It may seem like a strange topic, but believe me, boots are an important part of Yerevanian culture. I'm not talking about snow boots, construction boots, or hiking boots (all of which should have a place in everyday life here, but inexplicably don't). The kind of boots I'm refering to are these:
Sexy, black leather, knee-high, spike-heeled, fashion boots.
Once October rolls around, THE BOOTS begin to appear on the streets, in shop windows, and on the feet of fashion-forward Armenian women everywhere. In many cases, you can actually hear them coming long before you see them!
In many parts of the U.S., particularly in Florida and other states that don't experience 'real' winters, any girl who wears boots like these would probably be [mis]taken for...ahem...a Lady of the Night. Here however, it seems for virtually all women aged 18-40, they are a necessity.
Are they inspired by Julia Roberts?
One of the many reincarnations of Catwoman?
...Who knows? In any case, here's my photo tribute - or rather, triboot - to this fabulous, forever-iconic footwear!
Yes, this is normal grocery shopping attire!
This one's starting young.
Of course, they're not always black, nor do they always have such high heels. There are many variations in color, material, and overall design...
Hey, these really are Wonder Woman's boots!
Hey, I'm not judging. Don't believe me? Scroll up and take another look at the first picture in this entry -- those are mine! (Don't worry, they're not real leather...and they're lined with faux fur to keep my legs toasty warm all winter!)
Now, if you think this post about Armenian women's footwear is interesting, just wait until I write about the men's shoes! Thanks for reading... hajo!