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BlueSpark 09-18-2012 11:49 AM

Reveiw on Justin Western Boots
 
I bought a pair in town . I dont know how wise it is to mention the store I bought them at, but the after sale service and general customer service of the manager was terrible, to say the least.


when I bought them and i was assured they were good quality and would last. I liked the looks and the fit was good. Before this I've always had english boots, but I decided to give them a try.

Within 1 week I noticed a bit of pilling on the internal lining.
By three weeks the lining had disintigrated completely.
At slightly over 4 weeks I was able to make it in to the shop. I assumed(I sell high end hiking foot wear at a specialty outdoor shop and process warranties) that after only a month the shop would stand behind their product. Wrong. The manager was rude, even telling me If I had just bought a more expensive pair she would repair them for me, but as these were only $100+ there was nothing she would do, among other things. She ended up giving me a number for her shops head office. They did not return messages or emails.

So in short, the product is poor quality, the shop that sells it does not stand behind their product, the manager has no customer service skills, and Justin Boots its self does not back up their product. I will not be purchasing anything from them again.

poppy1356 09-18-2012 11:54 AM

Hmm I've had pairs of Justin boots and they last forever. Perhaps you just got a bad pair, but the store still should have stood behind their product or at least helped you communicate with the company.

I do wonder what lining you are talking about? I've never had lined western boots that I'm aware of.

Snapple 09-18-2012 12:30 PM

I'm also wondering what lining you mean. Do you mean the inside of the sole of the shoe? I love my Justins, I actually just bought myself a new pair for my birthday. :)

BlueSpark 09-18-2012 01:24 PM

The model I bought has some black fabric lining on the lower portion of the boot and a heel cup. The lining fell appart and the heel cup appears to be cardboard, so it fell appart as well, rendering them unwearble in a month
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poppy1356 09-18-2012 01:36 PM

Hmm, any lining of any shoe I have ever owned has never lasted more than a few weeks, I think it has to do with the socks I wear or something. But I also have never seen a lining in only the lower half? At least not that I am aware of, I'm known to not be the most observant so perhaps I missed it. The pair I currently have, I have owned for over 10 years. I had to get some inserts because I wore the bottom of the inside to shreds.

Can you take a picture? I'm really curious. Did you call the company directly or did the store you bought them from supposedly contact them?

BlueSpark 09-18-2012 01:49 PM

I will take a picture when I get home. The store told me they only had a 30 day warranty, and to contact their head office if I had questions. I did, but they would not respond to phone messages or emails. I was told by the store that Justin doesn't deal directly with customers, and their warranty was only 30 day as well. I was really frustrated, so I contacted Justin today directly by email. We'll have to see if anything comes of it.
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barrelbeginner 09-18-2012 02:01 PM

gee.. The justins that I have had were good.. But one pair the lining on the inside is like coming off.. it is really fusterating.. expscially when my dad says he wont buy me a new pair because "i ruined" them.. maybe Ill have to show him this thread!

barrelbeginner 09-18-2012 02:03 PM

WAIT.. I have to take that back! JUSTINS>> ARE GREAT>> IMO.. lol the pair that the lining is coming out.. is ariats I think.. and I got them a while ago.. gee.. I should've looked at my boots first lol... I LOVE justins.. and ariats..

BarrelRacer23 09-18-2012 06:39 PM

Eh I got 9 months of wear out of mine and thats wearing them hard. The sole began coming off and had a hole in the bottom between the boot and rubber sole. I just switched back to my ariats yesterday finally, after walking through wet grass and my foot getting wet..
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SorrelHorse 09-18-2012 06:48 PM

I really like the Justin boots...I prefer Ariats of course, but I like Justin too. My complaint is that they fit 1/2 size big for me, so instead of an 8 I wear a 7 1/2.


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