Not Boots

Ariat Fuse are not boots. They aren’t even leather.The Fuse are athletic shoes made by Ariat, a brand known for equestrian footwear and apparel. What some don’t know -- the founders of Ariat were two women, Beth Cross and Pam Parker. Following college, they both joined a consulting firm and worked on projects for athletic footwear companies such as Reebok. This work inspired a busin…

​7 Reasons to Shop Mom & Pops this Holiday Season

1) Staff are happy to be there. It’s a special type of person that works at a Mom & Pop. Their goal is to make your life easier, and they come to work excited about who they get to help that day.2) The place of business won’t look like a rummage sale just happened. Instead, items are orderly and easy to find. Did you know clean and orderly spaces reduce stress?3) You'll be speaking to…

Five Year Mark

October 8, 2019 made it five years since The Boot Life, LLC opened its doors. Statistics say 50% of all small businesses fail within the first five years. With that little bit of sunshine, it seemed like a good time to start a new series, #thatonetime. It will share some of the stories along the way, the ones that encourage us to keep going, to not be a statistic. It will also share abo…

Bread Truck to Boot Truck

There was an idea and everyone seemed to think it was a good one: TeamBootLife needed a step van.  A truck was found a little sooner than expected (God did that through the help of family!) It came during a week of floor resets, Shop Hop, Sales Tax Holiday Weekend, and fair preparation!The sudden find meant Saturday night plans were cutting steel and inhaling a lot of dust.A really good…

Why Decal Stickers?

Little things, like decal stickers, make people smile so that's why we keep them around.A customer once shared that she collected stickers from all her travels. She was a retired surfer and kept her old surfboard hanging in the living room. She put decal stickers on it as a reminder of all the places along the way. You could do the same thing on an old toolbox or suitcase. Imagine the convers…

​Hats are Here

What is the single most requested item since opening our doors? The Boot Life ball caps. So, it’s with great excitement we get to tell you that they have arrived! Even better – they were embroidered right here in Ohio.  It’s a strong starting lineup ---Hometown Hero - standing up for what's right every day without fanfare, living #thebootlifeOld Faithful - ready for a little dirt…