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Monday, December 15, 2008

product may stay: Ariat Fatbaby boots

Don't barf, you guys. I know cowboy boots are something they wear in small towns where the girls are hair farmers and do their makeup all hard and shiny, but they can be a very practical and comfortable choice for the average, non-tobacco chewing citizen as well.

Here are the first cowboy boots I bought, three years ago:
They are the Fatbaby Brown Bombers, and three years later they are still comfortable enough I could sleep in them, not so hickish as to call attention to themselves, and they're in great condition. And I love wearing them when I'm going to be shopping for clothes, because they're easy-on, easy-off. No laces to tie, after all. However, they are a gateway drug, because this is the pair of boots I mentioned that I bought last week:
These are the Fatbaby Poppy boots, and I really have no excuse other than I like the orange flowers, and I needed a pair of black shoes. I am ashamed, but not enough to not wear them, and I'm not promising that I won't pull up my pant leg and show off the embroidery on the shaft if given the chance.

A friend of ours is also a fan of Ariat boots, because they have an insole similar to an athletic shoe, rather than a gym floor, like most cowboy boots. They are really terribly comfortable, and although they have clompy soles and are not recommended for riding, I don't own a horse, so no foul. And they do have a line that is approved for riding, with a smoother clompy sole. I can't recommend them for everyone, but if you're a boot kind of gal or feller, Ariat is the way to go.

Remember, today is the last day to enter the BABA CAPRA GIVEAWAY, so if you're considering how great it would be to finally have some soap so you could take a shower already, then take the plunge and leave a comment on last Monday's post--the "maybe tonight" one. 7:00 MST tonight is the cutoff.

6 comments:

Sarah said...

I have actually thought about buying some Ariat boots. In fact, I think they are one of the shoes recommended by many podiatrists (according to a paper I once stole from my podiatrist-husbands stuff). Anyway, I'm glad to hear you like them so. Now maybe I'll be brave enough to purchase a pair of my own.

Jenny said...

I would actually love a pair- they're so cute! Where is the best place to get them and about how much do they cost? I guess I can search around online and find out, but you're usually just as quick as the computer and much friendlier.

Layne said...

Smith and Edwards has the best prices, but you don't live here, so . . .

I bought the poppy ones at Ream's, actually, so head down the street and see if they have some. They had some super cute Fatbabies on clearance at the Ream's in Layton last week.

Layne said...

Reputation upheld!

Layne said...

I forgot to say--the brown ones were about $75 at S&E, and the poppies were only about $60, because they've been discontinued and were on clearance. Regularly about $110--which is why I snatched them up.

Anonymous said...

They are great! I love mine.