Thursday, November 09, 2006

You bet your boots

I've written before of my love of cowboy boots. And while this article in today's Times by Alex Kuczynski has little to nothing to with food (though margaritas are mentioned) it's a fun look at what happens when a New Yorker goes to Austin and decides to buy cowboy boots. In the words of the writer, cowboy boots are "as comfortable as sneakers but as glamorous as stilettos." Heck, yeah, sister--that's why I've been wearing them for years. She also mentiones there is a dispute between Kansas and Texas over who invented the cowboy boot. Who knew? But since we all know where you can find the better bbq, if they want to lay claim to inventing cowboy boots I think we can give them that small crumb. That said, I've never heard anyone wax poetic about making a pilgrimage to Kansas to buy boots. I'm just saying....

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10 comments:

Yvo said...

Hahaha too true. I think cowboy boots, I think Texas :)

vlb5757 said...

My husband would applaud you for wearing cowboy boots. He wears them five days a week to work, but I make him take them off on the weekends. It's like pulling teeth. That man loves those things. I hate the noise they make on my floors so I put my foot down (while wearing socks).

Vanessa said...

Hey Lisa - I think I could make both you and Alex proud... I bought a pair of vintage Frye boots at a thrift store in Chicagoland 2 years ago. For. Three. Bucks. Lucky find in an understatment; believe me when I tell you that my clodhoppers do generally not jive with vintage shoe sizing. They are my prized possession.

Stephanie said...

Lisa, I have one pair of cowboy boots. They are wildly comfortable (pun intended) and in this city, I can walk all day wearing them. Ariat's the name, and love them... cushioned insoles, rubber soles for the city streets. I like the beat-up dusty look of them even though they're only 1 year old. Technically I guess they're a city-slicker boot but since I'm not roping any cattle in Manhattan, they'll do. Here's the pair I have, http://www.ariat.com/products_detail.aspx?pcid=9&cid=2&scid=20&pid=190

Stephanie said...

Not that it matters but the URL cut off.. they're the Brown Bomber style on the Ariat link above...

Homesick Texan said...

Yvo--Me too (but I'm biased).

VLB5757--I hear you about the clomping--my next-door neighbor complained about me stomping around in my boots so I have to wear socks in the apartment.

Vanessa--What a sweeeeeeet deal!

Stephanie--Those are beautiful--Even on the site they have that "been horseback riding on the ranch all day" look to them. And that's a good thing!

matt said...

I have 4 pairs of cowboy boots in my closet, and I will never get rid of them. They are a part of my DNA, those cowboy boots!

Mae said...

I'd been wanting a pair of cowboy boots!

Homesick Texan said...

Matt--I hear you! Every year I say to myself I'm going to get a new style of boot, but I always end up buying cowboy boots again.

Mae-They are so comfortable, you won't regret it!

carrie said...

They are amazingly comfortable things.. I had my boots for 13 years... I moved to England... they needed resoling. And I can't find anyone here who will fix em for me. Country doesnt exist over here. Sigh. I almost want to cry every time i see them sitting in my closet. It is amazing the memories a pair of boots can have.

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