It began almost 32 years ago at a dance hall in a small Texas Town.I had on my red Justin boots and wrangler jeans, and all the usual daily and dress up clothes. This very nice looking and well mannered cowboy asked me to dance. He complimented me on my red boots and western outfit. He also had on justin boots and wrangler jeans,hat and red bandanna around his neck.Well, that was the beginning of a romance that lasted almost 32 years,we married and raised 5 Justin Boot wearing kids.I lost my cowboy on October 13th 2006 ,he had a bad heart problem. He always told everyone that those red boots was reason we met and married ! While I lost the love of my life,I still have those red Justin Boots,a little worn but still the best thing that ever happened to this Texas Two Stepper !
After one of my girls used the arch of my foot as a take of pad it became necessary to put my foot in a boot that would allow me to keep going. My job requires a black boot, out came the dye and my home work Justins became my job Justins. Those Justins were the beginning. The photo is my second pair for work. They go through mud, the barn, wet pastures, rain and the Florida sun. Wipe them off and through on a fresh coat of polish and they are ready for my class A's again. They don't slip on wet tile floors, they are sure footing on rough ground and with a thick sock they are better than an ace bandage.
In a small town in Northern California , a modest little store opened for business in 1881.
Over the years the little town of Livermore has
grown from a ranching and agriculture center,
to a more urban and wine growing region. But
this one business has stood the test of time in Livermore for over 127 years. Baughmans Western Outfitters has been meeting the needs
of customers who appreciate the quality of Justin boots, from ranchers to bankers, and
anyone who appreciates the unique style of
western footwear. Baughmans has seen trends
come and go over the years, but one brand has
stood the test of time in an ever changing marketplace - for dependable work boots, or
after work recreation, Justin boots have been
our partner - and we plan of keeping that tradition alive for years to come.
I grew up in an era when cowboys were heros. Every Saturday morning was a continuing series of westerns where the good guys in the white hats always won out. My favorite was Roy Rogers. As an adult I always loved to stop by Roy's museum in Victorville, California every time I passe through on Interstate 15. It was built like an old western fort and inside it had all the memorabilia that reminded me of that simpler time in my life including Nellybelle and Trigger, eternally on display. I've heard that many visitors got to meet Roy there as he wandered about the museum, but I was not that fortunate.
On one visit to the museum a few years ago, I learned that the museum was closing for good. All those precious items were being boxed up and shipped to a new location in Missouri. BUT they were going to have an auction to get rid of some excess and duplicate items. I just had to be there. I changed my schedule and booked a room in Victorville for the big event.
There was only one thing that I wanted, and that was a pair of Roy's Justin boots. I don't remember exactly what I had to pay for the boots but it was several hundred dollars - but the real motivation - aside from the fact that they were Roy's - was that they were emblazoned with a big R R on the shaft of each boot - initials that Roy and I shared.
They are now part of my collection of boots and I wonder who will care for and enjoy them when I join Roy and Dale in Cowboy Heaven.
After having resoled my Justins several times I finally got a hole in the side of one. I did as always and took them back to the shoe shop to get them repaired. The lady looked at them and at me and said "Sorry, I don't think we can do anything for you'", I said, Maam don't tell me that, those boots are just like an old girlfriend, she said "old girlfriend?". I said yes maam, they sure are going to be hard to get rid of.
i have worn nothing but justin boots for the last 30 years or so. they are like an old friend--easy to get along with, comfortable to be around, and will listen to just about anything!!! now our secretary is wearing justins as well. great boots, can't say there is any better than a good justin--no matter what style you wear. thank you justin boot co. for quality and value and very reasonable prices
My husband and I were introduced by Rob Smets at a rodeo in Nephi, Utah. I was working for a rodeo stock contracter and my future husband was a PRCA calf roper. We agreed to meet again at Ogden, Utah's rodeo where we planned to go dancing after the show. Unfortunately, the heavens opened up that night and it rained cats and dogs. My beloved Justin Ropers had a hole in the bottom of them that I had neglected to get repaired so my husband carried me into the dance hall that night so my feet wouldn't get wet. He then promptly bought me 3 roses and we danced the night away! Strange thing was the cut roses kept growing long after my new friend was back home... I even called my girlfriend to come see them sprouting leaves so I would have a witness! Must have been something to it because we're still together after 21 years, 2 sons, and of course,my Justins (with new soles)!
Well, if there is one thing that can be said of my Justin's, it is that they have "defined" me. People look and think "oh, just another horse person". That used to really upset me when I was younger because I was still firey hot about my opinions and beliefs. Today though when I pull them on, they define me still yet they give me a place in this world. I am one of the cowgirls you will see sitting on a horse at your local fair, or the person standing next in line behind you buying milk, and even the lady at the fancy bistro enjoying an evening out with friends. My Justins define me to be an American, a good citizen and a trustworthy friend. They have seen many, many miles of dirt, asphalt and arena sand and they continue to see more everyday. They can almost take the place of my trusted cowdog, almost.My boots have too many stories to tell and it would not give them their due to tell them anywhere but where they were so you could see the scars and marks for yourself. Maybe even run a hand over them. What I will say though is that they are very much a part of who I am and when I pull on my Justins, I feel like me.
my boots serve as double duty for me. first is we live in rattlesnake and copperhead heaven in mo. i mow 4 acres by push mower. this boots have saved me from many a bite.in the summer you can not mow the lawn with out seeing at least 2. second is i travel a lot. with more than 1 million fly miles under my belt you can guess how many airports i have been in.when they get really crowed you always get 3 or 4 people stepping on your foot.i now longer get black and blue on my feet since i stared wearing my boots to the airports. this boots are a gift straight from heaven!!!
I can't tell you how many times I have relied on my Justin boots to get me thru a tough situation or just make my feet feel good. I purchased my first or only pair of Justin boots in 1988. These boots have been with me thru all my travels. I'm an engineer and have worn these boots all over Texas, New Orleans, Florida, Bucharest Romania, Greece, Italy and now in Colorado. They pack well and look great in any culture. I ride my Harley thru these mountain roads and can rely on them for comfort and warmth. After 20 years and 5 new soles; I am thinking about purchasing a new pair of Justin boots, but maybe I'll just get these old boots a new sole and another shine! Thank you Justin, for giving something in life that is so comfortable and reliable.
I have always had a pair of Justin's or 2 in my closet since moving to Texas many years ago. But my favorite memory of wearing these boots
happened 12 years ago today! You see on September 6, 1996 I wore my white Justin boots under my wedding dress. So as I stood in the church ready to walk down the aisle I had on the most comfortable shoes a girl could wear. I wore those boots all night long they make great dancing shoes!! And after the honeymoon I came home and had them dyed navy blue and continued to wear those favorite boots for many more years!
I was three when I got my first pair of Justin Boots for my birthday. My Dad still has the picture of me trying on my first pair of pink boots. All growing up the only shoes I would wear whether it be to school, school function, church, or anywhere else I have always worn my Justin's. There is no other boot I would rather wear. And now that I have two children I know what my dad went through. My daughter got her first pair of Justin's when she was a year and a half old and she is just like me won't wear any other shoe. She is now 4 and just started Pre-K and they want her to wear tennis shoes for running and playing on the play ground, but she ain't budging. I can't blame her though. I just don't know what I am gonna do when it comes time to teach her to tie her shoes other then buy her a pair of lace up Justin's. My son, he is only two but the only shoes he has ever had have been Justin's. I wasn't about to fight him on the issue, so I just bought him a pair 6mths ago when I bought my daughter a new pair. I don't know how anyone grows up without Justin's. I am 27 year old female and from the south and am still a proud Justin boot wearer. To me there is no other kind of Boot or Shoe that fits and is as comfortable and works for any kind of shoe like a good pair of Justin Boots!
I was bailing hay this summer when at the end of the day I was throwing up the some of the last square bales when I slipped and lost my footing. When I did that the hay wagon tire caught my foot and started rolling up my leg. I fell straight down and rolled my leg straight as everyone on the wagon and in the field yelled for the driver of the tractor to stop. I could feel the pressure of the wagon and all the alfalfa bales weighing down it felt like my leg was going to snap any moment. Finally the tractor stopped and he back the wagon off of my leg. They wanted to rush me to the emergency room but I told them to wait I was in so much pain for a couple of minutes but then it went away. If it wasnt for the grace of God and those leather Justin ropers my leg should have been crushed. How else do you explain 12000 pounds of weight laying on this country boy chicken leg and it not breaking ? God was with me and those leather boots got stretched real good but i walked away with a little limp and some bruises and that was all. I even manned up and finish bailing hay that day !!! Thanks for making a great boot.
I WORK AT A TRACTOR SUPPLY STORE , AND WE SELL THE JUSTIN ROAD &RANCH BOOT.
I BOUGHT A PAIR WHEN I STARTED AND THEY ARE THE BEST BOOT EVER THE SOLES DO NOT SLIP WHEN YOU ARE MOVING PALLETS OF FEED. I CAN PUT THEM ON IN THE MORNING AND NOT WORRY ABOUT MY FEET ALL DAY.
AND MY SUNDAY GO TO MEET'N BOOTS ARE JUSTIN'S 1564'S.
I HAVE BEEN WEARING JUSTIN BOOTS FOR ABOUT 30 YEARS AND THEY ARE THE BEST BOOT OUT THERE.
I've grown up country all my life. I had always dreamed of having a pair of Justin boots. Unfortunately I was not able to buy my first pair until I after I had my son in 1988. I decided I would dance, dance, dance to work the baby weight off. So I bought my first pair. I paid $80 for them. It was love at first step. So much so, I named my son, (that's right, you guessed it) Justin.
I eventually became a dance teacher in country/cajun music dance lessons. My clients would always ask, what the most important thing to know about how to learn to dance. I said you have to start off with the perfect pair of boots. "Justin Boots." Most of my clients went out and bought a pair by the next lesson.
Well it's 20 yrs. later, I've only put one complete sole on them, I wore them for my wedding under my dress, I have rode many trail rides and worked many cattle in my boots. I regret to say that I have had to retire them due to being old & worn out.
If those boots could talk. They would even catch George Straights ear. haha I love my Justin's so much, it was good enough to carry the name on with my son, Justin Lee Breaux.
I grew up a ranchers daughter and the money when I was little was very little. Not enough to get me my pair of boots that I have always wanted. So I would just pray every night for a pair. I did for at least 16 years and then my dads Boss took me into a big city where I have never been being a country girl and when we got there she asked me what I would like for christmas and I said a pair of boots. She said all right then we will get you a pair and I told her you do not have to do that and she said I want you to have your very own boots so I picked me out a pair of nice grey Justin lace ups and I loved them until they fell apart which was about 8 years. I was just glad to have my first pair and now I have two more pair. They are really comfortable. Keep up the good work on making them.
My first pair of Justin Ropers were worn while photographing jackrabbits and road runners (meep-meep) in Santa Elina Canyon, TX about 9 years ago. I slowly and quietly followed the jack around some sagebrush. Suddenly it did an about-face running like the blazes in the opposite direction. I took one more gentle step to see what scared the jack. Curled next to some brush a sleepy eyed mountain lion looked at me. I froze, but then VERY SLOWLY backed away but, keeping an eye on the cat. What seemed like a very long time was probably no more then a few minutes. I wasn't bothered, but did learn some lessons.
Later I mentioned to the ranger at the visitor centre that I saw a mountain lion. He said that was a very rare siting, and I was lucky to have no trouble other then my heart being in my throat.
I can't say that my Justins got me in or out of trouble, but I was sure glad to be wearing them. I still have them, among others pairs. My Justin Ropers are my everyday, go-to boots. Love Em!
Oh, I didn't get a shot of the jackrabbit.
Years and years ago as a teeny I would watch the antics of Ben Murphy and the like in Alias Smith & Jones. Wanting a pair of these boots and hoping one day to meet the stars!!! Time passes in a big way......but on my 21st I was lucky enough to have a pair. Bearing in mind I live in England and these were purchased in America hoping they would fit and I would like them!!! Well they never left my side..... they have seen me through riding stories, marriage and two children, work, highs and lows of my life. I had lost count how many times they had been resoled and restored and they still kept going, through all our English weather too!
One day I heard on the radio Ben Murphy was visiting and I applied for tickets for one of his 'lunch chats' in Stratford-Upon-Avon, well the boots were finally going to meet their inspiration, I know not even weather they wore Justin's boot to me they surely did. It was a very unusual day but a lifetime’s ambition successfully delivered, emotional and so much fun after many many years.
My boots were made for living and that is exactly what they do.
Seven years ago our first grandson was born to our daughter who was on active duty with the US Navy. Being a good Texas girl she named her son Justin Tyler...It was really only recently that she really did name him after Justin boots.....and Tyler, Texas. He's a second grader now, and all the little girls just giggle when Justin comes around in his Wranglers and Justin boots. His Justin belt buckle tops every thing off..
My brother was born with clubbed feet. He went through wearing the heavy white shoes with a metal bar on the bottoms to hold his feet in place to look like other children's feet. He was in his crib trying to pull himself up using the rail of the crib like other babies do but couldn't. Our Great Uncle couldn't stand to see him struggle so much trying to learn to walk, he bought him his first pair of Justin boots when he was toddler. The boots did the trick his feet straightened out and he loved them. We couldn't keep up with him. If he wasn't walking he was climbing on cabinets it was the furniture. The Justin boots pulled his hills down and stabilized his feel & ankles. He has worn Justin boots for 42 years and worn out hundreds of pairs of boots over the years. Being a teenager/ young adult of the 1980's he he tried wearing tennis shoes for more than exercising, sports and being style, but has always come back to wearing his boots. He feel's a lot more comfortable wearing his Justin cowboy boots and work boots.
I'd grown up always wanting a pair of cowboy boots but that was never able to be a priority growin' up. As a young adult my priorities as a single mom were to take care of my son. This meant letting go of my "boot dreams". Well It wouldn't be until I was married and 26 yrs old before I would finally get my first pair of shiny red Justin boots. Not long after,I decided against a mass mailing of family "update" letters to send out and had set them aside to throw away. Well, I accidentally picked up the envelope with the family reunion fund for my newlywed husbands family with them and threw them all away. Frantically, I called and got the dump and garbage collectors to let me go dig through the trash just as soon as they dumped it. There was a large amount of money in that envelope. Well, we climbed, crawled over and dug and dug. We didn't find the money but my new Justins got broke in and saved my feet from who knows what. They came out only with a small surface slit. So glad I didn't have on Tennis shoes as what ever did that probly would of went all the way through! Now I have five pair! One of which are my 14 year old first pair of red ones! Thanks Justin for waiting for me...(oh, Justin is the boot, my husband is Greg!)
My first pair of Justin's were broken in at Bristol Motor Speedway in 1996. If it wasn't for these boots I would not have been able to tour the speedway, as well as climb up to the stratosphere for a good seat for the fall race.
when my Justins have reached the point, they can not be "saved" again , I use them for planters, they line the steps on the front and side of our house filled with wonderful flowers and plants.
I've always warn Justin boots since my first pair of Ropers in Texas at age 19.Even though I left Texas, My wife every yr for x-mas buys me another pair of 14 EE, special order.I can do anything in them, but i like the dress boot for all wear dress or casual! My son's wear there's for hunting, 4 wheelin' and country kicking.. I don't know what I'd do if they quit selling My boot! Please keep making them your a great company!
I got my Justin boots with tickets to a GS concert! I was all cowboyed up for the concert and love to wear them all the time, comfort plus style.
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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.
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