How Justin Boots Began

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As an avid maker of his very own cowboy boots, H.J. Justin started what is now famously known today in a small town in Texas. Justin Boots are full of decorative stitching, ultimately meant to stiffen the leather to prevent from folding around the ankles. Sheplers is here to share some information on the origin of Justin Boots so you know exactly where your cowboy boots came from!

As stated prior, H.J. Justin liked to make his own cowboy boots, and he did just that with the help of a small loan. After a marriage and some time, the Justin family moved to Nocona, Texas for a greater business opportunity. As their children began to age, they became able to help with the little family business, which was called H.J. Justin & Sons, Inc. Less than 50 years later, annual sales skyrocketed and the original owner’s grandson bought the company’s stock, gaining control of H.J. Justin & Sons, Inc. He proceeded to change the name to Justin Industries, Inc.

Bringing such great success, Nocona Boot Company and the Chippewa Shoe Company both hopped on board with Justin Industries. About ten years later, Justin purchased their greatest competitor, Tony Lama boots.

Today, Justin Boots is known for their dependable cowboy boots made from quality material. They provide durability and comfortability, whether you are spending a night at the rodeo or a day on the farm. You can get your very own pair of Justin Boots right here at Sheplers‘ online western wear.

Sheplers is Your One-Stop-Shop for All Your Winter Outfits

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Being the greatest western wear store on the web, Sheplers has thousands of styles and items for you to choose from to construct the perfect outfit for every season. Being that it is time for winter, you may need to go deep into your closet to get your boots, coats, and other warm outerwear ready to wear as soon as the temperature drops. After being stored away for an entire year, you may want to head out and shop at a western wear store for nicer and newer warm clothes. Sheplers is here to provide you with anything and everything that you can think of when it comes to western wear for you to purchase without ever leaving your house.

At our Sheplers western wear store, we have apparel for men, women, and children when it comes to recreation or work. Cowboy boots, jeans, western shirts, cowboy hats, leather jackets, wallets, jewelry, and equestrian apparel are just to name a few. We have brands like Ariat, Justin, Lucchese, Miss Me, Wrangler, Carhartt, and dozens more.

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When shopping at our western wear store online, do your feet a favor and start with cowboy boots. After finding the perfect pair of boots, you need a pair of jeans! Grab a pair of fashion jeans from our favorite brands mentioned above. It is important to stay warm, so check out our huge selection of outerwear and leather jackets. Finally, finish off your shopping with a flawless cowboy or cowgirl hat. Not only will you look great in your entire ensemble from your favorite country outfitter, but you will be stylish and warm!

Check out our blog for more information and different ways to style and wear clothes from our famous western wear store.

Sheplers is Your One-Stop-Shop for All Your Winter Outfits

Read More

Being the greatest western wear store on the web, Sheplers has thousands of styles and items for you to choose from to construct the perfect outfit for every season. Being that it is time for winter, you may need to go deep into your closet to get your boots, coats, and other warm outerwear ready to wear as soon as the temperature drops. After being stored away for an entire year, you may want to head out and shop at a western wear store for nicer and newer warm clothes. Sheplers is here to provide you with anything and everything that you can think of when it comes to western wear for you to purchase without ever leaving your house.

At our Sheplers western wear store, we have apparel for men, women, and children when it comes to recreation or work. Cowboy boots, jeans, western shirts, cowboy hats, leather jackets, wallets, jewelry, and equestrian apparel are just to name a few. We have brands like Ariat, Justin, Lucchese, Miss Me, Wrangler, Carhartt, and dozens more.

womens-justin-bootsariat-mens-boot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When shopping at our western wear store online, do your feet a favor and start with cowboy boots. After finding the perfect pair of boots, you need a pair of jeans! Grab a pair of fashion jeans from our favorite brands mentioned above. It is important to stay warm, so check out our huge selection of outerwear and leather jackets. Finally, finish off your shopping with a flawless cowboy or cowgirl hat. Not only will you look great in your entire ensemble from your favorite country outfitter, but you will be stylish and warm!

Check out our blog for more information and different ways to style and wear clothes from our famous western wear store.

How Cowboy Boots Are Made in the USA

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Texas is the center for the manufacturing of cowboy boots. Many businesses, such as Justin Industries, started small and have grown exponentially due to such great success. There are a couple of different ways to make cowboy boots, but many cowboy boot work is done by hand or fully automated factories. Either way cowboy boots are made, Sheplers is here to share the basics in the steps it takes to complete a shoe.

Although there are different types of leather, cowboy boots are mostly made with calfskin because it is easy to work with and very durable.

To begin the process of how cowboy boots are made, you start with cutting the pieces of leather. If you are unfamiliar with the anatomy of cowboy boots, the top of the boot has three parts: the vamp, the counter, and the uppers. The lining for these pieces needs to be cut out as well, and glued into place for durability and strength.

Before the construction of the boot, there needs to be a stitched decoration. In smaller shops, the stitching design is sketched and turned into a stencil, laid on each piece, then sprinkled with a marking agent for someone working a sewing machine. Factories use computers with programmed designs to stitch these designs. Any other colors for the boot are also died during this time.

When it is time to put the boot together, the vamp gets sewn to the upper and the counter is sewn to the very back of the upper so it covers the heel. Any excess leather needs to be trimmed to produce the perfect shape. All of the seams are made on the inside, so the boot is constructed from the inside out. The leather then needs to be soaked in water to become flexible enough to turn inside out.

The next step in how cowboy boots are made deals with the insole. The insole is attached to the vamp and the counter. First gets tacked to something called the last, which is the model shape of the foot. Then vamp and counter are nailed right into the last, beginning at the very front, then around the sides and finishing in the back near the heel.

Now is where the sole comes in. A piece of metal is attached to the insole to make an arch and held by a piece of leather. The sole is then shaped to fit that insole. Then the heel gets nailed on and both pieces are shaped by a sanding process.

When cowboy boots are made with quality, there is an extensive process to finish the entire boot. Fine adjustments need to be made to make sure that everything is perfect. Small seams and other pieces of loose stitching need to be made shapely and trimmed down if not up to manufacturing standards. At this point in the process, final dyes are applied to the leather. The boot is then polished, matched with its pair, and then they are ready to be worn on your feet!

For more information on cowboy boots and where you can get the best brands, visit our Sheplers online store today.

How Cowboy Boots Are Made in the USA

Read More
work-boots-Sheplers

mens-justin-boots

Texas is the center for the manufacturing of cowboy boots. Many businesses, such as Justin Industries, started small and have grown exponentially due to such great success. There are a couple of different ways to make cowboy boots, but many cowboy boot work is done by hand or fully automated factories. Either way cowboy boots are made, Sheplers is here to share the basics in the steps it takes to complete a shoe.

Although there are different types of leather, cowboy boots are mostly made with calfskin because it is easy to work with and very durable.

To begin the process of how cowboy boots are made, you start with cutting the pieces of leather. If you are unfamiliar with the anatomy of cowboy boots, the top of the boot has three parts: the vamp, the counter, and the uppers. The lining for these pieces needs to be cut out as well, and glued into place for durability and strength.

Before the construction of the boot, there needs to be a stitched decoration. In smaller shops, the stitching design is sketched and turned into a stencil, laid on each piece, then sprinkled with a marking agent for someone working a sewing machine. Factories use computers with programmed designs to stitch these designs. Any other colors for the boot are also died during this time.

When it is time to put the boot together, the vamp gets sewn to the upper and the counter is sewn to the very back of the upper so it covers the heel. Any excess leather needs to be trimmed to produce the perfect shape. All of the seams are made on the inside, so the boot is constructed from the inside out. The leather then needs to be soaked in water to become flexible enough to turn inside out.

The next step in how cowboy boots are made deals with the insole. The insole is attached to the vamp and the counter. First gets tacked to something called the last, which is the model shape of the foot. Then vamp and counter are nailed right into the last, beginning at the very front, then around the sides and finishing in the back near the heel.

Now is where the sole comes in. A piece of metal is attached to the insole to make an arch and held by a piece of leather. The sole is then shaped to fit that insole. Then the heel gets nailed on and both pieces are shaped by a sanding process.

When cowboy boots are made with quality, there is an extensive process to finish the entire boot. Fine adjustments need to be made to make sure that everything is perfect. Small seams and other pieces of loose stitching need to be made shapely and trimmed down if not up to manufacturing standards. At this point in the process, final dyes are applied to the leather. The boot is then polished, matched with its pair, and then they are ready to be worn on your feet!

For more information on cowboy boots and where you can get the best brands, visit our Sheplers online store today.

Wearing Steel Toe Boots at Work

Shoes may not seem as critical to a hazardous work place as protective eyewear is, but it truly is important to invest in safety footwear if there is any possibility of getting hurt on a job site. Safety shoes, such as steel toe boots, have many other functions other than just protecting your toes from injury. There are many reasons as to why you should probably be wearing steel toe boots at your workplace, and Sheplers is here to share the information.

Wearing steel toe boots may be mandatory at your job. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration and the U.S. Department for Labor may require that your workplace requires its employees to wear steel toe boots or other safety shoes.

Steel toe boots help prevent injuries other than just falling objects. They can help prevent injury when there is a slip and fall. Sturdy safety shoes, like Ariat work boots, can certainly prevent crushing injuries.

Safety boots with steel toes can also help alleviate the discomfort that comes with standing for long periods of time. Many of the work boots in the Sheplers catalog come with comfort technology, so you can still keep your feet safe without having to sacrifice comfort.

Steel toe safety boots can also protect from electrical hazards. Chances are if you work in a facility that requires steel toe boots, electricity poses risks. Non-conductive footwear made out of leather, rubber, or other materials that do not conduct electricity can prevent static electricity build-up, which better prevents from static electricity shock.

Steel toe boots do not only serve extreme functionality, but certain styles are also very fashionable. Some brands, like Justin Original Work Boots, have many different colors and styles for men and women. Aside from being steel toe, comfortable, and stylish, most Justin boots are waterproof.

Check out the wide selection of steel toe boots and other work wear essentials in the Sheplers catalog today!