Justin Share Your Boot Story

January 28, 2013
I nearly had to beat 'em to death
rate this story

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
rate this story

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
rate this story

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
rate this story

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
rate this story
Author's Photo

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?
rate this story

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!!

January 14, 2013
How I discovered Justin and became a loyal fan
rate this story
Author's Photo

I got my first pair of vintage Justin Diamond J lacers from a flea market here in California. The boots were fully lined and exquisite. They just needed new laces and polishing. I cared for them, cherished them and had them resoled 3 times. I did not know where I could find new ones. Then I did some research, and the cobbler I went to for resoling and refurbishing, told me about the history of the boots. I wore these boots out for over 10 years, and gave them up, regrettably. I loved those boots so much. I looked online to see where I could get them. I have not found them yet. I recently got a pair of Justin Gypsy square toed orange suede boots. I want to get a new pair of black Chester ropers that lace up, with leather soles. It will be my goal to save up for them this year. It will be like being reunited with a long lost friend when I do achieve to get those boots again.

January 9, 2013
Former Disco girl can't live without her Justins
rate this story

I am a 48 year old female,former disco girl of the 80's . I live in NY. I went country in the 90's. I own 7 pairs of Justin Lizard cowboy boots. one pair use ro me white ( I was married to my first husband in them) I had them dyed Navy.
There use to be a telephone number where you could purchase slightly irregular Justins. I purchased two pairs and they were perfect. All my other were retail directly through justin. i am sorry I did not purchase red or peanut brittle but they have been discontinued I think.

January 5, 2013
My boots My feet My story
rate this story

Some folks think wearing boots is rough on the feet. Those folks do not know what wearing a good pair of boots is like and Justin Boots are real good. My name is Ray Lawrence Jr. I play country music and I have been wearing boots as long as I have been walking. I think I have had just about every brand of boots know to man on my feet. Some brands of boots seem like they took forever to break in and I have broke in many a pair of boots in my 49 years. I have been wearing Justin Boots for at least 20 years or more and every time i put a pair of Justin boots on my feet, they feel great. Not much break in time needed. They are well made and no matter what style I buy I know I will have a pair of boots that are tough enough to work in, comfortable enough to walk in and when they get a little dirty, just clean em up and put em on and hit the stage and play some music wearing my Justin Boots. When I leave this world, bury me wearing my Justin Boots that way I will have em forever. I have a lot of pairs of boots and the one problem I have is selection. There are so many styles and looks that it usually takes me a long time to pick the style I want. That is why I have so many boots. There is no such thing as too much of a good thing when it comes to good boots and Justin Boots are real good and tough and great looking too. Hard working boots that can take a lot of torture and look good while you are in front of several hundred people on stage.

January 3, 2013
almost lost my life..just google Mary halleran hurst Illinois
rate this story

My story is a sad one. I was involved in a horrible tragedy feb. 20,2012.. I was ran over by a truck. I was hit so hard my femoral artery exploded. I lost 11 pints of blood. My legs were shattered except the leg that still had on my justin boot.My pelvis was shattered ..my hip.. knee. I was airlifted to the nearest hospital. I've been in and out of the hospital for months. I was hit so hard one of my boots came off..that leg had to have ankle plate and rod. The leg that my boot stayed on was fine where the boot was ..not even a scratch but I lost my boots.. thank you justin you saved part of my leg!!!

December 27, 2012
These boots are amazing!!!
rate this story

hi, im Zachary. I got a pair of western Stampede boots for christmas. They're so comfortable and worth the money. I will always ,love justin boots. Thanks, you guys do a great job!!!

December 25, 2012
Best Christmas Present
rate this story

Here I am on Christmas morning writing about my best present, my new Justin work boots!

I am brutal to my boots. I work in everything from sewage to concrete. I kick, push, shove, walk in, and walk through things that most people would refuse to copy.

It seems I have tried every boot offered by the competition. I can say with complete certainty, the Handcrafted in the USA Justin work boot is the toughest and longest-lasting boot that has ever wrapped my feet.

December 22, 2012
old ropers
rate this story

i have a pair of Ropers, style # 3136, i don't think they even make any more, that are made of elk hide. they are over 20 years old, and still going strong! they are the most comfortable boots i've ever had. almost better than house shoes! i don't know what i'll do if they ever wear out. i think i may wear out before they do.

December 14, 2012
Texas Gypsy
rate this story

I have been buying Justin Gypsy boots EXCLUSIVELY since I first found them about 5 years ago! Growing up, I was forced to buy lace-up boots everywhere due to having large calves, but when I found the Justin Gypsy line of pull-on boots with the 8" shaft, it was love at first buy! My family never has to wonder what to buy me as a gift as these boots are a staple in my closet. They last forever, despite the trials and tests I put them through, and I still have my first pair that I bought 5 years ago. Thank you Justin Boots for solving a dilemma that troubled a country girl for years!

December 12, 2012
rate this story

I'm 22 and love being country going muding and getting down and dirty. I have had my boots for three years and I am bad on boots I wear them ever day. They have been filled with mud and water and I just hose them out and let them dry and they are like new again. I have worn them every chance I got when I was in the army and when I hang out with friends. After me having them all my friends have gone out and got a pair they are that great. You know they are the best when you are knee high in mud and they still feel great.

December 1, 2012
rate this story

Hey, im Maddi and im 11 years old. I got a pair of Justin boots because i have an aunt who lives in oklahoma and i needed a trusty pair of boots for going up there. That was about 2 yrs. ago and my Justins still fit!! They are the most comfortable and trusty boots for farmlife and fourwheeling. Also I have had these boots for 2 yrs. as i said earlier and they're still good as new. When they get dirty most of the time you can just wipe them off and they're good but when they get SUPER dirty my dad cleans them with some stuff. I used to have a pair of ARIAT's ( i think that's how you spell it! LOL) and they were great but i only had them for less than a year because my feet were growing and i found that theydidnt really stretch from wear. So they were very tight on my feet and they wouldnt fit. But my Justin's have lasted me 2 yrs. so far and thats just the beginning! I love my Justin's and they are definetely the best boots on the market!
I've also tried Justin Brand jewewled flip flops. Great Quality!!!! They have lasted me a while and they're still in GREAT condition!!
I recommend everyone to get a pair of Justin boots. I also recommend every girl getting a pair of Justin Brand flip flops they are a very high quality product and they come with a handy little carrying bag. I find myself wearing my Justin flip flops to church, sometimes school, and places where i need a little dressier outfit.

November 30, 2012
rate this story

I'm 64 and started wearing Justin Boots when I earned enough money to buy my first pair at 16 yrs of age. Since then I've wore out three pair of ropers and one pair of your cowboy boot. I now have another pair of ropers and a pair of lace-up boots!
The quality of Justin Boots is unbeatable in my book!! The two pair that I have now will last me for another ten yrs!!

November 30, 2012
Hard Working Stampedes
rate this story
Author's Photo

First off would like to say i'm in love with my boots. I'm a pipeline welder so safety toes are a must the first time i put on a pair of the Stampede safety toe square toes i was amazed at how light they were i couldn't believe they were steel toed. I have worn other steel toed boots in the past and they were very heavy. They take take a beating too an after a year of work and play they still clean up and look just like when they came out of the box. I wear them horse riding now and they support spurs nicely.

November 29, 2012
If it wasn't for the boots...
rate this story

If it wasn't for the boots I probably wouldn't be marrying the most amazing man I know!
About a year ago, I was looking to find some boots, but I had no idea what kind to get! So I contacted an old friend that I hadn't talked to in almost a year, and he told me I definitely wanted a pair of Justin Boots. He told me what kind and where to go and we just kept talking after that. He told me "I had him at the boots.."
We're getting married in January and guess what shoes I'll be wearing?! ;)


November 27, 2012
Gotta love Justins
rate this story

I was recently out riding my horse at a nice canter across a sidehill when we must have slipped in one of the many springs on my property, my horse slipped and fell on me, pinning my leg from knee down between him and the ground. A bunch of xrays later revealed no breaks of any kind. I give the credit to my Justin gypsies I was wearing. I've worn gypsies for many years but never would have thought they would have saved my ankle from being shattered. I highly recommend them to everyone I talk to anymore. Thank you Justin, you have wonderful products.

November 21, 2012
these boots
rate this story
Author's Photo

i was a freshman in highschool known for my clunking boot heels as i walked through the hall my grandma always bought m a new pair of boots for school the day we picked up my new boots we went out searching thrif shops for a 2 nd pair an here en lies the tale these boots wer old cracked and beat up when i tried them on my grandma saw the look in my eye and said its a eraly christmas present theyve seen more back roads pretty girls and hard times then i can count the cobblerkeeps putting them right everytime mom keeps saying dont ya think theyve about had it i just smile and laugh ive had these four years now im 18 im a justin boots fan even though i own many brands well grandmas getting older and when shes gone ill always have a part of her in these boots to carry me along

November 9, 2012
rate this story

Really appreciate your black Gypsy steel toe/electrical hazard/waterproof boots... practically impossible to find those qualifications in my size! (Ladies' 6.5)
They're perfect for everything... tech rescue, at the fire station, 24hrs at a time while on duty as a flight medic, when standing 8hrs straight teaching EMT class, working with the horses, and even dressing up. So grateful to have one pair of boots that covers everything. Keep up the good work!

November 6, 2012
First pair of Justin 6 inch Ropers
rate this story

I bought these Ropers for motorcycle riding on 10/19/1999, have rode in them ever since ! I had them re-souled last winter due to the souls wore smooth and at stop signs my feet would slide or slip and had a hard time keeping bike up-right. They now are very dark from polishing them with different colors of Justin shoe polish, but they are still my main boots for riding and winter use. All my shoes before these would last me less than a year. It is unbeleivable.

November 6, 2012
life saver
rate this story

Being raised on a ranch I've always wore boots, but when i was born i had a stroke which when i was growing up i had to wear painful braces till my family discovered my boots worked just as well if better than the braces... Justin yall have been a life saver ,thank you :)

November 1, 2012
fire fighter
rate this story
Author's Photo

as a fire fighter i know what good boots are made of, a few weeks ago we responded to a car crash and the only thing i had with me where my Justin steal toed pull on's. the cable pulling the car out of the ditch snapped and the car came crashing down on top of my feet thank god for the boots you all make.


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.

Share Your Story

RSS Feed

What is RSS?

Top Ten


JULY 2014
JUNE 2014
MAY 2014
APRIL 2014
MARCH 2014
JULY 2013
JUNE 2013
MAY 2013
APRIL 2013
MARCH 2013
JULY 2012
JUNE 2012
MAY 2012
APRIL 2012
MARCH 2012
JULY 2011
JUNE 2011
MAY 2011
APRIL 2011
MARCH 2011
JULY 2010
JUNE 2010
MAY 2010
APRIL 2010
MARCH 2010
JULY 2009
JUNE 2009
MAY 2009
APRIL 2009
MARCH 2009