These Boots Were Made for...EVERYTHING!

I bought these boots by Report that I absolutely ADORE.

I've been rokking them for more than a year now, and they ain't going anywhere, my friends.

I'm rokking them in this photo where I'm giving it my all in order to hail a taxi outside the Gay 90s at bartime. The cabbie loved us; he got out of his car and gave us hugs when we arrived.

As I was polishing them last night to prepare for our week-long trip to Wisconsin, I realized, yet again, how much I love these boots, and thought about all the places they've been!

They've travelled with me routinely for the past year, even when I had to wear them to the airport cuz they wouldn't fit in my bag. I simply couldn't travel without them. Once, some dude at the airport said, "Not the best shoes for the airport," as I was lacing them up after security. I snapped, "I wouldn't travel without them."

They got worn out this summer, and I was blue. One of the heels had worn down. I took them to George's Skate and Shoe Repair to have the heel replaced. The cobbler lamented, "the heel won't look identical to the other heel." Said I, "I don't care, as long as it's close. I have to have these boots."

Two days later I go back to pick up my boots. I'm not kidding you when I say they looked better than when I bought them new!! The folks at George's were brilliant enough to shave down the other heel to the same height as the worn down heel, and then built up both heels with identical materials. They lacquered and polished them until they sparkled, heel to toe. The suede was treated to remove all the salt and other crap from bars, zoos, trains, planes, etc. - all for a VERY reasonable price. I was so shocked by the price, I gave the tattoo guy who worked on my boots a $10 tip. And then he said something I will never forget, "These are great boots!"

George's Shoe and Skate Repair
672 1/2 Grand Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55105
(651) 227-8258

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