Blundstone Union Jack Boots & A Pug
I can’t help it that Zoë wants to be a superstar. Every time the camera comes out she will do whatever it takes to get those treats I hide in my pocket. That includes smiling on cue and getting cozy with some gifted boots.
I am often approached by companies that want me to promote their products. 98% of the time I turn them down, mostly because I’m an avid thrifter and believe that overconsumption of new goods is killing the planet.
When Union Jack Boots contacted me though I will admit I was delighted. For years I’ve been eyeing up the rustic Blundstone boots on Queen West. They looked like such high-quality long lasting, forever fashionable boots, footwear that you can sport for twenty years, a rarity amongst the fast-fashion craze. I like products that are meant to last, that don’t wind up in landfills six months later.
Did my feet like them?
I wore these to the park and they were comfy. They go on quite tight, but once your feet are inside they are roomy. The rubber sole was nicely cushioned which should be fine for my delicate feet and plantar fasciitis. I found them warm, but that is because it was 34 C here today with the humidex. Not exactly ideal boot weather. No worries though, I’m not complaining about this excellent summer weather at the end of September. Soon enough it’ll be winter and this steamy weather will be but a vague dream.
I don’t normally take my handbag when I go to the park, I’m not Mariah Carey! but I needed a bag for the camera and since my pug couldn’t be there, this was a good stand in that didn’t chase after squirrels or try to run off with complete strangers that might have more food at their house.
It was a challenging photo session. I had to dodge bike riders, hikers, avoid dog crap, crazed squirrels and I was a hearty lunch for about half a dozen starving mosquitos. Oh yeah, and I almost fell twice when branches broke.
No one told me as a style blogger I needed health insurance!
The boots I chose are the chisel toe Blundstones in redwood. They look a bit redder above due to lighting. They are more of a deep burgundy.
What else can I tell you about these Blundstone Union Jack Boots? They arrived super fast, in less than a week which was darn impressive since they are made in Tasmania.
And of course the most important thing about these boots?
Which of course means they make a brilliant chin rest.
Do you have your eyes on any new boots this fall? Have you heard of Blundstones or Union Jack Boots before?
PS This post was created last week when it was still hot outside. Today it is cool and raining. I am busy setting up for the Toronto Vintage Clothing Show!
Tomorrow and Sunday are the big days!
If you are in the area stop by and say hi! Toronto Exhibition Place Heritage Court Oct 1-2.
I will be taking some photos at the show as well and posting them to my Instagram.