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1982 Rodeo Queen

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Howdy

People ask me all the time where I got the crazy idea to create a see-thru boot bag and I have to give credit to my old rodeo queen days.

Back in 1982, I won the Miss Rodeo El Paso pageant and my winnings included 7 pair of Tony Lama boots (any color or exotic skin I wanted) and my responsibilities included attending multiple rodeos across the state of Texas as I promoted the great sport of Professional Rodeo and attendance to the El Paso Livestock Show and Rodeo (now called the Southwest International PRCA Rodeo). Often times in a hurry to load up the truck and trailer, I would find myself frustrated by having to open every boot box and bag in my closet as I searched for the boot wear I needed to match my outfit. It was then that I said to myself…”Self, wouldn’t it be grand to have a see-thru boot bag” and shaking my head…off I would go. Now 35 years later, I finally decided to explore the opportunity to make my boot bag vision a reality and I filed for a patent and in 2016, got my wish come true. I of course wanted the bag to be Made in America more than anything else and yet much to my chagrin, I soon discovered that all that kind of manufacturing had left for China and India. It took me months to finally find someone willing to produce for me a prototype and just 30 days later, my first boot bag arrived in Texas.

So for all you rodeo cowboys & cowgirls, rodeo queens & clowns, trail riders, equestrian jumpers, cutting horse enthusiast, boot-wearing trail blazers out there….here’s the original see-thru boot bag! Say…”Howdy Boots”.