By Dr. Paula Bloom
Fall. I love this time of year. Having grown up in South Florida, seasons are kind of a new thing for me. Even though I’ve lived in Atlanta for 12 years, the shift from Summer to Fall still delights me. The changing of leaves, the crispness in the air and the smell of soups, stews and pies.
Then there’s the clothing. Scarves and ponchos are among my favorites. And from what I’ve seen in the stores, ponchos are actually back in style. And, just like Halloween candy, the emergence of boots in the stores can be one of the earliest signs of Fall.
I’m not quite sure why it is but putting on boots makes me feel strong. Maybe it has to do with all the times, as a child, that I watched Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman. Would she have had all that power without those fabulous, tall, red boots? I think not.
I really like to see young children who have obviously chosen their own outfits. One of my favorite combinations involves shorts, a superhero t-shirt and cowboy boots. I’ve known many little boys who insist on wearing their cowboy boots everyday. Boots seems to hold a special power for kids, and adults, alike. Nancy Sinatra‘s “These Boots Were Made for Walking” is a great example of the relationship between boots and power! Here are some of the lyrics:
You keep lying, when you oughta be truthin’
and you keep losin’ when you oughta not bet.
You keep samin’ when you oughta be changin’.
Now what’s right is right, but you ain’t been right yet.
These boots are made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do
one of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you.
You keep playin’ where you shouldn’t be playin
and you keep thinkin’ that you´ll never get burnt.
Ha! I just found me a brand new box of matches yeah
and what he know you ain’t HAD time to learn.
Are you ready boots? Start walkin’!
Check out FootSmart’s boot selection. If you are going to start walking, as Nancy suggests, you might as well be wearing comfortable boots!
How do you feel in your boots? Would love to hear from you.