Friday, May 18, 2007

Boot Hill

Cat boots pictureIt is today that, with a heavy heart, I say goodbye to a faithful pair of old boots who have stuck by me through thick and thin, carried me up and down ladders, skipped me passed aggressive street vendors and protected my delicate littlie tootsies from the offensive wattle and daub of dog turds for the last 18 months.

Their time has come. Much as I love them I am now too embarrassed to be seen (dead) in them. Click on the photo above and you will see why.

Scuffed. Ripped. Split. Collapsed. The polish corrupted into white streaks. They have had their day.

Instead they are to be replaced by a great stonking pair of toe-tector Cat boots of the highest calibre (above right). We’re talking industrial safety wear here. We’re talking boots that can crush hand grenades beneath their heels. Boots that can kick completely through Kevlar body armour. Boots that would make the American military weep in ecstatic envy.

World, I’m a-coming to get yer.

Booted and suited.

Leathered up like a good ‘un.

Down at heel but up with the best.

You can all kiss my eyeholes.

8 comments:

-eve- said...

Not that there's anything much wrong with the old pair... but with a new pair like that, no one would be able to resist throwing out the other (although I'd still advice you not to throw it out - keep it in a closet or something!). Those are boots it'd be a pleasure to kiss ;-) Sporty, stylish, boyish, confident boots. Go get 'em!

Steve said...

I'll have to send you the link so you can get your own pair! ;-)

MOTHER OF MANY said...

I have a pair of Doc's which are in brilliant condition that I have been wearing every winter for approximately 12 years.I even wear them with skirts!My children are embarrassed when I wear them!I will be very SAD when they give up the ghost.
A picture of my boots
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TimeWarden said...

"These boots are made for walking, and that's just what they'll do... Are you ready boots? Start walkin'!"

I have a pair of mere shoes but, alas, in a similar state of disrepair. I wear them to take out the garbage, when it's dark, but they've yet to become part of it!

Steve said...

Ally, no need to feel ashamed. They're as handsome a boot as I've ever seen. Boots are next to godliness in my book!

Steve said...

Get yerself some boots, TimeWarden - take out that trash in style!

Flaming Nora said...

Sell 'em on ebay!

Steve said...

Hmm. You might have something there, Nora. Vintage Chelsea boots, plenty of sole, 1800 miles, one careful owner... I could make a small fortune!