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October 23, 2007 / Maleesha Kovnesky

Preemptive Boots

The snow is melting away today.  I had to write about a phenomenon I saw multiple times during the day yesterday, the day after the “big snow.”

People are clearly ready for winter where I live.  The trees are bare, there are no snow shovels left at the store, and toilet paper is in high demand.  They know that summer is gone, fall is only happening in the South, and at any minute we could be snowed in ala October 2006. 

Well, yesterday wasn’t frigid, and most of the ice melted away by the afternoon.  Only remnants of ice in shadowy corners remained, industrial salt chunks working away at what little was there.  Yet many, many people were decked out in the heaviest, thickest boots that money can buy.

I’m talking forty-below farm boots, hairy boots that looked like they once were part of an Afghan hound, boots made of materials invented by NASA for use in places with no atmosphere.  Some of the boots were knee high, apparently donned for navigating the treacherous half inch of snow that lingered in sidewalk cracks.  These boots, my friends, were preemptive boots.  There was no visible need for these boots, and hopefully there won’t be for a few more weeks.  But the sight of these boots signal that the people of Colorado are prepared and waiting for snow to strike at any minute. 



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  1. women high heel shoes / Jun 14 2009 7:54 am

    YAA Adding this to my bookmarks. Thank You

  2. johanna / Nov 12 2008 7:27 am

    i need to know where to find these boots… they are a must have on my daughter’s christmas list this year and last…. i was unable to find them in our area (sold out )last year….this preemptive boot i believe is what she seeks…lol…they are really ugly…usually black/grey…and look like hair…….please anyone ?

    I do not know where one can find the hairy boots, but I bet you could find some online!

  3. ianthealy / Oct 24 2007 2:44 am

    “Preemptive boots” is the best term I’ve heard in many many months. That’s awesome!


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