bison in boots
Published: Monday, October 28, 2013
Updated: Monday, October 28, 2013 14:10
Temperatures have dropped and we all know what that means, out with the sandals and in with the boots!
Boots are the protectors of our toes and preventers of slipping in the winter. Originally, boots were made for protection consisting of separate leggings, soles and uppers worn together. They have traced the first boots to around 1000 B.C. and are still in use today.
Boots are extremely versatile being worn in all types of weather for all occasions. Some are durable and simple, many impractical and eccentric. However we all enjoy boots for their warmth and comfort, and at times style.
In recent years we have started straying away from the standard and slightly boring UGG phase, where everyone’s boots feel and look the same. Now we are able to express ourselves better with all the unique boots available to us. Personally I will only spend a little more on a quality boot that will keep me warm and sturdy on icy sidewalks, and because of that I only own about three pairs of high quality boots, but that’s okay to me!
According to O magazine, colorful boots, snakeskin, short heeled, over the knee and tan boots are the new trends for the season. Although I agree with many of the trends, I do feel we must be careful when wearing boots, for they can cut your leg off at an unflattering spot and create the illusion of short legs. Finding boots that hit you at the right spot is essential in order to make your legs appear longer and slimmer.
Along with boots come socks! As well as making a cozy heat provider for your toes, these have also become fashion accessories.
I have noticed an abundance of boot socks, leg warmers, and over the knee socks being sold all around Fargo and seen in many forms of media. I think this helps tie an outfit together and makes my feet even warmer than originally planned.
So be prepared now that winter is here, get your boots out! Be smart about the shoes you decide to wear on cold days, always have some traction, and stay warm! Keep looking good NDSU!