I have made the best footwear discovery ever. Bog boots. A friend bought a pair of these last month and went on and on (and on and on) about how wonderful they are. Then she suggested I look up the reviews on Amazon. I did, and couldn't believe what I was reading. Really? All these people gushing over puddle boots? They were using descriptive language one would usually expect to see directed at a much-loved family member or spouse. Not boots.
Being the owner of Fergus (or owned by Fergus, I'm never sure which it is), I knew I needed something practical to wear for walking him this fall and winter. I didn't want to fool around with lace-up boots, needed whatever I chose to be warm and have good traction, and also needed them to be waterproof. The Bogs seemed to be the answer. I took a chance and ordered them from Amazon.
Due to a combination of being totally fashion unconscious and frugal, I ordered the basic high handle black boots. After all, these are for walking the dog through snow, slush and mud, not spending a night out on the town. I was worried when I slipped them on the first time. It was going to be a major pain to have to mail them back if they didn't fit...
That was the moment I became Grace Makutsi, the loyal assistant to Mma Ramotswe of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency. As readers of this series know, Mma Makutsi's shoes speak to her. Well, these boots spoke to me the minute I slipped them over my wool socks. They told me we were going to be best friends, that they would keep me warm and dry, that even though they might be plain on the outside, they were beautiful on the inside.
Now I understand the reviews at Amazon.