In 2006, my dad was diagnosed with bone cancer. He was sent to Audie L. Murphy Veterans Hospital in San Antonio, where he spent more than a month while he underwent a stem cell transplant. While visiting the Alamo with him, I bought a pair of black Justin cowboy boots at an outdoor tent sale. They quickly became my favorite boots, and I've been wearing them for 7 years. I've worn a hole clear through the sole of the right one, but I keep putting them back on! My husband and friends laugh at me, and say throw them away. I can't really explain it, but they're sentimental to me, because of the circumstances. Dad came through the transplant and he's still here. As long as the boots are with me, I feel like Dad will be with me. Sounds crazy, but...I love my boots, and I'm planning on getting them resoled, and wearing them for another 7 years. Hopefully longer.
My story is simple.Every two years I get a new pair of justn work boots.I dont have ten things I use I have one. Every day 7 days a week the same boot. I work at a chevy dealership in sales and I work for myself installing heating and cooling units.When I worked in Santa Fe NM the owner of the dealership came up to me and ask me why i wear them old boots.He said he would buy me new shoes if i would not wear old dirty boots.He said I have millons in this place and you sell cars in them nasty old boots.I told him these boots tell a story.He walked away and said as long as you keep selling I will not ask again.Its not about how you look its about the man.
My middle name (Justin) was given to me by father after my grandfather's black squared toe pair of Justin boots. 32yrs later I finally got my own pair of Justin boots.
However I have always been able to meet my needs on the BH site. However there are no insulated steel toe boots on this site. I did however did finally find a pair in my size at the working man store.
Thank you for continueing the unbeatable tradition and quality built into every pair I have owned.
Red Rose Rancher
I was raised in a rural part of North Carolina (ie: The Country) where cowboy boots are quite prevalent. Ten years ago, I transplanted to Atlanta, GA where I tried to ignore my humble beginnings. After meeting the love of my life, who's from the country as well, I remembered where I had come from. O'er the Thanksgiving break, her cousin & I went to Dunham's in Rome, GA where I was pretty sure I'd end up with just some general ol' work boots. Much to my surprise, I tried on the Justin Rugged Tan Cowhide boots and they fit over my former football/soccer calves. I bought them immediately, and I couldn't be more happy. I look forward to the many uses I'll get out of them and wearing them as often as possible. Thank you Justin for getting me back in touch with where I came from.
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.
I am a plumber. Two weeks ago an 80 gallon water heater full of water tipped over and fell on my right foot. About 600lbs pinned my foot to the concrete floor. When the heater was lifted off my foot, we noticed a dent in the shape of my boot on the top of the tank. The thick sole, strong steel toe, and excellent craftsmanship saved my foot from being crushed! My foot was bruised but not even one broken bone.
I am a loyal customer for life. I will never trust another pair of work boots like I trust my Justin's!
This single mom owes a lot to you all!
Thank you for protecting me.
I am a plumber and was working on changing out an 80 gal water heater. The heater tipped over 3/4 full and landed on my right foot. My foot was pinned with my outside ankle on the floor. I felt nothing but great pressure. After the heater was lifted off my foot we noticed that the heater has an indent from my boot. The thickness of the sole and the steel toed took the impact. The steel to was warped but my foot was still there.
I know without a doubt, that my Justin Steel Toed Gypsy boots saved my foot from being flatter than a frog on a highway.
I am a single mother who works hard to provide for my son. I will always be thankful.
I've been a Insulin dependent Diabetic since I was 10, and my feet have given me many issues. I always wore a pair of rocky slip-ons (Never gonna own Rocky's again!!) before I was diagnosed. Being a diabetic I needed a good boot/shoe with good support, I searched and tried many different types, all until about 2 1/2 years ago. I found these Lace up Age bark, at my local tractor supply co. I live on a farm, and I needed a good heavy boot. To tell the least, these boots were worth the $150, they saved my feet. I'm 17 now, and have ordered a second pair. I love my USA Made Justin's. Best boot I've ever owned. Quality is outstanding!!!!
My name is Roe Hernandez and I love wearing Justin Roper boots. I am 51 years old and a breast cancer survivor. In November of 1998 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I didn't know what was in store for me in the future so I decided to splurge on myself. I always wanted some brown leather Justin Roper boots but they were too expensive so I bought me a pair and the rest is history. I still wear those boots, 3 resoles and have duct tape in boots so my feet can slide in. I now use them in my signature picture (picture attached, one of many). My friends and others that see my boot pictures, tell me to put them in a book, calendar or billboard for some company. Everywhere I go, everything I see are shown through my boots. I make people feel like they are in the picture experiencing everything I do. I only wear Justin Ropers, have 4 pairs and all are over 15 years old(blue, black, gray and brown). The reason I love your boots is because they feel like they are already broken in when you first put them on. Keep up the good work. The only thing I don't like is that you did away with the slick soles on the brown leather Roper boots and replaced with rubber soles. Can't boot scoot with rubber soles, that is why I have to keep resoling my brown boots. Love wearing my favorite brown boots. I am cancer free and because of the boots I bought in 1998, I have been enjoying traveling and taking pictures of boots and making others smile when they see where I have been. Thank you for that.
Just wanted to let y'all know I luv my Justin Boots. April 2011 the F5 tornado took our home and pretty much everything but someone managed to find my boots scattered in our pasture matched them up and brought them to me. Since all I had to wear was a pair of flip flops I was so excited. I put on the wet muddy boots and am still wearing them to this day. They are tornado proof!
I own a few pairs of Justin boots and I wore out a few pairs too. It takes a while but it can be done. These are like old friends and they have taken me many places. I have on pair that I wear more than the others and these have been with me close to 4 years. They have been on tour with me for almost 2 years and they refuse to die. I need to see about getting these re souled. Yes they have soul. Just 2 little holes in them but I love em. No wonder George Straight wears them.
It all started out in 1973 when my Papa got his first pair of Justin boots. Owning a farm full time while driving a truck his boots barely came off his feet in time to sleep. Not being the richest man out there he could only afford a pair around every 4 years. Along with the farm Justin boots have been passed down generation by generation. Being in a family of 8 a new pair of boots is very rare. I myself am in the FFA alumni and attend college while still maintaining the farm to support for my family being the oldest male. Justin's are the only boots me and my family will ever wear working the fields or doing daily activities.
My wife and I received our first pair this week at the Ranch Headquarters. They were sitting on the bed when we got to our room. Don't know much about them yet, all of the other winners were saying this is the top of the line in boot wear. Cant wait to take them out on the town
I'm Neil Johnson, 20 years old from Massachusetts. My boots have been to hell and back tied on my feet. They've been through the worst mud in the pig pen wrangling some hogs. Been soaked, frozen, beat by the sun. The hours they have been worn while balin hay, and picking vegetables is uncountable. Being 20 years old and runnin my own farm, while attending a degree for business, my top priority hasn't been gettin a new pair of boots. First pair of boots I had that I can say are not even dirt proof anymore.
I'm from Atlantic Canada and we don't have a huge selection of tack shops or justin boots to chose from. When I got back in the saddle a few years ago I had no idea what brands were good and what the girls were wearing these days. I heard in terry Clark's "gypsy boots". I thought hey they must be cool. I found a pair of Justin gypsy round toe online(never tried a pair on-luck). I had them shipped to the U.S. town bordering my town and loved them! I then moved on to the Justin bent rail to show in. I am now awaiting my gypsy square toes ! I will never stray away from Justin boots! Amazing luck with them!
My Boot story begins in the 7th grade when my dad said I needed a good pair of boots to go fishing in. We then made a journey to the local boot store to buy my first pair of boots. I was told nothing was as good as Justin's so that's what I bought. Not long after these boots got a whole new meaning as I began horse back riding. And now I've been working on a horse farm for 4 years. These boots have become part of my passion and life. I wear them just about everyday (despite their rough look). They're part of my cowgirl lifestyle.
I live in a small town in Ohio, hunted since 6th grade so all that I knew was lace up hunting boots. Then I joined FFA as a freshman in highschool and decided I wanted a pair of boots, I didn't know brands or anything like that, I just found a pair I liked that happened to be Justin gypsy. I loved them, wore them 5 days a week. 5 months later I got a pair of square toe and yesterday ordered a pointed toe 12" western. I love my boots and wear them year round. Justin's will be the only thing I ever wear.
My name is Andria Adkins. My 9yr old daughter has been told by osceola county school district that she cant wear justin boots to school. there are unsafe and not athletic. I'm sure you agree that i can run a mile chasing a cow in my boots. if thats not athletic, i don't know what is.. please help us fight to wear your boots......... https://www.facebook.com/andria.adkins/posts/10200164370185481:3. Please read my story.
I am living in Victoria, BC Canada. I was at my favorite Hospice recycle boutique yesterday. All items are donated for resale to the public, all money is in support of the wonderful work the "Hospice" community provides for dying persons. I saw these tall womens boots, the leather nicely broken in, the color light tan with darker hearts sewn in. I was in love and they fit like a dream. I am loving my new boots!
My daughter ( Delaney Smith) won the mutten busting Friday night. She was so excited that she won a pair of Justin Boots. Thank you for putting on a great event! Thank you, The Smiths
My dad got his Justin boot from a little hole in the wall same place he got my first pair of boots. He was 17 and I've had them my whole life till he was skinning a buffalo and got fat on them. They shrank after that and dried so he gave them to me. I was 17 when he gave them to me. I replaced the sole and hill twice when I was 21 I had to hang them up, which makes them 25 years old. Best boots I ever had-I'm going to get a new pair when I get the money.
I purchased my Justin lace-up roper work boots shortly after getting stationed in San Diego, CA in 2002. It wasn't long after moving there that I met a very good friend that introduced me to country that ended up being our weekend home away from home. Over the next 2 years, we were there every weekend. While there, I danced with a lot of very nice young ladies, all the while, every night, in the same pair of Justin lace-ups. Never did I have sore feet. Here we are, 2013, and I still wear the same lace-ups as I did every night at the bar. They have not split; the soles have not worn off. In short, this is the BEST pair of boots I have EVER owned. I love the Justin product and will forever own a pair of Justin boots. Thank you so much for the super quality product that withstands the test of time.
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- 2.My Justin workboots saved my foot, and possibly my leg.
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- 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'
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