cowboy boots and other boots
These boots were made for [sassy] walking…
This is not an Imelda-Marcos-million-shoes blog post. For me, shoes are, for the most part, judged by:

  • How comfortable they are
  • Do they stink (If I love a pair of shoes, I love them to death)

The exception to these rules are boots.

I love boots.

When I put on boots, I feel different. And if I’m climbing behind the wheel of a pick up truck? Oh yeah, I feel…bootish. What? That’s not a word? Well, it means kind of sassy and not a million years old. Not dead. There’s a swing to my step I can’t get with flip flops.

Because I’m wearing boots.

I only have a few pairs, because boots and hot weather don’t go together that well, at least for me, so when the air cools down, the boots come out. (I’m sorry, but snow boots do not bring out my sassy, they bring out my survival instincts which is totally different.)

Funny story. I needed to get outside and clear my head, so I could work on my book. I was wearing the boots, so I drove over to the park, climbed up, and started around the levee (that’s what we called it in the south. Can’t remember what it’s called here, which is pretty sad, because I grew up here). This was not a “walk,” as in “getting exercise.” This was movement outside to clear the cobwebs from my brain and unleash the muse. I wasn’t strolling, but I also wasn’t striding.

So I was boot walking around the lake and things were going pretty good until the wind ramped up. I can’t even imagine what I must have looked like. I’m boot-staggering and trying to keep my thoughts on the book and trying not to get blown into the lake. lol

I made one, staggering lap and told my muse it would just have to get over it because we’re going home. It was even hard to keep from getting blown down the stairs and across the parking lot. lol

So much for sassy boot walking.

So my question for you, dear readers, is there a connection between your shoes and your brain/mood? What kind of shoes get your sassy on?

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8 thoughts on “The Power of Shoes

  • April 12, 2017 at 8:47 am
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    I love boots too but unfortunately, I live in a place where flip flops are kind of a dress code!!

    • April 12, 2017 at 11:09 am
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      That was me for so long, I’d forgotten how much I liked wearing boots. LOL

  • April 11, 2017 at 5:48 am
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    I have a very narrow foot and have always had a hard time finding shoes. When I graduated college, I wanted a pair of businesslike pumps. I didn’t care about heel height, size, style, color or price. I just wanted a pair of pumps, any pair. I went to EVERY shoe and department store in THREE malls in So. Calif. and could not find a single pair that fit.

    When I was in my mid 20s, I discovered that Nordstrom carried hard-to-find shoe sizes and I went a little crazy. At one point, I think I had 50 pairs of shoes.

    As I’ve gotten older, my foot has gotten a little longer and a little wider, so it’s not quite as hard to find shoes, but my purchases are still predicated on whether a shoe fits, rather than my preferred style. I like slip-on shoes because I was never able to have them. I always had to get a shoe that either laced or buckled so I could make it tighter and it would stay on my foot.

    Boots, actually, are the easiest shoes for me to find because they tend to run narrow and because thick socks help take up the space! Sandals are hardest for me to find. I see so many cute sandals that I can’t wear because they flop on my feet. It’s like I’m a little kid trying on mommy’s shoes.

    • April 12, 2017 at 11:07 am
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      Have you ever tried Zappos? They seem to cater to specialized shoe sizes. My shoe size got bigger with each pregnancy, and wider. But I’m always first about, is that shoe comfortable. haha

      • April 15, 2017 at 6:16 am
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        Yes, I’ve looked at Zappos. They don’t have anything that Amazon doesn’t have. (Zappos is owned by Amazon). Amazon is actually good for shoe shopping because you can search by width and size. It narrows it right down (excuse the pun). It’s interesting that when I search for a type/style of shoe, I’ll have hundreds of possibilities. As soon as I put in my size, it whittles right down to maybe half a dozen.

        • April 15, 2017 at 10:35 am
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          I do know what you mean. Foot is getting wider each year, so the cute shoes get less attractive to me and I can’t do heels anymore. Oh shoes…

  • April 10, 2017 at 9:59 am
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    I love shoes and have several. Most of mine are the strapy sandal type.
    Here in Arizona, with the weather what it is, we tend to wear shoes that are not enclosing your foot. Open toed shoes, flip flops and strap shoes are the most worn here.

    As to boots, mostly they are of the cowboy boot type.

    I agree, if your shoes are comfortable so is your attitude.

    • April 10, 2017 at 11:25 am
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      Yeah I lived in the south a long time. I am kind of loving getting back into the boot zone. Lol

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