They are sandals, but not really. They are boots, but not really. They are Cowboy boot sandals, really.
Maybe you already know that in 2012, Scotty Franklin, of Springfield, Missouri, revolutionised cowboy fashion for eternity. Scotty realised that there was an untapped, never tackled before market of people who wanted to wear both sandals and cowboy boots. That’s how Redneck Boot Sandals was born.
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“Scotty Franklin…was lounging on white sand beaches of Gulf Shores Alabama and saw a guy walking down the beach in cowboy boots,” writes the Redneck Boot Sandals website. “Scotty thought the poor fellow shouldn’t have to sacrifice cowboy fashion in order to stay cool on this hot day and looked down at his own feet and saw his flip flops and wondered if he could cut out his boots and make them into flip flops for the ultimate combination. When he got home, he cut out his boots into flip flops and wore them out. His friends saw the boots, thought they were hilarious and bought them from him.”
“Building the company was not my original idea,” Franklin said. He just created them as a joke, using a pocket knife, a drill, shoe string, industrial stapler and some duct take. But people liked the idea and became very interested in them. “They found them fun and silly, and deep down inside, everybody just wants to have fun”, says Franklin.
The business has evolved naturally, and from the pocket knife initially used, the cowboy boot sandals are now made using professional leather tools through an upgraded production process. From a joke to a business and a fashion trend. How about that? More info: redneckbootsandals.com | Facebook