Thursday, October 9, 2014

Kicking Up my Justin's

I recently read a blog post by Kathy over at Petticoat Junktion (don't you just love her blog name?) where she was pondering whether or not she was too old to buy a pair of cowboy boots.   To which I give a resounding "Hell no, you are never too old to wear cowboy boots!"  Case in point....


I've been a fan of cowboy boots since the late 1970's when the television show Dallas exploded all over America and I ran out and bought real cowboy boots and an honest to goodness, made in Texas, cowboy hat.  Over the years I've bought a couple of different pairs of boots, including these gorgeous, pointy toed ones with turquoise beading.....



I've had a pair of turquoise (can you tell I'm addicted to turquoise?) Justin Gypsy boots bookmarked on Pinterest for ages and for my birthday in August my kids surprised me with a pair.  Do I have the best kids or what???  Picture me 2 stepping around the room....


The stitching is incredible and even the soles look awesome....





The box is too pretty to throw out.  On the rare occasions that I'm not wearing my boots, I keep them in their box, all safe and sound.....


 
But these are wearing boots, not "keep them in the box and only wear on special occasion" boots.  You can go to Justin's website to read up on the specifics like their grip-on demand feature, stabilization technology, flexible comfort and waterproofing.  Once I slipped into my Justin's, I immediately knew they were a great boot.  They are by far the most comfortable boots I've ever worn.  They are a perfect fit and the leather is sturdy, yet pliable.  There was no need for a "break-in" period - I experienced no foot tenderness or blisters.  From a women's point of view I think they are the ideal combination of kick-ass tough and "ain't I pretty?" 
 
So where have I been wearing my Justin's?  The easier question is probably where haven't I been wearing them, because I rarely take them off.  I wear them in Chicago and I wear them in Kentucky at the lake.  I've been geocaching all over 3 states with them on.  Grocery shopping?  No problem.  When I wore them to the dentist, she oohed and aahed over them.  I dressed them up with a cute outfit and some turquoise jewelry for a business dinner and didn't look out of place at all.  But my favorite place to wear my Justin's is at concerts!  In fact, they got properly introduced to country music at a Miranda Lambert concert just days after my birthday....
 

 
We toe tapped and danced to an excellent concert that also featured Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett.  Miranda is one of the best writers and singers in Nashville and her show did not disappoint.  My boots got a good work out at her show!
 


She is one multi-talented and gorgeous lady - go check out her music.  She has a heart of gold and a "take no shit" attitude.  She is by far my favorite female country singer. 

 

Two weeks later we went to see Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice and Cole Swindell at Soldier Field in Chicago.  Chablis and I were both rocking our Justin's....


It was a perfect night for an outdoor concert and we spent almost the entire time on our feet, dancing and swaying to the music.  These boys know how to entertain a crowd....


.... and Luke had everyone in tears when he performed my favorite song "Drink a beer"  where he remembers loved ones who have passed on.  If you've not heard the song, look it up on U tube.  Have a handkerchief ready.


So Kathy, in answer to your question - "No you are not too old to get cowboy boots."  Giddy-up on over to your nearest store and pick up a pair.  I know you're in Nashville a lot.  I can highly recommend the Justin brand for durability and sheer comfort.  And when you get your boots, I want to see a picture of you wearing them.  Go rock them at a concert!


Who else out there wears cowboy boots??

(I am in no way associated with the Justin brand.  This is not a review of their product, just merely a post in response to Kathy's question about cowboy boots)

32 comments:

  1. Bobby and Pam Ewing, eat your hearts out. Love that pix of you and your hubby, Kim! Funny, I lived in Texas for 18 years and never did buy a pair of cowboy boots; my granddaughters wear them with their dresses!
    Should I splurge for my 65th next Spring?

    PS - I LOVE Miranda!

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    1. Myra - you are NOT going to be 65. You go girl!! Yes, go get some boots - I'll come dance with you at a Miranda concert. :-)

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  2. Yes, ma'am, you're rocking those boots! Can you believe I've only had boots when I was a little girl - but they were red! :) Sounds like you've had a great time recently! You keep two steppin', darlin'! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. Hi Shelia - you're so sweet. Thanks for taking the time to come visit me - I know you're busy fixing up that new house and loving on those dear grand babies. xo

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  3. I wore a pair of justin's all through college, loved them to bits until my pregnant legs swelled up and didn't fit inside. They got set aside in those years and by the time I wanted them again my feet had grown two sizes. I agree with you, never too old for anything. Don't put it off, Kathy, it's not like we're getting any younger so do it now! :)

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    1. Oh, I bet those are some sweet vintage boots. Do you still have them?

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    2. Sadly, no. Passed them on to my daughter and who knows where they went from there. I hope they ended up with someone who can wear them, since my feet never recovered to their pre-motherhood size. Come to think of it, neither did the rest of me. :-P

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  4. This story has perfect timing. I had a couple of young gals come into the store on Sunday and they each were wearing cowboy boots,loved them! I asked them if they thought I might be too old to wear them.....their answer to me was,you could totally rock a pair of boots....needless to say,but I will,that made me feel great. I see a pair of boots in my future :)

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    1. Woo -hoo!! You could totally rock some boots. I can't wait to see what you get!!

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  5. I still have my Thom McCan riders with their cool box. I wore them in high school and forever. Had another very cool pair I bought at a boot outlet in the early 90s, but as mentioned above, they didn't fit so great years later-- I have a wide foot anyway. These days I'm sadly addicted to gym shoes!

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    1. I don't know if I remember that brand. You should post a picture of them and the box. :-)

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    2. Just noticed I spelled that wrong. It's McAn. They were a shoe store chain back in the 70s like Kinny. But those boots really held up-- I even wore them to real horse barns to work and ride.

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    3. Oh, now I know what store you're talking about. We used to go to them in Chicago when I was a kid. I think there was one on Irving Park and Elston.

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  6. Your Justin's really do fit your personality! I'm going to try some on the next time I see a store to shop in. Since we live in horse country...we see a LOT of people in boots. It's usually too hot for me to wear them but I have RED cowboy boots. I've had them for a long time and they are still HOT! lol Fun post...you look incredible! Hugs!

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    1. They DO fit my personality - you hit that right on the head. I'd love to see a picture of you with your red boots on. Enjoy your weekend. xo

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    2. I have a post ready for Wednesday morning to show off my boots! Look what you started! heehee! HUGS!

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    3. Oh, this is so much fun - I can't wait to see it!!

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  7. "If you get an outfit you can be a cowboy too"

    Smothers Brothers

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    1. I'll have that song stuck in my head all day now! Could be worse -- yesterday it was the 'I'm a lumberjack and I'm okay" song that got stuck, lol.

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  8. Love...those...boots! The teal color just makes them even cooler! I tried on some boots at Junk Bonanza but they didn't fit. They had tons of pairs at this one booth and everyone seemed to be buying them. Then because I couldn't find my size I had strangers everywhere picking up boots and saying, " Here, try these on"! Not sure why everyone seemed to want this old lady to be sporting some boots! Hah!

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    1. Oh that's a riot - wish you found some that fit - they are great!

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  9. You rock the boots!!! Congrats, kids, you found the perfect gift for Mom!

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  10. I am a clog girl, but you make me a bit envious with turquoise boots. I may have to find some.

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    1. I love the turquoise - both my boots have turquoise. I might be addicted. :-)

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  11. I love your boots...think I need some cowboy boots too?? :)

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    1. YES!!! Hop on board - they are the best!

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  12. Mine have the lime green on the top!!! Yahoo!!! nothin' better than boots! I even wear mine to work, and always get compliments. They are sooooo comfortable!
    I love your pointed toe boots, too. You can squash a bug in the corner with those things!
    Awesome post, Kim!
    Debbie
    xoxoxo

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    1. Thanks Deb - I'd love to see a picture of you wearing yours! We need to do a little line dancing together. :-) xo

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  13. Hi Kim! Oh, that's a great idea! Those kinds of blinds would look great in here I think! Hope you're having a nice weekend.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  14. What a fun post! Your boots are adorable - love the turquoise. They'd look pretty cute with a sun dress too!

    Gosh, you got to see Dierks Bentley!?! You lucky gal! I love that song "Up on the ridge". Way to go!

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    1. Thanks Liz. OMG - I loved Dierks in concert - he was probably my favorite at that concert, altho they were all good, but he puts on a great show. I just got tickets for Neil Diamond in the spring. I cannot wait!!

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