a silly post on clogs

Some how up until a week ago I had successfully managed to avoid being swept up in the clog madness. I need to wear flat shoes and am just not a heels kind of person. I will fall over wearing heels. I do own one pair of clogs that was given to me as a Christmas gift while I was in high school (fell in love with them at a local teeny tiny shop where I grew up - I wanted the bright red ones but my Dad decided that the more subtle blue ones were more appropriate for me who at the time liked to wear lots of clashing clothing.) So actually I have really always liked clogs, though I don't wear the ones I have that often. Maybe that is because I'm worried I will break my ankle like my Mom did with them years and years ago. But, that's crazy, aren't us Scandinavian supposed to have great agility when walking in clog-ed shoes?

At first I wasn't sure how I felt about the whole clog-boot thing. It seemed to be a big jump from the open back (or closed back) clogs I was used to to boot clogs - and at first I wasn't too keen on the idea. Then all the sudden last week the idea began to appeal to me. Maybe it's because I have awful circulation and my extremities immediately begin to freeze up and hurt when I step outside now, and the idea of shearling lined clogs sounds pretty comfy and warm. (And most of any shearling lined anything else - i.e. : uggs - are absolutely awful, edit: oops in re-reading this i didn't mean for that to be so harsh, please no offense to ugg wearers, i understand they are quite warm and comfy.). I have two pairs of winter boots - one pair of orla kiely cup wellies (6 years old and still love them, the lining is beyond extinct though and the heel is little worse for wear) and one pair of cydwoq ride boots (bought 3 years ago, and re: growing in my twenties - my feet are now 1/2 size bigger and now can only wear really thin socks with them which defeats the point of wintery boots) which somehow leaves me with justification that yes, I can buy a new pair of winter boots. But are they practical? For Boston? Will I learn to walk in them, will I not fall over and break my ankles? Fellow New Englanders seem to give them the thumbs up, and gosh darn it I do believe them. So, I'm selling my space dress and some other things to compensate for the cost. Haha, so much for the duffle coat being the end of it all...