Gypsy; n, one inclined to a nomadic, unconventional way of life – American Heritage Dictionary
Justin Gypsy; developed for women with an independent, self-reliant, fun, western attitude – Louis Russo, Justin Brand Manager.
Louis Russo was well established with Justin by the time the Gypsy Collection was introduced five years ago, and he admits that they were a little surprised by the Gypsy’s runaway success. The Gypsy line has a distinctive look, with its rounded toe, saddle vamp, and shorter shaft. But not all styles within the line fit that over-generalized description. What exactly is it? We asked Russo, what makes a Gypsy a Gypsy?
He explains, “The Justin Gypsy product is designed as an extremely comfortable, fun, boot that could be worn casually or for functional performance. While designing the product, we were very specific in ensuring the outsole was stirrup friendly. We had it tested to ensure organizations such as the National High School Rodeo Association and The AQHA and AQHYA were comfortable in allowing women to compete in this product. That all goes back to Justin’s authenticity and boot making knowledge.
“All Justin Gypsy products have a fun attitude in their styling. We do offer various toe profiles and heights. And, we just introduced some new triad styles which our retailers are very excited about and will begin shipping into stores in mid-September.”
So, the Gypsy is a good-looking boot, what about other features, like comfort?
“All Justin Gypsy styles have the same outsole and comfort package,” says Russo, ”and they all have a very comfortable, removable orthotic insert and are constructed with the Justin J-Flex Comfort Technology which provides great sole flexibility. There really is no break in period, they are comfortable from the first time you put them on.”
Do they all have the perfed saddle vamp? What is the function of this?
Russo continues, “Not all styles have the saddle vamp. We let the look determine if a saddle vamp is incorporated or not. The original purpose of a saddle vamp was to provide extra wear durability in the stirrup and for spur straps while wearing spurs. Today it is primarily a styling issue as all of our leathers will stand up to that wear.”
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