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.
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?