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renniekins
renniekins
Early Halloween
I bought the boots on Ebay about 2 years ago. I was looking for tall boots, because I am so decidedly not-tall. These caught my eye. Tall and sexy, black, lacing almost up to my knees. I bid on a whim, only up to around $20 I think. I was quite surprised when I won.

The boots came, and I tried them on. Wow, did they ever make me tall! And wow, were they ever hard to walk in!! I paraded about my house for awhile, wobbling dangerously, feeling uncomfortable and ridiculous. It wasn't long before the boots were tucked away in a back corner of the closet. I kept intending to wear them eventually, but the "right time" just never came up. I was afraid to wear them anywhere I wanted to walk or dance much, because they were beautiful but difficult to walk in. I pulled them out to occasionally show people, but never wore them again.

When my Ford girlfriend came over to get ready for the Halloween party we were planning to attend together, I still had no idea what I was going to wear. I figured I could cobble together some sort of costume from my random skating, dance, and fun clothes I own. As soon as she saw the boots though, she said I had to wear them. I tried all kinds of excuses and protestations, but she ignored them. No arguments were allowed, so we built my whole costume around the boots.

I didn't know what to say when people asked who I was supposed to be, my costume was basically just "vaguely goth-girl with cool boots", but that's hard to explain. It didn't really matter though. People seemed to approve anyway.





It was a cool party, crowded with tons of people in creative costumes, taking over the entire floor of a fantastic downtown Detroit loft. Plenty of food and beverages. I knew almost nobody, but I was feeling social anyway, and I made lots of random conversation and had a very good time.

(I managed to walk the whole night without falling off the boots once! I also got tons of compliments on my awesome boots..people loved them. But my feet were killing me by the night's end....)
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From: stilldocked Date: October 26th, 2003 06:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
you look...ummm..how to put the delicately...um...hot;)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: October 26th, 2003 07:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

Why thank ya!
ferretsofglory From: ferretsofglory Date: October 26th, 2003 06:06 pm (UTC) (Link)

You should wear those boots ALL the time.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: October 26th, 2003 07:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
heh.... I might be tempted, if they didn't become so darn painful after awhile. Not to mention, I'm still fairly precarious walking in them!!
cpip From: cpip Date: October 26th, 2003 06:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Lookin' goooooooood.

But if the boots hurt, well... hrm. May have to be more careful with them; perhaps a boot-stretcher?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: October 26th, 2003 07:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
The problem is really just because they have such high heels. Walking in very high heels like that basically turns your foot so you're putting your weight on different foot-bones than normal! My feet are unaccustomed to it, so they got very sore by the time the evening was over.

The price girls pay for beauty, eh?!
From: (Anonymous) Date: October 27th, 2003 08:47 am (UTC) (Link)

Sore feet

yeah, you're just lucky you had someone to rub your feet once the evening was over... ;-)

But I agree... wear these boots every day. If that means you have to call in your foot masseuse every day, well that's just the price you have to pay, I guess :-)

--- Michael
vulpine137 From: vulpine137 Date: October 26th, 2003 07:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not to be forward...but *whistle* Very yummy. That just improved my worknight :)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: October 26th, 2003 07:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!! Glad I could help out. *smile*
vulpine137 From: vulpine137 Date: October 26th, 2003 07:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
*grin* Now to keep said good mood for the next 9 hours. *gets out the caramel candies*
renniekins From: renniekins Date: October 26th, 2003 08:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
mmmm....yummy!
vulpine137 From: vulpine137 Date: October 26th, 2003 08:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, you are...

Oh, you were talking about the caramel...ooops, my bad ;)
ruralrob From: ruralrob Date: October 26th, 2003 07:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Those boots werent made for walkin' - but they sure look good on you. The birth of a new look, maybe?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: October 27th, 2003 07:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! I'm not sure my feet would survive my adopting this as my new look though. Poor puppies are still kinda sore today!
encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: October 26th, 2003 07:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, doesn't seem very goth like to me, may be a lot of dark eye shadow would have helped, then most female goths I've meet seemed to wear all black long sleeves and long dresses. But I still like girls in short skirts.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: October 27th, 2003 07:52 am (UTC) (Link)
No, I've seen lots of goths in fishnets and short skirts. I used to hang out at the City Club and such...

I look ridiculous in long skirts anyway. Too short for 'em.
greyyguy From: greyyguy Date: October 26th, 2003 08:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
*wolf whistle*

Nice costume ;)
bighoward From: bighoward Date: October 26th, 2003 08:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
My tongue is hanging out so far it looks like a red necktie Howard
renniekins From: renniekins Date: October 27th, 2003 08:28 am (UTC) (Link)
neat! reminds me of a song (originally about ears)

does your tongue hang low
does it wobble to and fro
can you tie it in a knot
can you tie it in a bow
can you throw it over your shoulder
like a continental soldier
does your tongue
hang
low
retepsnave From: retepsnave Date: October 27th, 2003 05:14 am (UTC) (Link)

Howard's comment just killed me! :-)

what a creative use of clothing (or lack their of, depending on your point of view)
and are those zippers on your shirt?!?! :-)
definately fun outfit, but I'll imagine that the highhealed boots are awful to wear... so in that case double thanks for the pics, just in case you decide to never wear them again...

:-)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: October 27th, 2003 07:47 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Howard's comment just killed me! :-)

haha! Howard's such a nut, isn't he?!

Yes, those are zippers. They are real, too: they actually zip open to holes if you want to go for a more "slasher" look. Although with the placement of the top one, I discouaged people from trying....

Well the boots are fun to wear "at first". they're sexy, and I love being taller. They just quickly grow uncomfortable. Maybe I'll bring an extra pair of shoes, if I do wear them out again.
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jenx From: jenx Date: October 27th, 2003 06:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Hey! We have the same boots!

I love wearing them - but they are definitely 2-hour shoes.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: October 27th, 2003 08:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Hey, cool!! They are awesome boots, aren't they? But yeah, 2 hours sounds about right. Owie.
cannibal From: cannibal Date: October 27th, 2003 11:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Glad you finally wore them, and your new outfit... sounds like you had a great time!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: October 27th, 2003 11:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes, I did...thanks!
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