Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Red Riding Boots


via Endless.com
Forgive my creative blogging slump for the day. I'm reworking a bit of my neo-byzantine world and I haven't any extra brain cells to spare! So I thought I'd ramble on about red...

Red boots in particular...not the Wonder Woman kind, or the patent leather ones that you might see on a woman of questionable repute. I'm thinking about a pair of oxblood riding boots- you know, the shade of reddish-brown that makes me think of a well-worn library chair, with tacking and turned legs. I've been wanting a pair of boots like that lately. Coveting the pair on the right, actually. Unfortunately, they cost $447.95 a pair. Sigh.

They're made by Frye and the company history makes me want them even more:

"The Frye Company is the oldest continuously operated shoe company in the United States. Founded in 1863 by John A. Frye, a well-to-do shoemaker from England, and family-run until 1945, Frye products have a long and illustrious history. Frye boots were worn by soldiers on both sides of America's Civil War, soldiers in the Spanish-American war, and by Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders. When home-steading drew adventurous New England families to the West during the mid and late 1800's many of the pioneers wore Frye Boots for the long journey. Today Frye remains true to its roots with its line of heritage boots, but continues to innovate as it introduces chic new handbags, pumps, and sandals to its collection." via Endless.com
So...why do I want red boots? Well, there's a story behind that. To the Byzantines, red shoes meant royalty, but I wasn't about to put my hero in ruby slippers, now was I? So I gave him a pair of tall boots....and now I want them!!!

This is good. right? We're supposed to write about things we like, things we know and appreciate so that it comes through for the reader.

What have you written about that's on your wish list?
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7 comments:

Sarah said...

This is such a great question, but I honestly don't think I have written about anything I actually want in real life. I don't pay that much attention to characters' attire and they tend to exist in pretty rough circumstances. I do, however, covet those boots up there, even though I'd look ridiculous in them!

Old Kitty said...

Oh these boots are killing me!! The thing is I have the fattest calves on this planet so it's near impossible to get boots that I'd love to ride up my thighs like these. Oh but the colour is fabulous!!!

On the otherhand I have this alter ego who is able to wear these boots and I do like writing about her! LOL! Take care
x

amesababble said...

I had a pair of tan Fryes when I was seventeen. I wish I had kept them. Boots are fun..go for it!

Kari Marie said...

Those are gorgeous! I have never heard of The Frye Company - sounds like a company with a rich heritage.

Katie Mills said...

Frye boots could kick the crap out of Prada boots I imagine:)

LTM said...

LOL! You're so funny. Yes, we write what we fantasize about as well... :D And you would look awesome in those. One day~ xoxo <3

Missed Periods said...

I LOVE boots, and you have good taste in them. I used to have a pair of red cowboy boots back in high school. I kind of wish I still had them.

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