When I came across what will be my next pair of garden boots, I had this idea that I would share with you a picture of my current pair…which I love, for all their broken-in, muddy, earthy glory. I have nearly worn the heels off them (I might be a podiatrists worst nightmare). But then my cat shared his lunch (and a few other things) all over them yesterday….and I think it is just too gross to take that picture. So I share with you the considerably less inspiring catalog picture of my current boots…I wear them daily and they have served me well… I would recommend a pair ….
Hunter Lady N boots (available everywhere…google it)
But when I saw these I swooned… they will be my next pair….I can’t decide if I am ready for red, or if I will stick to another more garden toned color…. but I can’t get over those laces. I hope I can still just slip them on and off without having to tie each time.
Photo by Craft & Creativity.
Available from Viking Footwear.
I live in the country, but visit cities as often as I can. In the country, you can wear your muddy boots to the market and it is OK. But I would never wear them to meet a client for a design meeting….(always preferring to dress more like the professional designer and less like the contractor). In recent years, I have noticed the obvious ‘garden boot as fashion’ trend among city dwellers. I get it…they are super useful for keeping your feet dry and when offered in 5 million colors and patterns, why not? But I have to admit that I had initial thoughts against the whole thing, feeling like my garden boots were being a little bit hijacked. Then I saw these….and while my inner wannabe graceful edgy ballerina cum model says ‘yes!’, everything else about me says WHAT? I mean really, doesn’t all this decadent decoration sort of take away the whole usefulness of the boot?….really, A white flower on the heal? But I guess that’s probably not the point, but I do think the garden boot trend has now officially gone too far. Are you with me?
If you must, you can buy them here.