Forget about the crazy food on the Stampede midway: big pickle dogs, mac-and-cheese stuffed burgers and deep-fried ice cream (2017’s sweet and salty treats are being announced soon) … this year’s must-have item could be these cowboy boots roller skates! Wayne’s Western Wheels in Texas turns cowboy boots into roller skates.
John Wayne Feddersen Jr. created the skoot (skate-boot?) when he was a child. His roller skates were too small and his family didn’t have enough money to buy another pair so he put wheels on his boots.
“Once you put a pair on, you just want to skate in them,” he says.
Imagine seeing these puppies at Lloyds!
This year’s Calgary Stampede runs July 7 to 16, so lots of time to hunt down these wheels!