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13 January 2014 @ 05:35 pm
I have new boots!  

I tend to have really good luck with footwear. I wore sneakers in high school, but I switched to boots when I realized exactly how difficult it was to find sneakers that were entirely black--though I did have one pair that I wore until they fell apart. Then I got a pair of boots that lasted me almost eight years, through most of university, all of Ireland, after I got back and through the period that I was dating softlykarou and our marriage, into Japan, and then I only got rid of them because the sole wore down so thin that walking on wet pavement would get my socks wet (and I'm pretty sure I never saw a cobbler in Japan. Or maybe it's just that I don't know the Japanese word for "cobbler"). Then I asked my parents to send me a pair of boots from America, because there was no way I was going to find shoes that fit me in Japan without looking all over the country, and those lasted around three years until a few days ago, where I switched to the boots I'm wearing in that picture.

I had a lot of emotional attachment to my first pair of boots, because they'd been with me for years on three continents, but I didn't care much about the second set and I was happy to get rid of them, though that may have at least partially been inspired by how I stepped in a huge puddle the night before before I went shopping and they were still wet.

I'm not sure if my choice of boots says anything about my evolving taste, but my first pair were mostly fabric and I'm actually not even sure if they had any leather at all. My second pair looked a lot like motorcycle boots (they may have been, I don't know), and my current pair could probably double as dress shoes, since they're textured and have the same kind of toe modeling as the dress shoes I currently own. Or at least, they'll be able to once they stop ripping my feet apart. Having only had to break in new boots twice ever I'm not really used to it, though it has happened with other shoes too, like the time I wandered all around Tokyo in new sandals in the summer, which was not my wisest decision ever. I've looked around online, and gotten advice from the reasonable to the ridiculous, but I suspect the only thing to do is pay my debt of blood and hope it doesn't take too long for them to adjust.
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marianlhmarianlh on January 13th, 2014 11:57 pm (UTC)
Kutsushokunin, according to my dictionary. ^_^

They look nice!
dorchadasdorchadas on January 14th, 2014 12:32 am (UTC)
Thanks! \(^_^)/