Over the course of the past two years, Husband Mike has picked up several pairs of truly awesome dude shoes, and we agreed that these purchases were worthy of a Manfashion Interlude. So prepare for some manly thoughts about manly footwear …
See these boots? I loved these boots. I got them for a dollar at a garage sale in the pouring rain. I didn’t even try them on; I just bought them. I feel very manly wearing boots. Something to do with the clomping, I think.
I had these boots for at least 5 years and they were about at the point where they needed to be resoled when The Ex started to nag me about getting rid of them.
She nagged me for a couple years and I finally relented and bought a new pair of boots that she liked. She talked me into throwing away the other boots. If I’d had a spine back then, I would have said, “I will wear these new boots more often, and this beat up pair can go into the closet for awhile, but it’s not your place to say when I throw out a pair of shoes.”
Would you ladies ever let your dudes tell you when to throw out a pair of shoes? Keep this in mind if you start to think about telling your guy to through things out. Anyway…
I spent years looking for a replacement pair of work boots. The soles never looked right. I went to every Sears and Chet’s Shoes around, and nothing came close to the awesomeness of my 1980’s Montgomery Ward work boot.
Recently I found these Timberland Chukkas
These shoes are great. Not too heavy but very sturdy, and still nice enough looking for a Saturday in public with Sally. (Seems that was the Ex’s problem with those boots I was tricked into getting rid of.) I’d wear these every day. I’d wear them with shorts, but I won’t since I feel a bit fashionably self-conscious about that. They cost over $100, but tax return money is free money. Plus, did you know you can search for coupons online and save yourself some money? Sally taught me this recently.
But can a person really only have one pair of boots? Yes. But I have more than one. Love them all.
Pair #2 are my John Fluevog Classic Shiny Leather Combat Boots.
These are my favorite. These are the ones I’ll be taking to Iceland with me since I know that I can walk in them for hours and hours without my feet getting tired. They are really heavy, but it doesn’t seem to be a problem for me. The rubber soles are gooey. That must be it.
These were not a tax return purchase, but I must have been flush at the time since I bought these boots with another pair of Fluevogs at the Downtown Chicago Fluevog store. It’s really an awesome store–the chairs are classic velvet movie theater chairs. The sales clerks all had tattoos. These boots were also a symbolic purchase since this was my first attempt of living in Sally’s world of quality and fashionable shoes.
Which do you like best? How many pairs of boots do you have? Come on! I told you how many I have. Would you or have you every asked your significant other to get rid of a pair of shoes?
Next? Motorcycle Boots.