04 November 2007

A sign of the times, I suppose

Since becoming a much less-travelled soul I wasn't aware of airport-friendly shoes.

I suppose if you frequently did your travelling by air then these would be the thing to have your feet shod in.

However, I couldn't help but notice that they resemble western boots. In fact, I've several pair in the closet that resemble those.

Here I am ready for the airport and didn't even know it!


Fish-2 said...

If luck be with me I'll never need to worry about that. If I never have to fly anywhere again I will consider myself blessed indeed. I love cowboy boots, have worn them a lot over the years, but don't have a single pair right now. It seems everything I wear on my feet are either dress shoes or tennis shoes (with tennis shoes being the majority usage these days).

Appalachian Gun Trash said...

Me also, Fish. It won't break my heart if I never fly again.

Thinking about it, my day-to-day footwear is clodhoppers or, as my Mom called them while I was growing up, brogans.

Ramblin' Ed said...

OK, the slip ons are airport friendly and so too are the flip flops. Boots? Still gotta work to get 'em off and on. Trust me. I not only fly for a living, I work in the damn airport. I go thru the ever lovin security line to teach, to get lunch, to go pee... seems like for everything.

Since I lived in Japan before here, and they take off there shoes at home, in many resturants, even a lot of offices, i already had a good collection of ez on shoes.

I actually love cowboy boots also and own about 7 pair. Mostly exotics (lizard, ostrich, alligator, etc) but 2 pair I will work in.

Lastly, when I was a kid we mostly wore the square toe work boot with the ez lace devices near the top. My mom also called them "brogans". I hadnot heard that term in years.

Appalachian Gun Trash said...

Brogan, a term from the Civil War if I recall correctly.

I thought if anyone would appreciate that post it would be you, R' Ed.