Remember the movie Urban Cowboy? Once upon a time on the East Coast, a single suburban 20-something Virginia girl got hooked on all things western after watching that movie. When I visited my friend in Fort Worth back around 1980/81 and made a visit to Billy Bob's, I learned to 2-step and bought me some eel-skin boots, size 7-1/2. Fast-forward to 30 years of marriage, 3 grown children, a few repairs here and there (to the boots though I probably could use a few myself) and feet now size 9! And guess what, I can still wear them! Yes, one of my toes is coming through one side, but they stretched with me and still fit like a glove! I won't give them up without a fight!
I have a narrow foot B width. I wear my work boots all day long, so I need a comfortable boot and my Justin work boots are. Thank you for producing a quality boot. Best work boot I have found.
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My mother worked making these boots for many years so yes I was introduced in wearing boots a very young age. Ropers and lace ups were the main styles I wore. I had different colors, loved wearing them every weekend since wearing them to school was not much of a option. My father has worn boots for the longest (I dont think he owns shoes, only boots) and let me say that boots are comfy to wear and fun to wear and model and dance in. It would be nice that something is done to honor those hard working ex employees from the Fort Worth location. I know alot of women that worked making these boots wroked REALLY HARD and let me say it is not a easy job but interesting for sure. :)
I work outside for a living. In the summers it is near 100 degrees and in the winter it can get to -30. I live in my Justin (Gaucho #4440) boots, from the 5 am to 11 pm I wear these boots. In the rain, snow, mud and dirt I wear these boots. I have had these for two and half years now, I am wearing holes on all side but these are still the most comfortable and longest lasting boot I have every worn.
Thanks Justin for making a boot That will hold up to my punishment and look good doing it.
I purchased my Justin standard work boots in January 2001 in El Paso, TX, size 10 while I was stationed there in the military. In the past 4,750 days I have owned these amazing boots I have worn them at least 2,500 days. They have tilled, plowed, hunted, fished, flown airplanes, held me up at the bar, road Harley Davidson's, and generally thrilled men and women throughout the world.
I now work as a contract pilot overseas and wear them on a daily basis. They have been to Iraq, Afghanistan, Jordan and even horseback riding in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains of Kyrgyztan. They even started on fire at a fire pit in Kabul. They provided my feet with extreme comfort at every opportunity.
They have dressed up with me and they have dressed down with me; work or casual is a no small feat for these footwear. I always took the appropriate care of saddle soap and mink oil, like new every time. I swear I could run a marathon in these boots and have often thought of doing this. I loved them, they loved me. Fit my foot like a well fitted glove.
Sadly, after 13 years of dedicated service time grew the better of them. The soles were worn to the core and finally the entire tread separated from the boot.
I immediately conducted surgery on them with the use of "Shoe Goop" to adhere the sole back to the boot and a vice grip; it was horrible to watch and there was a tough several days when I didn't know what would become of them.
Sadly, they didn't make it.
I buried them on a sunny Tuesday afternoon on my property, the ceremony was glorious. I check the gravesite everyday, flowers, spilt beer like the old days. I know deep inside that they are watching over me.
I have many photos of me in my boots that I will forever treasure; and someday we will be together again.
Thank you Justin
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