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May 4, 2013
Old boots never lie
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In 2004, I came home from a deployment and needed some boots because mine got really torn. So I went on down to the local co-op and bought some Justin's style 3408. New boots never felt so good I said. Well needless to say, 3 deployments, 4 new soles and 9 years later here they still are. They have been in Iraqi dirt, rodeos from bama to Vegas, Hawaii, fights with dust and mud and still standing strong. Thank you for making a boot that I can still say, these boots have never felt so good.

April 23, 2013
Damm Good Boots
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As an oilfield worker we go through many pairs of boots. Here is my story of my damn good boot: On my way to work one early mornin at 2:45a.m. i was traveling northbound on a farmroad. I noticed a vehicle comin in my direction, all of a sudden i get hit head on at a high speed of rate by a drunk driver.
i was pinned in my truck hurt pretty bad. my right arm was broken in pieces which i actually touched one of my bones. my right foot was torn off from the ankle. my justin workboots saved my foot from beeing totaly amputated. when paramedics got me in route to the hospital some lady wanted to cut my boot to save my foot. i did not allow her to cut my boot. it was the best damn boots i have ever owned. after explaining that we could find another pair of boots i let her cut the boot.
i loved my justin boots they were so comfortable. standing in puddles of water,oilbase,gasand other chemicles for long periods of time not a single drop went through. I worked long shifts and my feet never hurt. ther are many type of justin work boots that in no doubt can stand a beatin,but to my surprise i can no longer find the exact same boot. i have even taken them to a shoemaker to try to get em fixed its not workin. i have my foot but what good is it if it aint in the best damn justin work boots.

April 13, 2013
Im Hooked
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Thanks Justin Boots,

Well, I just passed 5 years on my job and was thinking about how the good Lord has blessed me with employment. I had lost my job with an aftermarket forklift parts supplier after the economy slow down in 2007. I was praying for guidance, equipment and an open door for the future.
While unemployed I would wake up early, sometimes two or three oclock in the morning and do job searches on the internet. During that time I would tune in to the Midnight Trucker radio show. When listening one night I heard the commercial to call in and tell what was on the front page of the Wall Street Journal to win a free pair of Justin Boots.
I called in and wala! I won, and the show mailed me a certificate for a pair of Justin boots. I made a selection and mailed it in. I usually do not order shoes by mail but thought it was worth a try for a free pair of boots. Well I found out that the Lord was equipping me for the upcoming work and He included The Wall street Journal, Justin Boots, and the Midnight Trucker radio show in the process.
I received the boots (an 11EE 4760 High top pull up work boot Brown). I received an offer that I accepted as a field permit inspector covering three countys (Nassau, Duval, and Clay) in north Florida.
After five years of employment I am on my second or third pair of Justin Boots. The boots have been a great blessing because many times I am working on the side of the road in tall grass and no telling what I may encounter, from fire ants to snakes to stickers, mud and clay. I keep the boots polished which makes it easy to spray mud and grime off with the water hose. Many times I am on site for directional drilling operations that includes the most slimy drill mud you have ever seen, Bentonite. I avoid the slime when possible but even drill mud will wash off of these boots. I have been known for my boots in the field and have shown many co-workers how I tuck my pant leg into the boot when I am in the stickers and beggar-lice to avoid contact with my pants leg. The stickers will not cling to the boots. This saves me a lot of cleanup time when I get back into my truck.
I wanted to give you feedback on a job well done.
Justin boots; has won a lifelong customer and I have purchased other Justin boots as a result of this quality product. As a quality inspector for over twenty years in the rail, and now roadway, industries I can with assurance state Well done. You guys at Justin Boots make a quality product.

And to the good Lord: Thanks for providing the tools before the need.
Randy Wilbourn, Sr.

March 31, 2013
Meant To Be
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I was at an small town thrifty store... we called it "Cincy Bon-Ton". I wasn't really looking for anything in particular when I looked up and saw a real pair of beauties! I just knew they were going to fit... they were waiting just for me. I pulled them down and slid them on, and of course they were a perfect fit. They looked brand new and lucky me it was half price day! I got my Diamond J's for $3!!!! I never had a pair of cowbot boots but now I wear them all the time. They make me feel amazing and I'm lucky to own them. Thank you boot gods for bringing us together!
Love and Country, Natalie

March 29, 2013
Darn Tough Boots, & Look Good As well
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Bought my first pair of Justins at Sheplers in Oklahoma City about 12 years ago, Pit Stop style, and they been fantastic. Very comfortable boots on my tired old feet. I tried to take care of them but they got the worse for wear mostly from neglect, but they're still wearable, time now to replace them and I'll tell you, I'm a'huntin for that same boot, they don't show up much in ole' Richmond VA, but I'll track 'em down, nice stuff, you stay with it, thanks & good luck.

March 27, 2013
a boot lover
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I love boots, my first pair of Justin boots were bought at a Good will , I saw the boots completely new, leather so soft, I try them on, and they feel like a glove, wow! They are the best boots ever. So, now, I only want to buy Justin boots. My next pair that I will buy will be the style L9995 Cafe brown Apache, I fell in love with it when I went online, can't wait to have them in my feet!

March 20, 2013
Justin Boots
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I have been Justin boots for years and would not consider to wear anything but. Justin boots are very comfortable from the first day to the last. I also like that they are made in the U.S.A. and handcrafted right here in my home state of Missouri. Thanks Wyatt W. Wilson

March 12, 2013
We have been soaked in road magnesium chloride many times.
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These Justin ostrich boots are the best boots I ever bought they just do not wear out. Fit perfect from new and there is no change.

March 5, 2013
Wearing out but not worn out
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I have two pairs of boots, one brown (1450) and one black (1409). I had the brown pair longer and now am on the second resole. The black pair is on its first resole. They were like an old friend; you're just comfortable in them. I picked up a pair of 7200 at the repair store and they may be the most comfortable pair I've owned yet. The should wear just as well as my other boots. As long as the soles can be replaced the boots are so well made that I will be wearing them for years to come. When it comes to boots its Justin or its nothing at all.

February 28, 2013
NOT a "country girl" at ALL, but...
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So I'm not a country girl, by any stretch of the imagination. I WAS raised in a farm town, but I always dreamed of leaving as soon as I could, and I did. I left for "the big city" the day I graduated from high school. That was 13 years ago. I recently found myself falling madly in love with a pair of the most amazing cowgirl boots ever, and I immediately HAD to have them! So, I had the store clerk measure me and order them. When they arrived, I put them on my feet, and BAM! MAGIC! I love these boots so very much that I actually have a hard time taking them off of my feet. They are my favorite things in the whole world, besides my children. Thank you so very much for making such stunning, high-quality boots that even a city girl "must have" them!

February 20, 2013
50 Years
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Both pair of boots are mine. Not sure if Justine was around 50 years ago or if they made a pair that small but, I have multiple pairs of Justin's ... they fit like a glove.

February 14, 2013
Justin work boots saved my husbands foot!!!
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My husband is a welder, an 800lb piece of steel fell on him nearly cutting off his left leg and it crushed his right foot. The Justin steel toe boots he was wearing saved his foot from being cut off!!!! If it weren't for those boots my husband wouldn't have a foot at all!!! The boot has a scuff on it!!! That's all!!! They are the greatest boots ever, my family and I will never own any other brand of boot, ever!!!! Thank you so much for making such a great boot!!!!

February 12, 2013
Love Love Love
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Just got my 2nd pair of Justins today! I had the turquoise Damania and I adore them! The color RoCkS!
Today I purchased the Hueso Liga...thyey are soooo soft and comfy!
Keep on rolling out the awesome boots so my friends can be jealous!
Thanks Justin!
Sincerley,
Wendy E

February 12, 2013
AliveAndKickn
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About a dozen years ago, on a vacation with my wife in Sedona, I picked up my first pair of Justins. A couple of kids, and half a dozen surgeries later, I still wear those same Justins all the time, plus a few others obviously. I started the foundation AliveAndKickn because colon cancer doesn't really have a celebrity champion. That's my picture as Mr. January in the 2012 colondar. Until someone else comes along, it's me waving the blue flag. I have that rare genetic predisposition to colon cancer and soccer. As I like to say, when I'm on the pitch, I wear my boots, but when I'm off the pitch, I wear my other boots.

So you may hear me on the airwaves, or find me coming to an AliveAndKickathon near you sometime soon - places like Houston, Denver, and Dallas. Feel free to look me up on the foundation's web site, www.AliveAndKickn.org.

February 10, 2013
Greatest boots ever!!!
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I bought a pair of Justin's 12 years ago...being from Germany I didn't really know what to look for.turned out I did great! After 2 years of two stepping and swingdancing I wore my soles smooth out . Sadly I thought they were done .luckily I got word of an old tyme shoeshop! He restored my boots to almost new.i was so stoked. They called the shoemaker KIWI like the polish ! I still have my boots wear them all the time although my puppy used them as a teething tool so.....I'm missing half of the shaft on one of them.lol. So it's time to invest in another great pair. I guess 12 years is a good while....time to put them to rest

February 8, 2013
FIRST COWGIRL BOOTS!!
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Hello, my name is Alice and I won #BootsUpFriday! on 100.7 @The Wolf of Seattle on 2/1/13 - and i won a gift certificate for $50 for Beth West Western Stores in Snohomish, WA (where I live!). Never been in the store, and never had a "real" pair of cowboy boots, but I love shoes, have a million pair of all types of other boots - so I was so excited to get to go shopping for the real thing! Fell in love with the look and feel of Justin Gypsys - I just LOVE these new boots!! I am so excited to buy another pair again soon. Oh,and the other great part about it is my little brother's name is Justin!

February 6, 2013
I would be lost without my boots
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I have been wearing only Justin's for 7 years. I got my first pair when I first started showing in FFA. I have been in love since. These boots have saved my feet from many calves stepping on me. As you can see they have been abused. Time for a new pair!

February 4, 2013
My first pair
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Wen't to a Amish boot store in Central Pennsylvania looking for a new pair of boots. Saw these sitting on the rack thought they look like good pair of boots. I have heard good stuff from people around here who have Justin's so i got my size put em on felt awesome got fitted right. Now I have my first pair lets see where these boots take me next..

January 30, 2013
Love my rescued pair of Justin boots!
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I've had boots on and off for several years, but never a pair of Justins. Well, that changed recently -- and I'm so glad it did.

My wife and I went to an upscale consignment store in Nashville before Christmas to look for gifts. We browsed the racks of clothes. But, both of our eyes stopped on this unusual and great-looking pair of boots sitting on a rack. They were brand new, never worn. I tried them on, and they fit me like a glove. Couldn't believe it.

I put them back and we kept browsing for clothes, which was our main goal. I tried on shirts that my wife liked. Nothing fit. We were leaving, and I asked her about those danged good looking boots. She said she put them back, and we were already leaving, so I let it go.

Christmas morning, to my surprise, I opened a box and those boots were inside. I can't tell you how happy they have made me. What a wonderful gift! My wife bought them for me when I was trying on clothes. She dashed to the car to put them in the trunk! I can honestly say I've worn these boots almost every day since I got 'em. They are the perfect blend of casual and style that I need in my work. And they are breaking in perfectly now to conform to my feet.

These boots have made me a believer in Justin. And I'm happy your boots found a good home. They will be loved for many years.

January 28, 2013
I nearly had to beat 'em to death
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I was in the U.S. many years ago ( about 1962) on a british freighter and I had always had a hankering to but a pair of justin boots, so I went awol from my ship for a few days, when we were in Galveston, hired a car and drove , and drove, and drove !!!! Big state, Texas *smile*

I got my boots as well as a 'logging' from the captain and loss of wages, but it was well worth it. Those boots lasted me for many, many years and in the end I nearly had to beat 'em to death with a big stick to kill 'em.

They weren't cheap but they were worth every cent. They were the most comfortable and longest lasting boot I have ever had the pleasure to own.

Long may ye keep turning out boots of that quality. They were a pleasure to wear.

January 27, 2013
Southern belle in Wyoming
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I had moved to Sheridan, Wyoming from North Carolina. I was not prepared for my first winter 13 below for 2 weeks straight. Not only that but I had no idea how to dress for warmth and comfort. On my third year living there I needed boots, so I headed to the Dan's westernwear on Main Street. I told the clerk what I wanted. Then I asked her what kind of boots she had on and how long she had worn them. She said Justins and had them for six years. I wore mine a total of eight years. Not only are they warm and dry, but comfortable. Thanks. I just wore the things out!

January 25, 2013
Boots that is made in Americana
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I been wearing Justin western boots scence I was 8 years old now I am getting older I am enjoy the J flex and the safety of the shaft of the boots for climbing in and out of semi trucks and bulldozers I dont twist my akle and made in Americana Because I am a Teamster unoin member that matters to me I help support American workers and great boots My girlfriend loves my Justin boots

January 25, 2013
justin farm and ranch christmas
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i was told i wasnt getting them for close to a year i saw them in a boot store down in brunswick georgia and i wanted them horribly bad my mom and my girlfriend both told me i wouldnt get them then christmas morning i got them in a bigger box so i couldnt tell they are the best boots ive had

January 20, 2013
13 Years & Still going
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I think I bought these in 1999 at Sheplers. They were my first pair of boots that weren't black.. I still wear them today, thirteen years later, working at the local sale barn and riding my colts. They've seen thousands of miles horse back as well as on foot either pushing cattle, or normal every day walking. I have never had to replace the soles, they are still just as comfortable as the day I got them. Want to talk about a boot that lasts! If they weren't so comfortable, I would be more serious about replacing them!

January 15, 2013
Where o'Where Have My Little Dogs Gone?
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When I was just out of college about 20+ years ago, and I lived in Texas, I bought a gorgeous pair of Justin Boots (dark leather with a burnt red/orange-ish inlay). Unfortunately, about a month after falling 'in Love' with my new boots, I had to move back home to Louisiana. Somehow, when my belongings were packed up and placed into the moving van, while I was working, my roommate neglected to pack my practically brand new (only worn one time) boots up with the rest of my belongings.
Ever since, I have been steadily searching & longing to find my "Beloved" boots again, so powerful was the beauty, comfort, and fit of the Justin Boots you make!!

With Love, and Until we meet again!!

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