One of the major goals of my trip to Texas was to buy some new boots. I like a boot that I can work around the farm in or wear when I’m just out running errands. Just an every day boot, if you will.

Shopping for boots is a very personal thing. Personally, I like a toe that is pointy but not too pointy. I can’t stand round-toed boots on me, and I haven’t learned to love the new squared-toed boots that everybody’s wearing. Maybe they’ll grow one me.


The first thing you should know about buying boots is that you go down half a size from your normal shoes. Boots will wear to conform to the shape of your foot, but the toe box is what it is. If you’re toes aren’t comfy the first time you try the boots on they never will be. Since your feet swell throughout the day, it’s a good idea to shop for boots in the afternoon.



This is Chris Henson. If you’re looking for boots, Chris is your man. There’s nothing about cowboy boots that this man does not know. If you’re ever in Fort Worth near the Justin store downtown, stop by and talk boots with Chris.

Before I got here I had picked out a pair of Lucchese boots online, but I really wanted to try them on before I bought them because they were…um…expensive. My sister convinced me to go to Justin first and, boy, am I glad I did. ¬†After trying on umpteen jillion pairs of boots I found these beauties.



I love these boots mightily. The toe isn’t too pointy and the stitching is pretty but subtle. I also love the color of the leather and it will only improve with time. They were more than $200 less than the boots I wanted (only $89!) and I love them even more!¬†

These boots are Nocona, a brand owned by Justin. Justin also owns Tony Lama Boots. And who owns Justin? Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway. Which is just too weird to think about.