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  • Tony Lama Boots History

    Born to Italian immigrant parents in 1887, Tony Lama first learned the leather and boot trade at the age of 11 when he apprenticed a shoemaker in Syracuse, New York. In the early 20th century, Lama joined the U.S. Cavalry as a cobbler for the soldiers stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas. After complet...
  • Nocona Boots History

    In 1925, Nocona Boots was founded by Enid Justin, the daughter of Justin Boots founder H.J. "Joe" Justin, in Nocona, Texas. Enid’s goal was to carry on his tradition of making quality western boots in the town he loved. Mr. Justin, or "Daddy Joe," was a perfectionist with every detail of his han...
  • Justin Boots History

    H. J. Justin came to Texas from Lafayette, Indiana in 1879 where he had been a boot repairman.  He settled in the west Texas town of Spanish Fort on the Texas-Oklahoma border.  At this time in the Old West, the ranchers had cattle drives to move the herds to the markets in the East.  During the C...