Cody James boots are a line made by Durango Boots and carried exclusively by Boot Barn, a U.S. Western Wear company based in California. This line of boots was introduced in 2012 to compete with Sheplers which makes a line of boots under the “Red Ranch” label that they introduced in 2011.
On-line reviews of Cody James boots seem to be good with remarks about good construction and leather. However, if you look at the prices, it is evident that these boots are made by machine in a high-production facility in China, known for poor choices of leather sourcing and boot construction methods.
The maker of these boots, Durango Boot, is part of Rocky Brands, which also owns Rocky Outdoor Gear, Georgia Boot, Dickies Footwear, and Lehigh Safety Shoes.
Cody James is a professional rodeo cowboy of moderate accomplishment. He is from Arkansas, USA. Making boots and western wear using his name is an example of how someone can earn income by licensing the use of his name. From what can be observed via the Internet, Mr. James does not own or operate the company that makes products using his name.
Styles of boots made: cowboy and harness boots.
Value: Cody James boots present moderate value for the price paid. They are constructed of moderate quality leather and materials using machine, not hand, processes. The boots are made in China.
Availability: From Boot Barn (Boot Barn website )
Custom sizing: Not available.
How to order: Try on and purchase in Boot Barn brick-and-mortar stores or from Boot Barn on-line.