Those Boots Are Made For Walking

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F/5.3, 1/60, ISO 200.

Day 322 / 365

A little boy was standing and crying in the classroom, so the teacher asked him what was wrong. “I can’t find my boots,” the little boy sobbed.
The teacher looked around the room and saw a pair of boots. “Are these yours?” she asked. “No, those aren’t mine,” he cried.
The teacher and the little boy searched all over the classroom for his boots. Finally, the teacher gave up and said, “Are you SURE those aren’t your boots?” “Yes, I’m sure,” sobbed the boy. “Mine had snow on them!”

Interesting Fact: Early boots consisted of separate leggings, soles, and uppers worn together to provide greater ankle protection than shoes or sandals. Around 1000 BC, these components were more permanently joined to form a single unit that covered the feet and lower leg, often up to the knee. A type of soft leather ankle boots were worn by nomads in eastern Asia, and carried to China to India and Russia around AD 1200 to 1500 by Mongol invaders. The Inuit and Aleut natives of Alaska developed traditional winter boots of caribou skin or sealskin featuring decorative touches of seal intestine, dog hair and wolverine fur. 17th century European boots were influenced by military styles, featuring thick soles and turnover tops that were originally designed to protect horse mounted soldiers. In the 1700s, distinctive, knee-high boots worn by Hessian soldiers fighting in the American Revolutionary War influenced the development of the iconic heeled cowboy boots worn by cattlemen in the American west. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boot#History )

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23 Comments

  1. for the first time in many times..(hahaha) I didn’t laugh at your post…I actually felt a sudden tinge of lump in my throat…the thought of the innocence in every child…this ia what have been missing these days among our young ones…

  2. Love all your photos and meaning. You are a great photographer. You capture life as it happen. Thank you much.

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