We have never worn boots. You know how I love my flip flops and Vince loves his ugly Crocs. A year or so ago, I bought a pair of boots. At first, I wore them every now and then but once they were “broken in” and I got used to wearing them, I love them. I can hardly wait for them to get old so I don’t mind getting them muddy and dirty in the garden. They’re so much more comfortable than any of the muck or rubber boots I have. Almost every day, I put my boots on when I get dressed in the morning and don’t take them off all day. They’re so comfortable and I’m loving not having to worry about snakes or other critters biting my toes. They don’t have all that tread pattern on the bottom like tennis shoes so I can scrape them off on the boot scraper outside the door and not have to worry if I’ve stepped in raccoon poop (or worse) outside.
Vince has never wanted nice boots. He has some black lace up . . almost combat type boots . . that he wears while working outside but around Christmas he bought himself a pair of boots and then he ordered another pair. I kept telling him that you have to try on boots — you can’t order them but he found a good deal online and boots are not cheap, so he ordered them. They arrived yesterday while he was home at lunch. He tried them on and said they were perfect . . which he would have said no matter how they felt because I told him it wouldn’t work and he was going to prove he could order online.
Anyway, he liked them so much that he wore them back to work and now . . my husband is wearing boots!
Here are our feet yesterday .. in our boots! I have several pairs now but I keep wearing the sames ones because I love them the best!
Judy H says
You’re settling into Texas living, I see! There’s a reason Texans wear boots! 🙂 Enjoy!
I can barely coax my feet into closed toe shoes when the weather turns chilly. I have my Skechers that I LOVE and even bought another pair when these were looking a little ragged. But I keep going back to the old pair as they are SO comfy. I could probably do boots if I forced myself but don’t feel the need. Glad you guys found yourselves some comfy boots.
I have the chore Muck boots, they are ok but I’m looking for something else. So my Texan friend do tell what boots you like the best.
Cathy Stoddard says
The “hat” will be next!
Judy D in WA says
Ernie wears lace up work boots every day. He’d like Vince’s boots. So I need details please or at least the brand.
Me, I’ve never owned a pair of boots other than rubber boots. Maybe I need a pair!
if you LOVE those boots, buy annother pair right away. DH had a pair that fit like a glove and a few years later couldn’t replace them because they were no longer made. styles changed and nothing he has tried even come close. get ’em while you can.
Moneik Stephens says
I LOVE my boots and wear them almost everyday (they don’t go with super dressy dress clothes though). I can get away with them on casual Friday and I have some casual dress pants that I can wear them with. I have 6 pair and they are all super comfy. I will wear them when I work at the quilt shop too as I can stand to be standing in them for 8+ hours and my feet don’t hurt. Plus they wear a lot better and don’t wear out like the cheap shoes do. Darn sometimes I wish they did so I could justify getting a new pair!
Diana in RR, TX says
Galen has almost always had a pair of boots (plain leather) that he would wear for work or dress. Even when we lived in VA. he gave up for awhile when we lived in IL and MN. Couldn’t wear them in the winter-too hard to keep the salt stains off no matter what he did to dress them. I think about getting a pair but would have to try them on also-wide feet, high arch just like hubby! you may want to think about getting Adie a pair-we got a pair for our first grand neice for Christmas one year-she was 3. Pink for little girls. she wouldn’t take them off.
Yay! We live in boots and they aren’t cheap! I agree with the comment about buying another pair right away if you like how they fit. It’s pretty expensive to keep us and 2 kids in boots…but you know that 3 year old little girl just looks adorable in pigtails and boots!
Love the boots,may I ask the brand of yours? I already drive a truck, may have to get me a pair. Thanks!!????
Judy H says
If you ever find yourself on 20 heading toward Big Spring, make a point to stop at Wood’s Boots in Colorado City. They have a huge selection, and people come from all over to buy boots there. BTW, be sure to call it “Color-Ay-do City” – it has a long A, not like the state.
I like boots, though I don’t currently have any. They are very handy wear in desert country, and places with critters. Paul had a pair of leather harness boots that he loved to wear, and I loved how they looked.
I miss boots, though I really shouldn’t say that since I DO have a pair in the closet that I bought used and have yet to wear. I remember when I was young and on the ranch we used to keep our boots clean and supple by using a product called Lexol (for leather products) on them. Don’t know if that’s still around, or if there’s something new and better.
carol c says
i am so glad!!! but i have to admit, i thought he had the cat, roflbo
I’d say you’re officially Texans, now!
I love boots– that’s pretty much all I wear except when it gets really hot. I love Ariat, Born and Clarks, and I know what size I wear so I can mail order them without a problem. I am getting addicted to Smartwool socks to wear with them, but I bet you’ve knitted yourself better socks than that.
Yours look cute!