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October 16, 2008
Why wear these Boots?
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Why does everybody talk about Justin Boots?I will tell you why there the best in the world.There comfortable,feel good own look good own and can be Fashionable!!!I love them I live in the country and every country girl needs boots.I have 9 goats so there great to where down to the barn.I tell you there great, ask for some at Christmas they would make a great present.

October 15, 2008
Snake and Boots
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I’m a horseback rider in the southwestern United States. The southwest is best known for its ruggedness, dry climate, saguaro cacti and wildlife; particularly the rattle snake. As an avid rider, I am accustomed to spotting rattlesnakes and admiring them at a safe distance.

One brisk autumn day while using a well-trodden path, I found myself in an extreme close encounter with a rattlesnake. The snake was resting on a slab of sandstone taking in the heat radiating from the sun when my quarter horse, Charlie caught a glimpse of the rattlesnake. Naturally, Charlie acted suddenly. With his legs stiff in the air and his back arched, Charlie bucked gallantly forcing me to fall to the ground. While on the ground, I hear the ever-popular sound of the southwest resonating: the hollow beads of the rattle shaking profusely inside its tail. The rattlesnake, a mere two to four feet away from my feet is poised stiffly, and is about to strike. With my eyes fixed on the creature, I move diligently away. Never making a sudden move knowing that the rattler will strike anytime soon. The only thing on my mind is how well I would take the pain.

Still moving slowly, I realize I am only three feet away from being at a safe distance. My heart is pounding and my brow is sweaty. I make one small move and without notice the rattlesnake strikes at full force. I move my leg hoping to be out of range. I felt an impact and I knew in my mind the rattlesnake caught its victim. I looked down to evaluate the damage and to my surprise, the snake’s fangs had penetrated the heel of my boot. The snake was stuck! Charlie galloped away and I ended up walking home with this in mind: my Justin boots saved my life.

October 15, 2008
Best Boots Ever
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Justin boots are the best boots ever made, as far as I am concerened. I have heel spurs and work on concrete floors all day. Unfortunatly I have to wear tennis shoes with orthodics in them. My feet hurt all day long and my legs as well, and on some days into my back. But when I get home and have to go out or I am just going out for the fun of it I wear my Justins. But when i wear my Justins I have no trouble with my feet, legs or back and can wear them hours on in. Just wish some one would come up with some justins tennis shoes for those of us who has to wear them to work. I am a CNA so it is nessary to wear tennis shoes and be on our feet all day. Thanks you for being there for the after hours needs. Will wear them with pride.

October 15, 2008
Justin Boots for tired feet
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I have had the pleasure of being a member of the Reno Rodeo Comittee for 19 years. In those 19 years I have come to find that the Justin Work Boot with the Double Comfort System are the only boots that keeps me going during the 9+ days of the rodeo. I work on the Security Committee which requires you to be on your feet a lot. Access control is a big part of our job. Beleive me I have tried other boots but none compare to my Justin's. I also wear them riding and working around my property.

October 15, 2008
show off those Justin Boots!
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My apache's are the most comfortable and the best looking boots I've ever had!! Last summer while getten er'done ... at the Wild Water Bubba Olympics, I never got so many compliments on one pair of boots.. I was the Queen of the Olympics being the toughest female .. the only female and came in 6th place beating out half the Men! Thanks for Justin Boots.. I'm still hanging tough! I do plumbing work and my feet are in the dirt and pushing a shovel some days.. I used to have bad arches and now.. I dont even think I have had any pain since I got my boots. I wear my boots everywhere!! Every concert I go to.. and thats a lot.. just went to see Brad Paisly,Jewell , chuck wicks.. Dirks bently, kenny Chesney hank, .. I have stood, stompped,stamped and danced most of the time and my feet ALWAYS felt like I was standing on air! I used to take off my boots in the truck when a show is over.. now I wear them till my head hits the pillow!.. So next year just remember,,, this Queen Bubbet Will be wearing her apaches to the olympics again!Thanks Justin Boots!! Gatordone!

October 15, 2008
Snow Job
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It's Ironic that I just took out my Favorite Pair of Justin Boots that have been in my closet for over 20 years. These were my first pair of Justins and I wore them for the first on a workday where the weather report was for possible snow. Of course when you receive a weather report in NYC you kind of take it in stride as its rarely very accurate. Unfortunately on this day they were so wrong that by 12pm there was a blizzard and we all left work and jumped into any available subway to go home. Then it happened. 10 minutes after we left the train stopped in the middle of the track outside the tunnel and the conductor walked through telling everyone that it was unsafe to go any further and he refused to go any further and was leaving. He actually left us in the train and we then had to walk all the way through to get out. We were on the 'L' (elevated train) above the main highway so we all had to walk down from the 'L' and find another form of transportation on the street.

At this point 2 more inches of snow had fallen and there was no option but to begin walking and try to find a ride. I was about 10 miles from my home. The road was direct, so I just kept walking. One by one people disappeared in the group I was walking with and I was eventually all alone in my overcoat, jeans, cowboy hat and Justin Boots. The blizzard had begun and I couldn't see in front of my nose. I tried to wave down police cars and they drove right by not seeing me.I was all alone with nothing but hard windy snow smacking me in my face. At one point I had to cross a small bridge and it was there that I actually thought that I was going to die. I pushed myself foot over foot in the icy path slipping and sliding and falling down many times. If you didn't believe in God in the past you certainly did now.

The snow was up to my knees. I struggled to breath as I was totally exhausted and the air was as frozen as the path I walked. All alone I pushed through,the hair on my face as well as my coat was solid ice, and I just went foot by foot forward. After 6 hours I arrived home. When I got to my front door an old lady wouldn't let me in as I looked so scarry! My Beard, Eyebrows, Hat and Coat were Solid Ice! Eventually of course I got in. I made it up to my apartment, ripped my clothes off and let them drop where I stood. Put on some coffee and went right into the shower. I was so exhausted that I fell asleep on the couch and awakened early the next morning.

I couldn't believe that I had made it through the snow storm. The wind still shrieked in my ears and I thanked God for my strength and the ability to get home safely.

I then saw my clothes in a puddle in the walkway of my apartment and picked them up. My poor boots were the last thing I went to look at, knowing that they would be ruined. Amazingly they were in fine shape...except for the heels and souls.The heals were unbelievably totally gone and remarkably the souls were worn down to almost nothing but still there. These Justin Boots had helped me make this Unbelievable Journey. Without their Sturdy Support and Durability I would have never been able to complete my treck. My feet were kept Dry and Warm while I was given a strong Ally to make my Strides in the snow easier.

These boots saved me as much as the strength that came from an unknown force I had been blessed with. As I said, I just took them out this past weekend and am know wearing them to an upcoming concert! With proper care they still look great and are very comfortable.

Thank You Justin. My first Purchase of Justins came Just In Time!

October 15, 2008
Thanks,
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Hello my name is Janette and I'm the mother and wife of two rough and tumble guys. My experience with Justin boots began with my husband who is a die hard Justin boot man. He has helped with rodeo's and they are the only boots that held up under the stress and wear of that job. After our son came along he developed a love of rodeo and loves to wear boots. We have tried several brands of boots and all of them failed us he would tear them up in a matter of days. When we finally got a pair of Justin's for him, He out grew them before he tore them up. Thanks for making such a quality product. I can honestly say as far as money wise in today's economy. I would defiantly spend the money for Justin's for my men

October 15, 2008
Great Boots
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My father was working construction wearing some of your great boots and happen to take a fall and fell from one scafling to another and broke his left ankle, well before the EMS crews to get to him, his ankle swelled up so big they when they got there they couldn't get the boot off. He told them if they tried to pull it off he would kick them off. Anyway they ended up having to cut the boot off his foot. After he recovered from his broken ankle he had a zipper put in his boots and continues to wear them to this day and all I can say is Thank You Justin Boots for saving my fathers life.

October 15, 2008
If not for Justin Boots, I never would have gotten married
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My wedding was scheduled for July 9th, 1983. It was the week before; the dresses were getting their final fittings; the tuxedos were ready and my future husband was VERY insistant that he wear cowboy boots with his tux. His best man and grooms men all were wearing the standard black shoes - he wasn't having it. I only wore Justin boots and that is all I would buy him. I found a great pair of grey lizards that matched the tuxedo perfectly. He decided that he wanted to show his mom and dad; so he drove his Chevy out to their ranch house (wearing his new boots) and as he went out to the barn he had a meet and greet with a CopperHead. The new boots saved his life. The snake went for his leg - fangs through the jeans and stuck in the leather - not touching my groom to be. To this day - we have a beautiful daughter, a handsome son who is 82nd Airborne - serving in Iraq and three wonderful grandchildren. Thank you Justin Boots for making strong, durable boots and hold up to anything and look awesome at the same time. July was 25 years - looking forward to 25 more :)

October 12, 2008
Tough boots for tough fun.
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Some 20 years ago I got my first pair of Justin 2252 Bay Apache boots. I wore them everywhere, even when I learned to ride my first motorcycle. After I wore them out, I was lucky enough to come across a pair of 17" tall Justin 2539's. When riding the bike or horses through less than favorable terrain, the extra 5" over the Bay Apaches really proved their worth saving my legs and pants from being cut and tore up. Then long after I wore those out, I came across a pair of 123's. The 123's are the best boot I've ever had when riding through thistles and thornes and they're even good for riding the bike when it's cold. The Vibram soles make them good tough durable and comfortable boots that will outlast anything I've ever had before.

October 11, 2008
NO WESTERN BOOTS WOULD FIT
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I STARTED RIDING AT A LATE AGE (IN MY 40'S). I COULD NOT FIND ANY PULL-ON BOOTS TO FIT UNLESS I GOT TO A SIZE OR TWO BIGGER THAN WHAT I NEEDED.

MY FEET HAVE HIGH ARCHES AND ONLY A 5 TO 5.5 WIDE IN REGULAR SHOES WOULD FIT SO WHEN I TRIED TO FIND WESTERN BOOTS ALL I COULD DO WAS GET LACE UPS WHICH I NEVER HAVE LIKED.

WHEN YOU CAME OUT WITH THE JUSTIN GYPSY BOOTS IN 8 INCH, I FOUND A BOOT THAT I COULD GET A 6 TO 6.5 AND STILL BE ABLE TO PULL THEM ON WITH VERY LITTLE TROUBLE AND THEY WERE COMFORTABLE FOR BOTH MY ARCHES AND MY BIG CALF (SHORT LEGS WERE ALSO A PROBLEM AND I COULD NOT WEAR THE REGULAR 11 INCHES HIGH BOOTS. FAT BABY BOOTS WERE NOT MADE TO RIDE IN AND WERE TO TIGHT AROUND THE ANKLE FOR ME TO GET THE CORRECT SIZE. THANKS FOR COMING UP WITH THE GYPSY BOOTS IN 8 INCH SHAFT AND PLEASE KEEP THEM COMING (I HAVE EVERY 8" STYLE YOU HAVE PUT OUT AND PLAN ON BUYING MORE AS YOU COME UP WITH MORE STYLES). I WOULD LIKE TO REQUEST THAT YOU COME UP WITH A SAND TYPE COLOR AND A CREAM OR OFF WHITE COLOR. YOU SAVED MY SANITY WITH THE GYPSY BOOTS THANK YOU

October 7, 2008
the most comfortable boots ive ever owned!!!!
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my name is austin thrift and i am 16 years old. i have been wearing boots since i was a young kid. i can not remember what my first pair exactly were but i know that i have been wearing them since i was a young kid. i have recently purchased a pair of bates lacers. when i bought them i thought that they were the most comfortable pair of boots i have ever worn. that is until i recieved a "mom and dad exclusive coupon" for one pair of boots of my choice. what made me want to get a pair of justins was when i went to camp and i had borrowed my brothers justins lacers. they were so freakin comfortable that i decided to ask for some and i reieved them. i got them 4 days after i turned 16 and have been wearing them ever since. i got them my freshman year in high school and i am currently a sophmore. i do not own a single pair of tennis shoes. i wear them every single day and thay have saved me from a busted head on more than one occasion. we have spills regularly in are cafeteria and the no slip soles are the best. i wear the same pair of boots to school, church, and everything in between. thanks for smakeing such a great boot. as for other people who are in the market for a new pair of boots. the justi brands are worth every penny!!!!

October 7, 2008
My favorites
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I like the George strait waterproof boots b/c they are extremely comfortable, tough and you can wear them in any weather and your feet still stay dry. I also like the exotic ostrich square toe boots b/c they are classy but yet comfortable enough to wear all day as an everyday boot. You don't just have to wear them as a dress up boot. The square toe boots actually give your feet a lot more room to spread out making them the most comfortable boot you could wear. When you have to wear boots all day long comfort is your number one concern and Justin does a great job in creating the ultimate in comfort. I feel very honored to be an endorsee for Justin Boots and to be able to share with others my experiences with wearing the Justin brand.

October 7, 2008
The best footwear ever!
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I have always like Justin Boots because they have the best fit. When I was working as a security guard, I bought the Justin Melo-veal roper boots which served the purpose of a dress uniform boot. I remember everyone always telling me that I have the shiniest boots around,which is why I got them. Those boots lasted me a long time until my feet started growing again. Since, then I have bought more boots to add to my collection. I have several pairs of ropers in black and brown, and workboots to work around the house. These boots are the most comfortable footwear that cannot be beat. I look forward to being a customer for life!

October 6, 2008
Hanging out with an old friend
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Growing up, I remember watching my machinist dad go to work every day wearing his Justin boots and Stetson. He liked the boots because they were comfortable to stand in all day and the soles didn’t get slippery in the coolant. I begged him to get me some, especially around Stock Show time, but he wouldn’t until my feet stopped growing.

Shortly after starting the ninth grade, Dad took me to the Justin Boot Outlet in Fort Worth and bought me a pair of elephant skin boots. I cannot tell you how proud I am of them. I say ‘am’ as I still have them and they have been re-soled dozens of times over the last 33-years. Though they have worn thin in places and the tops are getting a little ragged, they are still comfortable. I have some newer Justin exotics for dress, but wearing these boots are like hanging out with an old friend.

October 5, 2008
Boot Hill
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I have been wearing Justin boots most of my life. About 12 years ago I purchased a pair of Bullhides with leather bottoms that I was especially fond of. They started out being my horse judging and show boots but as they aged they became my everyday boots. On occasion I would have to take them in to the local shoe repair shop for soles and heels. That repair guy would look at me and say "you still got them ole Justins"! As time went by I finally had to part with those ole boots. Someone commented , "are you finally gonna throw those ole boots away"? I said "heck no, I'm gonna bury them up on the hill in the horse pasture". The cross is gone that marked the spot but those Justins are still there today !

October 1, 2008
I sure miss those boots
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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.

September 28, 2008
Justin To The Rescue
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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!!!

September 23, 2008
rockin m rodeo
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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.

September 19, 2008
Strayed and came back
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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.

September 17, 2008
For Real
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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.

September 17, 2008
JUSTIN BOOTS SAVED MY LIFE!
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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.

September 16, 2008
Happily Ever After
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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?:)

September 15, 2008
Hurricane Ike
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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!

September 15, 2008
Thank you, Justin, for making the best boots around.
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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.

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