Trade In Your Cruddy Kickers



LINCOLN, NE, October 15, 2014– Fort Western Stores, Nebraska’s largest Western wear outfitter, is having a Cruddy Kickers Trade-In Event October 15, 2014 through November 15, 2014. Customers can trade in any pair of old boots, cruddy or just used, and save money on a brand new pair.

During the Cruddy Kicker Trade-In Sale, customers can save $25 on any pair of boots over $150, $15 on any pair of boots priced $75 – $150 and $7 on any pair of youth boots. Trade-ins are valid on all the best brands of western and work boots including Ariat, Justin, Dan Post, Wolverine, Twisted X, Tony Lama, Timberland PRO, Roper and more. Limit one trade-in for each new pair of boots. Limit 2 trade-ins per customer per visit. Not valid with any other offer. Boots traded in that are in good condition will be donated to a local charity.

Customers who don’t live near a Fort Western Store can still participate in the sale by submitting a photo of their Cruddy Kickers online at

Customers who trade in boots or submit photos online will be entered into our Cruddy Kicker Challenge on Facebook for a chance to win a pair of Twisted X Boots, valued at $300. To enter, customers must complete the online entry form and submit a picture of their used boots. Entries will be posted to The Fort’s Facebook page,, and the picture with the most “likes” will win. Submissions will be accepted from October 15, 2014 through November 15, 2014. The winner will be “chosen” December 10, 2014.

“Customers have always been our top priority here at Fort Western Stores. We’ve been noticing a lot of beat up, old boots coming through the door and want to help our valued customers out by offering a fun opportunity to save money on a new pair of boots, we have to do our part to keep America boot-it-full” said Steve Wohlfarth, General Manager and COO of Fort Western Stores.

The Cruddy Kicker Facebook Challenge is open to US residents 18 years of age or older. There is no purchase necessary to enter. See for complete contest rules.

About The Fort Western Stores
Fort Western Stores is a national leader in Western lifestyle apparel and merchandise, located in Lincoln, NE, Columbus, NE and Nebraska City, NE. The family owned business, founded in 1972 by Carl and Shirley Wohlfarth, has grown from a 1600 Square foot retail store into a comprehensive multi-channel marketer with three retail store locations, extending its reach worldwide through a catalog and the Web. For more information on Fort Western Stores visit

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Fort Western Stores Tent Sale in Columbus, NE!


Join us Today for HUGE Savings at our 4 Day Tent Sale in Columbus, NE! Open Today (9/11/14) through Sunday (9/14/14), Take advantage of these AMAZING Deals! 1000′s of items priced to move — including brand name boots, hats, jeans, shirts and more for the whole family! Sign up to win a $250 Fort Gift Card.

TODAY Sep 11th 9am – 8pm
Friday Sep 12th 9am – 7pm
Saturday Sep 13th 9am – 6pm
Sunday Sep 14th 9am – 4pm

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Prices valid only on in-stock items during our 4-Day Tent Sale. No rain checks. No special orders. Sorry Online orders not included.

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Enter to Win Tickets to see the Josh Abbott Band Live!


Enter to Win a Pair of Tickets to see the Josh Abbott Band in concert on August 29, 2014 at the Single Barrel in Lincoln, NE.

BONUS! Automatically get TEN BONUS entries when you leave a comment on The Fort’s Facebook Page and tag the person you’d like to go with or Share this post.

Drawing will be held on August 26, 2014. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.

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Fort Western Stores donated a pair of boots to Gracie for the Relay for Life event at the Sidney, IA Rodeo. Gracie and her family were invited as special guests to the rodeo where they will get to sit in Box 1. Gracie was diagnosed with a rare form of Leukemia in April. That night at the rodeo they will pass around the buckets for Relay for Life in an effort to raise money for people with cancer.


The Fort donated These Ariat® Ladies’ Unbridled Powder Brown Camo Boots for Gracie to wear to the rodeo. We hope you had a great time Gracie!

The Fort has a selection of the Ariat® cowboy boots in men’s and ladies’ sizes.

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Make Your Own Country Wall Decor

One of our favorite country DIYers posted an article on her blog, Chores & Chandeliers, showing how to transform an old chair, coat rack, and a piece of wood into a turquoise work of art that combines both form with function. She makes it look so easy using only paint, a paintbrush, a sander, fabric, scissors, and a stapler.

Photograph by Suzi © Chores and Chandeliers

Though you can transform almost anything with a coat of paint, it’s her choice of turquoise color and distressed texture that brings out the country. Visit her blog and read Classroom Projects Have Begun for step-by-step details and start to finish photos of the project.

Want your own country wall decor? Don’t have the time or penmanship to create it? Fort Western offers a variety of unique graphics printed on stretched canvas that are stressed and antiqued for a vintage sign look.

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How to Wear Your Cowboy Boots

Trying to find fresh new ways to wear your cowboy boots? Look no farther we have some great ideas for you. Depending on how you like to wear your boots, be it practical and working, casual and fun, or formal. These are three of our favorite ways to wear cowboy boots.

Tucked into Skinny Jeans or Leggings


If you want to wear your jeans tucked into your cowboy boots the best jeans would be skinny jeans or leggings. They are easier to tuck in and won’t bunch up in your boot or around the top. When you wear your jeans tucked in you can show off those boots that you love with great designs and cool colors that you just can’t see with jeans covering them. This style gives you a sleek look while showing off your curves.

With a Free Flowing Dress


Summer is the perfect time to wear your cowboy boots with dress. Remember when pairing them with a dress that it should hit you right above the knee and your boots should come up to around the bottom of your calves. If your boots have a lot of color and design you will want to choose a dress that is less detailed so it doesn’t distract from your boots. This style is fun and fashionable.

Under Boot Cut Jeans


For the more classic, traditional kind of person we suggest wearing your boots under jeans. A boot cut or flared leg will help cover and keep the boots from looking bulky, jeans should come down the heel but leave a little space so your jeans are not dragging on the ground. An extended toe area keeps your feet from looking stubby. A high heel makes your legs look taller and thinner by creating smaller angle between your hips and the floor.

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Fort Western June Flash Sales!


This June, Fort Western is featuring Flash Sales all month long. Each day there will be a new sale that will last for just one day. So you have to check back each day to see what the new deal is! Today we have 15% off all Bathware. Hurry and shop while supplies lasts!

Rustic Star 4-piece Bathroom Collection Set

Rustic Star 4-piece Bathroom Collection Set
This rustic star 4-piece bathroom collection set comes with a 19″ towel bar, towel ring, double robe hook and a bath tissue holder. They are made of cast iron and will look great with western home décor. Overall dimensions 23″x 4 1/2″. KR 8/11″.

Western Moments® Brands 3 Piece Bathroom Set

Western Moments® Brands 3 Piece Bathroom Set
Three piece bathroom set from M&F Western Products®. Brown bottom with a white top that is accented with brand detail. This set includes a soap dispenser, toothbrush holder and a cover for your tissue box.

Barbed Wire Shower Curtain

Barbed Wire Shower Curtain

This rustic barbed wire shower curtain is brown and tan with fringe at the bottom. It is decorated with barbed wire embroidery and silver studs. It comes with 12 shower rings that are covered in tan fabric to match. Shower curtain measures 72″x72″. 100% polyester. Dry clean only.

Navajo Towel 3 Piece Set

Navajo Towel 3 Piece Set
This three piece towel set comes with a bath towel, hand towel and fingertip towel. Each has a band of Navajo design embroidery. 100% Cotton Bath Towel – 50.5″ x 27″ Hand Towel – 16.5″ x 31.5″ Fingertip Towel – 11″ x 20″

Head over to Fort Western Online to shop this Flash Sale and more! Or come in and visit us at any of our three stores located in Lincoln, Nebraska City, and Columbus, NE. Items available will vary by location.

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Shop The Best Denim.


Time to upgrade your Denim? Choose your favorite shade from our wide selection! Find light, medium and dark shades to fit your styles. Get a pair for the whole family from your favorite brands like Cinch® and Cruel®. Check out these great styles below and then head over to to find the perfect pair.

Cinch® Men's Jesse Relaxed Fit Jeans

Cinch® Men’s Jesse Relaxed Fit Jeans
The Jesse jean by Cinch® will give you confidence in the arena with its cowboy-classic look. The dark stonewash, heavy back pocket embroidery and whiskers give this jean a whole new dimension in and out of the arena. They have a relaxed waist, hip and thigh, mid rise, relaxed knee, boot cut leg, and 19.5″ leg opening.

Cruel® Ladies' Kennedi Low Rise Jeans

Cruel® Ladies’ Kennedi Low Rise Jeans
Hardware reigns supreme on the Kennedi jean from Cruel. Copper dot hardware adorn the back pockets in a simple, but effective, arc design. Mixing copper and nickel push the fashion trend envelope while contrast rust stitching keeps the look uniquely western. The low rise, boot cut fit and the understated dark tint make the Kennedi a necessity.

Cinch® Boys' Tanner Regular Fit Jeans - Youth

Cinch® Boys’ Tanner Regular Fit Jeans – Youth
These Cinch® boy’s jeans have an adjustable waistband, whiskers, resin baked creases and hand sanding. They are made of 12 oz denim and have a boot cut leg opening.

Cruel Girl® Girls' Daphne Regular Jeans

Cruel Girl® Girls’ Daphne Regular Jeans
The Daphne jeans by Cruel Girl® have an adjustable waistband, five pocket styling, boot cut leg opening, hand sanding, whiskers, and permanganate. 12 oz denim.

Head over to Fort Western Online to shop for The Best Denim and more! Or come in and visit us at any of our three stores located in Lincoln, Nebraska City, and Columbus, NE. Items available will vary by location.

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