Vintage Plain Flat Peep Toe Comfort Slippers BROWN / US7
Boots are better than shoes for all sorts of reasons. They are more durable. They last longer. They protect your feet from potential dangers better than shoes. The list goes on and on. But real anecdotes help to push the idea better than just creating a list. Here is a list of experiences that show the points.
1] When you drop a speaker box of eighty kilos on your foot, the steel work boots protect you wearing your feet from being crushed. At the same time, your friend who only wore a pair of Converse All Stars now has a broken foot with lovely purple toenails.
2] When you cruise your motorcycle, you unbutton your single brake cable and you are forced to push your thick Vibram sole work boots to the sidewalk to stop. In a similar event, your girlfriend wears shoes while riding her moped. Could not stop her machine because her shoes were insufficient for the task in question, she now sports a nice scar on her hip and marked the spot where she became one with the tarmac.
3] Being a short woman, less than five feet, in a bar sucks. Having a nice pair of women's western boots can give you a solid two-inch lift and the stability not offered by a pair of stiletto heels. In addition, when the drunk guy next to you tries to balance his beer on the head, you have the opportunity to kick him in the pack without fear of toe breaking for which an open shoe can be vulnerable.
4] Your friend falls off his skateboard and sends it on your way. It hits you in the ankle. You only end up with a slight bruise because you have a nice pair of Lacrosse work boots that cover your ankle with thick leather. Thankfully you didn't have tennis shoes because you would probably have a cracked ankle.
5] On a summer picnic with your girlfriend, you spy what looks like a rounded pile of stools with dogs. Before you can react, the dark brown rolled object swings at your feet and hits your head against your luggage. I am further investigating that you will find two small half-punctures with trailing leather waste. Rattlesnakes can ruin picnics if you don't look at where you go and wear leather shoes.
6] It rains about three inches in less than an hour in your area. The city drains begin to back up from the river and is suffocated by debris. The streets are now flooded with two feet of standing water. Fortunately, you have a pair of Muck boots that you use to keep your feet dry and protected from the floating debris in the water. You remove the nearest drain, which prevents the water from almost entering your home. Your neighbor wears a pair of Nike shoes and gets a nasty cramp on the top of the foot from a submerged spiked palm leaf. You wear on and are protected by thick rubber boots.
7] You try to catch your youth again and buy a pair of Converse All Star tennis shoes. These shoes continue to do everything in their power to murder your feet. Pain permeates your body with every step you take. You swear you don't remember being injured like this when you went to high school. You buy a pair of regular Tony Lama cowboy boots. You slip on them and they become the most comfortable shoes you have ever owned. You will not remove them in two years. Your girlfriend is worried. You get a new girlfriend and give All Stars to the Salvation Army. Boots control!
Whether your experience is unusual or not, boots just do a better job of keeping your feet in good health. Don't mess with shoes and stay upright and walk by wearing good boots.