At first, I wasn't going to participate. I mean, my assortment of footwear is nothing to brag about. Trust me.
It's been interesting seeing the different footwear fellow blogger/riders have chosen. First was Bobskoot's not-so-serious entry. Fuzzy gets kudos for the most-creative assortment. Pamela at Helmet or Heels gets the nod for following instructions most closely. Brandy at Trobairitz' Tablet had a pretty eclectic assortment.
After seeing what everyone else had in their closet, I figured it's only fair if I share, too. No matter how boring. So, here you go...
|My Entire Shoe Collection|
My favorites and riding boots are out in front. Here's a closer look.
The sandals in the front row are my favorite warm-weather shoes. Although I am usually barefoot or wearing socks around the house, when I do wear shoes, it's the blue Keens I wear most. As if you couldn't tell just by looking at them (they're a bit dirty). They are more-rugged than the brown sandals beside them, but I love them both.
In the back row, on the left, are my absolute favorite pair of sneakers. They are Adidas Samba soccer shoes. Which I actually did buy for playing indoor soccer. They are the most comfortable shoes I think I have ever owned. They conform perfectly to my feet. The tongue is a bit tall, which is good for soccer, but not so good for just strolling. They look sort of silly with shorts, because of the tongue thing, so I only wear them with long pants. Unless, of course, I am actually playing soccer, then shorts would be just fine. I don't even know if there are adult soccer leagues in this area, but then I am so out of shape, I'd probably have a heart attack if I tried to play again...
Back row, middle, are my Columbia hiking shoes. Not that I hike all that much. But, when I do, those are the perfect shoes for it. I've worn Timberland boots for years, which I absolutely LOVE. I couldn't find a shoe I liked (or that was in my price range) in that brand, so I went with Columbia. I've been perfectly happy with them, too.
Back row on the far right are my Vega riding boots. If I'm being honest, I selected them because they were the most reasonably priced. They suit me just fine. I haven't tested the waterproof aspect of them. (I haven't really tested any of my gear in the rain.) I don't love them or hate them. They're just functional boots to me. Although they could fit a little more tightly around the ankle, they'll do.
One of these days, we'll get a nice long, steady rain (as opposed to torrential thunderstorm) so I can don the gear and see how dry I stay. I'd really like to do that before we head to Italy so I know whether or not I need to pack a separate rain suit. I'll let you know...
Finally, here's a totally unrelated shot.
Meg was waiting patiently for me while I was in the closet photographing my footwear. Doesn't she look cute laying there? I tried to get the other girls to get in a bed, too, but they were convinced I was going to take them for a walk and didn't want to sit still.
Speaking of which, I think I will take them for a walk. It's too early to start working, and I think this post is complete.