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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
When I was growing up in a small town in Mississippi, my dad worked in the oil fields. I remember it was a great treat for the kids to pull off his boots for him because he was so tired from working days and nights without rest to make ends meet for his family. His big oil field boots were caked with mud and oil, but we loved pulling them off and placing them on the porch outside. Even though he wore boots in the field, he had a pair of Justin boots for dress wear to church on Sunday. I was twenty three when my Dad passed away. Going through his things, my mother found the Justin boots and she wanted me to have them. They were probably twenty years old at the time but still held a shine. I wore those boots for eighteen years, had them only re-soled once and eventually passed them to my fathers grandson who wore them another ten. Memories of my Dad wearing his boots, me wearing my Dad's boots and now his grandson wearing his Justin boots. Maybe they will still be around when another son comes along.
I use my justins every day, and I just want to say that the photo that Mr. Wilkie from Ridgecrest Ca. sent in says it ALL!!
The Mud, Spurs, Work Gloves and Rope.
Like myself it looks like no Lab Rat or desk for him! just plane HARD WORK that you need a good boot to do your job. Justin should use this photo for ad's of the hard working folks!
my hats off to you Mr. Wilkie for a great pic. and Justin for a Great Boot!
growing up i never seen my father where anything but a pairof boots on his feet be it work or dress he always had boots on.i worshiped everything about him,so as i grew all i wanted was to wear boots like him.my father worked in the oilfields and his career took us to texas in my opinion the boot capital of the world.i never looked back from there,not to mention in the early 1980's a new singer came to country music none other then george strait and i have been a fan of his since and he of course wears justin boots.eary 1991 my father bought a new pair of justins he wore them only for dress.i begged him all the time to let me where them but he would just laugh and say " nope dont think they will fight you".well we wore the same size but i knew in my heart that i could never fill them.in may of that year my father died of a heart attack .when i went to my moms house after the funeral she told me she had something for me.my mom handed me a box and when i opened it there were my dads boots,almost brand new.i wore them boots till i couldnt wear them anymore.even tho i wore them ragged and they fit like a glove i still knew that i couldnt never fill the boots of the legend,the man,my father.
Back in early 2000's my family and I got into horses. We were into Team Penning, Rodoes and fun shows on Saturdays. We helped a local rancher on a rodeo @ the famous Love Valley Labor Day Rodeo,NC and I got chose to work the back cattle pens.
To go back a few more years, back in late 90's I got a few dollars so I bought me a pair of Justin Elephant skin boots, they are really tough as an elephant. I only wore them for show for years and years.
So go back to the rodeo, I wore the elephant boots that night because my other boots got wet, it rained for two days before the rodeo, so you can just imagine what those pens looked and smelled like. By the end of the weekend I lost my watch and my sole. Some whre today there is a steer wearing a real nice gold watch. The boots one of them I lost the whole sole off the bottom, my foot was to the ground, well I did not want to get rid of the best wearing boots I ever had so I heard you could send these boots back to Justin and they could re-condition them. So I did about one or two months went by and I got a package in the mail opened it and there a brand new Justin box, I opened it like it was Christmas sure enough there was my boots looked like new along with a note. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to re-condition your fine pair of justin boots, we no longer make this type of boot and you should be proud to own a pair. Please if you return any more Please make sure you wash them off a little more. PS I can't believe you wore this type of fine boot to a rodeo to work in cow pens. Still today I take them out and wear on special ocasions.
My life long dream growing up as a young girl was to have my very own horse. We didn't grow up around horses but my grandpa had horses, my younger brother and I use to go and run with those wild horses and play every chance we got with them. As I grew older every chance I got to be around or ride a horse I grabbed it. Finaly 6 years ago I met and married the man of my dreams who already owned a horse. We bought a place together out in the country with all sand roads, then I finaly got my first horse! It was awesome to say the least at age 51 to finaly have my very own horse! Then of course the next thing I wanted was a pair of boots. I tried alot of different styles and brands on and just could not find a pair that fit well and didn't hurt my feet. Finaly I went into a local tack store and told the guy that I wanted a pair of boots and with my wide foot the women's just didn't fit right and the mens were too big. So with that he says "come on ,I think I know just what to do for you." We walked to the boys section and he said as he picked up a pair of boots the color I liked that lets try these. Well it so happens that they were Justin boys boots that fit perfectly just like they were made for me.. So now I not only have the man of my dreams, the horse of my dreams and the most comfortable pair of boots that were ever made!
I grew up in rural North Carolina in the sixities and seventies. On the farm I learned the importance of a hard days work. I still believe in those qualities and values today. When leisure or play time rolled around on Sunday afternoons, on came my Justin boots. Nothing was better than spending the day with the few horses we had on the farm. I grew up went to college, married and began teaching. Times were tough. I was in an accident , unable to walk for over a year. I lost my job, truck, horse, and had to move. Once I was able to start walking again I was unable to find my old boots or buy a new pair. It has taken me over 25 years to recover from all the hardships but I'm back on my feet again, with a great job, home, horse, and yes a new pair of Justin boots. You have heard of the saying " back in saddle again" well I say "back in my Justin Boots again"
I work in a cold slick environment on cement. Having tried a number of brand of boots, and since George Strait is my favorite singer, I decided to try the George Strait line of boots. I've been wearing the first pair first in the cold wet environment, and then on my small acreage to take care of my horses. They are VERY comfortable on cement and help arthritic feet and knees with a lot of energy return. After about 8 years of use, I am now on my second pair of George Strait waterproof boots. They are the only kind my 58 year old knees and feet can stand in for an extended period.
I'm a California native, and did not know how to live in snow. My sister and I were not allowed to wear boots as my mother said it was not lady-like. After finding the man of my dreams and moving to his home town of St. Louis Missouri and adjusting to snow in the winter I learned I needed boots. I work for McDonald's Corporate Stores in St. Louis County and need comfortable shoes that will keep me safe on their slippery floors plus dealing with the snow & ice. I turned to Women's Justins; I love them. They provide the business casual look I need for my work plus the comfort to stay on my feet all day. They are great for keeping my delicate feet warm and dry in the snow! Thanks Justin.
Ever since I was a child I have loved horses. My first horse came on Christmas morning when my Dad rode him up to the front door with red ribbons in his mane ( I'm sure poor Colonel was quite embarassed by the bows)! Under the tree were all sorts of horse accessories and a Justin Boot box. In that box were red Justin cowboy boots. At the time the boots were a little over-shadowed by the living, breathing horse of my dreams but they soon became one with myself and my horse. Just like no one could ride "my horse", no one could wear my Justins, though my little sister tried and received a swat she never forgot. Playing with my barbies was ok, horse and boots, not.
Living in Kentucky, boot shopping was limited and I don't know how my Dad found that pair of red Justin Ropers, but I do know I wore them for 4 years, even when they were too small, the insole was coming out and a lot of kids at school made fun of me. I just smiled and knew how special a man my father was and how that Christmas was the most magical time of my life.
My Dad is now deceased but those red boots sit in my closet along side my numerous other pairs, as a reminder that dreams and wishes come true!
My cowboy roots came to light about a year after I became a fire fighter in 1975. Wandering and stumbling through college bore little fruit even after graduation and becoming a teacher (1974). Looking for something, not knowing what, the fire service called.
New friends and life experiences led to enjoying and appreciating country music more than ever. Listening to the music meant learning to two step, which meant dressing the part with the proper attire, especially the boots. I have since danced off several heels and soles. Additionally, my best friend acquired a ranch in '98 and the boots have been a cattle work companion.
My boots have been with me since 1976, cracked and worn with pride, but still the most comfortable of all I have owned.
I was in Austin, Texas and happened to notice an add in the newspaper advertising Nolan Ryan commerative boots. This was in 1994 after Nolan Ryan retired from baseball. I went to the boot store and told them I wanted two pair of the boots honoring Nolan Ryan's 27 seasons in major league baseball.
They did not have any of these boots in stock but called their stores in San Antonio and Fort Worth and 2 pair of the boots were sent to me by mail.
The boots are very nice and they have never been worned and are in the orginal boxes. I was able to get Nolan Ryan to autograph each pair of boots.
I later learned from an avid Nolan Ryan collector that there were only 300 pairs to these Nolan Ryan boots that were made.
I am a Nolan Ryan collector and these boots fit fight into my collection.
Back in 1974, I hired on with the phone company as a repair tech. Part of the required safety equipment was leather footwear and as I had always known about Justin reputation for tough and comfortable boots, I purchased Justin "rough-out" boots. Over the 30 plus years I worked in every kind of weather and some very extreme environments. I always knew I could depend on Justin boots to stand up to the beating that they got. I tried other brands, but always came back to Justin. My favorites are the ropers and lacers.
Well first of all I am originally from St. Louis,Mo, I of course am a city girl. I came to Texas at the age of 11 yrs old in 1983. Growing up my father was a truck driver, so we never really had a lot of money. Any one around my age knows families were big and money came in a little at a time!! I always admired Justins from afar,but never could afford any, heck I even went to Lott,Texas and saw a pair that at that time cost $1000.00, I about cryed thinking I would never afford a pair for me. Well many years and 2 children later I finally got MY pair of Justins. I spotted a pair of Justin Lace Up, beautiful shiny black, and I said to myself those are my boots. I walked out of that store with my boots right where they belonged, on my feet. That pair of boots stayed with me for about 10 years. I cried the day I had to get rid of them but they started ripping at the toe area. My son now 19 yrs goes no where with out his Justins.
When I started riding horses, my instructor explained the importance of a quality made,safe boot. Every boot I tried on in the tack shop didn't fit, and were very uncomfortable. I needed something that would be comfortable for wearing all day and would last for years. When I came across Justin boots, I immediatly knew they were the ones for me. When I tried them on, I was amazed at the comfort and quality. I've had them for a long time, and they will last for much longer. Once I retire riding,they will be passed down the family.
In 1983, when I was pregnant with my first child, my husband told me he wanted a pair of cowboy boots for Christmas. Things were tight, with the new baby coming, and I wasn't working, but I wanted to surprise him.
I went to our local Justin boot store, which was about an hour from where we lived, and looked at a hundred pair of boots! I found the ones that I thought would be the best for him, and was so pleased with them. Needless to say, he was overjoyed at the present I had gotten him, and he wore them everytime we went somewhere. The day our daughter was born, he and my mom paced the floors; he of course had on his Justin boots.
Over the years, the boots were kept in the closet and taken out and dusted off for only special occassions. As she grew, my daughter had a fascination with her daddy's boots, and for her 20th birthday, we surprised her with a pair of her own.
We hope that everytime she wears them, she will have a fond rememberance that she and the Justin boots came into our family at the same time, and that they both have given us years of happiness!
I have been a boot wearer all my life. I am fifty four and have been wearing boots since the 60's. They haven't always been Justins. I wore this brand and that brand. But in 1990 my then boyfriend since husband, bought me a pair of Black Ropers for Christmas. He bought them in Monet Missouri where he worked as a right away man... We lived in Glenpool O.K.
That started my love affair with ropers. Not any Roper but Justin ropers. Well I have bought many kinds of ropers and many colors since then but I still have that pair that Ronnie J bought me, they are still in my closet and I still wear them occasionally.
I don't wear them as much I want to save them you see Ronnie J passed away of Cancer Nov-07. I will always keep those boots. They mean the world to me. He was buried with his favorite pair of Roper boots.
I will always love him and I thank God he started me on the roper tradition
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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.
- 1.Boots are Cool!
- 2.My Justin workboots saved my foot, and possibly my leg.
- 3.My George Strait boots
- 4.Without a doubt, the best pair of boots
- 5.I have never had such a comfortable boot in my life!
- 6.Your work boots are the best I've ever worn
- 7.Cowgirl at Heart
- 8.Justin boots are the only boots for my feet.
- 9.These boots were made for travelin'
- 10.You're Not Cutting My Justins!