I’m of the strong opinion that every Texan should own a pair of cowboy boots. So, when I found out my Texas born and raised handsome man didn’t own any, I immediately knew what he was getting for his birthday (which is also my birthday too!, but more on that later).
There are many places to shop for a great pair of boots, but I wanted to make sure I wasn’t missing something special in the Texas boot scene. After some research and speaking to my friend Anne, I learned about the famed Boot Whisperer in Wimberley, Texas. Anne said she was known for picking out the perfect pair of boots for each customer upon meeting them, sort of like Ollivander’s in Harry Potter. I was instantly intrigued and called the B.W. ASAP.
We connected immediately on the phone. She was very friendly and proceeded to pencil us in for a Saturday appointment. This was a birthday surprise, so as we got closer and closer to the big day, I could hardly contain my excitement.
Finally, over the weekend, we had our fateful meeting with the Boot Whisperer. It was such a fun, unique experience. We were the only customers in the store and the Boot Whisperer, Ulli, could not have been more friendly or helpful in our search. Upon our arrival, Ulli immediately bent down and examined Matthew’s foot, then raced to the back to pull options without even asking his shoe size or style preferences. Every pair she brought out was nice and most importantly, within our budget. (Don’t you just hate it when you find what you want, only to learn it’s $800 over budget? Yeah, that wasn’t going to happen here).
It was pretty overwhelming (so many options!) but after trying a few pairs, we finally found THE ONES… only to hear Ulli say “Wait, one more!”
Lo and behold, those Texas-made Justin boots turned out to be absolutely perfect. After telling Ulli she’d made a sale, she replied “You’ve just been boot whispered.”
Looking for boots? Visit Ulli, the Boot Whisperer, in Wimberley, Texas. She has every kind of vintage (hardly worn or mint condition) boot you could possibly imagine. We even held a boot from the 1940s in pristine condition. You’d think they were made yesterday based on the quality… but they’re really over 70 years old!
Afraid you live too far away? Think again: Ulli has customers (and repeat customers!) from all over the world. Leave all your excuses at home and make an appointment with the B.W. today.