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October 8, 2010
Work boots that saved her feet.
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i have a friend, jessica, that is a horse ferrier. that means she gives horses petticures. when she first told me that she did that as a second job, i was impressed. however, when i went with her the first time, i was amazed. if you have never wittnessed a horse shoer in action let me tell you it is just amazing to see how she gets under the horse and it actually lets her put nails in its foot. wait it does not hurt the horse. it will actually help the horse.

she wears justin's chucka boots. awhile ago she got a hole in the sole of the boot, and she got them resoled. she said those were the boots that she choose to work in and for the last 8 years those have been her work boots. she swears they are what have saved her feet.

October 8, 2010
Boots
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I have this friend that can do the jerk in his boots. We call him boots and he s as country as country comes. Sooo one day in my agriculture class I had on my Justin gypsy's as always and he taught me how!!! It was a great accomplishment!

October 7, 2010
I love my boots!'
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I've been working & saving up for a long time, for a pair of Justin's Boots.

I finally was able to have just enough money to buy a pair. So I got the Justin Stampeed Square Toe boot in hot pink.

(I figured the month of my birthday was a perfect time to get new boots!)

Everyone I see comments on my boots. They ask me where I got them. They all want to get themselves Justin boots as well! (:

I wear them almost everyday. They're the most comfortable thing anyone could ever ask for. I am so proud of my Justin Boots,

They're a part of me, my life wouldn't be the same without em!

Thank you dear God, for providing me with the best boots in the world!

Sincerely, Rachael Moore

October 7, 2010
The Ultimate "Here's Your Sign..."
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So I worked at Boot Barn for three years. I absolutely loved working there and only left because circumstances forced me into a Monday-Friday 9-5 situation and I wouldn't be able to work weekends and holidays. At any rate, Boot Barn gives it's employees incentives during different times of the year based on different companies' needs. The time of year for me was Justin Boot Time.

As a sales associate for Boot Barn, we would greet our customers (many of whom are regulars and we know by name) at the door and if there were any specials going on we'd shout 'em out. The specials that month were Justin Boots; I don't remember the exact opportunity, but a handsome gentleman walked in and me being me, made a bee-line for him.

He wasn't too tall, had a nice goatee, a sweet smile and a great sense of humor. We joked about boots, what you wear different styles for, that sort of small talk. Finally, he tried on a pair of Justin Ropers, the traditional. He liked the black so much, he commented that he'd like a brown pair. Settling on a pair of distressed (and many jokes later about how we tell a pair of boots is distressed...do they sigh? do they moan?...you get the idea), he commented that he liked the feel and also wanted a nice pair for dress wear, but wasn't sure they'd be dressy enough. I gave him the history of the roper boot including information that they were made for steer wrestlers and ropers that needed to wear a flatter heel in order run, but wouldn't have time to change out of them before an awards ceremony an hour or so later. They would shine up their ropers and head on in to dinner and pick up their buckle, nobody realizing they had worn those same boots out in the arena moments earlier.

My customer was pleased and chose a pair of shiny burgundy ropers to go along with his distressed brown, and black pairs. We brought them to the counter and I was pretty pleased with myself, not only for the great sale and incentives I had earned, but that I had really used some great information that helped the customer make a good, informed choice. I was asking him if he'd like to be part of the then customer list that we kept for discounts and specials that ran weekly when my manager walked up behind me and tapped me on the shoulder.

"Are you really asking him for his address?" he asked.

"Well, that's the procedure," I answered, mildly annoyed that he was questioning my actions in front of the customers. "I mean, he wants the discount card and all, right?" The customer laughed and assured me that yes, he did indeed want to be included in our system.

My manager tapped me again. "Don't you know who that is?" Now I noticed his mouth was agape slightly and he couldnt' take his eyes off my customer.

I looked at the customer and was embarassed that I didn't recognize him in any way, shape or form. "I'm sorry, no."

"That's Bill Engvall."

The customer began laughing when I shook my head. "Ok. Nice to meet you, Bill." I continued ringing up his boots.

"Bill Engvall. The comedian. 'Here's your sign.'" my manager stated.

What did I know? I grew up at the beach and had only recently become part of the "cowboy" scene. I smiled at Bill and said, "Hi. I'm sorry. I'm sure you're very funny. What's your zip code?"

He was cracking up at this point, and such a good sport. He actually gave me his entire address to put into the system, and by buying three pairs of boots, helped make me one of the top sales associate of the week!

Now, whenever I see Bill Engvall on t.v., I tell anyone near me, "I sold him three pairs of Justins, once." My children tell me, "Yeah, mom, we know. You didn't know who he was..blah blah blah."

And I just sit there and smile because he was such a gracious, funny, and nice customer to have come into our store.

I have my own, personal sign now.

October 7, 2010
Named Justin just like Dad's Boots!
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My husband is a PRCA gold card holding steerwrestler and rodeo judge, he wears nothing but Justin boots. His name is: James (Jim) Allen Banister Jr. He named our first-born son James Allen Banister III. When our second-born son came along I didn't want him to feel left out with his older brother being named after dad so I named him: Justin Allen Banister since he dad only wears Justin Boots! This way both our boys are named after dad! Our boys have worn nothing but Justin boots just like dad since they were born! Me too-we all wear only Justin boots!

October 7, 2010
that darn dog
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So this past christmas I got my first pair of justin boots. I loved them. So comfortable and best of all didn't make my back hurt. cbe cause I have had back surgery the boots and shoes I wear I have to be kinda picky. I wore them everywhere I went. I moved in with one of my best friends and she had a puppy and I have a puppy. The joys of puppies is they like to chew. Well the lil houdinis figured out how to open my door or somethin and got in there and chewed them all up. I was and still am devastated. But oh well puppies will be puppies. God bless them!

October 7, 2010
The ropers
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my Wife bought me a pair of Justin Ropers about 20 years ago,they are a blue brushed bull hide(I still wear them).Money was tight,but she put them on layaway at Cordrays corral.They really are special to me,because she sacrificed to buy them.The store is closed ,but my Justins still look good!

October 7, 2010
Boot Story
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I was I the 8th grade and was going to my 1st Concert to see George Strait and I got some Canary Yellow Justin Ropers and as we walked across the street to go to the Concert, people were yellin' out the window "Love the Boots" and about a year or so later I met someone and they remembered My Yellow Ropers! And I still have them to this day all scuffed up and holes in the soles. My best friend tells me she can't believe that I STILL have them after nearly 25 yrs!!!!!!

October 7, 2010
My First Pair
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I got my first pair of justin's this summer! I absolutly adore them. I call them my Sassy Southern boots or my Rockstar boots! I have even been the envy of one of my roomates and we can't share them because her feet are smaller then mine. I enjoy them not only for the attitude they protray but for their comfort and durablity. I have the snip toe and this is the first pair of boots I have liked with that type of toe! I think I should win because I am a work hard, play hard country girl who wears Justin's with pride and who isn't afaird to take risk! Believe me, if my mom would let me, I would get on a bull with these boots!

October 7, 2010
Red Ropers
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For years I wanted a pair of Justin Ropers in red. My husband kept saying NO. They were $%^&#y. Well I still wanted them. So the day we separated, I was at the western store buying a pair. Probably had them on before he even got to the edge of town. Had them for about 15 years and no one ever thought they were $$%^&y but him!!!

October 7, 2010
No story..just reality
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I dont really have a story..Just a hard working man trying to make the best for my family. Thats the American way dont complain, dont whine, and wear your Justins no matter what!

October 7, 2010
Take care of a good boots and a good boots will take care of you...
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I bought my lace-up Justin Ropers as a multi-purpose riding boot ten years ago. I chose them, not only because they suited my needs perfectly, but they have the look I love and one of the best parts; they are made in the USA! These boots have been so comfortable I wear them every where, doing everything, even "sort of" playing tennis with my daughter once... The years have begun to show their wear, so I came to your web site to find another pair. Now I have come upon your "share your story" page. This is where I get to send you my complete customer satisfaction and my simple "thank you". I buy my boots at John's in Pratt, Kansas, my hometown boot store and repair. He's truly a credit to your namesake. I think a pair of WK 613's are going to be my next generation of long wearing, exceptionally comfortable, do it all boots. My ropers have been my mates for a long time however and will continue to serve me until the repairman says "sorry"...

October 5, 2010
Can't Bend Over To Tie Shoes
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I have had 5 Back Surgeries.

Nothing else they can do but medicate me for pain. Nerves are shot.

I had trouble putting on my socks then shoes. I would take a breather between feet then I would be in too much pain to go where I needed to go.

I brought a pair of Justin Ropers. Slip my feet right in them then drop my jeans over the Justin's and on my way.

Since then I've brought 7 more styles. I alternate the style and color every time I go out which isn't much.

I buy Justin's because they are cheaper then Tennis Shoes by far and they never go out of style.

My friends call me Cowboy Mike and I've never been on a horse or a Saddle..lol

I have been to a few farms..

October 5, 2010
Justin Boots and the Band
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I met the love of my life in college - he was the drummer in the USC Trojan marching band wearing Justin Ropers on the practice field every day. Naturally, between the boots and the accent his nickname was "Tex." We met at my sister's party where he noticed that he wasn't the only one wearing boots for once, and I can still see the huge smile on his face when he came over to talk to me because I reminded him of home. He passed away far too young, but for every band reunion halftime show I wear my Justin Ropers out on the field of the L.A. Coliseum in his memory. No other material thing holds the memories of us that those ropers hold for me.

October 5, 2010
Concert Boots
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When me and my wife were dating, we were supposed to go to an outdoor Chris Ledoux concert. It rained all day and there was mud about 6 inches deep. I had to take her to buy a pair of boots to wear to the concert. By the end of the concert we were both covered with mud. But I knew i was going to marry her after that night. We have been married 18 years now and she still has that pair of boots.

October 5, 2010
Only Justins will do
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When I first started riding horses I tried many different brands of boots. It was always something either they were nice to walk in and hurt when I rode or visa vera or fell apart in only a few months... until I got a pair of Justins. My Justins would last years of hard wear and tear and were comfortable for all activites. They are also so nice looking that I can wear them in the pen or out on the town.

October 5, 2010
my boots
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it started when i was big enough to no what boots were and i have been through 5 pairs. i have just grown out of them because the are great boots and do not get worn out fast like most do. i were them just about everywhere. they are great and i couldnt ask for a better kind of boots.

October 5, 2010
Showmanship Winner
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I remember getting my first pair of Justin Gypsys. I remember how comfortably my feet slid into them and how comfortable they were to walk in; more so than tennis shoes. I got them down at Rod's Western Palace in Columbus when down at the Ohio State Fair showing for 4-H. Granted I knew all of my show card points and all the answers to the questions the judge asked me. When the judge began to place the class, she placed me first! I was so excited, especially when she commented on how well my boots matched my belt and made me look like a true professional. Needless to say, Justin boots are the only boots I wear and am proud of it!

October 5, 2010
Christmas...1st pair of red boots
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I was just a little girl, 7 years old (Im 36 now). My step dad wore nothing but wrangler jeans and justin boots. I was walking beside him when I noticed how his jeans made a swooshing sound when he walked all the time. Probably from the starch I'm guessing. I told mom that I wanted for Christmas some wrangler jeans because I liked the noise and some boots because you wore boots with wranglers just like my step dad. A few months had passed so of course I forgot about asking for wranglers and boots for Christmas and as I was opening presents on Christmas day it wasn't the toys that was exciting it was opening to find the most awesome red justin boots and wrangler jeans. Today, that is the best day I have ever had.

October 5, 2010
Birthday Present
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I'm a cowgirl, have been since day one. For my 14th birthday my uncle took me and bought me my first pair of Justin Ropers. I fell in love with those boots. Now 7 years later I have the same boots, they have held out this long. They last forever! Best pair of boots I have ever owned! I am now looking to get a pair to replace the current ones for my 21st birthday which is in just a couple days. =) Justin Boots = <3

October 5, 2010
Even Hamsters love Justin Boots
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On my way to our lake house in the 70's, my hamster "Mr. Wiggles" was as always traveling with me. Singing to Willie, paying no attention to my driving, I felt something crawling inside my boot. Reaching down to grab whatever was there, I found Mr. Wiggles peeking up at me from inside my boot. Glad I was younger, and was able to muti task: driving, singing and rescuing Mr. Wiggles from my boot!

October 4, 2010
Boots That Marry
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Eleven years ago, I met my husband at a night club. When I walked through the Entrance of the Club, he noticed that I had my Iguana Lizard Justin Boots on and I noticed his Justin boots right away too. That was our introduction to our future. We talked about how Justin is the only brand we wear and from there, we starting dating and married one year later. We are celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary this year and I would love to win a new pair that I could wear on our anniversary.

October 4, 2010
the birthday boots
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it was my birthday and my tia brought me a gift i opened it and their it was some buetiful justin boots i was 9 on that day and my mom made posole i put on my preety wonderful justin boots and tried them they looked good on meand in two weeks the rodeo starded the end...

October 2, 2010
First Kiss (the toes of our Justins met)
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I grew up on a small farm in south central Oklahoma. I was bussed into a school closer to town since there were none nearby. There were very few children that lived in the general vicinity. However, there was a farm down the way from us and on that farm was a boy.

I will never forget him, he was one of few students at my school who knew anything about driving tractors, slopping pigs or wearing boots.

He'd sneak over to my Dad's farm and we'd fish in the cow pond behind my house. He gave me my first kiss. I remember the tips of our Justin boots touching when he leaned over and our lips met. I've had a weakness for men in boots ever since!

October 1, 2010
Only in Texas..
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One day, while at the grocery store at the checkout line an elderly women was in front of me. She looked down at my boots, and said "its sure is hot outside today". I said "yes ma'am that it is ". She then began to tell me," do you know its the middle of summer and its over a 100 degrees outside, and its to hot for pants and those cowboys boots". Again, I said "yes ma'am, but I have lived in Texas my whole life, and I am used to it being hot and I wear my boots and jeans everyday". As she was walking away, she is stated "only in Texas do you see things like this". Which is true, I do love my boots. I get told that all the time, about it being to hot for my boots. I wear my boots so much, that my chukka's only last about a year. And most people tell me theirs last forever. Which my husband has had his same pair for ten years now. And they still look new, and he wears his alot for the holidays, and going out and dressing up.

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