Because I served as “acting boss” all summer, I did not use any accrued leave benefits. So I decided to take a week off this week as a “staycation”. That is a made-up word for taking time off while staying at home and using “vacation” time. Thus: “stay” + va-“cation”.
However, this Staycation is not a time when I am out riding the Harley or otherwise…
For a number of years, most of us in the “boot world” have been aware of the made-in-Spain Sendra Boots, which have been attractive to those of us on the other side of the Atlantic. Finding those boots in the USA became easier when some stores here offered Sendra boots and served as a U.S. distributor.
Recently, I posted a rave review of Ranch Road Boots that are made in Spain. These boots are…
I received the following question appended to a recent comment on a blog post. I removed it from the comment and placed it here. I thought it deserved its own response and discussion:
I just have one question–for boots that fit like a glove already but are boots that are either higher heeled (two pairs of Lucchese boots) or have little to no support in their soles to begin with (a killer pair of All Saints Damisi boots–a famous UK manufacturer of anything from footwear to clothing), how do you make enough room for the Dr. Sholl’s supportive slip-ins? I want to buy and install the gel one’s but I’ve got a “smaller foot size” problem. I wear a women’s 6.5 and the boots that need extra support already fit like a glove–great if I’m on a date and only have to walk a few minutes here and there but truly hell if I”m supposed to be properly mobile and functional for longer than 15 minutes.
Any advice would be appreciated! Cheers, Jennifer
My response is after the jump…
I received a message from a blog visitor who asked,
Despite living in Oklahoma for most of my life, I am new to cowboy boots. I recently treated myself to an entry level pair of Lucchese Boots. I love them — everything about them! The way they look, the way they feel on my feet, the way they smell, the way they make me feel while wearing them! I love them so much I bought another pair (Lucchese black cherry caiman belly) that were so deeply discounted I couldn’t pass up.
I’ve done a lot of research as to the “dos and dont’s” of boots. Your blog has been very helpful, btw! One thing I haven’t seen anywhere is whether its proper to wear cuffed pants with boots? I seem to recall hearing around these parts that one shouldn’t wear cuffed pants with boots and doing so identified you as a drugstore cowboy. While I’m not trying to look like a cowboy and I consider my style far more preppy than western, I don’t want to flaunt all the old conventions. What is your take on cuffed pants and boots? Thanks!
Great question! My thoughts follow after the jump…
I remarked in my previous blog post that I led the last ride for my motorcycle club as a Road Captain this past Saturday. I also mentioned that I wore my favorite Chippewa Firefighter Boots. What was interesting to me was my “boot influencing” of the…
Yesterday, I led the best-ever ride for my motorcycle club that I have ever done. That was terrific because that ride was…
Last night I attended a community meeting of a local body-politic on which I once served a four-year term as Chairman. This board deals with planning, zoning, and development in the county of my birth and where I have made my home for some six decades. Once again, the wingtip dorky dress-shoed and suited attorneys hired by one of the largest developers were at it again, …
Corrected for location of manufacture
While surfing the ‘net a few months ago, I found the website for Ranch Road Boots. This was a new brand of boots to me. (Please do not confuse Ranch Road Boots with cheap Chinese-made “Red Ranch” knock-offs made for Boot Barn holdings and sold by Sheplers.)
Soon after discovering the website, I received an email from Sarah Ford, the owner of Ranch Road Boots, who introduced her product line to me through a very cordial and friendly email exchange.
Ranch Road boots…
As mentioned in my previous blog post, I got out for a ride yesterday to run the route that I will lead as the last ride as a Road Captain for my motorcycle club. I am not quitting the club or riding; I just do not have the stamina to lead rides any more. That ol’ chronic illness that I have to live with is more and more fatiguing. More on that later.
But now… the ride. A fantastic early autumn day beckoned me. It was 50F (10C) and brilliantly sunny. Dry, cool weather is perfect for…
A friend of my commented the other day that I have been mentioning feeling older more frequently on this blog. Yeah, that comes with having a milestone birthday in August, but nothing more than that. I have a lot of miles left on my boots, so-to-speak.
However, it is harder for me to do some things now that I used to do effortlessly. One of those things is leading a long ride for my motorcycle club.
So this weekend, I am planning my last…