What better way to bring Boot Week to a rousing close, my little galliforms, than to wear a pair of boots so outré that they’ll pep up the dreariest day in the lab, and turn the heads of even the most jaded scientist? And for those who invoke sexual selection as a major impetus for boot wearing, here’s your proof: an over-the-top pair of semi-custom peacock boots from the hippest of all outfits, Rocketbuster, in El Paso (financial support provided by The New Republic).
When I asked for this design, there was an audible groan, for the stitching here is extremely time-consuming. Each boot has four peacock feathers, and each is sewn by hand—with a sewing machine, to be sure, but one that is hand-guided. Check this out:
These are not everyday boots, mi panecillos, but Sunday go-to-meeting* best, appropriate for the Footwear Grand Finale.
*this is metaphorical, of course