The Justin Boots story began in 1879, when H.J. Justin left Lafayette, Indiana 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.
Nocona Boot Company became part of Justin Industries when John Jr. purchased the controlling shares from his aunt, Enid Justin, in 1981. Three years later, Chippewa Shoe Company was added to the Justin family of brands. And in 1990, Justin Industries purchased competitor Tony Lama Boots after years of intense rivalry.
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.
Metguard with PORON® XRD™
MetGuard uses PORON® XRD™ Extreme Impact Protection to shield the top of your foot from painful, debilitating injuries.
GORE-TEX® membrane with durable knit backer seals out water but releases perspiration.
Handcrafted in the USA
A wide selection of styles still handcrafted right here in the USA.
J-Max® Double Comfort®
The NEW J-Max® Double Comfort® System is our classic Double Comfort® System packed with new technology.
The OrthoLite® insert provides lightweight breathable comfort that doesn't fade over time.
Justin Jel™ Comfort
Talk about walking on air - or in this case, super soft cushioning gel - Justin Jel™ inserts are the ultimate in comfort technology.
Justin Stabilization Technology®
Justin's Foot Stabilization insert technology uses dual density medical memory foam to stabilize the foot while still allowing it to move as needed.
Snake Guard with Emtexglobal technology offers rugged outdoor puncture protection.
TecTuff is high-performance leather specially treated to offer exceptional abrasion and stain resistance.
The Ultrathotic is a removable, moisture-wicking polyurethane cushion designed for all-day, shock-absorbing comfort.
3M™ Thinsulate Ultra Insulation
In cold work environments, Thinsulate™ Ultra keeps your feet warm without sacrificing flexibility.
Superior technology keeps your feet cool and dry.
Waterproof boots are pretty much a necessity when your job calls for working outside in the rain, mud and muck. Our waterproof leathers make sure your feet stay dry no matter what the conditions.
When it comes to foot protection, nothing beats the effectiveness of steel toe boots.
Composition Safety Toe
Finally, a toe that meets safety standards without weighing you down.
For those working in environments where the chance of exposure to electrical currents is high, electrical hazard boots are the way to go.
Aluminum Safety Toe
Aluminum toes offer lighter-weight protection while still meeting or exceeding ASTM standards for impact and compression.
Achilles Relief System®
This complete back-of-the-heel system offers flexibility, support and breathability to eliminate weak spots in foot comfort.
At the heart of the Double Comfort® system is the revolutionary new orthotic insert working directly with the Orthotic Texon®/Poron® Insole.
J-Flex® Flexible Comfort
The patented J-Flex Flexible Comfort System® helps make Justin Boots the most comfortable boots you’ll ever own.
An ASTM and CSA-rated textile insole protecting your feet from pointed objects more effectively and more comfortably than a steel plate.