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Then goes tromping around wearing BOOTS like Gaston

New winter bootsI can't remember when the last time was that I owned proper winter boots. My last pair of boots were lace-up style and came up to my ankle, more like hiking boots than waterproof, snowproof ones. And I lost those somehow (or threw them away?) before I moved down to Ohio. Boots are one of those things that I don't usually think of until I need them, and then when I need them the in-store selection is scant and/or strange. Fortunately this year I planned ahead and was able to find sensible, plain-looking, faux-fur-lined black boots. I can even tuck my trousers into them and save my cuffs from the muck, although with mid-calf black boots it looks sort of like I'm going riding.

It's a completely different world out there when you have boots! Whereas normally I would be mincing my way across the ice patches on the sidewalks, now I just trudge through the snow instead. When I brush the snow off my car, it does not fall into my shoe and get my socks wet. The only negative is that I have to remember to carry my shoes with me when I wear them, and that I have to do the Boot Dance, which consists of getting out of the boot and into the shoe while hopping on one foot so as to avoid putting your sock in a snow-puddle on the floor. It's been years since I've done the Boot Dance, so I am a little out of practice.

srah - Friday, 7 December 2007 - 12:37 PM
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Comments (13)

gravatar Amy - December 7, 2007 - 5:32 PM -

Beauty and the Beast! More Points!

gravatar srah - December 7, 2007 - 7:38 PM -

17.223 imaginary srahpoints for you!

gravatar Elisabeth - December 7, 2007 - 8:27 PM -

Those are cute. I can't remember the last time I needed a pair of winter boots.

gravatar Larissa - December 8, 2007 - 12:22 AM -

I have to say that those are the cutest functional winter boots I've ever seen. Wear them with pride!

I'm going boot shopping tomorrow...wish me luck!

gravatar srah - December 8, 2007 - 12:33 AM -

Good luck! I got mine at DSW.

gravatar Rachel - December 8, 2007 - 10:24 PM -

It took me a second to get the Beauty and the Beast reference. But only 5 seconds. I like the new boots!

gravatar b - December 8, 2007 - 11:10 PM -

Say... what's wrong with the riding look? I used to sport that one when I lived in Wyoming. Along with the lumberjack look. The riding look was much sassier! ;) Yay boots!

gravatar Lisa - December 8, 2007 - 11:43 PM -

The boot dance haha. Oh boots. They are too much trouble. Snow in general- too much hassle for me! Rats, I live in Canada.

gravatar srah - December 9, 2007 - 10:50 AM -

Oh, there's nothing wrong with the riding look, except that I'm not going riding. It's misleading!

gravatar Cheryl - December 10, 2007 - 8:34 AM -

Remember when we were little we wore baggies on our feet inside our moonboots so the lining didn't slip out when we tried to remove our foot? That would help with the Boot Dance, too, I would think because you could put your baggie-clad foot on the ground until gaining your balance.

gravatar srah - December 10, 2007 - 12:51 PM -

No, I don't recall doing that!

And you make fun of us for our [srahfam] slippers!

gravatar bob - December 11, 2007 - 12:31 PM -

Funny! I decided that I needed to buy boots, too! But when I got to the store, I bought "The Beyonce Experience" instead...

gravatar srah - December 11, 2007 - 1:21 PM -

I'm guessing you were not in a shoe store.

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