Thursday, February 16, 2012

Now this farmwife has boots!

A while ago, I finally upgraded from a Nissan Altima to a Ford Expedition. Driving a truck finally made me feel like a farmwife. But something was still missing. It took me a little while, but I finally figured it out.


new in box

I wore cowboy boots all the way through high school and college. When I got into my clinical years in vet school I had to step into something that would be comfortable when I was on my feet for 12+ hours a day and looked professional in the small animal clinic. I had to say goodbye to my beloved cowboy boots for a while.

And, shame on me, I never rekindled that friendship. Until now!

Thanks to Country Outfitter, I got a brand-spanking new pair of Justin cowboy boots right when we got back from Hawaii.

in the mirror crop

I am not ashamed to say, I have barely taken them off since they showed up at my door.

I am not a jeans-inside-boots girl. My thighs don’t like it when I accent them that much. So mostly I’m showing off the bottom of the boot. But rest assured, the uppers are just as great!

Of course, I wore them in my new-ish truck.

getting in the truck

And while inspecting the construction site at our house.

inspect construction

I even played a little kick ball with Buddy.

playing with Buddy

And this year, we had a country-western theme at our big party at the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association annual meeting. These boots kicked butt on the line-dancing floor!

line dancing

Seriously. Awesome. I haven’t done that in years!

sharp dancing

I forgot how great cowboy boots are. The first few days they were a little tight around my toes, but after the initial breaking in period, the soft leather stretched a bit and now they fit perfectly. I did get one teeny bruise on the inside of each ankle where two of the seams come together, but they don’t hurt, and the bruises faded. (Thinking back, I’m pretty sure I’ve had these teeny bruises with every new pair of cowboy boots I’ve gotten.)

The dancing did the boots good… They’re all good and broken in now.

broken in front

I’m hard on shoes, always have been. But I love the way the light-colored leather is getting just a little bit worn-looking and starting to discolor a touch where they get rubbed and creased.

broken in back

I’m not sure that I could make 12+ hours on my feet without some soreness in these boots, but I’m not so sure I could do that in my Dankso’s anymore, either. Sucks getting old.

I’m back in love with cowboy boots. Not to cheat on anyone, but I’m pretty sure I need another pair in black. And maybe dark brown. And something with blue uppers. Yum. And these. I’m totally in love with these.

A retailer of Justin boots, Country Outfitter sent me these Camel Deertanned Cow Boots to review. The thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.


  1. Every country gal has to get back to her "boots."  Lovin' mine too!  So miss line dancing!

  2. Love da boots!  I have a pair of black cowboy boots myself. :)

  3. I can’t believe I lived without them for so long!

  4. Lana, We had a blast line dancing! I miss that!

  5. I LOVE those boots!

  6. Love the boots!  I am drooling over a pair of Justin boots right now!  Maybe they will make it into my closet (and onto my feet) soon! 

     Sarah from The House That Ag Built

  7. I hope you get them! Be sure to check out – they were great to work with!

  8. Totally heart the boots! This farm wife needs some too :)

  9. Yeah, you do! Now that your presidency is over, you’ve got lots more time for playing around on the farm, I’m sure! ;)

  10. Those are beautiful! Welcome back to boots! I love my Ariats...better than barefoot.

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