Reading Angie’s blog about white boots brought back strong memories for me, of my dad in his bright blue patchwork blazer and white, white, very white loafers. This and one green liesure suit were as far as i have even seen him go into style. He looked good. Those shoes were flashy. Good memories.

In the comments, April mentioned those crinkly vinyl white tall boots that were popular in the 70s (apparently earlier where she was than in my rural corner of SE Ohio). I remember a girl in fourth grade had some, and they were special.

Several other people mention gogo boots and saddle shoes. I had the latter, and a bottle of shoe polish that was basically paint to cover up the marks. Do you have any memories associated with white footwear? What is it about it that strikes such a chord? And why were people able to wear white back then, but so many shy away from it now?

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