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I like this type of shoe

Googling the word moccasin, I get 'a word originating in a Native American language, meaning a shoe made of deerskin or other soft leather. It is made in one piece; the sole is soft and flexible and the upper part is often adorned with embroidery, beading or other ornament'.

This would mean that the type of shoe sold as mocassin over here really shouldn't be called mocassin at all, since they're demonstrably not made of one piece of leather; but whatever the more accurate description for them might be, the fact remains that they're among my most favourite kind of footwear, and have been ever since I was a kid begging my mum to let me have the more fanciful and frivolous kind of footwear rather than the sensible shoes she insisted on 'while your feet are still growing'. These days, I'm glad she never took any notice, but then...It's the fringes, you see: I've always been a sucker for fringes...Last year's pair scores highly on the number of fringes.

My other main reason for liking them is their extreme comfort. They're nice and soft and they never pinch, they never squeeze your toes together and they're usually quite good at keeping your feet warm. Last year's pair, made of sheepskin with the wool turned inside, even scores particularly highly on the toastiness factor.

This year's pair lacks fringes and fur lining. But they were only 15 euros in the sales, so there was really no way I could ignore them. Besides, they lace up the back, and in boots, that's another weakness of mine. ;-)



Last year's pair, which I love to bits, mainly because of its double row of fringes




This year's pair, which I like despite its distinct lack of fringes.

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elisi
Jan. 29th, 2006 09:13 pm (UTC)
Stop posting pictures of gorgeous shoes/boots/etc... you make me want to spend money!
gamiila
Jan. 29th, 2006 10:24 pm (UTC)
Oops...sorry!

I will consider your request; but if I stop, what will I keep my LJ for?
curiouswombat
Jan. 29th, 2006 10:44 pm (UTC)
Both rather good - I think I prefer last year's - it's a fringe thing!
gamiila
Jan. 30th, 2006 12:19 am (UTC)
Fringes rock -- but I daresay the new pair will grow on me.
enigmaticblues
Jan. 30th, 2006 01:46 am (UTC)
They do look comfortable. Much better than some of the heels I've been forced to wear this past week.
gamiila
Jan. 30th, 2006 06:31 am (UTC)
Other than the fact that it took me quarter of an hour to do them up this morning, I have yet to find fault with them. For the rest, they may be quite plain, but plain's good for a change! ;-)
phendog
Jan. 30th, 2006 09:05 am (UTC)
Oh! They look like fun ;^)

And I really, really like last year's pair, just because they're white. And fringe!
gamiila
Jan. 30th, 2006 01:10 pm (UTC)
The white ones have certainly done me excellent service this past year. But the new pair seem to be bearing up to the task equally well. And getting the thumbs up from my co-workers, too!
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