By Jesse Wood
Sept. 27, 2012. For years, Ellen Watson of Watsonatta Western World has wanted boots with the ASU logo featured in her store.
Well, her wish came true today.
On Thursday afternoon, the Game Day Boots arrived into the downtown Boone western-wear store, and Watson is so excited.
“I am more than excited. I am just thrilled,” Watson said. “We couldn’t afford to buy licensing for the boot. All [Game Day Boots] does is buy licensing for the boots, and when I found out it was such a reputable company, I was extra excited.”
Representatives from Game Day Boots were just as thrilled as Watson to have its boots featured in a store like Watsonatta Western World.
“They researched the store and said, ‘You are just the store we want to put our boots in,'” Watson said.
In the past few weeks, Watson has been compiling a list of those interested in the boots and of those who said, “Let me know when you get those in.” But she didn’t want to spread the word too much because plans for these boots had fallen through in the past.
But it’s official.
They are here now!
In just a short time of the boots arriving, Watsonatta Western World has sold several pairs in time for Saturday afternoon football at The Rock.
A description of the boots reads: “[ASU] boots are sure to make an impression at any Mountaineers’ event, whether it’s a game, reunion or business meeting with App State alumni. Step out in these ladies’ App State boots and show your pride in the Mountaineers! Durable and handsome, these App State boots … bring your A-game to every occasion.”
Check them out at Watsonatta Western World, and pick up a pair before tailgating begins for the Saturday, Sept. 29, contest with ASU against Coastal Carolina. The game starts at 3:30 p.m.
Watsonatta Western World is located at 711 West King Street in downtown Boone. For more information, call 828-264-4540. Watsonatta Western World is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.