Through the Lens: The Boot Whisperer

In the small town of Wimberley, nestled in the Hill Country one hour southwest of Austin, dirt roads lead to a village filled with antique shops and charm. In the middle of town square resides one of Wimberly’s largest attractions, Wild West Store. Hundreds of handmade and vintage boots line the shelves of this country cottage. ORANGE Magazine met with Uli Johnston, the store’s owner, who goes by “The Boot Whisperer” because she is able to match customers with the perfect boot just by looking at their feet. Johnston says she believes that finding the perfect boot at the Wild West Store is a matter of fate.

By Jenny Phillips and Mikaela Casas