I have finicky feet; Justin Gypsies have been my only comfortable footwear for years. I wore them when admitted for knee-replacement surgery at a Boston hospital and had nothing else to wear when I first got up on crutches. Picture me stumping up and down the hallways in my johnny and cowboy boots; I caused quite a sensation.
My story is a couple of decades in the making and still going. My wife and me met up in 2003. As we got to know each other she told me of her past and the travels she had with her family when she was 13. One such was a tour of America in 1993. We are from South Africa so its a big deal touring like this. One stopover was in Chicago where she bought a amazing set of Justins and a Stetson to match. So skip ahead to 1997 and she lost her father in a motor vehicle accident. The family was broken and everything was sold to cover costs. The Justins remained. Skip ahead a few more years to 2006 and while at her mother's house we got talking about those boots again. Her mother quitely got up and fetched a suitcase that was packed away. Returning she put it on the living room table and opened it. Inside was the Justins. Near mint condition. Her father had worn them but looked after them like gold because remember we are in South Africa and they don't grow on trees here. She looked at me and said :"Do you want them son?". It was like opening the holy grail. I expected a light to shine from that old suitcase. In a heartbeat I had them on and it was a perfect fit. Like they were bought for me. I also wore them quite a bit but decided to rather keep them in mint condition as they are practically family heirlooms at this moment. They get a rubdown once in a while and I brag with them to all and sunder. So you see, these boots have a twenty year history with my family. If I could somehow win the story contest it would be a great continuation or addon to this family legacy. Yours truly, Leon Thom Bleomfontein, South Africa Ps. Serial numbers of the boots so you know this is a true story : 28689 O. On the inside it also says Justin style 1967.
My son was born with bilateral club feet. He has had numerous surgeries and we have to buy a new pair of boots every 3 mths due to the way he walks them down. The doctors say his lace up justin boots are good for his feet and he loves them. He wears nothing but his boots. I have tried getting him to wear high top nikes but they do not provide the support that his Justin boots do. So I just want to say Thank You for making a boot that is comfortable for him to wear and provide the support he needs!
Recently I joined horse 4-H. I'm one of those rare few who joins it in their high school years. I've been an english purist rider for ages. But then I realized the cowgirl I had inside of me. It sounds weird, but my blood has plenty of country in it (my grandma took piano lessons from George Straight's parents-they lived down the street from each other!). So I took on western riding. Of course, I fell in love, and rode my first western show only after about 2 months.
So, I had the western riding skills, but I didn't have the boots. So I went to my local western store after my birthday, and had to face the endless shelves of boots with a practically empty pocket compared to some of the prices.
I wanted a stylish boot, a boot I could wear around town, but I also wanted a functional riding/mucking boot. Where I live, there is plenty of rain and mud. I also wanted a boot that I could wear at 4-H shows. And this all had to be met within my small budget.
I saw the gypsies, with light blue piping and square toes, and fell in love. They were perfect. And fit my budget. I could say that they practically screamed my name.
So of course I bought them.
I even fell in love with the box.
And that love still lasts. I wore them just today while riding. Sometimes I even wear them with my breeches, I love them so much. And today when I was hosing down my horse I of course managed to spray myself. No big deal. My boots were soaking wet, yet my feet were perfectly dry.
Justin, you've satisfied. Actually, more than satisfied. You've got me in love with a pair of boots. Just like it is said with horses, you can never have just one.
If you happen to fall in love with my story like I fell in love with my boots, I would love another pair.
I believe that Justin Boots follow along that old commercial tagline—if you can afford them, you can’t have just one pair. My first pair came in 2009, and the others joined them in 2012. Originally they were something to wear to a rodeo, or two different George Strait concerts, but they’ve since become a part of who I am, a way to always keep the country with me, a part of the cowboy lifestyle, and a way to stand out from the crowd. Now Justin informs my career—I seldom write a novel that doesn’t include at least one character wearing cowboy boots.
When I was 20 and beginning a rough won new life I was broke. I had little or nothing to spend on any sort of extras. Since I needed shoes rather badly I opted to celebrate my new life and bought a pair of Justins from Hamleys in Pendleton Or.
I needed practical shoes. I may have backed out of buying boots except as I slipped the boots on it was as if I had slipped my feet into comfortable slippers. It was a sign, they were made for ME!
People have come and gone in my life as have houses n horses. I have had a couple of wonderful dogs who were long lived and ever faithful to me. However, my own most long lived personal possession is my Justin boots.
My boots still fit well and look great. The leather has been taken care of and is subtle n smooth. The style is still as current as can be expected and they are yet the best dancing boots Ive ever two stepped in.
Oh yeah, I turned 60 on my last birthday.
I can take a picture of them, just dont have one this minute.
A couple of years ago i told my dad i wanted to buy some boots. My mom overheard me & remembered she had come across her justin boots in her closet that my dad had given her years ago probably when i was a kid. She never wore them because she doesnt like cowboy boots. So i tried them on & they fit perfectly!!! Thats why I say the boots were destined to be mine from the beginning.
i have had my boots since i was 10 and i had big feet. my parents couldnt find me a pair of tony lamas that fit but one day in the mid winter we went to a western store and found a pair of justin work boots that were just my size so we bought them. they were my first pair of boots. Through snow and rain and mud and dirt and poop these boots have lasted me these years. now to this day i am 46 and i still wear and have those same boots and i have pride in work, farming and ranching, and justin boots. Thanks justin boots.
I loved my Justin camoflauge Gypy's! I trained horses, shown, taught lessons, and worked in them daily! I even support my bullriding boyfriend at all his pro rodeos standing in my Justin's! Until about 11 weeks ago I had a bad fall from a horse I had been training and broke my L1 vertebrae in my back and my tibia and fibula clean through. My leg was hanging and they cut my favorite Justin boots off! As I was laying on the ground I heard someone say something about cutting "my favorite pair of boots" off! Due to the accident I cannot train and am not able to get another job which means I am not able to buy another pair of Justin boots... I need a new pair of boots!!
Ever since I was a little girl, I knew Justin boots were my boots. I would put on my grandpa's Justin's and walk around the house and the ranch with them on. They were way too big, but that didn't stop me. Now that I'm older, I buy my own and let my grandpa wear his. Still working on the ranch, our lives and going strong, and so are our boots.
I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and have worn out three pairs of Justin Original work boots limping around this ole ball of dirt. Most of the bones in my right foot and ankle are bone on bone now so I try not to, can't really, put too much weight on it for too long and end up stomping the sole off the left boot. Got a bad left hip too that don't help. The right ones are still good! :)
Used to work in construction for 20+ years but had to retire because of the RA so getting a new pair puts a real dent in the small budget. The pair I am wearing now is down to the plastic mid sole and I got a hole in the bottom of the heel. Might have to wear these ones right off before i can a new pair, haha. Love my boots though and these have been going strong for quite a while. Even if I don't get a free pair when I get some new boots they'll be Justins for sure. Good boots!
Hi first off I want to say I love Justin Boots.
My name is Chris and I own a pair of Justin Brown Ropers. They are AWESOME and I would love to own another pair of Justin's. The quality is great and I will advertise your boots until I draw my last breath. Justin Boots are number 1 in my book.
I like my Justin boots, because they keep all the farm poo off of my feet. They can make me dance better than Ginger Rogers. I can walk a mile in my own boots and don't have to do it in someone else's shoes. My Justin boots have always fit PERFECTLY, they fit better than a banana peel fits on a banana.
This is my story now. My boots are wearing thinner than my income. Too much wear and tear. The holes in my Justin boots are causing the poo to slip through. I dance more like one of The Three Stooges. And I really think I may have to ask to borrow someone's boots. They still fit like that banana peel, but lookin' like the banana has been thrown around a bit. :(
My brother is 18 months younger than I. We grew up always in competition of one another. Always striving to one up one another at any cost.
August 1, 2003...that cost was the ultimate sacrifice in a time of war, over in Iraq just after the initial invasion. Serving with his comrades in the US ARMY, 173rd Airborne.
A year or two later I was asked to accompany some friends to Vegas, to see the PBR and attend Cowboy Christmas at the convention center. The night before, we had hit up a bar within the Frontier hotel I do believe. We partied all night long as we were entertained by Bill Engvall and Toby Keith at this random bar within the hotel. The next morning came early, it was to be spent walking the Cowboy Christmas convention. Totally felt nauseous most of the day. Many times I just stood near the bathroom or a trash bin.
I caught a glimpse of a sign that said Justin, realized it was the boot company as I approached. I gazed around at everything that had my brothers name on it and felt bittersweet. I spotted a pair of boots that I desired to have. A man walked up as I was teary eyed and asked if he could help. I told him that I hadn't ever had a pair of boots before but I was a fan of these cause the name was my brothers. The guy grinned and said well you must have a pretty special brother. I held back tears as I said yes he was. He got quiet and I proceeded to tell him that I lost him in Iraq...
He then stood there and got choked up myself.
I held a maroon pair of ladies Justin boots and said I'll take these! He rang me up and then handed me all these signs that said Justin on them, and told me thank you for my service and that he wouldn't ever forget what my brother did for our country.
I still have them years later, not wearing them much because they're special to me. After that moment at the Justin boot stand, the nausea went away and I just filed another moment away in this lifetime in remembrance of my brother.
My son is 4years old and has loved boots since the day he got his first pair. He wore them to bed and some days he wore just his boots. It was love at first sight for my son. Always thought his first love would be and girl but this boy is head over boots in love.... And that love is still strong as he has gotten older. He has to wipe and polish them after he wears them and put them in a safe place..(by the bed). But we had a house fire that took them boots away from tht boy. He cried for weeks over them and is ready for a new love in his life again!
My Husband is 48 years old and has worn his Justin Boots since he was old enough to walk! Being a farmer he uses his boots for the everyday Hard work and cleaning out the barn and hopping into the tractor to plant the fields. When the day is done and he showers and gets his nice clothes and Boots on , guess what they are his cleaned up Justins!
He went to order a new pair of his favorite Justin Boots the 1122 Mule skin boot and found out they no longer carry this series , they have discontinued them! In panic we are trying to find out if there is anyway to try to get some more of them before they are entirely off every shelf. He is so sad because this Boot is his character it is who he is and I know its him before he appears because I can hear his step. Its like an erra of good old Justin Boot has left and now we have to adjust and find a new . Please help!!
P.S. I love my work boots and they are Justins too, I ride my horse and scoop the poop in my reliables, I hope you don't discontinue them anytime soon!
After five straight years of working in the harshest oilfield environments, my Justin's are still begging for more. For the longest time I wore the industry standard in work boots...RedWings. On the average they might have lasted 2 years tops before the soles cracked or the leather would split. They were heavy, poorly constructed, and after 6 hours of running up and down a drilling rig, my feet were killing me...the madness had to stop. On the way out to a rig, my one year old Wings split apart. I stopped in at a local western store and bought the very pair of Justin's I am still wearing today. The first thing that caught my attention was how light they were and the attention to detail was amazing, not to mention how comfortable they were. After 5 rugged years, from the searing heat of the Arabian desert to the frozen ice pack of the Alaskan North Slope, humid jungles of Indonesia to Louisiana's hurricane ridden Gulf of Mexico; these boots have held up where others have miserably failed. I tip my hard hat to the men and women of Justin Boots.
Well, first of all, I am 13. I have always wanted a pair of boots. My mother, however, is not aware of this and aint country as me and my dad. So i aint gonna get any boots till im 16, when i can legally drive and go buy some. justins stampede is what i want. my cousin has the same boots that i want and i was over at his house one day. he left to go to his friends. his parents werent there. so i figured id try them on to see if i liked them. wish i didnt have to take them off. best boots ever!
My son TJ loved his father's new work boots. TJ's cheap work boots broke so he wore his dads JUSTIN boots to school. They were 2 sizes too big, but they were his dads and he wanted to be like dad. Someone stole them and he is sad and dad is mad!
Hi. My name is Kadi. I live in Morgantown Pennsylvaina and I am almost 16 years old. I have lived on a farm all my life, and I Barrel Race, Jump, train, breed, show, anything that has to do with horses. I got my first pair of Justin's 3 long years ago, and They are the only shoes that I wear. I have had them repaired over 4 times in the passed three years, but let me tell you, it was worth it. I am that wierd girl at school with old dirty, stinky cowboy boots, but hey! I can't complain, these boots are my favorite! These boots heels are now falling off, so they will need to retiree soon, unfortunatly and I will not be able to afford new ones. I love your boots, Thanks!
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.
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.
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 o’clock 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 county’s (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.
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
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.
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