In 1979 Bob Wade created the world’s largest cowboy boots in downtown Washington, D.C. At 40 feet tall and 30 feet tall the Giant Justin ostrich-skin boots soon became an immensely popular attraction. But Texas later decided it wanted the boots to be housed here – (and to be honest, Texas is the state that comes to mind when we think of the World’s Largest Cowboy Boots). So in 1980, the boots were moved to San Antonio, Texas outside the North Star Mall, and they remain there til this day.
Appreciating the Boots from the Road
The boots are specially arranged for tourists to look at closely – whether rain or shine. Additionally, they are also carefully arranged for those who want to appreciate the iconic landmarks as they drive by. If you don’t have time to park your car, but want a better look than a drive-by will afford, there are small feeder roads on both sides of the boots.
Why the Boots are So Treasured
The boots have become greatly treasured by the state of Texas. This is partly because Texans take cowboy boots so seriously, but also because it gives the state a lot more color and substance for the many East Coast tourists. For a while, it didn’t look like it was going to achieve much standing. For many years North Star Mall wasn’t in the best shape. Today though, the North Star Mall has been revitalized and is a very upscale shopping center.
Why Your Family Should Treasure Them
They are super easy to find, being located at the now posh North Star Mall at the Saks Fifth Avenue Store. At Christmas, they are even decorated with Christmas lighting. Every time you go to view this attraction, you can bank on it being an unforgettable experience for your family trip. Stop by for a picture so that you can capture the moment forever.
Periodic improvements are being made to the World’s Largest Cowboy Boots. As recently as 2012, the mall owners spent 80,000 dollars to remodel the tops of the giant shoes. Everything is bigger in Texas, and that is proven to be true when you drive your Toyota to see the World’s Largest Cowboy Boots in San Antonio!