I have a great story about the 1976 boot that you did to commemorate 1776. Bob Bullock and I went to see Mr. Justin that year for Mr. Justin to make a pair of boots for the Comptroller Bullock. I was from Fort Worth so I got to go. I saw the 1776 boots that were blue and when I got to my home, my aunt and uncle from Las Vegas were there and I told them how bad I thought the boots were, they were on a stand in the store. My aunt went to the room they were staying in my home and brought the pair out, she had bought them. I was embarrassed to be sure. Before she died she gave them to me, They are 6 and 1/2 I sure wish I could wear them now as I love them, my shoe size is 9.5 so I can just look at them! KJ
I lived in lace up (506) ropers from the time I was about 8. Hand-me down or new, I never wore a pair out. At 16, I sanded the black off my size 12 ropers and dyed them brown. Not a lot of boots could take that kind of wear, but I resoled them at least 5 times after that and now, nine years later, they are wearing through.
I still need a pair in brown so if you could make the 506 in a dark brown I might get 20-30 years off them :). Wonderful boots.
I purchased a pair of Ladie's Apache Bay waterproof boots with a Turquoise upper 3 years ago. I could actually cross creeks and streams in these boots and they never leaked. I wore the heck out of them riding, walking when I would dismount on a steep downgrade...the soles are to this day still non-slip, but the leather has finally given way and they are no longer waterproof. I absolutely loved these boots...I searched and searched and cannot find another pair with the Turquoise uppers and 11" height, so I purchased another pair with a pink upper. I recommend these boots to anyone that is out there working be it with horses, or just outdoor work. They are super comfortable and seem to "breath" even though they are waterproof.
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