It’s January in Minnesota. Last week’s low temperature was -23 degrees Farenheit and this week’s temperature is +23 degrees Farenheit. And what that 46 degree temperature gradient brings is snow, snow, and more snow.
With today’s snowfall dumping approximately 4-6 inches of that fluffy, white, wet stuff all over the land; desperate times call for desperate measures, and I’m pulling out the boots. Sure, I could don some Sorel’s, but I’m pretty sure that those wouldn’t pair so well with the leopard print sweater and black pencil skirt I’m wearing today, would they?
And as a firm believer that fashion must fit function, the Sorel’s stayed in the store and out came the Claremont riding boots, by Sofft. Calling myself their unoffical brand ambassador, I have been promoting these boots from the first time I walked throughout China in them. Three years and three pairs later, I remain head-over-heels in love with them.
Why? Because they are fashion-forward. They are uber comfortable. They have a rubberized flat, nubby heel. And they have a full side-zipper. So from my “limbitless perspective” (that’s how I view things from the perspective of someone using a prosthetic leg), they have every functionality to make donning and using them a breeze.
And from my “fabulous perspective” (that’s the perspective from me just being me), they have the classic riding boot look with a bit of an edge, as they sit just above the knee. They’re like the Hampton’s meet Soho, all in one boot.
So, whether I’m globe-trotting across Europe or tredging through knee-high Minnesota snowdrifts, there’s no other boot for me. Nancy said it best: “These boots were made for walking”. And that’s just what I’m gonna do.