Hump day footwear

September 5, 2012 • 4:07 am

The name is appropriate given the animal (no, it’s not camel). These are again made by Tres Outlaws of El Paso and sold through Falconhead, a superb purveyor of custom boots (for a pair worth $25,000, which took hundreds of hours to design and build, and is inlaid with gold coins, have a look at “The Mexican” on their website).

These are more mundane, but built like a rock.  They’ll be in good shape when I leave this blessed vale.

Now guess the animal:

67 thoughts on “Hump day footwear

    1. That’s where I was going to go, but obviously not. That means the play isn’t on “hump” but either “Wednesday” or “midpoint.”

      I still think it looks not only mammalian but bovine, which is why I’m wondering how it couldn’t be zebu….

      b&

  1. It could only be the most dangerous game!

    … MAN …

    How deliciously evil and decadent of you. I assume you skinned an undergraduate who showed up unannounced to your office.

    (/humor)

    1. No, not Jerry. But recall (historically) Lewis and Clark and their 1803 expedition out West. During his Indian fighting days prior to the expedition, William Clark skinned a man’s legs, to make leggings (which, of course, he wore).

  2. Horse.

    My reasoning:
    Hump day is Wednesday.
    Wednesday is named after the Norse god, Woden.
    There is a painting by Emil Doepler which depicts Woden healing a dying horse.

    A long shot, I admit.

  3. Sea turtle (because they’ve got fat in their shells, kinda like a camel… maybe that’s a stretch…)

    Rapetosaurus?

    Sea monster? (Nessie!!!)

    Hump-nosed viper?

  4. Judging by their website, you have better taste and less money than most of their customers. Gawd, I would be embarrassed to go out of the house in most of those!

  5. Hump huh? Could it be a camel leather?
    To my untrained eye, it also looks like yak. Yaks live on mountains, hence the hump reference. No?

    What have I won?

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