Friday, June 26, 2015

Business booming for cowboy boot sandal makers

"I think we've taken two of the timeless footwear and put them together," said Beverly Franklin from the Redneck Boot Sandal company. It's her son Scotty who has taken the sandal and cowboy boot and combined them.

"They can wear them throughout the summertime especially down there in Texas," Scotty said. He lives in Springfield, Missouri and came up with the idea several years while on the beach in Alabama.

"I thought it would be kind of funny if somebody cut a pair of sandals out of those and somehow still kept the actual cowboy boot," said Franklin. The business started small and recently business has taken off. The Franklin's know there will be some who don't like change but they're prepared for that.

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"We've got orders literally from rednecks to rodeo guys," Scotty said. In order to have these made, you can send your new or used boots in to the Franklin's and for $75 (that includes shipping and handling) they'll convert them. Scotty says customers should expect the finished product back in 1-2 weeks.

1 comment:

Ratz said...

Wow, they are ingeniously ugly. A hitherto rich vein of awful appears to be being tapped. I guess the stetson poker-visor, and the leather wife-beater are next.