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Durango Aiming to Give Breast Cancer the Boot

Durango Boots, a division of Rocky Brands in Nelsonville, OH, has launched a new women’s pink ribbon-themed boot in its Crush collection, with a portion of the proceeds, up to $35,000 annually, going directly to the Columbus, OH-based Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James). The organization funds research, clinical trials and new technologies in support of the vision to create a cancer-free world. To date, Durango has donated $269,274 to breast cancer research, with more than $84,000 allocated to the Spielman Fund.

“Breast cancer affects countless women and families each year including many of our own loyal customers and team members,” states Erin DeLong, marketing manager. “Durango is proud to offer a new style to honor and support those who are facing breast cancer.”

The 12-inch Western Pink Ribbon Sepia Blush (DRD0438) Crush boot features an embroidered pink ribbon on both the pull tab and the full-grain leather accessory strap, which features antiqued metal hardware. The style also features the DurangoSole Comfort Footbed, a steel shank, a single row sole stitch around the snip toe, a rubber outsole with a vintage finish and a 2.5-inch fashion heel. This style is available now at select retailers and online at and retails for $159. In addition to this new style, Durango will continue to offer its Lady Rebel Pink Western boot. The 10-inch full-leather pull-on style has a brown foot and bright pink shaft adorned with embellishments and white stitching with a double-row sole stitch, 1.5-inch rocker heel and a square toe. Each pull tab features an embroidered pink ribbon and the boot’s translucent dual-density rubber outsole showcases the pink ribbon graphic representing breast cancer awareness. The Lady Rebel Pink Western boot retails for $116.96 and is also available at select retailers and online.

In 1998, Stefanie Spielman was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 30 and lost her battle with the disease in 2009. Stefanie and her husband Chris Spielman, an 11-year veteran of the NFL and from Massillon, OH, became advocates for the fight against breast cancer, founding the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research. The fund has raised more than $25 million to support research at the OSUCCC – James. To learn more about the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research, visit

From top: The Western Pink Ribbon Sepia Blush Crush and Lady Rebel Pink Western boots.

The March 2024 Issue

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