If you had asked me before I moved if I had appropriate footwear, I would have said, “sure, I got plenty of boots!”. Unfortunately all my boots were high heels and cute styles that will do nothing to protect you from falling on your butt or getting frostbite where you don’t want it.
Now, I know there are bigger things to worry about in the world than what is on my feet. I realize life will not stop if I cannot find a pair of sparkly sandals but a girl has to have a few outlets in life. Things should not be all black, white and shades of brown. I work hard, and I think I’ve earned the right to buy a few pairs of superfluous shoes. Thankfully, not only does my husband not mind, but he will shoe shop for me and with me. In fact, he might have a better sense of what looks good on my foot than I do.
I go through spurts of being irritated that not only are all my cute shoes languishing in boxes but you cannot even FIND shoes with color anywhere within 100 miles of my location. In all fairness, I did get here in the fall when things were gearing up for winter. You cannot wear anything but strong, weather appropriate footwear right now. I’m hoping that once the sun starts to shine on a steady basis and the mud dries up, I can once again wear the shoes that make me happy.
Last week (when it was 15 degrees and snowing) I was out and stopped at a Gas Station. I saw a couple and the man was waiting at the door of the station and when I looked over, he was waiting for his girlfriend/wife to reach him. She was walking super slow as she was wearing 5 inch stilettos. The plates on their car said South Carolina. I’m guessing she didn’t get the shoe memo either. I would have taken a picture but I was too mesmerized waiting to see if she would make it across the parking lot to the boyfriend/husband who didn’t even bother to help her. She did in fact make it. Good for her.
So, the point to all this besides a little complaining is, GET APPROPRIATE SHOES. If you are working out in the elements, you want waterproof and insulated. My husband prefers Danner boots with Goretex and thinsulate. The goretex allows your feet to breathe while keeping the water out. Thinsulate will protect you from the cold which is a MUST. As for me, I am getting by this winter with an old pair of timberlands that I fished out of my closet. I work from home so it’s not a big deal but by next year I’ll have a fancy pair of boots to call my own and I can tell you what they won’t be. BROWN.