These are my boots. And my cats. As you can see The Vampire Cat has a healthy relationship with his body.
This is the follow-up to my shoe inventory. These are boots I wear at, to, from, and away from, work. I thought I had way more. Congratulations, Medievalist, on your restraint. I wear boots almost every day of the teaching year because I live in The Wetlands where boots are required for winter and spring; it is spring until July here. I have even worn the red wellies and the Sorels during lecture. Not on purpose. I should keep shoes in my office …
The Wellies. Red, Hunter; White with goldfish, Cougar. In The Wetlands it is prudent to have two pairs of wellies.
PROS: Dry feet.
CONS: Cold feet. The first winter I lived here I thought I could get away with wearing these with warm socks. I was wrong.
SOLUTION: see below
Fish close-up (below this)
The Winter Saviour. Sorel Joan of Arctic.
PROS: Blissfully dry, warm feet; like they are being burned at the stake.
CONS: Not as comfortable as they are warm. I blame on-line shopping. And winter.
SOLUTION: Moleskin or global warming.
The Mrs Cook. Elle. In Grade Six I had a teacher called Mrs Cook who wore boots like this everyday with long pencil skirts, turtleneck sweaters and big hoop earrings. I think she was my first style icon.
PROS: Very, very comfortable. I have run to catch a bus and also gotten down with my bad self on the dance floor in these. Plus I wear them to work.
CONS: Wear, starting to shabbify. Too much busting of moves.
The Dejavu. Red patent leather, Fly London. These have appeared here before, masquerading as a shoe.
PROS: Blood red!
CONS: None! (yet)
SOLUTION: How do you care for patent leather?
The Staples. Blundstones.
PROS: Waterproof, practically indestructible, and great with jeans.
CONS: My high arches. My forgetfulness–I wear these so often (though never to work) that I forget that they are not practical for flying (in planes).
SOLUTION: Don’t wear them on planes.
The Kick-Ass. Frye Harness Boot (via eBay; isn’t it awesome that women’s feet grow after they get pregnant? Awesome for me, I mean.). Sometimes I think that these are too much boot for me to pull off. And sometimes that is literally true.
PROS: Urban cool.
CONS: Cowboy cool.
SOLUTION: Be more urban. And cool. Maybe get a motorcycle.
The Ones That Got Away. Camper Spirals.
I have bought these boots, and returned them, twice. Twice! I have what A-Dub has dubbed shopping bulimia wherein I panic about the money I spend on clothes or shoes (sometimes groceries) and I return things (unopened in the case of food items, obviously).
But how can I go wrong with flat, black knee-high boots?
I can’t, can I?
Photo source: Camper.com