With roots dating back more than 135 years, Justin® Boot Company has been handcrafting western footwear in the U.S. since 1879 when founder H.J. Justin mastered the craft of boot-making and established our industry-leading western footwear brand. Justin Boots are an icon in western culture and their heritage will always have a presence in the western character that lives and breathes today.
In 1925, H.J.’s sons John, Earl and Avis moved the company’s headquarters from Mr. Justin’s home to Fort Worth, Texas. Then in 1948, John Justin, Jr. purchased controlling interest in the company and took the company to the next level of boot making. Over the next several decades, Justin Industries grew and added Nocona Boots in 1981, Chippewa in 1984 and Tony Lama boots in 1990. Justin Brands was purchased by Berkshire Hathaway, which is managed by Warren Buffet, in 2000.