One year for Christmas when I was a teenager, my parents gave me a pair of Justin Black Kipskin Ropers. I wore them every day with my Wrangler jeans, and they were so comfortable. I loved them so much that I wore a hole through one of the leather soles. They were eventually re-soled with rubber. Sometime after that, they became too small for me to wear. I loved the way they looked and the way they felt on my feet. They were the best boots I ever had, and I miss them dearly.
Hi, my name is Robert. I work as a Security Officer at a local high school. We have approximately one thousand kids on our campus. My day starts something like this - I arrive at work and immediately I start to direct traffic coming in and out of our parking lot. I'm walking back and forth from the entrance to the exit making sure that all traffic flows smoothly. After everyone arrives, I walk around and check for car lights that have been left on and for cars that are on the lot without stickers on them. By then it's time for lunches. The kids start pouring out for their lunch hour. I have to check everyone that leaves to make sure they have off campus privileges. Twenty minutes pass and I have the second wave of lunches going out. About twenty minutes after that they start arriving back on campus. A few more odds and ends come up where I travel around the parking lot again and again. Now schools almost out and the parents come to pick up their kids. The buses arrive shortly after this. Then I'm off and running to make sure the bus lanes are clear. My poor feet and legs are so tired by the time I get off.
I go home and lie down on the couch and stretch out like a big yard dog. After five days straight of the same procedures I'm about beat. I complain all weekend about my legs and feet hurting. Then my wife gets up Saturday morning, full of energy and wants to go to garage sales. I get up and try my best to follow around after her. One day we stopped at this sale and they had stuff all over the front yard and in the garage. I hear my wife yell for me to get out of the car and come look at these boots. I got out and went to check them out. She said the boots have thick soles and looks very comfortable. They were my size so I tried them on and they fit like a glove on my feet. I asked the price and suddenly I was the proud new owner of a pair of Justin Boots. I went home and cleaned them up and polished them. They looked like a brand new pair. I had never owned a pair because I couldn't really afford them. Since I started wearing them at work, my feet and legs have stopped hurting. Their like miracle boots to me. If they ever wear out I'll do without something else so I can get another pair of Justin Boots because they came along Justin time. Know what I mean!!!
I got my first pair back in the late 80's i guess i must have been about 18. i helped out with a rodeo company near home for short pay and a good time .workin the stripin shoot ,loading gates,feeding livestock... what ever old man monken needed .......damn now he was a cowboy......anyway from the moment i slipped on my first pair of lace up ropers it was like walkin on air . three pairs of souls and 4 years later i had to retire them i actually duct taped them back together and wore them on dry day's after i bought my next pair. since then they are the only brand of boots ive owned and i dont see that changin ......oh by the way my son Justin loves the boots too.
I got my first pair of Justins in 1979 and fell in love with them. I soon was hooked and shortly was begging my parents for another pair. Dad bought me another pair that was blue over light gray and they were even more comfortable than the first ones! These boots have been through heck and back and a little oil and some towels and they come back to life. I obtained a couple of pairs of reptile and thought that I didn't need any more pairs of Justins.
College, first job, got married, first child, second child, all passed by and the same Justins are still going strong. Been re-soled a few times, but they look just as good as when they were new. I tried the "new" style from your competitir that supposedly feel like tennis shoes. I feel like I cheated by buying boots made in China. And besides, they just aren't as comfortable as my Justins. Justin, you win! Went back a month later and bought another pair of Justins, and another a few months later.
I bought my wife her first pair this past Christmas and she also likes them better than your competitor's rubber-soled foolishness. She wears them to work once or twice a week. Now my daughter is sold on Justins and we just decided this week that we both need another pair...going in a few weeks to pick some out! Justin, as long as you keep making boots the way you do, I'll keep buying. At this point I have more pairs of Justins than I can wear out in a lifetime.
My first pair of Justins were black kid leather with pointed toes. I pretty much have worn them to death. When they got a hole in the soles I had them re-soled. They are as good as new. A short time later I was at my car dealer's having my car tuned up when another customer, a woman, asked me "are those real?" I was puzzled at first, then I realized she was looking at my boots. Yes, I replied proudly. Justin's I said. Niceee, she said. Quality does get noticed.
Dear Justin Boots Company, JUSTIN BOOTS SAVED MY LIFE! I would like to share my story with you of just how good your boots are for everyday wear and tear as well as for protection. I have been a Justin boot and cap wearer for several years. It took five years for me to wear out a pair of boots. I wore the boots during High School and the following year. Just recently, I bought a new pair of boots about a month and half before my accident to replace these boots. July 5, 2008 on the day of my electrical power line accident, thank goodness I was wearing my Justin boots. I was helping a friend when a 7,200 volt power line arcked off electricity, traveled through the crane cable I had hold of, throughout my body, and out the sides of my feet. I spent the night at University of Kentucky Hospital for overnight observation for possible heart failure. Thank the Lord, the only problem I have is electrical burns from the inside to the outside of both feet. According to Mitchell Staton, a Lineman for South Kentucky Rural Electric Corporation (SKRECC) my good rubber soled Justin boots saved my life. Unfortunally, my new Justin Boots suffered as well. Both boots have burn holes from the inside to the outside. Since the accident, because of the electrical burns on the side of my feet, I can't wear anything but flip flops! As soon as my feet get well I will be buying a new pair of Justin Boots. I thought Justin boots was the best a man could buy before my accident, now I'm more convinced than ever. Justin makes the best boots! Thanks to Justin boots I'm still alive.
I bought my fourth pair of Justins not too long ago. In July, my two best friends who I went to college with came to Austin, TX to visit me for a couple of weeks. On July 5, we went to the rodeo in Belton and went dancing afterwards. I have always wanted to get my boots shined and that night I was finally able to. I asked a group of guys that were getting their's done how much it was to get them shined and they said they didn't know but they would pay for me to get mine done. After I got my boots shined, the group of guys and our group hung out the rest of the night. In fact, one of the guys and one of my best friends are dating and are very happy together. Who knew just wanting to get my boots shined would turn in to love?:)
I work at a hospital in Beaumont Texas. When I knew I would be on my feet for a long time while we were under lockdown with Hurricane Ike,(it ended up being 36 hours) I pulled on my old Justins again.
It is a good thing I did. Look what Ike did to my house while I was at work.
I would have hated for my favorite boots to have gotten ruined with the rest of the stuff in my house while I was away!
About nine years ago I was in the market for a new pair of boots. My friend told me I ought to check out Justin. When I went to the boot store, the folks that really know boots told me the same thing. So I bought a pair. After 9 years, I have worn my Justins up on the Athabasca glacier, in the Sedona desert, through the woods, and I even slogged through the mud with them after Hurricane Rita. They are without a doubt the best pair of boots I have ever owned. Thank you, Justin, for making the best boots around.
Here’s a story from the UK…… It’s almost impossible to get footwear over here to suit me. It used to be once, but it hasn't been for over fifteen years. This is a major pain.
I like boots, not shoes, because when I was younger, I broke various bones in both feet in climbing accidents, and while they all healed up, I still get twinges, so I like the extra support boots give around the ankle. Also, I like to feel what I am walking on, so I want a reasonably flexible sole. I don’t like my footwear to be too bulky or too heavy.
Unfortunately, once you move away from formal dress shoes, most men’s shoes available in the UK for everyday wear are ugly clodhopping things with thick rigid soles. Frankly I’d rather go barefoot.
I did once have a very nice pair of handmade boots, but they let the water in, so I got used to having cold wet feet all winter very winter. I’m in Wales, which is the rainy side of the UK.
Then one day I got hold of a pair of Justin black cowhide Ropers. They were fine straight out of the box, but once I’d worn them for a little while, they suppled and became really very comfortable indeed. And of course they are totally waterproof. Next I got a pair of tan marbled Deerlite Ropers. They are like wearing gloves on the feet! They are quite simply the best footwear I have ever owned, warm, dry, supportive around the ankles, and quite incredibly comfortable. I’m going to have to buy another pair for my son, because he likes them too, and I want at least one more pair for myself.
My feet are warm, comfortable and dry all winter, which is a sensation I’d almost forgotten, and I do not see any need to buy footwear from any other manufacturer ever. Bless you, Justin.
I bought a pair of Justin boots in October 2001 from A & A Western here in Alexandria, LA.. I want you to know how well these boots have held up. I just now put cream on them to shine them up a little. I was looking at boots the other day and decided not to get a new pair (even though I could Use a a pair), simply because like I told the saleslady, mine fit like tennis shoes and I wear them to work everyday. I told her that i have had these for 6 and half years, she said not to tell her customers because she would use lose customers!! Yeah I could use a pair to get "cleaned" up in but these are perfect. I don't exactly know the model # but the registared # is Wk4762 0392947 0. My size 9D oil resistant Justins have been great.
Justin boots have always been around in my family and are very much a part of my life. When I was little I used to dress like a cowboy and wear my dad's Justins around the house. Eventually, when mom was satisfied my feet weren't still growing, I got my own Justins. I'd wear them till there was nothing left of them...totally gone. I've always watched to see what styles Justin would come out with. I had one of the first pairs of Justin lacers and had to have the first pair of crepe soles when they came out. When it came time to get married my groomsmen and I wore black Wrangler jeans, tuxedo tops, and of course black Justin full quill ostrich crepe sole boots that I bought each of them as a gift for being in the wedding. This was expensive but the guys were worth it and unlike a money clip or grooming kit they actually used the boots. My first born was even conceived wearing your boots. Even today it's not unusual to see me riding around in my old Jeep with a pair of well worn Wranglers on with my pants legs caught above the shafts of my favorite pair of Justins. My wife gets onto me and tells me to pull the legs down but I'm too proud of my Justins and I want to show them off. Thanks for what you do and keep it up.
PS I'm already looking for my next pair of Justins.
Started wearing Justin in the oilfield days 35 years ago and still wear them to this day. Tried them all, but nothing like a Justin.
Best boots out of the box you will ever wear.
Well in 1994 started working in EMS,(emergency medical services) as a Paramedic. One of the job requirements is black boots.
Well my black Peanut Brittle Iguanas look sharp with the uniform.
Taken a little ribbing about the cowboy boots through the years, but the ladies love them and when it comes to no slipping, the leather soles are the bomb.
Got no less than 4 pair at home now, choclate, brown and black.
I play golf a lot and was asked about the boots and my game, if Justin ever puts spikes on a pair, guess what.
I am from Liberty Hill, Texas but currently living in Tikrit, Iraq. I wear my John Deere Justin's everyday for 12 hours a day...I tried the Combat boots for about three days and went back to my Justin's. Walking on the rocks and in the sand, passing the scorpians and camel spiders...they don't stand a chance against my Justin's.
There are a lot of Texans here...AND they can’t dance!!!! So, I went down to the Military MWR to check out what was going on and low and behold they have Country Night here in Iraq for the soldiers. ONE BIG PROBLEM: most of these young men and women don't know how to dance. I have started teaching the soldiers on my time after hours how to two-step, waltz and some line danicng (we didn't do the line dancing back home). If it weren't for my Justin's I wouldn't have been able to boot scoot all the way over here in Iraq. One special solder told me that after his tour he was going to get married and he wanted to be able to dance at his wedding...after spending time with him, he told me he was gonna buy some John Deere Justin's and dance with his bride. Thanks Justin for allowing me to give a little bit spirit back to the soliders that have given us so much.
One hot steamy night, in the Northeast corner of Oklahoma, the Will Rogers Rodeo had just finished. All of the redneck wild cowgirls was washing all the mud and lovely horse smell off our wonderful outfits and trucks at the local car wash. When these wonderful cowboys approached us and asked if we wanted a nice cold beverage to quench our thirst. We accepted with much pleasure and began to tell old country stories and catching up on the latest gossip.
Well like any young cowpokes do when wetting there whistle, they began to feel 10 feet tall and bullet proof. I was approached and was told that he bet the Justin Boots on his feet that he could kick the can out of my hand while I was taking drink and not hit my hand.
Me being one not to back down on a bet, was very amused at this mere hoedown.
Well to say the least, he did try to kick the can out of my hand but did in fact hit it. He in the mist of the wonderful kungfoo kick lost his footing and the Justin Heel met my check bone..Leaving the Long lasting Bruise of Justin on my left check for two weeks..... Never the less I Got The Justin's and ditched the guy! Moral of the story is....That Justin's leave a longer lasting impression than any man can!
Back in my younger years I wore justin bootseveryday. Still wear boots to this day. One day I was picking wild blackberries and stepped off into a ditch right on top of a copperhead snake. I was thankful I had on those boots because if not that rascal would have bitten me. Those JUSTIN BOOTS saved my life.
we go to PBR events during the year and before going to the finals in las vegas each year, i usually buy a new pair of boots. generally they are very uncomfortable or need months to break in. in aug. 2007, i purchased my new boots for this year - first time i have ever bought a pair of Justin's - and i will never buy another brand of boots. i put those boots on time after time since i bought them, sometimes for 10-12 hours a day and have never had any problem and they needed no break-in. i don't know why i never bought Justin's before but these are great - my husband could not believe i did not have to break them in at all. i am 71 years old and have never owned a pair of boots that were as comfortable as these. thanks, it will be Justin boots from now on, and i plan to live to be at least 105 years old.
Over the last Forty-Two years I have worn several different boot brands.Just shy of three years ago,I bought my first pair of Justin Bay Apache Cowboy Bo0ts.Without DOUBT the best fitting,longest-lasting,most comfortable pair of boots I've EVER worn!! I'll not buy a different brand again!
I have lived in ROCHESTER,MN. for Nineteen years,now,and I can truthfully say that I rarely see anyone but me wearing boots.Everyone thinks I'm "strange" because I rarely wear anything but my boots.I am a week from my Forty-third Birthday,and have been wearing Cowboy Boots literally All My Life. Thank You, Justin Boots, for making a Boot that doesn't make my feet wish they were somewhere else.
I'm not a rough and rugged cowboy out there branding cattle. I live in the Midwest and work in an office. In the midst of the conservative dress and sensible crepe-soled shoes, I tend to stand out in my cowboy boots. My favorite pair is my Justin Bay Apaches. Those oil-tanned leathers are tough and stand up to the rugged Michigan winters. The slush, snow and salt stains clean right off and my feet stay dry. The classic, understated finish of the Bay Apache leathers look great with khakis at the office or with jeans on the weekends. They're an American classic and never go out of style.
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
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