Country Living Series

Monday, May 16, 2011

These shoes aren't made for walking

I am forever thinking footwear can't possibly get more stoopid. But every time I make that assumption, I'm proved wrong.

In Mexico, the latest craze is shoes -- actually, cowboy boots -- that are three feet long and pointy. It's kinda like Gunsmoke meets Aladdin.

“At the beginning I didn’t like them very much, but the girls wouldn't dance with you if you weren’t wearing pointy boots,” said university student Pascual Escobedo, 20, his own covered with hot pink satin and glittery stars.


Dang. And to think I just wasted $6 on sneakers at Goodwill.

But you wanna know my real reaction?

Bwwaahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!

20 comments:

  1. Hope he doesn't have to run fast! He should watch out for pot holes also.

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  2. There is nothing new under the sun!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poulaine

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  3. Apparently the "freak show" isn't limited to high school campuses. The universities seem to be giving the younger students a run for their money (not that anybody could run in those things).

    DI of Brighton-by-the-Sea

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  4. That is hilarious! How ridiculous...

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  5. How, exactly, do they dance in these?? It's not so much that they'd step on a girl's feet, but they'd kick her in the shins, certainly. Bizarre!

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  6. Obviously not made for close dancing!

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  7. They look like they could be used as a weapon. Should be illegal.

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  8. toopid! absoflogging toopid! showed them to my DH -- yep, seen those in Walmart on a hispanic... maybe not quite as long... *(yes, misspelling is intentional... LOL)

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  9. Where oh where is my sister, Anonymous Patriot? She'd have the words.....

    I can't find 'em.

    All I'm getting is images of someone wearing these as they escort the obamas out of our White House......from behind...

    A.McSp

    Help me AP...help me....

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  10. This same style of footwear was popular during the Middle Ages. The belief was it was a reflection of a certain manly attribute, need I say more? But then, like now, I believe it a sign of overcompensation.


    Steve Davis
    Anchorage, Alaska

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  11. Ah, the crazy things people will do for love.

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  12. I want to see him drive in them!
    --K in OK<><

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  13. I would NEVER be seen with anyone wearing them...I would point and laugh at them if I saw them in real life too...Heather said it a lot nicer than I would have ;-)

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  14. Phyllis (N/W Jersey)May 17, 2011 at 5:48 AM

    Boy, they sure would make some good chicken poop flippers - really good for getting in those nasty corners of the hen house!

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  15. It's heartbreaking to know three steers died in vain. but it gives new meaning to the phrase, "Those are some kick-a-- boots."

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  16. I saw a guy wearing some boots similar to these. His were not that long though. DD was seriously worried he was hurting his poor toes. ; ) I can't imagine trying to walk in them, let alone dance. Course, I prefer not wearing shoes unless we're going somewhere and I have to wear them.

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  17. "...the girls wouldn't dance with you if you weren’t wearing pointy boots"

    My guess is that is because without the pointy boots the girls actually have to stand closer. With the pointy boots they can have some distance. And believe me, I am thinking I want to have a lot of distance with someone who is going to wear those monstrosities!

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  18. Wow! The Leningrad Cowboys wear those, but as part of the band's look.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgjNq-Y8NGk

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  19. *pinches nose* Eww.

    So how ARE you supposed to dance with a guy in three-foot clown shoes?

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  20. This might be the most ridiculous thing I've seen this year!!

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