Don’t I know it!?!
Ok, here’s the deal, BootBarn contacted me eons ago, they wanted to send me some boots (!!) in exchange for an honest review on my blog.
Free boots? AND they ship to Canada?!?!?!
AND they sent a pair along for my husband!
I was liking Boot Barn more and more all the time!!
The boots arrived here via UPS (it was fun having them attempt to find the farm!) and I pulled them out of the box. The leather smell was devine…even my kids noticed and commented! I picked the red ones, because for one, I don’t own a red pair, and two, never in a thousand years would I go out and BUY red, but free?! Sign me up!! And to be honest, they aren’t so much RED as a soft cranberry or super dark pink. And I like that. Based on the website pictures…
I was picturing them to be red-red…so if that is what you are going for…these aren’t the ones for you.
Next up, the all important “TRY-ON”.
These Shyanne boots are exclusive to Boot Barn, and their claim is that they are proud to have you compare them to your favorite boots, because they know you will be impressed! (or something along those lines, LOL).
OF COURSE I was skeptical. I mean really, you can PROMISE that I will love them as much as my worn in boots?!?! O-kay….
They are fabulous.
From the minute I put them on, I have loved them.
(Nothing is ever perfect of course, so each time I have worn them I have taken the precaution of using my secret weapon for potential heel or ankle rubbing. Nursing pads!! Any of you nursing moms out there know what I am talking about, those who aren’t…nursing pads are palm sized circles that are just like maxipads, but are for, well, leakage. Boobs leak (A LOT) during different phases of breastfeeding and these are a nursing moms best friend. And they work PERFECT for protecting ankles or heels against rubbing!! They have sticky backs, so I just stick them inside my socks at the right spots and go! They don’t move and even if I pull off my boots somewhere, no one can see them, so no embarassing moments! LOVE!!)
First time I wore them…5 hours of mall shopping.
No sore feet!
Second time I wore them, Artist Showcase Stir’Up at the Calgary Stampede (4 hours of walking). Loved them.
My mom wore them to the Calgary Stampede finals, 8 hours on her feet, (and she doesn’t usually wear cowboy boots) and no complaints of sore anything!!
I am sold. For the cost of the boots, $180 (!!), the quality is (as far as I can tell) as good as my Old Gringo boots (gasp!). I would buy these boots in a heart beat…and probably will! (don’t tell my husband…)
The only concerns/negatives I would have to point out are the color (see above), the fact that the hide has some darker spots on the tops of the feet (but no leather is perfect, so it didn’t bother me) and my mom mentioned that they are VERY slippery on smooth wet concrete.
That’s it. I have paid WAY more money for lesser quality boots before. I would reccomend these in a heart beat!! So, thanks Boot Barn and way to go! These are fab!
One of you lucky ducks gets a pair!!
Yup, Boot Barn would love to giveaway a pair to you! They do want me to mention (that becasue these boots are so popular), “If for any reason the winner’s first style choice and/or size is not available at the time of this giveaway, there may be a delay in prize shipment until new stock arrives or we may ask the winner to select another style.”
1- leave a comment below!! That’s it!
2- for a second entry, leave a NEW, SEPARATE comment below if you tweet about this contest! (please tweet this…) There is a FABULOUS boot giveaway going on thanks to @FarmerTrphyWife and @BootBarn!! Follow this link to enter! http://wp.me/pKkEY-1nd
3- for a third entry, leave a NEW, SEPARATE comment below if you pin my white dress/red boot picture and tag it as a giveaway!
4- for a fourth entry, leave a NEW, SEPARATE comment below if you facebook about this giveaway!
5- for a fifth entry, leave a NEW, SEPARATE comment below if you blog about this giveaway!!!
(giveaway will run from today (the 18th) to midnight Monday July 23rd, winner will be announced on Tuesday, July 24th!)
Now, my husband was also lucky enough to have a pair sent to him! They sent a pair of their Cody James boots…another brand exclusive to Boot Barn.
This is what they looked like when I pulled them out of the box…
This is what they looked like at the end of day one…
He WORE them that day. First hour was in ankle deep water chasing cows, and the rest of the day was spent fixing fence and other such farm-y type stuff.
He was impressed by the fact that these boots don’t leak, something his other ones usually do, new or old, they have leaked. So that is pretty good! He had one sore spot on his ankle, but he says he always gets that from any boots, and he did wear these ones for at least 14 hours. By the end of day one, he was impressed.
And then never wore them again.
They shrunk from the water and he didn’t bother to rewet and stretch them. I even oiled them for him to wear them again and restretch them. Nope.
Good thing he isn’t the blogger…
Sorry Boot Barn. He is a terrible reviewer…
But he did give them to our hired man, so next time he is in for lunch, I will ask his opinion!!!!