February 08, 2003

The footwear we fetishize - Thank you to Wrygrass for this scanned pic

Is it wrong that I get all swoony over a piece of footwear? I know I'm not the only one. Although I might be the only one that has practiced dropping my cigarette case in an adorably flustered way so as to have an opportunity to touch a sacred Timberland, should the opportunity ever arise.

OK, I haven't actually done that, but I've thought about it.
Which is twisted enough...really.

I know there was a bit of a scare when those 'About Schmidt' and Thailand photos came out that The Boots had been retired, replaced by some bland Hush Puppy looking things. I actually had at least two lengthy, almost panicky conversations about the fate of The Boots. They seem so much a part of him. Keanu without The Boots is like Cindy Crawford without the mole, like Rip Taylor without a bad wig and a bag of confetti.
It's just wrong somehow.
Like with most things about Keanu Reeves, we can speculate as to the "why" of The Boots but we'll never really know the story behind them. Are they sentimental? Is it a comfort thing? Utilitarian? He certainly can afford the best boots money can buy. A fancy Italian creation perhaps, sturdy enough to use as back up brakes for the Norton yet light and posh for an evening of spontaneous ballroom dancing.
Still, we always see him in the Timberlands.
Those mysterious, so-worn-they're-molded-to-his-foot Timberlands.

I think The Boots have trancended "quirky fashion trait" and have in a way become a symbol for that certain intangible "Keanu-ness" that many of us adore.
And so....we adore....The Boots.

I suppose(again, like most things Keanu), they should not be over-analyzed.

The Boots just ARE.
We are not to question The Boots.

The Boots are Zen.

Long live The Boots.

spoony | from inside the mind of krix at February 08, 2003 10:20 AM .

"The Boots are Zen."

That covers it for me Krix, I don't need (or really want) to go any further.


Get my E mail about Behind The Red Door?

Posted by: Tyler on February 8, 2003 11:25 AM

Whoops, I did. Responding now.

Posted by: krix on February 8, 2003 11:36 AM

ah yes, very well put as uaual my sweet....and I am so gonna be looking for a swank ciggie case by the next show :)
it could be like a mass hysteria thing, a stylized reaction to the accidental stumbling upon the reeves, spoo, I dropped my.......sigh, probably not but a wonderful thought just the same.

Posted by: tess on February 8, 2003 12:41 PM

I won't be there...:(

I like the way you think krix...

Posted by: Keanuette on February 9, 2003 01:05 AM

Krix, some people have a foot fetish. You got a boot fetish. And you're more selective, 'cause it's not just any pair of boots. It's a very specific pair of worn-out Timberlands. Worn by a very specific male specimen. ;)

Posted by: Bea on February 9, 2003 08:22 AM

krix, Your Boot-I-Licious commentary is simply coolness! I'll have to save both it and the poem "Casey's Boots". And you're right -- "the boots JUST ARE"... *smiles for miles*

... and a zillion thanx!

Posted by: phoenix IX on February 9, 2003 08:35 PM

"it ain't why, it just is."

- van morrison

sums it up nicely, no? :)

Posted by: Lori on February 9, 2003 10:21 PM
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