Robin is hosting this week's Fun Monday.
Shoes tell a lot about a person and we wanna delve deeply into your soul sole. Photograph your favorite pair--or pairs--of shoes and tell us a little about why they're near and dear to your toes heart (I can't wait to see how Swampy ties this in to Breast Cancer Awareness!). Follow in Jenny's footsteps and make a foot-family portrait...show us your baby bronzed booties...let us see the shoes YOU HAD TO HAVE (but have never worn)...or all those grotesquely dyed-to-match formerly white satin bridemaid's shoes that were worn ONCE...the reinforced steel-toe boots that saved your big toe from being hacked off in that industrial "accident"...or, just take pictures of your nekkid feet--gnarly bunions, twin toes, or perfectly OPI-pedicured tootsFunmondaylogo_2ies.
OK, I will not be able to follow this to a tee for two reasons: First, no digital camera in this house. Second reason, see the first reason.
Instead, I will display factory pictures of the shoes I have. That should say something about my soul. BTW: Most of my "shoes" are really boots, so I hope this is ok.
Shoes I Have
First a fair warning. Since every occupation I have had involved wearing black shoes, you will notice that black is the color of most of my shoes. I wear all of these on, or off the job.
I actually have two pairs of these. My first pair sits in a foot locker in New York along with my other Army stuff. After I completed Jump School in 1989, the first thing to do was to acquire a pair of Corcoran Jump boots. They kind of served as a status symbol for those of us lucky enough to earn a parachutist badge. I kept those suckers with a mirror polish job. Many moons later, I discovered that I still liked to shine the boots I wear to work. NOTHING shines better than these boots. They will last awhile too. They a comfortable as hell once they were broken in.
These are a modern update to the jump boots I already have. Instead of a nice solid leather all around, these have a softer leather for comfort, with exception to the toe cap, and heal counter, which could still be spit shined. They also have a padded collar, and a Vibram sole to complete the update. They are more comfortable than my jump boots, but don't look as good, or hold the same sentimental value.
These duty boots were standard issue for Onondaga County, New York back in the day. The nice thing about being issued two pairs of these a year is the fact that they don't wear out fast. I have horded, I mean, collected a bunch of these, and will break them out of the boxes as I wear them out.
Ever buy something because the price was too right to pass them up? I was looking online for a pair of western boots for my daughter when these boots screamed at me that they were only $26. I showed Debs, and she told me that I have better buy them. Well, I would not like to disappoint the lady.**LOL**
My mother sent these to me for a present, and they are meant for duty use. These are also my very first pair of zipper boots, and they look and feel just fine.
Again, another present from mommy. I wear these at work, casually, and even in church.
I needed a pair of waterproof/non-insulated boots for work, so I tried these out. They are lite, but were only waterproof for the first two storms I was in. Gortex liner my ass. Anyway, I treat them heavily with waterproof leather preservative to keep my feet dry.
Got these in the military. Yes, they are waterproof. But they also have 400 grams of Thinsulate, which is something not needed in Texas, even in winter. At 18 years old, these boots are still going strong.
Well, there you have it. These are what encase my feet every day, on, or off the job. I hope this says something good about my soul.**LOL**