Posted by alexandra_k on April 27, 2005, at 18:11:21
In reply to Re: Y'all think I'm not serious :) » alexandra_k, posted by fallsfall on April 27, 2005, at 10:26:07
Probably not the last pair ;-)
The number signifies the number of eyelets on a shoe / boot. So the standard shoes have 3 and the ankle boots have 8 and the boots I liked have 10 (though I'll admit I only wear them with trousers) and the highest ones were... was it 20 or something like that?
I had a friend (a very male friend) at high school who was scottish. He would wear 14 ups with a kilt. That looked pretty cool. But he did need a little time to get his shoes on ;-)
I've had maybe 3 or 4 pairs of them now... They have lasted me around 4 or 5 years - and thats of wearing them pretty much daily. They weld the leather onto the sole so the sole will never come apart from the upper. Basically the sole wears through eventually and then they are stuffed you can get them resoled - but they never look the same :-(
They also mold to the shape of your feet (underneath). The boots are pretty uncomfortable to start with - you have to wear them in (best get a supply of band-aids to PREVENT the blisters). But once they have worn in and molded to the shape of your feet a bit they are really very very comfortable.