Wednesday, 13 June 2012

These Boots are Made for Walking

Since it's still autumn here in Lotusland, I am still in fall colours.  Today's outfit is made for walking.  I had clients to see off-site so wanted to wear something comfy for travel.  What better than a jacket, flippy skirt and booties?

Pink Calico: Walking Boots

The jacket is super-old, yet I notice it has that faux fur which is still (I hope) fairly current.  I was feeling lazy, so just put on the same scarf from the other day which I've worn a lot already - whenever I'm wearing brown or similar colours.  This scarf was actually my Mom's suggestion and it has become a go-to item.

Pink Calico: Walking Boots

These are my favourite non-Doc boots.  They are peregrine or pilgrimage boots from Spain.  This is the traditional style which is for hot climes. (vs the rainy season boots from the Welsh Cape post.)

I've had them for years. They are hand-made and I had to eventually put topy soles on them so as not to wear out the stitching.  Having a wood heel they make that nice tok-tok sound. 

Pink Calico: Walking Boots
 
They are well worn and comfy. Don't they remind you of movies like The Magnificent Seven or Once Upon a Time in the West?
Pink Calico: Walking Boots
 
The strap criss-crosses in the front and they have the typical Spanish detailing in the back.
Pink Calico: Walking Boots

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4 comments:

  1. Definitely awesome boots! Great autumn outfit. I hope we can break out at least our spring clothes soon.

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    1. It's almost depressing this weather ... Maybe in July it'll brighten up.

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  2. I wonder if these boots would be available somewhere in the states? My husband and I have been discussing a long walk (like 40 days) to kick off my impending retirement next year...and neither of us has a shoe that would be appropriate.

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    1. Hi Terri - Whoa that would be a long walk - these boots are for exactly that type of hike. I don't know if they have them in the states, but I would think there would be similar boots from Mexico? Or are they all cowboy boots?

      A plain walking shoe or something that nurses wear might be good too and more readily available. The key is to buy leather so it can stretch.

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