Foxy boots

“Foxing” is the name for leather overlaid on a boot to make patterns. These boots, by Liberty Boots of Toronto (made in Mexico, I believe), are heavily foxed:


And there’s even a tiny heart inlaid on the shafts. You can’t see it under my jeans, but it makes me feel good about myself know it’s there (this is what women tell me about Victoria’s Secret undergarments):



  1. jstackpo
    Posted May 5, 2014 at 5:12 am | Permalink

    I’ve heard of folks who “Wear their heart on their sleeve”, but never on their shin.

  2. nurnord
    Posted May 5, 2014 at 5:19 am | Permalink

    ‘Victoria’s Secret’ & ‘undergarments’…raunchyesque swiftly followed by prudesque !

  3. Posted May 5, 2014 at 5:19 am | Permalink

    Whoa, those are gorgeous! And they look spendy. 🙂

  4. Shaun Hervey
    Posted May 5, 2014 at 7:20 am | Permalink

    Those are some sharp looking boots!

  5. Chris Laraia
    Posted May 5, 2014 at 7:37 am | Permalink

    Very nice. The foxing reminds me of mosaic work or a stained glass window. Very spiffy!

  6. Posted May 5, 2014 at 8:18 am | Permalink

    I’m gonna take a wild guess and suggest that the snow has finally let up….


  7. Reginald Selkirk
    Posted May 5, 2014 at 10:54 am | Permalink

    Nice, but you need to get a pair of these:

    • lisa parker
      Posted May 7, 2014 at 7:41 pm | Permalink

      No, he really, really doesn’t.

  8. Mobius
    Posted May 5, 2014 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

    OMGawd!!! Could they be any more gaudy?

    (Probably YES. I am not sure there is an upper bound to gaudiness.)

    • lisa parker
      Posted May 7, 2014 at 8:03 pm | Permalink

      Well, my late and lamented Mother-in-Law never wore anything but western boots (except when we fervently requested and grovelled a bit requesting she dress a little more formally for her sons’ weddings.) and I can promise you, there is absolutely no upper boundary for gaudiness. I can’t imagine that any of you can conceive of them unless you ran with her crowd. Since she was a professional gambler, there were several card-suit varieties (although cards were not her sole gambling medium. Being an Italian catholic, she also had several pairs with religious themes. I thought she might have hit the limit with the full figure of Our Lady of Guadalupe, all piked out and enhanced with gold leafing; but after the martyrdom of St. Sebastian, I only thank every deity conceived that we didn’t where the same size.

      I do think with a little coaching professor ceiling cat might actually stand a chance of being adopted as a Texan. I know what a thrill it would be for you

  9. Berend
    Posted May 5, 2014 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

    I wonder just how many pairs of boots does
    Imelda Coyne posses?
    They are nice though!

    • lisa parker
      Posted May 7, 2014 at 8:05 pm | Permalink

      I hope her black bras don’t follow that pattern!

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