This week’s Sepia Saturday challenge is all about SHOES. And can you believe it? I’ve used my best shoe photos already. So I’m forced to present this one:
Can anyone say “Hullabaloo”?
At Christmas 1970, I was certainly on the cutting edge in my Mod lace-up boots that look remarkably like my uncle’s boots from the 1930s:
My friend Guy was wearing a quirky flat-bottomed shoe. I think they were called Charlie Brown shoes, but I’ve been unable to confirm that there was any such style for young men in the 70’s.
As protocol dictates, I’ve saved the best for last. The star of this picture is definitely my hip mother in her white Go-Go boots. Those white vinyl knee-high slip-ons plus her snappy blue Ford Pinto made her quite the “hottie” in the teacher’s lounge at Alf J. Mapp Junior High.
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We definitely jumped on the fashion rebellion train. We can say “We were there!” when boots became part of women’s fashions, not just a necessity for getting out in the snow. “We were there” when Yves St. Laurent rolled out the Mondrian dress, perfect with boots. “We were there” singing along with Nancy Sinatra whose big hit “These Boots” drew attention not only to the latest fashion trend but also to the growing support for feminism. Do you remember the words? Give it a try -- you know you want to. Then afterwards put on your boots and walk on over to Sepia Saturday for more fabulous footwear.