I received a pair of Justin Ladies’ Cognac Damiana Boots to review from the Justin Boots Company.
I never knew it before BUT I am a cowgirl at heart. Well actually I just love cowgirl boots! I did not realize the cowgirl boots can be worn with just about anything! I think they are becoming super trendy and popular and I wanted in on the cuteness! I received my first pair of cowgirl boots about a year ago and I never wore them much because I never knew what I could pair them with. But now I know that I can wear them with jeans, skirts, dresses and sometimes even shorts!
I was so excited to receive the Justin Ladies’ Cognac Damiana Boots which were handcrafted in the USA! A couple weeks ago I showed off this dress while wearing these awesome cowgirl boots. I wore it to church and my friend complimented me not only on the dress but of course the boots. She loved the whole outfit! I really think that the Justin boots pulled the entire look together!
What I love about the Justin Boots website is that they have a Boots 101 section. I found everything I needed to know about picking out the right size boots for me. I went with my size in an 8. When I first tried them on they were a little snug and I thought “Oh no..these are not going to fit!” But as I wore them that day and several other times they now fit like a glove and are so dang comfortable!
“Consider the labor involved in making a pair of boots: It takes more than 100 steps to produce one pair of Justin boots. In addition, more than 16 square feet of natural leather goes into every pair, making it easy to see why Justin boots are such a great value.
Skilled craftsmen are specially trained to make these high-quality boots. Once the pieces are cut, the craftsman starts by cementing the piping to hold the parts in place while another skilled craftsman stitches the pieces together. In the old days, boots were topstitched by hand. Today, technology has allowed us to quickly and efficiently sew the topstitching using a computer. After a few more steps, the vamp is stitched to the front quarter and the pull straps are inserted. The process of shaping, called Freeze Form Molding, begins.
The boot maker shapes the boot over the last using nails to hold the leather. The boot is now given its final shape. Excess leather is trimmed and the outsole is applied. After several finishing touches including heel trimming, inking and burnishing, Justin boots are ready to wear.” (Justin Boots website)
Justin Boots has been around for a long time. In fact I remember my Dad having a favorite pair of boots growing up, recently I asked what kind they were and what do you know…Justin Boots! He loves his boots and of course gave me some pointers for wearing mine! The key to a good pair of boots is really to wear them everywhere!
I love that Justin Boots has so many styles to choose from I seriously had a really hard time picking.
“The Justin Boots story began in 1879, when H.J. Justin left Lafayette, Indiana to start a new life in Spanish Fort, Texas. Initially a boot repairman, H.J. soon began his own boot company working out of his home. When a railroad was built in Nocona, Texas in 1889, H.J. moved his family and business there to capitalize on the bigger market opportunity. In 1908, John and Earl came to work for their father, and the company was renamed H.J. Justin and Sons. In 1910, Justin boots were sold in 26 states, Canada, Mexico, and Cuba for $11 a pair. John, Earl and Avis took over the business after their father’s death in 1918. In 1925, the brothers moved the company headquarters to Fort Worth. In 1948, John Justin, Jr. purchased controlling interest in the company. It wasn’t long before H.J. Justin & Sons was growing again. In 1968, the company made a deal with Acme Brick, another Fort Worth company with pioneering roots, to form Justin Industries. Nocona Boot Company became part of Justin Industries when John Jr. purchased the controlling shares from his aunt, Enid Justin, in 1981. Three years later, Chippewa Shoe Company was added to the Justin family of brands. And in 1990, Justin Industries purchased competitor Tony Lama Boots after years of intense rivalry. In August of 2000, Justin Boots was purchased by Berkshire Hathaway, managed by Warren Buffett. With strong financial backing, a lasting tradition of quality, and a talented management team, Justin Boots today is stronger than ever. ”
I love my Justin Boots and can’t wait to wear them out! Please visit www.justinboots.com to purchase and to learn more!
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