Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Boots With ALL OF THE FUR

My best friend & her husband have a dog named Buster. Buster's a schnauzer, a cute little guy with an old man face & a permanent beard. See? Meet Buster:


Yesterday night, I was reminded of Buster in the worst way possible - when I saw a woman wearing a pair of boots that appeared to be made out of him. She was pretty; she seemed otherwise sane, dressed in leggings-as-pants (I won't even get into that) & a weird-but-still-bizarrely-trendy menswear vest. But THE BOOTS. My God, I couldn't tear my eyes away from the boots. It was like she skinned two Busters & put one on each foot.

I tried to stealthily follow her to grab a photo, but I wasn't tricky enough, not like I was with the Wolf Lady. I was really disappointed that I missed an opportunity to show you these monstrosities - & then I woke up to this tweet from Arielle:


It's a pride parade version of the Buster boots! What is wrong with everyone? Dogs are not for wearing. But I guess this chick at Target didn't get the memo, either, because she's wearing a crimped miniature poodle version:


I'm firmly not of the Petco-on-my-feet genre of fashion. To give you a feel for the sort of boots I'm into, here are the three pairs I currently own, none of them involving the use of dogs as snow apparel:

Though I've been known to criticize other people's boot choices (sorry, Alana), I am usually of the "To each her own" state of mind. But I have to draw the line somewhere, ladies. There are so many boot options that don't involve wearing stuffed animals on your feet - in other words, so many boot options that I will not make fun of. Go crazy on Zappos. Better yet, save your money & enter to win a pair of Whooga Uggs, if Uggs are your thing, or if warmth is (PS: discount code 1343SWEET for 10% off for the next week). And I will even admit to secretly liking these boots, which I realize look a little bit like Pocahontas & a cowgirl teamed up to design footwear while smoking crack out of a peace pipe:


That's right, I wouldn't make fun of these. Too much. But the puppies? Are for the petting. Not for the wearing.

11 comments:

Christopher said...

My friend had a dog that looked just like that. He named it shag porn. Which I laughed about quite a bit.

skinny_dip said...

I call the "made of puppy" boots "yeti boots" because they always make me think of Sasquatch's, wookies or abominable snowmen...creatures I would never look to for "fashion inspiration". I do however own a version of the fringed moccasin boots (but, with only one layer of fringe. Whenever I wear them I feel a bit like Pocahontas (I haven't decided how I feel about that yet)

Jamie Pilgrim said...

Ohhhh lordy. This is when you know the fashion industry is running out of ideas...

I do very much approve of your choices though ;) Way to correct the wrong!

steph anne said...

I just hope these gals who are wearing those ugly fur boots will cringe at their own photos in a few years and think what the hell. :)

Liz said...

Yuck. I don't get what possesses girls to wear them. At all.

Nora_L said...

Wow. Those are some ugly boots (the furry ones). Your taste in boots rocks, even the Pocahontas ones! There are some fashions that just shouldn't be let out of the house!

Stephany said...

What on earth would possess someone to look at those, think "Hey, those are ADORABLE!", and actually buy them?! "Fashion" is becoming a terrible thing.

Sara Rae said...

I'm not even sure those pink things are actual boots. I almost purchased something like them, but that's only because they were warm slipper booties that would never be seen by the public.

Sara said...

Wow, those boots are really fucking creepy.

terra said...

Boots like these always look like they've been turned inside out to me and I can't help put wonder about how dumb you have to be to manufacture an alleged winter boot with the furry on the OUTSIDE. What's the point of that? To keep the snow warm?

Citygirlblogs said...

Hahaha! I heartily concur when boots look like they should be a Sesame Street character. Faux fur accents should be used sparingly!

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