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Opinion on these boots.

benjamin831

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Can anybody comment on these Justin Boots both in terms of construction and styling? I'm looking for a rounded/narrow toe boot that is around $100. I don't exactly like cowboy boots, but I'm looking for something a bit more casual with a more pronounced heel (about 1 inch) to wear with my jeans. I'm hoping to use these to try out some dying techniques before I move onto my dress shoes.

What do you guys think?


In cherry or gray
http://www.sheplers.com/mens/roper_w...n/028001.html#

In brown (from a different website). I'm gonna remove the front apron
http://www.sheplers.com/mens/lace_up/028077.html
 

landho

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Justin Ropers are classic boots. My friend has a pair and he looks good wearing them. That said, he's a pretty rugged guy.

I have a pair of these that I've been happy with, but you said that you were looking for something not very cowboy.

There is also the Frye Jett, which is also called the Jetboot in some places. If you search around, I think you can find some on sale. (They would still be a little more expensive than the Ropers, though.)

Good luck!
 

Superb0bo

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how are the Justin boots sized? big like red wings, or what?
 

landho

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My friend says that they run true to size!
 

xchen

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I've been wanting some RM Williams, lately. I might just have to get a pair of these as well. Western is what I really like so they'd probably see a decent amount of wear.
 

JBG

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Justin ropers are a good value and should last you a number of years. They also aren't too "Western" so they are quite versatile.

My personal favorite are Frye 10R Ropers in Earth (their version of dark brown).
 

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At the price of the Justin Roper I think I'd probably just drop the extra $75 or so and get the Fry Roper 10R or the Frye Jetts. Those Justins do seem like a decent pair of boots but if you plan on wearing them for 5-10 years why settle for decent, eh?
 

landho

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Originally Posted by xchen
At the price of the Justin Roper I think I'd probably just drop the extra $75 or so and get the Fry Roper 10R or the Frye Jetts. Those Justins do seem like a decent pair of boots but if you plan on wearing them for 5-10 years why settle for decent, eh?

XChen,

If you're a size 7.5 through 9, you can pick the Frye Jett from Bluefly for around $115. I sized down 1/2 on the Frye Dillons that I have, and from asking around (including a call to the Frye company) it seems that you should size down 1/2 for the Jett as well (unless you have particularly wide feet, in which case they run true to size; for reference, I wear between a C and a D and I sized down 1/2 and they fit me fine).
 

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I'm a 10.5 D normally. I'll probably pick these up sometime in the next 3 months.
 

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They are fairly standard when it comes to sizing and a decent boot though made in China. For what it is worth, mMy personal go-to boots are engineering boots.
 

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It obviously depends what you're in to, but personally I think both aren't that aesthetically pleasing although the laced pair would stay on your feet!
 

blackgrass

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Justins seem to run true to size. I have several pair and have worn them since the 80's. For $100 you really can't go wrong. When it's time to resole just get another pair.
I don't like the lace up boots....a little too West Texas if you ask me.

Also....You might check out Dan Post or Ariat.
 

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