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These boots were made for walking

Sunday, September 13, 2015

When I was a kid, winters were long and snow-covered, and I trekked to school every day in tall fake leather boots lined with fake fur. They kept me warm and dry but were clunky and not pretty so not my favorite things.

Then I got older and I discovered there were pretty boots - but I couldn't afford them. So I trudged through my winters in practical insulated boots which fit the weather and my budget.

And then I got even older and we had more disposable income, but my body was no longer compatible with pretty boots. My calves, being part of my sausage-y legs, were too generously proportioned to be wedged into tall boots. So I resigned myself to short practical boots.

But then a couple of months ago I read a Sparker's blog about rewarding herself, and she had pictures of various items including beautiful tall leather boots. And I dared to hope - was it possible that having managed to reduce myself to a normal BMI, my calves may have shrunken to normal size so that I might be able to squeeze into tall boots?

And I kept an eye on one of my favorite discount shopping sites, until one day some tall leather boots, lined in sheepskin, made by one of my favorite brands, showed up. Discounted a ridiculous 73%, so I started fantasizing about wearing jeans tucked into tall boots. After a few days of talking myself in circles, I took the plunge.

So now there are a pair of tall brown leather boots, with heels no less, in their sheepskin-lined glory, in our family room. Today I pulled them on over my jeans and wore them in the house for a few hours. I could barely zip them up but they fit. I feel *normal* again.

But I'm leaving the tags on for now. I'm not absolutely sure they will still fit by wintertime! Maybe if I wear them a few more afternoons to stretch them out....
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  • BUTTONPOPPER1
    Yay YOU! Your legs have gone where mine have never been, which is inside a pair of tall boots. I remember humiliating scenes from my early adulthood, when I went nervously into a shoe store hoping against hope that there would be a pair of boots I could squeeze my thick calves into. Once, there was a cute young guy working in the store, and my face turned every shade of red as he struggled to zip up a pair of boots I had dared to ask for in my size. He gave up, but he was polite about it. That was the last time I ever tried on tall boots!

    Since then, it looks like they've started making boots with wide calves, but the damage was done! I still feel the trauma of that horrible moment with the cute guy! Maybe someday, after I lose these thirty pounds, I will venture into tall-boot territory again. Until then, let me congratulate you on this NSV and say I hope your boots survive the test of time and can someday soon have their price tags removed! Way to go, Bemused!
    2045 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/14/2015 1:46:19 AM
  • PJDANIELS
    How fun for you! Good job.
    2045 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1338628
    That's so awesome! I can wear tall boots either... Maybe one day...
    2046 days ago
  • SOOZIEQUE55
    Congrats on being able to wear the boots of your dreams. I bet they look awesome. emoticon
    2046 days ago
  • RHIO3TRE
    Congrats! I love boots too. Keep up the great work! You will be wearing the boots this winter!
    2046 days ago
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