Ya know, it’s a real buzz kill when you’re lacing up your boots to go out and shovel the thigh-high snow and the bootlaces break. This is what happened to me yesterday morning. The original leather laces just snapped. I was not surprised since leather will dry out and break, but this kind of thing always seems to happen at the most inopportune time.
So I sighed and jury-rigged the broken lace to get me through the chore at hand. After I had finished shoveling, I headed out for Saturday morning errands which included a trip to the grocery store. My first thought was to replace the leather laces with the same but then I spied these cool red ones and thought, why not add a little spark to the footwear? In the dreary winter days of winter while I may always be looking toward the skies for the light, now when I look down I have another reason to smile.
Photos by Joel Woodard