In 1984 I was chosen to attend the prestigious FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va and being from New England I arrived at Quantico with typical Northeast clothing for my three months at the Academy.
Not long into the session I made new friends and several were from the Great Lone Star state of Texas. At their "gentle" persuasion they took me to a Western outfit store in the DC area and there they made me a present of first pair of Justin cowboy boots( a pair which I have kept and maintained throughout the years as they are best fitting and most comfortable shoe or boot I have ever owned and needless to say they were Justin's
Well when i returned and throughout the rest of my career I chose to wear the black and brown Ropers to work and they always served me well and always looked good with an old USMC shine on them, and over the years some of my collegues have seen the light and wear nothing but boots and primarily Justins.
When I go out of an evening I still wear the first pair who have gone the extra mile for wear and tear.
So it is possible to change the thinking of "Yankee" and get him into great boots and to compliment the boots I bought a 10 X Beaver hat that I still have today.
Thanks to them and the folks at Justin for producing a great product and product line
In 1984 I was chosen to attend the prestigious FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va and being from New England I arrived at Quantico with typical Northeast clothing for my three months at the Academy.
I was graduated from the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi, Texas as a Naval Aviator,in the U.S. Marine Corps. Shoes were rationed at that time and were hard to find, rationed or not. I had a certificate to purchase a pair of shoes and turned to the Justin Boot Company. I wrote them and sent my certificate requesting a pair of any size 10 shoes or boots that I could wear in the Marine Corps...shortly thereafter I welcomed a pair of Jodphur boots in my size...I had to dye them cordovan brown ( this was standard procedure in the Marine Corps), I wore those boots for the rest of the war and then some...they were solid comfort...I would welcome a pair today. I have my Ropers now and they are dark brown, no dyeing anymore.
Thanks Justin Boot Co.
I bought last pair of Justin Apache Ropers in 1996 from a small western store in Baton Rouge. With only a weekly shine and the occasional coat of saddle soap, those boots held up well working at the racetrack during those muggy summers in Southern Louisiana. I used them as casual attire while I lived in Austin and had no second thoughts about slipping them on for an afternoon Bar-B-Que. It's been fourteen years now, and i have since moved to Arizona. Though the boots have been re-soled several times the blistering desert sun has finally taken its toll and the leather has finally worn thin. I'll miss these boots, but I'm sure that it will only last until I pick up my next pair of Justin boots.
In 1996 I bought a pair of Justin Bullhide boots and they were the best boots I could have ever purchased!! I am still wearing them today! I have searched your site for a pair like them or at least similar and cannot find them anywhere. The leather is just as good today as it was when I purchased them 12 years ago. I am just hoping I can find a pair like them on your website soon. They are absolutely the best pair of boots I have ever owned. I live in Madison, In , but I have forgotten where I bought them. I just wanted to share this tid bit of information with you so you can experience the same satisfaction as I did.
I've been wearing Justin boots since 1975. They've been with me through three wives, two divorces and four kids. My grandkids live in the city, and they always get excited to come out and see their grandpa's ranch. Last year, we got Tyler (now 12) his first pair of Justin boots. He refuses to take them off his feet. Every Christmas we buy one of our grandchildren a new pair of boots. It's a family tradition that we all look forward to.
I got my first pair of Justin Boots 30 years ago. and now I won't go to work without them!
I LOVE MY JUSTIN BOOTS!!
I have had this boot since 2007 & it has been the best boot ever. If I could only remember the name but I can give you a description It is all one color & has a square toe, when I first got the pair I wore it pretty much all over the farm in the mud, riding, while doing chores etc. but let me tell you it is the best boot you could ever ride in & when I found out they didn't make it anymore I almost cried!! I don't wear any other boot riding at NHSRA rodeos because my mother doesn't want me to get my foot stuck in the stirrup when I am getting off for goat tying. Now I'm getting better at goat tying & my boots are wearing out what ever shall I do??!!
I purchased a pair of justin ropers model #760 and have worn them everyday for the past 3 years.I had a accident and had to have a plate and screws put in my right ankle and they really give me the support i need.i am fixing to order me another pair today but still keeping my old ones,just wanted to say that justin boots are the best boots made for many reasons.
My husband was in a terrible motorcycle accident 25 years ago.. shattering his right femur and totally his right knee. We found that Justin Boots are the only boots that will work for his 2 1/2 inch build up lift he has to have. We have tried others but that do not hold up to the weather, cow manure, clay, wear and tear on an daily basis. Because his lift is quite expensive these boots have to last a year being worned every day no matter what the weather.. I just would like to have his boot sole that has the lift on match the other boot..
The orthopedic repair guy we have found in St Louis, Mo has done the best to try to match but just once in 25 years i wish he could have a pair of boots that looked that same. Maybe you can help me to get this done. We will be married 25 years and this would be a great present...
Thank you for a pair of boots I know I alway purchase and have a lift installed-- and the boots will fit.
My friend Michelle invited me to take a weekend trip with her to Mississippi to visit her family. She had moved to Chicago and was ready for a trip home. I had never been down south before and I was excited to go. It was August of 1992. We got there on a Thursday and we drove by Gilly's Bar as we were coming into town. I couldn't believe it!! I LOVED Urban Cowboy with John Travolta!! It was so cool when we went out Friday night. They had the bull you could ride and the biggest dance floor I had ever seen!
There were a group of Michelle's friends that came with us that night. I was sitting at the table and I noticed this cute guy in a cowboy hat by the pool table. Later on he came over to our table to talk to one of his friends that was with our group. Needless to say, we met and I fell for a real country boy! When I told my mom about him she asked if he came with a cowboy hat and and cowboy boots. lol. I told her, actually he does! LOL. He asked me to marry him in December of 1992. We set a date for April of 1993. I was getting nervous as March rolled around because I could not for the life of me think of a wedding gift for him. I made a trip back down to MS on the train and when he picked me up from the train station I noticed his boots looked a little worn out. Then it hit me!! I would get him a new pair of boots to wear for our wedding. We had decided to go with western style tuxes and bolo ties for the guys.
I remember seeing a Justin Boot company ad in a magazine and ordered a pair for him. They were the classic black with silver tips on the toes. They were beautiful! When I gave them to him he had the biggest smile on his face and said "My first pair of boots were made by Justin and I've never worn anything else, I knew I fell in love with you for a reason" I thought that was too cute! We are going to re-new our wedding vows in April of 2009 and I know EXACTLY what my gift to him will be. YEP, a pair of black Justin Boots with silver tips on them!
I never really had quite the interest in boots until I was being and good friend by provided company at a County Bash concert. I don't normally enjoy country music as I perfer rock better, so this was a new experience for me. I wanted to fit the part at least by getting some REAL boots for the occasion. I previously only owned hiking and duty boots. While I was out shopping my friend had mentioned to me that she remembered that her boss had gotten a new pair for a change of style and was going to give the old pair to Goodwill, in hopes of someone else enjoying them. I offered to help her find them so that I could wear them for the event. After a little work and cleanup, they looked brand new again. The Black Cherry styling is unreal with the two tone deep red and black, these boots match almost anything. Plus the dressy look of this boots allows a low-key sounthern guy like me to enjoy some up-beat country music outdoors, dress up in jeans for a night out, or maybe wear with my dress cloths to the office.
So I'm happy to say in found pair of boots I really quite enjoy. Those same boots have lead me to enjoy this type of foot wear and lead me to looking into the purchase of my first new owned pair. I want that new pair to be a pair of Justins. The only problem is which pair.
I am a mother of three daughters and about 16 years ago I took them to TNT western Wear. We were looking for boots for our trip to the local county fair. I didn't have a lot of money but the Justin Ropers were on sale, but just two different colors. I bought three pair of ivory ones and one pair of salmon colored. My oldest daughter got the only pair of salmon ones, but soon after traded me for the ivory/bone ones. I wore my Justins for the next 16 years. My husband kept trying to get me to buy a new pair for many years, but I couldn't part with them. Recently my Justins finally gave out and split completely across the sole. While I was at work, and my oldest daughter was down visiting, they took off to the boot store and purchased me a new pair of brown Justins to match my husbands. I put them on my feet and loved the way they felt. We went out dancing that night. We now have 4 grandchildren and we have decided to take them out real soon to purchase them their first pair of Justin Ropers. Justin Ropers last and last and I love everything about them. Keep up the great craftsmanship.
O.k, here's one of my fondest and funniest memories from a Christmas party about 5 years ago.
I worked for a national home builder who held their annual party at the Fort Worth Stock Yards one particular year. The employer experienced a fantastic year of profits and decided to reward all the employees and their spouses with a pair of brand new Justin Boots (Awesome!).
So as we all received our new boots. Some freinds and I were all gathered around at this huge table visiting and cutting up, having a good ole time, when this distinguished gentlemen came up to our table and began to speak to us. He asked if we were have a good time and if we liked our new boots. Now, I knew who this guy was, but for some of the others who hadn't been with the company for very long didn't.
So back to the story, we began to go more in detail about the boots and how we all have worn Justin boots for as long as we can remember. One of the gentleman's questions to us was "I'm not a boot guy, are these comfortable boots?" Just about all replied "They are the best!" and one guy said "Especially once you have them broken in." The gentleman replied "What do you have to do to get them broken in?" A guy next to me (who I think had had a little too much to drink) looks at the man and jokingly says, "Well I could strap mine on and kick your @$$ and that would break them in wouldn't it?"
As I was in complete disbelief as to what I had just heard I thought I had better do something--QUICK. So I introduced my wife to the distinguished gentlemen and I told her out loud "He's the Regional President of our Company." You can imagine the look on the face of the guy sitting next to me who had just offered the guy who employs him a good ole fashioned butt whippin'. Even though the President, who had a good laugh, shrugged it off, the guy next to me was SURE he had to clean his desk out on Monday. He remained employed and gave the company a huge laugh and a story I will never forget.
So remember this, no matter how excited you are to get a new pair of Justin boots for Christmas, never offer to break them in by whooping up on someone. TRUE STORY.
In April of this year, 2008, I had what could have been a terrible accident. With my youngest son and my 2 year old grandson in the car, I hit a break in the pavement in the road and my vehicle rolled 3 times, landing on the drivers side! Thank God the boys and I were seat-belted in!! Since we were in the middle of a curve, I had to get them out of the vehicle. I tried to kick the front window out but didn't have the strength in my legs. We did get out and all of us are fine but the next morning , when I was putting on my boots, I realized there was a deep cut in my left boot, right where my little toe is. It is a deep cut but not all the way thru. I am so glad that I wore them that day, even though it was Sunday and we had been at church. The fact is, I where my Justin lacers EVERY day!!! I am asn assistant manager of a convenient store and I wear them to work EVERY day, as well. Thank you so very much for making such a wonderful quality of boots!!!!!
I have 6 pairs of Justin boots, have worn them for years now. I even have a pair of steel toe Briar Pitstop #765's that are about 10 years old and been through concrete pours, over 3,000 hrs of heavy equipment operation, used as a hammer at times and even saved my feet a couple times from major injury. They were sitting in my garage for about a year and I got them down the other day and put en back on, wore out soles, borken laces and all. They still felt as good as the day I bought them back in 1999.
I can remeber goin to watch my uncle rodeo and him always having on his boots. So naturally, i had to have a pair. My mom and dad bought me a pair of fire engine red ones! I loved those boots so much that they had to wait to take them off untill i was asleep. i outgrew those boots and just knew I had to get somemore. My uncle had to quit rodeoing due to a knee injury, but that did not stop my love for the sport and the boots. My aunt barrel raced and i knew that when I got older that is what I wanted to do with my life. She also had the boots that i was so in love with. For Christmas one year my Dream came true! I awoke to find a brand new pair of Justins! I still to this day wear then no matter where I am goin and what I am wearing. My niece threw a fit untill my brother bought her some to, she is only 6 but tells everyone that she is just like me because we can not make her where any other swhoes! My 1 year onld niece also has a pair and will wear nothing else! My boots are a big part of who I am, If I didn't have my boots on people around here probally wouldn't know who i was!! Thanks Justin!!
My son recently received his Ph.D, after a long and well deserved, journey to his special day. Following his defense of his thesus, and getting the final decision from his piers, he had finally accomplished his lifelong dream, of earning his Ph.D in cellular and molecular pathology, we spent a few days in the great Smokey Mountains of Tn. While there, we purchased our first pair of western boots together. The last time he had worn these were as a child, and I'm sure we'll wear these with great pleasure, and always remember his special day, and also our first vacation together in 27 long years. Thanks for listening to our Boot Story.
Over the years I have had and still have several pair of Justin western boots that I wear daily depending on the occasion - work, play, dress or special functions. The 1 pair that I am especially attached to is a pair of black alligator western Justin boots that I bought for my oldest son's wedding in 1978. What makes them special is that in addition to my oldest son's wedding I have worn them to my other son's wedding, my daughter's wedding, my oldest son's oldest son's wedding, my oldest son's daughters wedding and next week I will wear them to my oldest son's youngest son's wedding. I have worn them to many other special occasions and when the next batch of grandkids begin to get married, me and my black alligator Justins will be all shined up and ready.
I am in the safety and health profession. As a requirement for my job I must wear steel toed boots. I looked for months for a pair of boots that were both suitable for my job and yet feminine. That is when I found the 6" Lace-R with steel toes. I went to my local hardware store and ordered them. I must say that they are the most comfortable pair of boots that I own. In many cases steel toes can become uncomfortable after many hours, not with these boots. They have formed to the shape of my foot and remain comfortable even after 10 or 11 hours of continuous wear. I wear them even when I am not performing my job duties that require the use of steel toes.
In a world dominated by men it's hard for a woman to gain the respect and confidence from co-workers. When the employers that I work with see the black tag with the red "J" on it many times I will hear "Are they Justin boots?" This will engage a converstation on a story they have about wearing Justin Boots.
These boots are my first pair of Justin's and the brand will forever be a permanent part of my wordrobe, whether it be for business or play!
It's simple really, I bought my first pair when I began my working career in the early 70s. Virtually everyday of work living in the US and Asia, and traveling throughout the world, Justins were my everyday and every occaission shoe.
Beyond the comfort, they became one of my personal trademarks and occaissional conversation starters in odd locations.
Western style boots, or 'cowboy boots', as most like to refer to them, are a wonderful American symbol. They brand us as a free, independant and endurring people.
Feel a bit of pride every time you pull on your boots, it'll help make your day.
Since I was a young girl, growing up a half a day's drive from true Texas Cowboy country, I've wanted a pair of the exquisite Justin Cowboy boots for Ladies. Whenever my family took a road trips, there would always be country stores along the way. Often the store would be advertised on a huge billboard, with a picture of the coveted item - boots! As a girl, I begged my Mom and Dad to stop and fit me for a pair, to no avail. As a young lady, I hinted to my boyfriends what I truly wanted for Christmas - Justin boots! As a young wife, I would plead with my husband to pick me up a pair on his next business trip to Dallas. Still nothing.
Now, I'm not as young, I'm no one's girlfriend or wife, and I finally decided to ask the one who loves me best for my dream pair of Cowboy boots. I asked myself! I said, "Yes!" Me, myself and I went boot shopping.
I love my Justin boots and wear them with jeans, shorts, and dresses. I regret waiting for so long because I feel great when I'm wearing them and my kids ask, "Why are you wearing your boots, Mom?" And I always say the same thing, "Justin boots are just for fun!"
In 1996 I walked into a small feed store and noticed a stack of Justin Deerskin Ropers being sold of for $65. I knew there was no way I would find my size (11EE) but decided to look anyway. Luck was with me that day when I found that pair. They fit just perfectly. I have had them resoled three times but otherwise they look just as good as the day I bought them. It seems they get more comfortable as the years go by. Thank you Justin Boots for making such a quality product.
ps: I looked up this site because I was looking for another pair of boots. Not a replacement pair just something different.
In 1992 my wife bought me a new sport coat and it did not fit, thank goodness,I took the sport coat back and bought me my first pair of Justin cowboy boots.
I have worn boots all my life,when I met my wife in 1981 she ask me if I owend a pair of shoes because every time she seen me I was wearing boots,
I still ware my Justin boots that I bought 16 years ago to church and out on the town and I still have people ask me if they are new.
My old boots are like an old friend they never let you down.
My name is Katinka I'm a 3o years old, 10 years I ride and train western horses.I never thought is so important to have a good riding boots, I said if you are a good rider, doesnt metter in what you are riding is only about the fashion.One day my boyfriend, who also ride horses, got a pair of Justin as a gift, he tried them and from that time he love them, so I decided to buy one, becouse if he satisfied with something than it has to be good...So first I just bought a Lacers tekno crepe Justin....
I can tell you the different if I compare them with my any kind of riding boots... Justin just perfect fits in the stirrups make you sure feeling and somehow you also sit better in the saddle, the sole is soft and really comfortable so even no problem all day walking doing work around the stable.Summer when is hot outside my legs feel just great same as winter!
I know the brand 6years and I have 3pairs from that time.The first ones I still use, second ones are Smooth ostrich with tekno crepe sole an the last one is AQHA Q-crepe.I tried between many famous brands but always I came back to Justin becouse for me they are the best. My story is not so interesting but Im happy to tell people is worth to buy and own a Justin.
I purschased a pair of the Bandera Khaki Suede Hikers in 2004 for work boots. I was doing factory work at the time and standing on a concrete floor for 8-10 hours a day. These are the most comfortable boots I have ever owned. I would highly recommend them to anyone. I still wear them to this day even though I am no longer at the job I was on. I wear them just as my everyday shoe. They are wonderful!!! I am going back to purchase a second pair as I have stained my old ones some from the oil where I use to work and didn't go get them treated like I should. Just can't seem to say enough about these boots. I will also be purchasing a pair of George Strait Gruene Hall Series Cowboy Boots. The J-Flex system is like walking on air.
LOVE, LOVE , LOVE MY GEORGE STRAITS!!!
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