November 22nd, 2007

walking

these shoes were made for walking (but not to last)

Alas, last year's Arts that I bought at All Tomorrow's Parties from a random surf shop have snapped their thick manga souls of comfort and glory right across the ball of the foot, snippy snap, just like that. It's a sad thing, not least for all my friends who have to put up with me whinging about not being able to find any decent shoes for months while I limp pathetically around in my most waterproof sneakers (none of them are very waterproof).

Anyway, white_hart is also caught in the autumn boot cull, and I started rambling on her post about it then thought I should bring it over here, not least because of what Dr Martens have been doing this season. Just look at these!

Poll #1093111 dreadful boot dilemma (with a shoe)

Dr Martens Onyx Biker Boots.

Wow! Gorgeous!
14(35.9%)
Fugly and will go with nothing.
2(5.1%)
Very you, for whatever that's worth
6(15.4%)
Still Dr Martens and will therefore rip your heels to shreds
5(12.8%)
I don't answer questions about shoes.
1(2.6%)

Dr Martens Le Bodice Boot

Wow! Gorgeous!
12(30.0%)
Darling, you are many things, but you are not a goth.
4(10.0%)
Despite those zips, still too narrow for my calves.
4(10.0%)
Way overpriced.
1(2.5%)
I don't answer questions about anything called "Le Bodice".
7(17.5%)

Art W590

Aren't those your old shoes?
5(14.3%)
Aren't those your old shoes but red?
6(17.1%)
They'll wear out in under a year again, if you're lucky!
8(22.9%)
Buying three sets of sneakers would be as cheap, you know.
6(17.1%)
Did you hear me?
1(2.9%)

Buying shoes and boots off the internet?

Fantastic! I do it all the time.
5(15.2%)
Not the best idea for a flipper-footed freak like you!
3(9.1%)
They won't fit, and then you'll have to send them back, and it'll be a nightmare.
17(51.5%)
Yes and I will recommend a site.
2(6.1%)
No, and I will tell a long ranty story as to why.
2(6.1%)

I expect to be able to walk a few miles in my shoes every day.

Yes I do!
22(53.7%)
... and I expect them to wear out in under a year.
9(22.0%)
No shoe could withstand that sort of punishment.
2(4.9%)
My legs couldn't withstand that sort of punishment.
6(14.6%)
Mine could, and in heels, too!
2(4.9%)


Right, I'm off to listlessly pace the shoe shops now ...
  • Current Mood
    (boot)strapped for cash