Boot Outlet is a family owned and operated business that began in Ocean Springs, MS and has been since 1978. Originally, Judy and Robert Parker opened a small shoe repair shop in downtown Ocean Springs that was only 900 square feet. Times were hard. So hard that Robert unplugged the telephone because “the only person calling was the bill collector.” Through hard work and help from their two amazing children, Jeremy and Robert Jr, Boot Outlet grew into a 13,000 square feet company that has everything from Lucchese alligator boots to Columbia swim trunks. In August 2013 Boot Oulte opened a second location in Moss Point, MS on Hwy 63 (I-10 exit 69). Our third location opened up in the fall of 2015 on Airport Blvd in Gulfport, MS (15151 Airport Rd. Gulfprt, MS 39503).
In the mid 90’s, Boot Outlet began transporting work boots via truck to local ship yards so employees could conveniently purchase their work boots on site. The work-site sales and in-store sales have grown dramatically over the years due to the ever expanding variety of products and friendly sales staff.
Robert Sr has since retired for the most past and can be seen fishing in the Sound almost daily, leaving Robert Jr. to run the day-to-day operations of the store.
We carry the largest selection of Carhartt brand work wear anywhere around, probably the state. We also stock 240 styles of western boots; 170 styles of work boots; 40 styles of hunting boots from Lacrosse, Muck, and Irish Setter; hunting apparel and accessories; a massive selection of western shirts; western brand jeans from Wrangler, Cinch, Southern Thread, Cruel Girl, Lawmen, and Rock and Roll Cowboy/Cowgirl.
As far as “outdoor recreation” we stock a huge selection of Columbia brand sportswear and footwear; Chaco sandals, Merrell sandals and shoes; Guy Harvey and Salt Life T shirts; Calcutta sunglasses; and Yeti coolers
I know what you’re thinking “but you don’t have nearly that much inventory on your website.” That’s true. For the most part its because our inventory is constantly changing and I don’t have the time to update products on here. Sorry about that, but you can always come in and check us out. Also, you can follow us on Facebook for info on new styles and sales.
And if you read all of this, thanks for your time.
Robert Parker, Jr
Chief Operation Officer