Author Archives: Calamity Jane

Cruising With Ariat

Cruising Route 66 with Ariat and looking at some of the most historic points of interest! I have always wanted to travel a major part of Route 66. As a result this summer armed with my Ariat cruisers I will travel an extended part of Route 66.

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Route 66 Sign

Cruising From Lubbock To Amarillo

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Day one of my journey on Route 66 takes me to Amarillo, Texas and I will be wearing Cruiser style 10017457. The In addition, the soft palm brown color is very neutral and I LOVE the lime and turquoise accents. These shoes will be perfect for walking the Historic West 6th Ave. There are many antique stores and places of interest and my feet feel fabulous because these shoes are so comfortable!

Cruising From Amarillo To Albuquerque

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Albuquerque welcomed the Madonna of the Trail monument with open arms.  The Monument was in the city’s McClellan Park facing Route 66, the main highway through the city. The history of this Monument is that she is one of Twelve Identical Statues marking the Old Trails Road. The National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) erected these statues across the country during late 1920s. My Aunt was a member of the DAR and this is necessary stop for me! I’m wearing the super comfortable 10019893 by Ariat in a light metallic color! These shoes are so light weight and cushioned on the inside, like walking on air.

Cruising From Albuquerque To Houck

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Finally, leaving Albuquerque for about a 175-mile journey to Houck, Arizona and for this leg of the journey I’m wearing 10019898! In addition to being lightweight these have a padded insole to keep you comfortable all day. Furthermore we are still on the famed Route 66 and moving right along to a picturesque bridge across Querino Canyon. In addition to a rugged and beautiful canyon, the bridge is a great example of early highway truss design. Furthermore, this bridge is 77 feet long, 20 feet wide, and comprised of a concrete-decked steel trestle with three Pratt deck trusses supported by steel piers.As a result the concrete abutments support the bridge from below and steel lattice guardrails typical of the period line the roadway. In addition, the Querino canyon bridge remains intact today and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.

 

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Vacation Time

Vacation is something I look forward to all year long and July is the perfect time to leave good old west Texas and head for cooler temperatures. This year I think it will be Seattle, Washington. Looking to escape the Texas heat in Seattle and the first place to see on my itinerary is Pike Place Market.

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Pike Place Market

First of all this vacation will take me to the bustling Market of Pike Place. Furthermore, fun shops and arts and crafts line the streets. The bustling atmosphere adds to the shopping experience! Lots of great food, fresh flowers and produce is available here. I sense that my husband and I will be doing a LOT of walking on this tour so I am pulling out my very comfortable Twisted X driving Mocs! These shoes are amazing when it comes to fit and comfort. WDM0020 by Twisted X are so flexible and padded on the inside great for miles of walking! I immediately fell in love with the soft brown color and of course, the turquoise accents make this a trendy favorite!

 

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Space Needle

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Also, the Space Needle in Seattle is a must see for me! I know there will be tons of people but I don’t want to miss this 360 degree view from 520 feet high in the air! They say you can see most of the Emerald City, Puget Sound, and the Cascade Mountains! In addition, I’m on Pins and Needles with excitement to see this! My choice of footwear for this day will be the most comfortable pair of boots that I own! M4883WF by Lucchese will show off my Texas roots and keep my feet comfortable all at the same time! In addition, these boots have show-stopping good looks and the full quill ostrich is soft and supple leather. The lazor cut vamp, heel counter and uppers have edgy turquoise accents that give this boot die hard good looks!

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Snoqualmie Falls

Finally yet importantly, the Winery Tour and a chance to see the beautiful Snoqualmie Falls pulls up the last vacation spot. Traveling across Lake Washington on the famous Evergreen Point Bridge is Woodinville. In addition to over 700 winery’s to choose from Woodinville a must-see is Chateau Ste Michelle Winery. Award winning wines top my list of fun things to taste! The close runner up would be the chocolate at Boehm’s Swiss Chocolate Factory in Issaquah for a sampling of hand-dipped chocolates before the return trip to Seattle. Due to the walking and traveling on this adventure, I choose 10018589 by Ariat because it is a trailblazer! In addition, to being lightweight these have an innovative comfort insole to re-energize tired feet. Most of all, these have a fashion forward color scheme of charcoal, black, and turquoise to encase my feet in comfort and style!

 

 

 

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Stetson More Than A Hat

Stetson more than a hat, it’s a boot brand as well. Boots are all leather that are handmade in Leon, Mexico. Stetson more than a hat with the latest fashion forward boot styles for Men and Ladies.  This blog highlights 3 of the top sellers in Men’s Stetson boots.

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Stetson More Than A Hat

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Biker Outlaw style 1202061243632 by Stetson is a great all leather boot with a 3/4 lug rubber sole. This is where the Biker part comes in because the rubber lug sole will take a pounding on the pavement. In addition, the ankle harness adds a fashionable accent and it is removable for a very different look. Furthermore, the laser cut wings on the 13-inch leather shaft are just beautiful and there is a matching collar to top off this boot. Most noteworthy the rich brown oiled leather inlays and collar add amazing shelf appeal to this oiled black boot. Finally, the laser cut wing tip adds a unique style to this overall gorgeous boot! More Like this 1202061243631.

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Stetson More Than A Hat

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Amazon Night style 1202086043604 by Stetson is a conversation starter because the leather is so unique. In addition to the unique vamp, leather constructed out of actual huachinango fish the leather is very easy to break in and actually makes a durable boot. If you want to take a walk on the wild side this is the boot for you. In addition, the rich black color would work great with a dark suit or choose a favorite jean. Finally, the rusty brown “marsala diniro”13-inch uppers are stunning in their own right and the leather has beautiful stitching on a beautiful boot. More like this 1202086043605.

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Stetson More than A Hat

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Wing Tips style 1202086030189 by Stetson is fabulous boot. In addition, the dark brown oiled vamp is a rich luxurious color with a matched brown toe medallion. Furthermore, the 13-inch turquoise crater tops have brown embroidery that resembles wings in flight. Finally, the pull-tabs match the vamp leather, which adds to the overall shelf appeal of this boot. Furthermore, this boot has a smooth slick finish that works for casual or dress wear.

 

Camping Fun

Summer is all about camping fun for boys and girls. In addition, families everywhere are taking a much-needed week to spend time together enjoying the great outdoors! This blog highlights some boots that work well for your children while they are enjoying the great outdoors!

Camping Fun For Boys

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Desert Sticker collection by Roper highlighting style 0901806060320. Camping Fun shoes for boys  are comfortable like a tennis shoe and your kid will be able to match you step for step. In addition, these chukkas are great for hiking, fishing and just about any outdoor activity! Furthermore, kids love the comfort, short tops and 2 eyelet ties for adjusting the fit.

Camping fun For Girls

Camping Fun

Twisted X YDM0031

Twisted X serape fringe Driving Mocs for girls are style YDM0031 and allows your mini-me to dress just like you! Furthermore, these are the youth companion style to the Ladies’ Twisted X Serape Fringe style WDM0064. In addition, these shoes boast colorful serape accents and a dash of fringe.  Furthermore, the colorful serape instep features vibrant colors surrounded by the tan suede leather wrapping her feet in soft leather. Finally, these have a nice cushion on the inside to help her hike for miles in comfort.

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Hooey YHY0008

HOOEY collection by Twisted X style YHY0008 features a Peanut Distressed vamp with dark Blue tops. In addition, these boots are comfortable and all the fashion right now! Finally, the dark blue tops feature bright red stitching and the HOOEY logo embroidered front-and-center.  Due to the crepe soles these will keep your child comfortable and provide traction on rocky terrain.

Camping Fun for Littles

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Poppet 10034

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Poppets collection by Jama Old West is perfect for the bundle of joy that has entered your life. The Velcro straps in the back make it easy to slip the boots on. A soft rubber outsole allows your little one to explore after taking their first steps. In addition, blue uppers style 10034 is perfect for the boys and Jama Old West style 10041 with the pink uppers would be great for your little Princess.

To sum this up do not let summer pass you by without having some summer fun! Finally, be sure to come to Boot City to find your fancy footwear! We have your style, for the young or just for the young at heart. Boot City takes pride in offering the latest and greatest in fashion and western wear.

 

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Dads Boots

With Father’s Day, drawing near take a look at your Dads boots, is he ready for a new pair. Boot City has a boot that would be perfect for your Dad and this blog will highlight 3 different styles.

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Dads Boots

Ariat 10011785

The Tombstone collection by Ariat includes many styles but 10011785 is one of my favorites.  10011785 is perfect for the Dad who likes to keep away from color.  The very traditional distressed brown vamp has been popular leather for the last 5 years and it just keeps on going! In addition to outward good looks, an ATS insole absorbs shock to keep your feet comfortable throughout the day. Furthermore, Ariat’s Duratread outsole is very durable and has the reputation to extend the life of the sole. Make your Dad happy and add these great boots to his wardrobe.

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Justin BR305

Bent Rail Collection by Justin includes style #BR305. The Chocolate Bisonte calfskin is soft dark chocolate calfskin in addition to a 13-inch white top and I Love the pull holes used to pull them on. Furthermore, the block heel is perfect for the dad that does a lot of walking and the broad square give your tootsies lots of room.  Most noteworthy, the J-Flex Flexible Comfort System is something your feet will thank you for and the leather outsole will keep you sliding on the dance floor!  For the dad staying true to the Red, White and Blue, these boots were born in the USA.

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Ferrini 1139315

Ferrini men’s style 1139315 is the boot for the Dad that is not afraid to stand out in a crowd! This boot is truly a showstopper. The patchwork vamp is made of premium cowhide leather in shades of tan and brown and the thick stitching makes the patchwork pop.  In addition, the 13-inch chocolate tops have a one of kind embroidery.  The inside is lambskin leather for superior comfort and the sole is hand stitched in leather for excellent traction. Furthermore, the insole has a soft cushion for added shock absorption.

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Celebrate The Moments

Celebrate the moments of your life with boots from Boot City! We have your style and size and would LOVE to be a part of your celebration!

Celebrate An Anniversary For Him

CelebrateCelebrate your anniversary with Anderson Bean Style S1082. First of all, there is no better way to celebrate than a new pair of boots! Full Quill Ostrich leather is one of the most durable exotic leathers in addition to being soft.  The Full Quill pattern will vary from boot to boot due to the leather coming from an animal. In addition, the 13 inch tops really are an eye catcher with the bright red, orange, and yellow color stitch pattern. Furthermore, the removable Cush-N-Sole provides your feet with extra comfort.

Celebrate An Anniversary For Her

CelebrateCelebrate her in style with Anderson Bean 1742A. The black full quill ostrich foot is so soft and supple in addition to being easy to break in! Diamonds are a girl’s best friend and the classy 13-inch red diamond stamped and stitched tops set this boot apart from the rest.  Finally, the 1742A offers a cushion insole for all day comfort or dancing the night away.

Celebrate A Birthday For Him

CelebrateCustom designed by Boot City Justin style P9967 found only in Lubbock, Texas. In addition, this particular Justin has an antique brown smooth ostrich vamp with a 13-inch tan soft track cowhide shaft. This Justin features chocolate Tekno Crepe out soles due to the soft crepe these surround your feet with softness. Finally, the low profile square toe, a unit heel, and J-Flex Flexible Comfort System® insoles make this a boot to wear in comfort.

Celebrate A Birthday For Her

CelebrateHandcrafted in the USA, these Justin L5527 AQHA boots boast a stunning color combination. Antique brown smooth ostrich and a soft turquoise 13-inch shaft with exquisite white, brown and black stitching make this boot breathtaking. In addition, this Justin features a broad square toe, with a double stitched welt and leather soles. She will enjoy all day comfort from the Justin boots J- Flex Comfort System® Insole and the soft ostrich leather.

 

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No Sweat

Due to VentTEK, no sweat technology has arrived.  Built in mesh panels help with airflow within the boot while cooling your feet. Furthermore, the dri-freeze lining helps to regulate the body temperature. In addition, the X-Static Silver Fiber provides permanent anti-odor performance by naturally inhibiting the growth of bacteria in textiles.

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Ariat 10019978

Ariat style 10019978 combines a lovely antique mocha suede vamp with a matching saddle vamp. Also the 11-Inch Pacific tops are a beautiful color combination to coordinate with the vamp leather. In addition, the tan mesh panels, piping and pull holes complete the color scheme.

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Ariat 10019980

Ariat style 10019980 combines luxurious gingersnap leather with matching saddle vamp.  In addition, the 11-Inch top has black mesh panels featuring VentTEK technology. Finally, these have a two-inch riding heel and a square toe to insure ample toe room.

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Ariat 10019983

Ariat style 10019983 combines soft gingersnap leather with a block heel and 13” shaft. Due to the 13-Inch after dark tops and broad square toe this truly makes a Texas styled boot. In addition, brown mesh VentTEK panels coordinate with the gingersnap vamp, stitching and ear tabs.

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Ariat 10019985

Ariat style 10019985 combines a glazed bark vamp that has a slight grain to the leather and a light/dark glaze. In Addition, this glazed leather has a depth to it and a rich glow. Consequently, the 13-Inch Santa Fe sun tops and blue mesh panels add a beautiful contrast to the vamp. The block heel and ATS technology keep you on your feet during the long workdays.

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Ariat 10019986

Ariat style 10019986 features a buckboard black grained leather vamp. In addition, the 13-Inch Pacific Ocean blue tops stand out against the black foot leather.  Finally, the orange mesh panels add a pop of color to this beautiful boot.

In conclusion you can always count on Ariat for innovative new technology to help keep you cool, Calm, and Collected!

 

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Three C’s of Custom Service

Boot City takes pride in being able to help our customers find that custom fit just for them within an array of boot brands. We also strive to let you know how to custom care for your boots. We try to provide consistent service and listen to feedback on how to enhance your shopping experience.

Custom Boot Fitting

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Custom Fit

The staff at Boot City knows all the basics of boot fitting and how the boot should fit. In addition, they discover how each brand fits and what works best for people.  People who have a high arch or people with flat feet need a different fit in a boot. Many brands run wide as well as some brands run narrow and our staff can lead you to the perfect brand for your feet. Finally, we take pride in the consistency in the way our staff works to find the perfect boot not to mention the perfect fit for each customer. We strive to provide a pleasant, positive boot shopping experience for all of our customers.

Custom Hat Shaping

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Custom Hat Shaping

Hat shaping is becoming a lost art! Most stores expect you to find something that will work for you in their pre-shaped inventory. Boot City has a state of the art hat steamer, long gone are the days of the teakettle on the stove.  Custom shaping is something we have been doing since the 70’s.  Furthermore, we carry a wide selection of felt and straw hats. The brims on our felt hats are about 4 inches but we have the tools to cut them down to as short as you want them. The palm leaf hats require becoming wet in order to shape them and we have several people on staff that are very adept at this.

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Polish And Knowledge

Boot City has the best customer service around and it does not stop with the sale. First, Boot City trains our sales staff to help you know how to care for your boots. Routine maintenance keeps  your purchase in like new condition.  We train to communicate with the customer. Communication is key so we know what his expectations are for the boot he is about to purchase. Our sales staff can and will help you find the perfect boot to add to your wardrobe. In addition, they can tell you which leathers are easy to break in and which leathers wear better. Finally, the sales staff at Boot City knows that if you are happy with your purchase you will look them up when new boot time rolls around again.

 

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Yee Haw

Yee Haw! School is out and time for Summer Fun! My Grandsons are coming soon for Memo camp and I am beyond excited! We plan to do a little baking, horseback riding, hiking and fishing.  Summertime is definitely fun time, Yee Haw!

Yee Haw Boot 1

Yee Haw

Twisted X YBK0005

Buckaroo boots are a favorite of the children that want to look like dad and Twisted X style YBK0005 is part of their Buckaroo collection. First of all the Oiled Cognac foot will offer durability and looks great with jeans. Furthermore, the tall turquoise tops feature a narrow scallop and wide opening to allow your child to shotgun their jeans inside the tops. In addition, a removable, moisture-wicking, and antibacterial insole will keep your feet comfortable throughout the day.

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Yee Haw

Jama Old West BSC1872

BSC1872 is the perfect boot for your little cowpoke because of its great looks. First of all the soft brown leather is so easy to break in and the matching collar sets off the tops with Yee Haw flair. In addition to great looks, the durable and slip-resistant rubber outsole on this boot will extend the life of the sole.  Finally, this is a bargain priced boot made by JAMA Old West.

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Ariat 10004853

Ariat 10004853

This Children’s Ariat Heritage western boot features a wide square toe and a roper heel. First, the cowhide Quickdraw 10004853 western boot has a matching distressed upper that is 8 inches tall. In addition, I love the red 4-row stitch pattern and the boot feels like a tennis shoe on the foot.  Finally, the distressed leather is an all-time favorite for Children and Adults! This Quickdraw Western Boot features Ariat’s exclusive Booster Bed™ providing extra wiggle room to extend life of boot as your child grows (when they become tight just remove the Booster Bed to add a half size to the fit).

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Southern Sass

Boot City has a wide selection of Southern Sass Boots for you to choose from and this blog will highlight three Sassy styles! You cannot get much more Southern than Boots and Jeans! Boot city has sassy new looks to keep your summer wardrobe fresh as a daisy!

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Dan Post DP3531

Hooray for the Red, White and Blue and DP3531and this boot is something to celebrate! Hence, this Liberty Fringe boot can style and profile its’ way into your closet! The tops are glorious so think twice before you hide them under jeans! Celebrate your patriotism with these Fringed 11 inch tall boots. In addition the vintage-sanded fringe leather is a dusty red, white and blue but make no mistake these pay tribute to the Grand Old USA! Finally, the vamp leather is a sanded vintage brown All Leather boot and priced to sell at 254.99.

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Ariat 10005908Oh yes the Sass is strong with Ariat Heritage Boots Style #10005908. The Vintage Caramel color is a very neutral color that looks stunning with that floral sundress or cut off shorts. In addition, keep in mind that the X toe will come to a sharper point than the J toe and that might alter the fit of the boot a little. In addition, this boot sports a triad style first made popular in the late 70’s. Finally a six row stitch pattern on the tops adds a little of that western flair that makes this boot a great addition to your wardrobe.

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Corral C3079

Ladies Corral style C3079 has an Exotic Tan Braided Lizard vamp with tan cowhide leather with golden tone studded accents. These handcrafted boots contain high quality exotic lizard skins and leather. In addition, the 12” shaft has a combination of brown leather with a patchy polish, accented with small brass studs. Finally, the smooth brown underlay has a unique diamond and circle pattern caused by distressing the leather. The shaft features brown leather delicately weaved with light brown leather that has a lizard texture. These stylish women’s genuine leather boots feature exquisite details and leather soles for long-lasting wear and timeless style.

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