The BootJack takes pride in being locally owned and operated since 1977.
In 1976, The BootJack Inc. was formed in Charleston, SC. Scot DuPuis, a Charleston native, had grown up around the footwear industry and decided to try his hand at his own business. When discussing what to name the store, his high school sweetheart -now wife- Susan looked around her room and her boot jack caught her eye. (A boot jack is a device used to help remove pull on boots). Susan suggested “The BootJack" as the name and the rest is history. Scot was able to plan and open the store just days before his 20th birthday. A few years later, Steve Zobel, a graduate of The Citadel, joined the company as a partner and the business has continued to grow ever since!
BootJack's first location was in the Pinehaven Shopping Center in North Charleston. It was a 1500 square foot full service boot store. When the store originally opened, The BootJack only carried footwear and the only footwear it carried was boots. You may be asking yourself, why just boots? But back then there were lots of shoe stores and no one carried boots year round. The concept of always having a place to purchase good quality boots made The BootJack unique to the Charleston area.