A Legacy Built on Relationships

A Legacy Built on Relationships - The R. Watson Way

Welcome to the world of R. Watson, where the love for the outdoors, dedication to craftmanship, and putting people before profits are not just buzzwords but a way of life. I’m thrilled to take you on a journey through the heart and sole of R. Watson Boots, pun intended. 

Picture this – Randy Watson, the heavyweight champion in the boot business. With a resume boasting big names like Justin, Lucchese, Tony Lama, and Nocona, Randy decided retirement was overrated. Instead, he became a magnet for factories, vendors, and retail partners, all begging to jump back into the boot-making game with him. 

Armed with more experience than a seasoned cowboy, Randy set out on a mission – to create boots he’d be proud to put his own name on. And thus, R. Watson Boots was born. 

After decades in the corporate boot world, Randy decided to shift his focus to the people he could trust the most – his family. Cue the entrance of his son, Ryan, and a squad of lifelong friends who know boots like the back of their hands. R. Watson became more than a brand; it became a family affair, proving that good boots and good company go hand in hand. 

Sure, any company can sell you a boot that looks cowboy-approved from a distance, but what about the nitty-gritty details? R. Watson doesn’t mess around when it comes to craftmanship. We’re talking cowhide lining for support and comfort, hand-corded patterns for that custom look, and toe profiles that will make even the toughest cowboys tip his hat. 

Our 10 iron genuine leather outsole is the foundation of our boots, giving you durability with just enough flex for that “walk into the sunset” comfort. And we’ve got lemonwood pegs and brass nails because, well, we believe in boots that can handle whatever Mother Nature throws their way. 


At R. Watson, we’ve made a promise – no direct sales to consumers. Why? Because we’re old school like that. We believe in building relationships with retailers who share our passion for quality boots. It’s not just about selling boots; it’s about creating partnerships that stand the test of time. 

The heart of our boots remains as steady as a campfire, but we like to add a dash of flair. Think colorful rough outs and unique designs that make heads turn in today’s rodeo of fashion. Tradition meets innovation, and we’re here for it. 

R. Watson isn’t just a workplace, it’s a family reunion. Many of our employees have been on this wild ride with Randy from other boot adventures. It’s a testament to the family vibes around here – loyalty runs deep, just like the comfort in our boots. 

Fast forward to today, and Randy’s sons, Ryan and Reed, have joined the boot party. The legacy of building relationships that made Randy successful is now in the hands (and feet) of the next generation. It’s not just about the boots; it’s about the journey, the relationships, and the stories waiting to be written. 

In a world where boots are more than just footwear, R. Watson stands tall. Come join the family, because when you’re in R. Watson Boots, you’re not just wearing boots; you’re stepping into a legacy built on relationships – The R. Watson Way.