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February 13, 2009
My Boots
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This really isn't a story, I would just like to say that my George Strait 3.1 boots are the best boots I have ever had. I had a bad horses accident 2 1/2 years ago and can't ride anymore but I still love my horses.I usually don't do alot with my horses in the winter because it is so cold and snowy, but I adopted a wild mustang in Sept so I am out with him all the time. My boots have been just perfect; they keep me warm, they don't get wet, and I don't slide in them. They are almost like wearing bedroom slippers. I even wear them to work everyday.

I can't wait till I can get another pair.

I bought my husband a pair too!

February 7, 2009
"Dang Good Boots"
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Growing up, I was surrounded by hard working people. At the time, my dad built boats for a boat company, and my uncle worked at a plant in Pine Bluff AR., and my dad built boats for a boat company. One day I noticed that the only boots that they wore were Justins.

A couple of days after I realized that, my dad asked me if I wanted to go with him to buy him another pair of boots. When we walked in he headed straight for the Justin section. He picked out some cool leather work boots. A couple of days after that I had some money to spend, so I asked my dad if I could get some justin boots.

We went online and ordered some leather pull-ons. When they finally got to our house, I tried them on. They fitted like a glove and were ultra comfortable. The only thing bad is that since I am 12 years old, they wont fit very much longer. And I dread that day. But those are some "Dang Good Boots".

February 6, 2009
Hell No! You can’t have my Justins!
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I was competing in the Ft. Worth Stock Show Rodeo and not doing so well. Between events, I was outside and had my boots off to address a toe issue. They were lying on the hood of my truck when a spectator walking by stopped and said “Man those boots are trashed. Can I have them?”

I leaped outta my chair and hollered “Hell No! You can’t have my boots!” “Let me tell you something, I got these boots on my 15th birthday. They were my Daddy’s, and they were too big for me, but Daddy said I would grow into them, and I did. I won my first roping event in these here boots. I learned to drive in these boots. These boots saved me from snakebite. I enlisted in the Army in these boots I got my first kiss from my wife of 19 years in these boots. I held my children when they were minutes old in these boots and I still go to church in these boots. See this stitching here? When I wore though the leather here, I had them patched and have kept on wearing ‘em. I had them resoled too many times than I can remember. Can you have my boots? Sh#t son, ask me for my blood, ask me for a kidney, but don’t ever ask a man for his boots! These boots have been on my feet longer than you’ve been alive. And besides, it’s the only pair I own.

February 6, 2009
Leaving the Reservation
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Ever since I was a kid growing up on in a rural part of the Navajo reservation, and having grown up around livestock, I was not one for being a "cowboy" though the rest of my family was, I was the regular kid who just did his chores and kept tending to our flock of cattle and horses and sheep. I look back now and realize that my uncle whom raised me wanted us to embrace the true and meaningful life of the traditional ways of the Navajo Way of life.

"Hoozho" Beautiful way. Peace and respect and among other things. After leaving out on my own I stayed in Arizona and moved to a truly western town that transformed me to the true American person that I am today, though I ve made some terrible decision's in my time being single. I ve never regretted the time and lesson's learned, My first pair of Justin's boots were from a western tack store that no longer is around, and wore out on me till they no longer were repairable, I was so dang proud of my first purchase of these awesome boots back in the day, I wore them everywhere for the first week I owned them, (Mine you, I was a nursing assistant in a hospital, looks funny with scrubs on) I look back now and laugh about those good ole day's and now am proud to say, I retired those ole boys to the chest. And now own two nice pairs of boots. Though I don't live on the reservation now, out in the big city. I wear my boots proudly with respect to the American cowboy and the good ole U.S. of A.

February 6, 2009
Great Boots
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I switched to Justin Boots about a year ago, and I have never regretted it. They're the most comfortable things I own and I wear them every day. Thanks Justin for making a quality product.

January 29, 2009
Little Girls Dream
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As a little girl in western Nebraska I wanted a pair of boots in the worst of ways. Since my dad wore Justins all the time there were always boot boxes. I remember Christmas after Christmas that I would get a box and start opening it and it would be a boot box,what joy, just to find inside something that was needed. No boots.

Finally at age 8 dad took me to town and got me "Boots". He picked out a pair of olive green pigskin boots. Not my choice but they were boots. I tried my darndest to wear them out, nope good boots. You must understand this was a girl who wanted a horse so bad that she broke a milking heifer to ride. When that hit local newspaper I got my horse. Boots are the only footwear my husband and I wear.

January 28, 2009
UK CowGirl
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I visited the USA in 2004 and bought a pair of Justin cowgirl boots. Unfortunately in England I am not a cowgirl, so they are more of a fashion item for me! However, I have worn the same pair with so many outfits and it is only now, nearly 5 years later that I am having to get them re heeled and re soled. They are amazing boots and they have been to so many parties, days out and holidays with me, and everywhere I go people always compliment them as they are the real mccoy!!! Thanks Justin for keeping me looking cool, now all I need is a handsome cowboy to match!! Haha.

January 24, 2009
snakeproof worker 2's
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during the summer i go on alot of fishing trips and trying to go after a trophy bass i stepped by and got bit by a cottonmouth if i wasnt wearing my justin boots i wouldve had to get rushed to the er the leather stopped the snake in its tracks so thanks justin boots for making great boots

January 19, 2009
Boots on patrol
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I am a police officer and I wear a pair of plain leather sole black ropers to work everyday. I go through a pair every year and I wouldn't wear anything else. Thank you for a great boot.


N. Kimes

January 7, 2009
Good ol' boots for Good ol' boys
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well me and my buddys were out in a hollow one night drinkin and the cops showed up and we had to make a run for it and my justins made my criminal record stay clean

January 2, 2009
WHAT A WAY TO START OFF 2009
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I LOST MY JOB IN NOV 2008 , SO I AM ONE OF THE MILLIONS WITH OUT A JOB .

MY WIFE AND I SAID THAT WE WERE NOT GOING TO BUY GIFTS THIS YEAR BECAUSE I WAS NOT WORKING . AND I WAS OK WITH THIS SINCE WE HAVE NO KIDS , SO CHRISTMAS WAS REALLY QUIT AROUND THE HOUSE SANTA JUST PASSED US BY .

ON NEW YEARS EVE WE WERE TOGETHER WITH SOME FRIENDS , AND AT MIDNIGHT WE WENT OUT TO CELBRATE THE NEW YEAR , WE WERE ALL OUTSIDE AND I NOTICED MY WIFE WAS NOT THERE , WHEN ALL OF A SUDDEN SHE CAME OUT OF THE HOUSE AND SHE WAS WALKING FUNNY (NO SHE WAS'NT DRUNK ) SHE HAD ON A PAIR OF BOOTS AND SHE CAME UP TO ME AND SAID HAPPY NEW YEAR AND GAVE ME A NEW PAIR OF 2253'S I THANKED HER AND THEN SAID HOW DID YOU PAY FOR THESE AND I THOUGHT WE WERE NOT GETTING ANYTHING . SHE WENT ON TO SAY THAT SHE WANTED TO GET ME THEM FOR A LONG TIME AND THAT SHE HAD SAVED A LITTLE OUT OF EACH CHECK TO BUY THEM .

WHAT A WAY TO START OFF THE NEW YEAR WITH A PAIR OF JUSTIN BOOTS , AT ONE MIN PASS MIDNIGHT .

December 29, 2008
With Her Boots On
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Born in a small, dusty town in New Mexico, my mother has always loved cowboy boots. She was given her first pair by a neighbor while still a child. I remember the stories she would tell me of wearing those boots everyday until holes formed on the soles and she was forced to stop wearing them. However, she didn't give them up easily. Her father had to sneak into her room while she was asleep to remove them. They soon became too small for her growing feet. It would be some time before she would receive another pair.

My dear mother had eight children. For years she washed and ironed our cotton clothes, cooked for us, cleaned up after us, supported our participation in sports by attending games, taught us, made sure we studied, and loved us all without complaint. My father was a physician and was gone a lot of the time and so, the bulk of responsibility of raising the children fell on her shoulders. She worked along side us teaching us the value of work. Saturdays were reserved for chores. We would begin cleaning the inside of our home and then proceed outside to mow the weeds in the orange grove, rake the leaves, and sweep the driveway. She used to tease us and tell us that when it was her time to die that she wanted to be buried in the grove "with her boots on". I look back now, as an adult, and wonder how she did all she did. All eight of us graduated from a prominent university and have raised wonderful families ourselves. The lessons our mother taught us we have instilled in the lives of our own children.

Mother's Day was always special to us, as her children. We tried to honor her as best we could and let her know how much we loved her and appreciated the days of sacrifice she made for us. Growing up, each child, in their own way, would make something for her at school or compose a poem and make a card for her. When she turned seventy-five and her hair grew whiter, I wasn't sure how many more Mother's Days she would enjoy. As Mother's Day approached, the memory of her love for cowboy boots returned to my mind. I thought they would be a most appropriate gift. I purchased a pair of lovely Justin boots in her size and flew to Las Vegas for a surprise visit. The look on her face is one I shall never forget as she opened the box to find the most beautiful pair of red cowboy boots!

My mother had a small swimming pool in her backyard. She would put on her boots and dangle her feet in the cool water of the pool and then walk around the yard in her boots. She repeated this process until she thought she had the perfect fit.

I often visited my mother in Las Vegas when I could get away from work. It was not too long after her eightieth birthday that she suffered a stroke. It stole her ability to speak and, more importantly, walk thereby confining her to a bed. She was taught sounds by a speech pathologist and given physical therapy to try and teach her how to walk again. During those difficult days I tried to encourage her by bringing her cowboy boots to her room. She lived for a year and a half, but never regained the ability to speak or walk. At her funeral we gathered together to say our last goodbyes. Each one of my brothers and sisters passed by her coffin and touched her hand or gave her a kiss on the cheek. As I passed by my mother I leaned over, kissed her sweet face and then placed those lovely red Justin boots in her casket. I thought they were the most appropriate gift and somehow thought she could use them where she was going. I would like to think that that last gesture of my love for her brought a smile to her face.

December 27, 2008
MY DADS BOOTS
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MONTHS AFTER DAD DIED WE GATHERED FOR DINNER ONE SUNDAY. MOM SAID SHE WAS GOING TO START WEEDING OUT DADS STUFF. DAD HAD ALWAYS WORN JUSTIN BOOTS AND I WANTED THEM. MY BROTHER(AND THIS IS TYPICAL OF HIM) GRABBED THE PYTHON BOOTS AND STETSON HAT WHILE WE WERE OUT OF TOWN. I GOT THE JUSTIN BOOTS WITH THE WORN OUT HEELS AND HOLES IN THE BOTTOM. TWO YEARS AFTER DADS FUNERAL I STILL HAVE THEM ALONG WITH THE HORSE POOPED STAINED LEVIS JACKET AND STRAW HAT HE USED TO WEAR. I HOLD THESE ITEMS CLOSE TO MY HEART AS I STILL SEE AND REMEMBER DAD WEARING THEM.

December 16, 2008
Before they get booted out of office, politicians should wear Justin boots
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Justin boots move your spirit, touch your heart and make your sole sing.

December 14, 2008
There the only thing I wear
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I've always wanted boots when I was a kid growing up. But I never got them till I was 17. I bought them with my own money. I didn't know to much about boots at the time, but I instantly knew that my Justin boots were the perfect boot to wear. They are very comfortable. They are the only thing I wear.

December 14, 2008
Best In The Business
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I've had 2 pairs of Justin work boots now. The only reason I bought the second pair was because I out grew the first pair. You'll never find another brand of boots in my house. I've even purchased a camo Justin hat that has turned out to be my lucky hat. Thanks for a great product.

December 14, 2008
Good job on an exceptional boot
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I have worn a lot of boots in 58 years. Your George Strait J-Flex is the best , most comfortable I have ever worn. No break-in, put em on and go. Not only do I work in them but they are all I wear. I've told a lot of my friends about them and now they're wearing them too. It's not easy to find a good COMFORTABLE boot,so thank you.

December 13, 2008
Have Been Worn Three Generations (Sort of)
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I dont know how years ago my uncle bought a pair of #706 lace ups. He wore them everyday as work boots and around thier small horse farm. After he bought a new pair they became my dad's. He wore them as long as I remember , and I am 13. After he quit his job he didnt wear them as much. Then, he gave them to me. I wear em everyday. I havent put on a different pair of shoes or boots in two years now. Now, thats quality. My next pair are sure to be Justins.

December 11, 2008
Justin Work Boots
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I bought the Justin Work Boots when they first came out. I never thought I would have them this long, and even in good shape still to this day. I will never wear another boot as long as I live if it does not have the Justin Name in it. Thank you, for making such a great boot and all the other boots that carry the Justin name as well.

December 9, 2008
25 years young
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I have a pair of Justin (Roper) Boots that I bought 25 years ago in Reno NV. They have seen plenty of miles and abuse since that time; from getting them wet when washing my horse to wearing them in the winter muds. They fit like a glove and the quality is second to none. I would not own another brand.

December 9, 2008
I WILL ONLY WEAR JUSTIN BOOTS
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I AM 46 YEARS OLD AND CAN REMEMBER MY FIRST PAIR OF JUSTINS .

MY GRANDPA BOUGHT ME MY FIRST PAIR IN 1968 , I REMEMBER I WAS SO HAPPY , AND MY MOM SAID THAT I WOULD NOT TAKE THEM OFF FOR THREE DAYS . SHE SAID THAT I WENT TO SLEEP WITH THEM ON AND IF THEY WOULD TRY TO TAKE THEM OFF I WOULD WAKE UP AND SAY NO .

I HAVE HAD MANY PAIRS SINCE THEN AND ALL HAVE BEEN JUSTINS .

MY MOM SAID THAT SHE CAN NOT REMEMBER THE LAST TIME I HAD ANY OTHER TYPE OF SHOE .

JUSTIN BOOTS ARE APART OF MY LIFE AND ALWAYS WILL BE . I TOLD MY WIFE (OF 25 YEARS ) THAT WHEN I DIE I WANT TO TAKE TWO PAIRS WITH ME ONE ON MY FEET AND ONE NEXT TO ME ALONG WITH MY JUSTIN HAT .

THANK YOU JUSTIN BOOTS FOR MAKING MY LIFE A HAPPY TRAIL .

December 8, 2008
These Boots
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Unlike some folks who have different pairs of boots for different occasions, I have only one pair, Justins! I First aqquired my boots from a cousins Boyfriend. I remember I was in the Ninth grade in highschool, He was in the Tenth. He had outgrown his boots and got a new pair, And being like an older brother he handed them down to me!

By then they were already about four or five years old and the soles were worn un-even across the heels, The No-Slip grip on the bottom was never the less slippery! I wore those boots everywhere, Hunting, Fishing, Camping, Riding Horses, To School, And When I got a job I wore them to work.

Now Im 21 and have been out of school for nearly three years, The boots are 12, And Yes I still have my Justin Ropers! Never have they been Re-Soled, Just Polished everynow and again for a date or some other occaison. Those boots have seen alot of things in just the time I have had them, And im Sure if they could talk they would tell some crazy stories! Good and Bad, Like the time "HoneyBee" A Horse Stepped on one of them!

Theres a song called "These Boots'' by Eric Church, In one line it says " More than once I've kicked myself for the roads they've led me down. " And I hear that and the first thing that comes to mind are those boots.

Just recently I "Retired" my Ropers and bought a new pair of Justin Basics! Nothing flashy for me! In the few months I have worn my basics they have already payed for themselves, For instance this weekend Deer hunting in 26 degree weather, They were there keeping my feet warm. My Ropers are in my closet and still see wear from time to time, I just cant let them sit there! I think I will give them to my little brother who is in the eighth grade, hopefully he'll get enough wear out of them to write his own "Boot Story." As for me, I'll keep wearing my Basics everywhere! Work or play, I know they will always be here and never get tired of where I go. So if you're thinkin of gettin a pair I highly reccomend Juston Boots! They WILL wear you out before you wear them out.

December 6, 2008
The Boots I Cherish
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In the early sixties I bought my first pair of Justin Boots with money I earned hoeing sugar beets in southern Idaho. When I went to college at the University of Idaho, they went with me. Over the next four year I wore them with pride. I had them on the day my best friend and the love of my life proposed. He kept trying to get my full attention as I tried to wiggle away from his embrace. You see, he was standing on my Justin boots with he caulked boots. After 40 years of marriage and many pairs of boots since, I can not part with my first pair even with the holes poked in them. Every time I clean the closet I get to remember that happy day.

December 6, 2008
Boots for a girl
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Growing up in Oklahoma, it's just natural for for kids to wear boots. I remember growing up wanting boots. My parents worked extremely hard putting a roof over our heads, food in our tummies and clothes on our backs. Often at Christmas, we didn't get what we wanted, but what our parents felt we needed at that time trumped what we wanted because times were tough. I remember one Christmas asking for a pair of boots. I got those boots, but my parents couldn't afford to buy me a pair of Justins, instead they bought me a pair from Wal-Mart because that's all they could afford. I wore those boots with pride, but I still wanted a pair of Justin Boots. When I became a teenager and had a job of my own, I worked my rear-end off waiting tables and baby-sitting just so I could get those boots I had longed for for so long. However, I still didn't get those boots because I had to use that hard earned money to buy my school clothes. The time finally came for me to get my boots. I carefully checked out many stores and found the cheapest in a store in Cushing, Ok. On my 19 birthday, my father took me to this store. He gave me half the money for the boots and from my part-time job, I supplied the money for the rest and I got my first pair of Justin Boots. I am now 33, and I kept those boots until just a few years ago. However, I haven't been able to replace them because let's face it, times have been tough and now I am a mother and have 2 mouths to feed, roof to put over their heads, and clothes on their back. Their needs come before mine. I still long for those boots and maybe some day I'll be able to replace those boots.

December 5, 2008
The Devil Boots
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I had always wanted a pair of red ropers from the time I can remember wearing ropers, my grand-daddy always told me that I wasn't old enough to have a pair, that red boots were the devils boots, I had to wait until I was 18.

Time went on I became a teenager, I wanted a pair so bad, but on my 17th birthday (March 30, 1984), my grand-daddy was waiting on me when I got home from school to take me out for my birthday dinner, like he did every year. So, I took a shower and started to get ready. I went to my room and he had me a brand new western shirt with a 5 dollar bill in the pocket, a new pair of Wrangler's with a 10 dollar bill in the back pocket, and believe it or not, a brand new pair of RED JUSTIN ROPERS! I couldnt believe it I had a pair of Devil Boots at the age of 17!

My grand-daddy better known as Pappy, passed away April 4, 1984, 5 days after my 17th birthday. I still have those boots today, I just keep getting them resoled.

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