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These Walking Boots II

Back in March I asked you all for your opinion about how and where I should buy walking boots. Your opinions, were, unsurprisingly, inconclusive, and fearful of acquiring The Wrong Boots Grommit,  I decided to go to a walking boot shop instead.  But alas; the walking shop not only had no boots of that particular style in stock, they had no similar boots at all.  Apparently my preferred boot had been discontinued, and they saw no call for lightweight walking boots in the winter.  (I am not keen on heavy boots.  If it's that wet, I'd rather wear wellies. Crocs wellies are actually surprisingly comfortable to walk in, for the price.).   I left my phone number with the boot shop, assured that they would call me very soon when the summer walking boots came in.  (I'm imagining them bouncing merrily through the door of the shop in pairs under their own steam). 

But the walking boot shop never did call.  Disconsolate, I continued to wear my beloved old boots until the uppers had almost entirely come off the soles, and they were basically held together by a mixture of mud and willpower. 

Today, I found myself not wanting to take mud off the boots, lest the boot should disintegrate.  And so I decided to google my old boots, and found that some enterprising Amazon supplier has found a hidden stockpile of their siblings, and is selling them off at a discount!  I have therefore taken the Sesame Street gamble that two of these boots might not be like the others, and ordered some.  Have toes crossed. 

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adaese
14th Aug, 2012 13:26 (UTC)
What is this strange shop that sells winter clothes and shoes in winter, and waits for summer before stocking up on the summer range? Don't they realise that's against The Rules?
bunn
14th Aug, 2012 14:58 (UTC)
I guess walkers perhaps aren't great planners ahead? Seems odd, that, what with all the ... maps and things. But apparently so it goes...

Shop was the slightly oddly-named Kountry Kit of Tavistock.
ladyofastolat
14th Aug, 2012 16:10 (UTC)
It seems to me that they're implying that walking boots migrate. I will keep an eye out for summer boots gathering on telegraph wires this autumn.
bunn
14th Aug, 2012 18:26 (UTC)
That might explain why they never called to say the Summer Boots had landed. Maybe all the rain this year has disrupted the migration routes and the Summer Boots never made it across the channel.
puddleshark
14th Aug, 2012 18:02 (UTC)
Good luck on the finding of the boots! I hate it when a perfect product gets discontinued. Why do they do that?

Kountry Kit? I remember someone saying how they used to work in a local gift shop and had to answer the phone 'Hello! Country Craftwork', being very very careful to avoid slips of the tongue...
bunn
14th Aug, 2012 18:32 (UTC)
I assume that the 'K' is supposed to defuse the potential mispronunciation, but I really don't think it helps!
endlessrarities
4th Sep, 2012 20:02 (UTC)
Oh, I hope it all works out for you. Walking boots are such an important investment...
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