Suede Boots

Why is there a thing as Suede Boots?  Think about this for a minute.  My sister and I had this

Suede Boots from a place I have forgotten I’ve had them so long, LulaRoe leggings, Bryn Walker dress, leaves courtesy of Autumn trees.

conversation just a couple of weeks ago.  I have a pair of suede boots that I can wear within a short span of time.  They are too hot for half of the year, here in the South.  And, they are impracticable most of the rest of the year.  It is cold, and rainy in the winter time; if it does snow it is really ice and melts quickly and turns to slush.  Suede doesn’t like wet.  In fact, it despises it.  For one thing, if suede boots get wet, then your feet are going to get wet.  For a second thing, if suede boots get wet, then in many cases, they are ruined.  Sure, you can ‘brush it out’, but can you really?  The spot will still be visible in 99% of the cases.  So, why is there a such thing as Suede Boots?

Who looked at cold, wet weather and said, “Hey, you know what will go great with that!  Suede!”

For a long time I had suede pumps, and they were great.  However, I did have to check the weather report before wearing them!

Which now brings me to another question, when did rain cover ups for shoes go out of style?  And, why?  They were the most practical item that could be purchased to maintain your leather and suede shoes!  I had a pair of patent leather shoes in high school, and I wanted those shoes protected because they were so pretty and shiny!

Sometime in the 80’s it became ‘not cool’ to protect your shoes.  Hmmm, was this a ploy by the shoe industry to keep us buying shoes more often because they would get ruined?

A few years ago ‘rain boots’ became all the rage.  However, they are not coverups, they fit your foot.  So, you have to carry your shoes.  Oh, well.  At least those Suede Boots won’t get ruined while they are in your bag!

Published by Carolyn Bendall

A fashion and image expert, presenting seminars, classes, and individual consultations. Monthly makeover column in the Commercial Appeal, hosts a radio show on fashion, beauty, image, and entertainment, writes a blog reviewing products with complete honesty, and trains image consultants from around the world.

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