Our longtime partners at Justin Boots recently uploaded this well-produced video about the history of the western boot company, back to 1879.
Justin’s website also has posted this history:
The Justin Boots story began in 1879, when H.J. Justin left Lafayette, Ind., 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. [...]
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.
Justin boots are valued not only because of their legacy, appearance, and having one of the richest men investing in them. Justin also earns praise for its outstanding comfort, mainly due to its acclaimed J-Flex Comfort System insole that is present in nearly all its boots.
Justin’s cowgirl boots remain hot sellers at Drysdales, including these types (click on the image for more information):
Here are a few of the most popular Justin cowboy boots we offer: