Is it just me, or is this one of the longest seriously wet spells we’ve had in, well, quite some time? I measure these things by my washing (and therefore drying); before this, I had got into quite a good routine of approximately two washes a week, hung out on the clothesline for a day before being finished off on a rack by the radiator.
Now I’m on the fifth consecutive wash that has necessitated the use of the dryer (which I dislike, not because it’s expensive, although my mother insists it is, but because clothes come out crunchy and crispy and, all too often, a lot smaller than they went in). So I know: it’s been wet for a while. And, apparently, there’s more of the same to come.
Luckily for me, I work from home, so I haven’t had to go out that often, but when I have, oh, how I’ve grappled with footwear! What can one wear when one is bound – by Murphy’s Law if not by nature – to stomp in at least one puddle, lacking the gay abandon of childhood and instead with a frown and an audible curse?
Sorel's Slimboot Boots
A friend of mine showed me these the other day, saying she was considering buying them. At first, I was aghast; they seemed like industrial, working boots - not like fashionable boots one might wear around town! But then I started to come around to them. Maybe they're industrial, worky appearance could be tres chic and modern, the footwear equivalent of ripped jeans or battered leather. Expensive, yes - but Sorel is a dyed-in-the-wool outerwear brand, and if they say waterproof, they mean waterproof.