In 2012, Scotty Franklin, of Springfield, Missouri, revolutionised cowboy fashion forever. He realised that there was an untapped market of people who wanted to wear both sandals and cowboy boots-and Redneck Boot Sandals was born. Now, you can get your favourite pair of boots turned into sandals for just 75 USD plus shipping! Read on to read Scotty’s story below:

“Scotty Franklin…was lounging on white sand beaches of Gulf Shores Alabama and saw a guy walking down the beach in cowboy boots,” writes the website. “Scotty thought the poor fellow shouldn’t have to sacrifice cowboy fashion in order to stay cool on this hot day and looked down at his own feet and saw his flip flops and wondered if he could cut out his boots and make them into flip flops for the ultimate combination. When he got home, he cut out his boots into flip flops and wore them out. His friends saw the boots, thought they were hilarious and bought them from him.”

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“Building the company was not my original idea,” Franklin told Bored Panda

“Honestly the sandals were made as a joke”

“But then I learned of their popularity and interest people showed”

“They found them fun and silly, and deep down inside, everybody just wants to have fun”

The first “tools consisted of a pocket knife, drill, shoe string, industrial stapler, and some duct tape”

“We now have professional leather tools now and have upgraded our process since the start up days”

“The rest is history”

Bored Panda would like to thank Mr. Franklin for the interview!