Sunday, October 13, 2013

Mama Needs a New Pair of Boots

So, last year I did this post all about my mid-life style crisis and my love of boots.  Shortly after I did that post, I asked Hubby if he would get my some cowboy boots if I lost twenty pounds.  Of course, being a country boy at heart, he said yes.  I am quite sure he thought he was in no danger of having to buy me said boots.  Anyway, this is the pair of boots I originally picked out.

Cute, right?  These are Ariat boots. 

Well, since I am down 20 pounds, I told Hubby he had to pay up, but it might have to wait until Christmas.  So, I decided I needed to try some boots on and see which style I liked on me.  I've never had cowboy boots before and I had no idea if they would even be comfortable.  I mean, I am willing to suffer for cute boots, but I do have to be able to walk, ya know?  So, Hubby and I stopped by Tractor Supply the other morning and since they have boots, I decided to try on a few pairs. 

Justin Boots

Swoon!  I love the color of the leather!!  So gorgeous and they would go with EVERYTHING!  I love them with jeans and dresses and skirts. 

Sigh.  Anyway, I tried them on and looked in the mirror and immediately loved them.  So cute.....from the front.  When I spun around and looked at the back view......not so cute.  I mean, I've lost 20 pounds and two sizes, but my calves looked like a busted can of biscuits spilling out over the back of the boots.  Yikes!  Seriously?  So not cute!  So, do y'all have any experience with cowboy boots?  I know they come in wide widths, but is that just the boots or is the shaft part wider too for those of us with linebacker calves?  Anybody know?