Friday, February 06, 2009

these boots aren't made for walking

If I had known what a stir my new boots would cause, I would have photographed them before I left home this morning so I could show them to you. I guess it isn't saying much to write that the heads of a few aircraft mechanics were turned by one pair of off-white boots with jeans tucked into them, but allow me my illusions. Apparently they "look good all the way across the hangar." I could air traffic control with these boots, or I could perhaps cause a disaster the likes of which haven't been seen since the movie Airplane.

But seriously. These boots are so hot that I almost can't stand my own hotness. It's like when you were a kid, and somebody had a woodburning stove, and you couldn't stop yourself from touching it, so you licked your finger and touched the stove. And it really was hot and your finger made a sizzling sound. That kind of hot.

The downside is that the boots weren't made for snow. In snow, I take one step forward and three steps back. It's like I'm doing the moon walk, but in white boots, and in the snow. And without a glove, because I left mine in the truck.

So, anyway, please tell me how much you like my boots. Because all the cool people are doing it.


That fuzzy stuff along the bottom of the photo is smoke, of course.


Wow, more smoke!

29 comments:

Simon said...

That’s a remarkable simile for hotness, even though I’ve never performed that experiment myself, being more a ‘I’ll take your word for it’ sort of person when it comes to things of that sort.

yackydoodle said...

I can almost hear you singing: "I'm too sexy for my...."

Marty said...

Another Aircraft Mechanic here saying you better walk those boots over to my blog to pick up your awards...
;D

becomingkate said...

Now I really want to see them!
I found a pair of white leather lace ups a few winters ago. They're definitely for tucking, and every time I wear them I get comments (although, mostly from women, lol)

doanli said...

Oh, show the shoes!

Fijufic said...

Must be one of those shoe/boot things...

I have always dug flip flops or barefeet...

Bobby

wildstorm said...

Is there a photo of them somewhere on the world wide web?

MauritaMason said...

ws, NO! I've looked. I think they are Franco Sarto boots, but I can't find any even remotely similar. Could they have been on clearance because they're last year's boots? Probably. Guess I'll have to take a pic when I get home.

MauritaMason said...

P.S. If I do post a photo, it's bound to be a huge disappointment to everyone.

Urban Cynic said...

I'm afraid I can't commit to a compliment until I see said boots. Though I LOVE shoes so I'm sure they're lovely.

Dorrie said...

you MUST post them! I wonder why boots are often so HOT compared to normal shoes... except high, high heels I guess.

When I wear boots with jeans, the jeans are usually OVER the boots and thus the boots are not seen... but the boots are too snug to put the jeans IN. *sigh*

Steve said...

Pennsylvania, right? If so, probably last year's model.

*ducks*

*ha, missed*

Could you direct a plan to land in the Hudson....or the Delaware.... with them on?

LERMONTOV said...

I'm with everyone else - we demand pics! And you may consider posting them on the JSComs blog.

Don't burn yourself!

AK™ said...

what lerm said.

;)

MauritaMason said...

Steve, it's worse than Pennsylvania - it's Indiana. So they just may be boots from TWENTY years ago.

Marchelle said...

LOVE THEM! I'm glad you posted photos!! So did you get hubby to take these pics or did you get all high tech with a tripod and remote? ;)

burstmode said...

I like the smoke and the light where you took the photos.

MauritaMason said...

Marchelle - tripod = straw bale, photographer = me with auto timer.

Burstmode, I have to confess. The 'smoke' is actually extreme close-ups of straw. The light, however, is real.

willow said...

They're so hot, the straw is catching on fire!

fragilewisdom said...

There's nothing like a pair of boots to make you feel great and those are really fine.

Benita said...

They're really feminine and pretty! I can see why you're turning heads!

LERMONTOV said...

Awesome! Seriously awesome!

wildstorm said...

Now those are hot. They would definitely start a fire in the barn or anywhere else for that matter.

becomingkate said...

The boots look even hotter from the front.

AK™ said...

wow.

countrygirl005 said...

Those are some pretty hott boots! I like them! I could never pull anything like that off.

I also have a pair of boots (work boots) that aren't made for walking. They have absolutely no traction on snow/ice. I fell once and slipped I don't know how many times.. so I know the feeling!

Dickingtonbar II said...

they rock... ermmmm... i really shouldn't say much moore because it'd get dirty very quickly

Anneal said...

Tough to keep them White there I bet..especially with all the chew being "spat" all over the place! A fun setting to look at (loacation AND subject)..nicely done

MauritaMason said...

db, I still like your boots better.

Anneal, you've brought up a very valid point. One of the mechanics at work loaned me a shop rag to wipe them off on Friday. When I got home, it was even worse, especially since the ground is thawing. I won't even start on the black scuff marks!