If you've been looking to find the true great western heritage of Justin boot making, look no further. Justin Boots has been making expert crafted footwear since 1879. Founder H.J. Justin moved to Spanish Fort, Texas as a boot repairman and as soon as he started, he became a master of his craft. Justin quickly began crafting his own boots out of his home and Justin Boots was born. His early customers were cowboys riding through the area, but once the railroad was built in Nocona 10 years later, Justin moved to expand his business. Justin Boots started to take off and in 1908 his sons Earl and Avis joined the family business. In only 2 years, the business doubled and Justin Boots were being sold in 26 states, Canada, Mexico and Cuba. In 1918, 7 years after the death of H.J. Justin, his sons moved the company to Fort Worth where they are still located today.
Justin Boots has set the standard for boots of the west making some of the most durable and comfortable men's, women's and kids' boots around. You can count on Justin for great western, casual and original work boots. With the finest leathers and the latest styles in western boots, Justin will always supply the best. Every pair of Justin Boots ever made is built with care and represents the hard work and dependability that won the west. In 130 years of existence men, women and children have been wearing the Justin Boots as a salute to independence and reliability. These boots are for the cowboy and cowgirl in all of us.
With unique styles like the Stampede, George Strait, Ropers and Westerns, Justin Boots continues to lead the way in boot making. The Justin Boots heritage continues to innovate with modern technology like their patented Grip-on-Demand, J-Flex Comfort System and JST while keeping the Justin Boots mystique. So whether you are a Bent Rail fan or a Tekno Crepe fan, you are guaranteed to find the right western boot for you. Check out our selection of Justin Boots and fall in love today.
There are three things you need to consider when buying boots: Instep, Ball and Heel.
INSTEP: Unlike shoes with laces, a boot has only the instep to hold it securely to the foot. Hence, proper fit in the instep is of utmost importance. The fit should be snug, not tight or loose. The snugness is governed by the instep fit and the width of the throat. If the instep is too loose, the boot will slip excessively in the heel. To remedy this, you may need a more narrow width to shorten the circumference of the throat. This will reduce slippage without cutting down on the length of the boot. Slight slippage is necessary to obtain a proper fit.
BALL: When you walk or run, you bend your foot at its widest part. This is called the ball. Same with boots. The ball of the foot should rest on the ball of the boot. If the boot is too short, the ball of the foot will sit too far forward and force the toes into the toe box.
HEEL: A new pair of boots will slip slightly in the heel because there is nothing to prevent the heel of the foot from riding up slightly. When the boot is new, the sole is stiff. As you wear the boot the sole is “flexed”. With time, most of the slippage will disappear.
Ultimately, the decision on a proper fitting boot rests with the wearer.