March 6, 2014 |
The Boots were homely to begin with. Women's footwear, like 19th century literary heroines, tends to split decidedly into two camps: fetching and impractical, or plain and sensible. The Boots - dirt-brown, scuffed, salt-encrusted, attempting to be both biker and cowboy, yet failing at both - are decidedly of the second camp. Also, The Boots were not cheap. A friend sniffed, "Not my favorites. " Then again, what does she know? She wears hand-painted clogs. Now, more than a decade later, The Boots verge on antique.
September 11, 2001 |
Remember when everyone had the same boot - black and chunky-heeled, with a wide toe? This season, almost any kind of boot works. Ankle boots. Knee-highs. Sky-high stilettos. And equestrian-style riding boots. Over-the-knee boots. Granny boots. Boots with a Western influence. Even skin-tight, stretchy satin boots for evening. "You can still see some of that," said Tes Jennings, manager of Mainly Shoes in Manayunk, about wide-toed, stacked-heel boots. "We have a couple of things from Prada that are doing things like that.
June 1, 2007 |
PENNSYLVANIA has lost 166 soldiers in the war in Iraq, third in the U.S. behind Texas and California. You can know that fact on an intellectual level, but unless you know one of those who have been killed, you can't really appreciate the that loss on an emotional level - until you see the 166 pairs of boots. On a sunny morning just before Memorial Day weekend, I dropped my son off at the Quaker school he attends, Friends' Central on City Avenue, and there they were: 166 pairs of boots, some with mud on them, spread across the lacrosse field.
September 25, 2004 |
Yesterday afternoon, the Malvern Prep soccer team scored a 2-1 victory over Alex Walsh and his Downingtown East teammates. Walsh evened the score last night. Trading in his soccer uniform for his football uniform, the East senior accounted for all the points in the game as the Cougars beat the visiting Friars, 9-0, on Walsh's three field goals. The 6-foot-3, 180-pounder, who handles all of the kicking chores for the unbeaten (4-0) Cougars, booted the field goals from 32, 37 and 41 yards.
October 23, 1986 |
The City of Camden plans to introduce an unfashionable automobile accessory - the boot. City Council is scheduled to vote tonight on spending $120,000 to buy boots, mechanical devices that are used to immobilize vehicles until their owners pay outstanding parking tickets. Officials are hoping that the boots, which fit snugly on the wheels of the vehicles, will help them collect about $285,000 in outstanding tickets. Valentina Frick, clerk of the city's traffic court, said that police now have to track down scofflaws and serve warrants - a costly effort because many delinquent ticket holders live outside the city.
August 20, 1989 |
I knew we were in the right place from the first words out of the salesguy's mouth: "How y'all doing? Can I get you a beer?" We'd been in the city for all of a day and a half, and already we'd heard that greeting a couple of times. But the other times we'd been at meals. This time, we were in a shoe store. My associates and I - three young professionals in Dallas on business - had set aside part of our precious free time to do something that men never admit to doing, especially together - i.e., shop.
January 11, 2004 |
Wes Wade scored 4 minutes, 21 seconds into overtime and the Kansas City Comets beat the Kixx, 6-5, in the MISL last night. The Kixx (9-6) trailed, 5-3, midway through the final period. But defender Jeremy Aldrich brought them within one, 5-4, on a feed from Nikola Vignjevic at 7:59 of the period. Pat Morris tied the score, 5-5, with a goal at 11:42. Vignjevic assisted on the play. The tie held, forcing the Kixx into overtime for the first time this season.
April 11, 1995 |
But of course Nancy Sinatra would appear in Playboy wearing nothing but a pair of boots. In many ways, she was the original dominatrix, growl-singing back in the '60s about how she was gonna take those boots and walk all over you. At 54, she needs to goose her singing career, and daddy said the nude boot shoot was OK. "When I agreed to do it, my mom said, 'Don't do it. It will upset your father,' " Sinatra said in the New York Daily News....
October 14, 2011
ARIEL STILL WEARS the red boots. As much as fans of the 1984 "Footloose" remember the dancing and that inescapable soundtrack, they will remember heroine Ariel's red cowboy boots. In Craig Brewer 's remake, in theaters today (review, Page 32), Ariel, this time played by "Dancing with the Stars"' Julianne Hough , still sports those fire engine-red hoofers. Last month, Hough and her "Footloose" co-star, Kenny Wormald, visited the Voice, a multimedia center in Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, run by the Ryan Seacrest Foundation.
January 7, 2006 |
Virginia Tech quarterback Marcus Vick was dismissed from the team yesterday, the result of numerous legal transgressions and his unsportsmanlike conduct in the Gator Bowl. University president Charles Steger announced the dismissal on the same day that coach Frank Beamer met with Vick and his mother in their Hampton Roads home, the school said in a statement. Beamer informed them of the decision during the meeting. The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk reported on its Web site last night that Vick would turn pro. "It's not a big deal," Vick was quoted as telling the newspaper.