Have you noticed all the boots? Women everywhere, of all ages, are wearing boots of all types. Boots! The last time boots were this popular was in the late 60s to mid-70s. Don’t ask me how I know that. Really. I’m begging you.
Anyway, Big D and I flew from NC to CA a couple of weeks ago and even he, a MAN, noticed all the boots in the many airports we were shuffled through.
Recap of our actual conversation:
Me: Have you noticed how boots are back?
Him: I did! Everyone is wearing boots!
We’ve been married a long time. He knows how to pretend engage in a topic that I care about and he doesn’t. I do the same thing for him whenever he talks about cars, which is pretty much on the hour. We both know the other is pretending interest and we appreciate the effort. This is how marriages last beyond the first decade.
But I digress. Back to boots. I did the boot thing the first time it came around: I had a lot of knee boots (boots that end just below the knee), I had g0-go boots (tight white boots that ended just below the knee), I even had boots made out of super thick stretchy material that went on like panty hose (and that far up too)–they were dark red and I was the bomb when I wore them. People stared, let me tell you. My mom had ankle boots, called ‘after ski boots’ at the time. They were black leather with red wool felt lining, truly adorable, but at the time I thought they were ‘mumsy,’ to borrow British slang.
Today, boots are back, but I am not in the same place I was before. I don’t like the way boots hold my ankle in a vise. I don’t like the loss of flexibility that happens while wearing a boot. I’ll wear ankle boots, and have a few pair already (mumsy!); they keep my feet warm, my footing firm, and my ankles mobile.
Got boots? Going to get boots? Is this your first boot fashion surge? Do I seem mumsy to you?