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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Crystal Cattle Boot Collection Story

Can a girl have too many boots?

The answer to that question is no, but when it comes to making packing decisions a large selection of boots can make it quite difficult. And that is what I am supposed to be doing this weekend, packing for the National Western Stock Show.


Those are my boots. There are actually three pairs missing. So how does one girl accumulate so many boots. Well let me tell you their stories. 

Ahhh, I am so excited about my newest pair. The boy completely surprised me with this pair for Christmas. I haven't got to wear them a ton get because I had to return them and get a size bigger. However, the night they came I didn't want to take them off. They literally feel like you are wearing slippers they are so comfortable. Big fan! 

2. Justin Tan Crepe Soles
These are a pair of boots that I got in college. I am pretty sure they came from Nigro's Western Wear (Shawnee Location). Best place to buy boots. even though crepe sole have gone out of style, I still wear these boots a ton because they are comfortable, wore in, and the tannish brown color goes with all my Navy color clothing I love. 

3. Shaynne Boots
Remember these boots from the Boot Barn giveaway. I have said it over and over again these are a keeper. They are definitely my craziest colored boots, and they always get a compliment when I wear them. This summer they put on lots of miles attending all the cattle show I had to go to for work. When your work outfit is jeans and black tops you need a little color in your life. 

You are going to learn more about these boots next week. This is my first pair of Corral Boots, and they came from Country Outfitters. You know the store that posts the most amazing pictures of boots all over their Facebook page. Corrals live it to their name. This pair is really stylish, and I love the detailed inlay. Also, really comfortable. They kind of have the slipper effect like my Frye Boots. p.s. the reason you are going to learn more about these next week is because I am having a giveaway! 

5. Justin AQHA Ostrich Skin Boots
I LOVE these boots. These boots have by far made the most miles with me. I bought them at Nigro's Western Wear the summer I interned at the American Hereford Association. You know when you are a college student and somehow you think you have all kinds of money after that first pay check. These boots have been resoled more times than I can count. They will always be my go to pair. Similar pair here

This pair of boots means a lot to me. They were a Christmas present from the Boy, and I wore them on our wedding day. I remember when I walked into Maverick Western Wear in Fort Worth and saw them. You could't wipe the smile off my face. I had planned on buying the boots myself out of my wedding budget, but the Boy confessed he didn't have my Christmas present and really wanted to buy them for me. I think of the Boy every time I wear these boots. 

What are your favorite pair of boots. Or maybe you have a pair that you have had your eye on? Leave me a comment and tell me the stories of your boots. 

21 comments:

  1. Just bought my first pair of Luccheses, and I'm stoked. Black cherry, Kangaroo hide, and they are gorgeous... I'm almost afraid to wear them!

    This is my first pair of *really* nice boots. Typically I've opted for very functional, basic boots; my current such pair is the Justin AQHA Remuda I bought almost two years ago; they're "cognac" in color, and they've been pretty awesome. At that point they were the "nicest" pair I'd ever owned, and they still only set me back about half of what the Luccheses did (yikes!).

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    1. Andy, thanks for stopping by. Your new boots sound awesome! I have tried on a few pairs of Luccheses but I think my feet are too wide for them. Which might be a good thing for my bank account!

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  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE your boot "collection". I think I counted 6 or 7 pair last time I was looking thru my closet. Plus all of my knee high dress boots. My go-to cowboy boot these days are Ferrini's. So comfortable and not crazy expensive. And I have the same Corral boots that you have!!! Bought them for myself for my birthday last year!!!

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    1. That is funny that you mention Ferrini's, that is one of the pair I don't have pictures. I friend in borrowing them right now.

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    2. I'll have to do a post on the boots in my closet and the newest on my wish list!!!

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    3. Me, too, Jenn! I love my Ferrini's.

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  3. Love your collection! I'm only at three pair but hopefully I'll have more soon - maybe Hyatt will bring me back a pair from NWSS!

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    1. That would certainly put him pretty close to the husband of the year award!

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    2. @Brandi I think I may just have give a few "hints" about my boy bringing a pair back from NWSS since I don't get to go this year! What a fantastic idea!

      Hannah

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  4. I love seeing all of your boots! I agree, we can never have too many options when it comes to shoes! The more the merrier! My all-time favorite pair of boots has to be my Coach riding boots; I have them in brown and black. They are six years old and still look like brand new!

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    1. Ooh, I bet those are really pretty. That is great things about boots, if you buy good quality and take care of them they last forever.

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  5. I have a pair of Corral boots exactly like yours except mine are snip toes and they are men's boots because my feet are enormous! Love them! Super comfy! I too have a silly number of boots! I am actually considering NOT bringing brown boots as I pack to head to Denver so I can get a new pair! I'm so bad!
    P.S. We met at the sale in October . . . we chatted about herefords and photography! :) Maybe we will see each other in Denver!
    Sondra

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  6. I may have a slight boot addiction with 16 pair......don't judge. My all time favorites would have to be Anderson bean. So amazingly comfortable. Then old gringos. I actually just love them all!!!

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    1. 16 pairs! I think you need to do a post on your boots.

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  7. LOVE this post!! Just the other day I was looking in my closet and reminiscing about the many places my boots have taken me!

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    1. I think that is the fun part, looking back on all the memories.

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  8. Loving those Old Gringo boots!!!

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  9. My husband's cousin & her fiancé packed 13 pairs between them for Denver! So, never too many!

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  10. LOVE this post! How can I not? It's all about BOOTS ;) I think my favorite pair are the Justin tan crepe soles. I adore new boots, but my heart flutters a lil when I see a pair that have been worn to perfection!

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  11. I'm glad I'm not the only one who stresses about this decision when packing!!! I will only be in Denver for 4 days and I have 3 pairs along with me :) I have those same Justin’s and just like you they have been resoled twice and I wear them at least twice a week!

    Good luck in the show ring :)

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  12. We're so glad that you love your Taka Boots and that they hold a special place in your heart, Crystal! Come visit the Maverick again soon!

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