My boots arrived the other day, and with much joy I pulled the tape off the box, removed the crumpled bits of packing paper, and lifted the lid from the shoe box within.
I pulled back the tissue, and then, I was dumbfounded. The boots staring at me were nothing as I'd imagined - based off the picture Amazon was displaying, I was expecting a deep red, almost iridescent boot, with rich chocolaty brown fur. Instead I received a bright, matte nylon, the color akin to that of a life vest, with tan brownish fur.
So I tried that old adage of, "This would look really good on"; unfortunately I think that only applies to somewhat shapeless dresses that need a body to fill them out. Even with my dark skinny jeans and gray duffel coat, they still looked rather garish.
They were, however, immensely comfortable. Like Himalayan walking shoes. And it was with much sorrow that I packed them back in their box and printed out a return label. There is no point in spending a lot of money on something if you don't really love it.
So I guess I'll have to put the notion of snow boots behind me for now, and look forward to wonderful things like sandals. There is always next winter, and I can start early.