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Friday, January 25, 2008

have mukluks, will travel



so i have this friend. for real. and he made a comment to the effect of knowing what i look like from the mukluks down. and i got an idea.


remember that tv show a couple years back when the neighbor talked to the tool guy over the backyard fence? and half the fun was the thrill of thinking you were gonna finally see his face?


well, combine that with the idea of people who steal flamingos and garden gnomes and travel all around and take pictures of them and write about their adventures. together, you would get:
"have mukluks, will travel" maybe i should name the blog that :-)


maybe i'll do that..... it could be interesting. there would be a downside though. i'd really have to go to all the cold places....too hot to wear these babies in the southwest.....but i would finally get to alaska and british columbia......


i love mukluks. i wear them almost 24/7 from fall til spring. i even sleep in them in really cold weather (camping, not indoors).


my muks are by steger in ely, minnesota. they are moosehide with wool felt liners. my current pair are the "wide" version. i had to get the wides after the broken ankles because it took forever after cast removal for the swelling to go down. it ended up being a good thing though, since they are very roomy now, and i can add extra liners or socks for really cold weather.


steger muks cost alot, but they are a bargain for me. i buy a pair, and wear them them for years. when you figure it out, i spend a fraction of what most women spend on footwear, since i only own the muks, a pair of hikers, a couple pairs of mocs, and a pair of knock-off crocs. oh, and my teva water sandals. but except for the mock-crocs, i've owned all the others for years.


the best part about muks are that they are flexible and comfortable. they don't restrict your feet, and allow better circulation. they breathe, so you can wear them indoors without ever getting sweaty feet. they do have a straight last, so it's a good idea to switch feet now and then to get even wear on the soles.


stay tuned for more about the view from the other side of the mukluks.


9 comments:

michael... said...

Nice feet!

i've never blogged before - not sure how these things work!

kate said...

you should do a blog. it's not that hard (i figured it out) and you would have interesting stuff to blog about.

you could blog about transforming your new van.

michael... said...

That's a good idea! i was planning on doing some sort of diary about the project, like a weekly update or something. Had planned to get over to DMV & my insurance agent to get the van registered, but with the weather, i was feeling lazy this week. Been working 6 to 7 days a week for months now - i need a break!

kate said...

do it, mike! i'm bookmarking you now....

michael... said...

Hopefully i won't have any guys wearing only guitars chasing me around!

Rain's stopped for awhile, i'll be going out to my jobsite to check things - the creeks should be down.

kate said...

haha! that was funny, the most exciting thing that happened to me in years. i guess i should be grateful he was wearing the guitar in the appropriate place! like a guitar-leaf!

michael... said...

Remember the old Peter Sellers/Pink Panther movie, when he's at a nudist colony wearing a guitar? That used to crack up one of my aunts!

kate said...

i have never in my life seen a pink panther movie. comedy, i presume?

michael... said...

Yeah, king of silly british comedy. Sellers played Inspector Clouseau (spelling), a bungling british police detective. Check one out if you get the chance...