wearing Justin’s, and still do. My 4 1/2 year-old grandson wears his Justin’s everyday.
I had never worn any type of boot before meeting a handsome cowboy of my dreams. He wears his Justin Workboots to work everyday of his life, as he is a welder who wouldn't be caught dead in any other boot. During leisure time, he loved to dance. He would put on his Justin lace-ups and we were off to dance the night away. Since no true cowboy wants to dance with a gal in shoes, he bought me a pair of tan lace-up ropers that matched a pair of his boots. A year later, we had danced into each other's hearts. We were married in jeans, very nice shirts and our matching Justin boots. That was 1995. We both still have those boots, and we love to wear them out dancing to this day. We wear them to remind us of "Justin" Old Fashioned Love Song.
I got my first pair of Justin boots when I was a youngster don't really remember the age, but now I am in my early 40's, being from the sticks in Central Texas Justin boots where and are a way of life. I join the U.S. Marine Corps at the rip age of 17 had to have my Momma sign for me, but couldn't ship out til I was done with High School and age 18.
When it was said and done twenty years later, I looked back and remember taking my boots all over the world as to where the Marine Corps took me and at times made me go, but always remembering nothing was more relaxing than my Justin boots and a good broken in pair of Wrangler Jeans. I went thru several pairs of Justin boots and resoles in my life time, but the simple fact was that they where always Justin Boots, cant beat the feeling of great pair of boots. Heck even thought why not make our military boots feel like the Justin boots make you feel, comfortable. But being a U.S. Marine you worn what was issued and required for your uniform. But when the day was done, I could pull those military issued boots off and put on my Justin boots, kick back and enjoy.
Now retired I can wear my Justin boots everyday as I see fit, and do, I am blessed to have a job that allows me to wear my Wranglers with those Justin boots, and having done my duty to my Country, I put my issued military boots up in my closet and just like me they have been retired.
Thanks Justin Boots for being a part of the American life style and that I had the privilege to serve this great Nation wearing my Justins.
God Bless America and Justin Boots!
Back in 2005, I worked for the NC Forest Service as a smokechaser. While on a 40 acre forest fire in some extreme terrain at 11 PM at night, I had to cross over some hot black spots where the fire had already burnt. I was worried that the extreme heat from the fire would melt the glue that holds the soles onto the boot. But to my surprise, it did not. I wore these boots the whole time I fought fires, and even still have them to this day. I still wear these on the farm where we grow and put up alot of hay. These boots are awesome. Not only did these boots protect my feet from the heat, fire, smoke and sometimes water, they were great support on such rugged terrain. I never turned an ankle wearing these boots. A forest service firemen can really test a pair of work boots. I would definitely purchase another pair of these boots. They can't be beat....
I have owned Justin Boots for as long as I can remember as they are not only the best looking boots but also the most durable. When I received orders for Afghanistan with the Army, I decided to take my boots with me. The military issues steel toe boots but after walking in them for about half an hour your feet feel like two lead blocks. I had only been in the country for about a month when I had my first day off from work. I decided to go with a fellow soldier to a flea market to find things I could send home to my wife and daughter. We had been at the market no longer than a few minutes when a vicious sandstorm came up. We only had seconds to make it to a safe place and that meant running for all we were worth, as well as plodding through sand which had already fallen. If I had not been wearing my boots I shudder to think of what might have happened to me as they gave me the protection and traction I needed. Justin Boots are the best constructed and looking boots in the world.
Ever since I was a farm boy I've worn cowboy boots, but none have compared to my Justin's. I have worn my Justin's not just as a work boot but as a dress boot as well. I have had pairs that I liked so much that I had them resoled time after time just so I wouldn't have to throw them away. The have lasted many a mile while I've driven a big truck. The durability of the crepe sole being scraped across the grate getting in and out was always rough on the soles but they lasted for a long while. Hauling cattle proved to be the toughest test for them though. Stepping in manure, cattle stepping on my feet, loading in harsh conditions, my Justin's never let me down always keeping my feet dry. I'm proud to wear my Justin's and when my wife thinks it's time to throw them away, somehow, they always just seem to get "retired" to our closet "just in case" we need an old pair of boots. Justin's will continue to be a part of our everyday footwear.
I don't have a pair of Justin Boots but I am up for new experiences.
Just as the US has embarked on a new beginning with President elect Brack Obama--I too would be up for the experience of wearing Justin boots. Maybe our next President could use a pair.
My first pair of Justins completely sold me on the brand. I had tried on every brand imaginable the day I bought them, and they were the only pair that was comfortable right there in the store.
I wore them for the next ten years driving a city bus and walking 1/2 mile every day to my relief point. They have been resoled and re-heeled only once, and still clean up like new. The leather is still as soft as butter and they still are the most comfortable boots I have ever owned in over fifty years of wearing western boots. If they ever wear out, I hope that you are still making the same model!
I was a horse-show kid growing up in western Pennsylvania and only got to wear my boots during practice sessions and horse shows, you know they were those fancy kind of boots. When one of my mother's friends moved to Oklahoma, we got to go visit. She had married a rancher on a working ranch and it was the trip of a lifetime! It was then that I learned about REAL boots and sure enough they were Justin Ropers. They were the most awesome boots I had ever seen and they were even wonderful covered with dirt! My family eventually moved to Oklahoma so that I could have more horse opportunity. I begged and pleaded for my own pair of Ropers and guess what, I got my very own pair of Justin Ropers for Christmas. I am now married to my own real rancher and guess what he wears everyday............Justin Lace-up Boots. Justin Boots are just plain sexy!
I was living in Lousiana when I met my (now) husband, Ronnie, who was from Dallas. Knowing I would be going to my first country bar (Billy Bob's in Ft. Worth), I had to have a pair of boots. I searched high and low in the few places in Shreveport for a pair of nice, COMFORTABLE dancing boots. I finally found my first pair of Justin Ropers. Well, 1 marriage, 2 kids and 11 years later, I still wear them, even living in Chicago! They've survived two-stepping nights, my wedding day, and all the snow Chicago can throw at me. I am looking forward to visiting family back in Ft. Worth next summer so I can buy a new pair. I'd take them over any pair of strappy black heels any day.
I got a pair of justin logger workboots i have had them about 2 years never had anything done to them but got a new sole put on them I think they are a little high priced but you get your money out of them if you are not really hard on them they will last about 2 years before they need a new sole on them
Since 1879 people have shared their boot stories with us. They shared them in person, by telegram, by letter and lately, by email. Now, you can share them here. Every boot has a story. We want to hear yours.
- 1.Boots are Cool!
- 2.My Justin workboots saved my foot, and possibly my leg.
- 3.My George Strait boots
- 4.Without a doubt, the best pair of boots
- 5.I have never had such a comfortable boot in my life!
- 6.Your work boots are the best I've ever worn
- 7.Cowgirl at Heart
- 8.Justin boots are the only boots for my feet.
- 9.These boots were made for travelin'
- 10.You're Not Cutting My Justins!