I'm on vacation this week with the wife and children at our usual favorite spot in Mid-Coast Maine. Despite how overly concerned I may be with clothing, when travelling I am a fan of packing light. I take simple clothing that all matches and try to keep it to one bag. Two pair of shoes are a necessity, and this being Maine I figure the best two would be L.L. Bean blucher mocs and Quoddy boat shoes. Here we see them "in the wild", on some weathered decking.
It may seem that these shoes are merely slightly different versions of the same thing, so why these two? I do have a well considered reason, the kind of well considered reason that seems anything but sensible to most "normal" people (by "normal" I mean people not overly bothered by clothing). You see, it may be August, but Maine can get cold and chilly, especially at night. While both of these shoes are favorite worn sockless, only the bluchers can be worn with socks. Boat shoes should never, NEVER, be worn with socks, ever. That's a rule. A meaningless, self-imposed rule, but still.......
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I thought about wearing boat shoes sockless, but I prefer cotton insoles to avoid sweaty feet. Would that be "allowed" from your point of view or might foot powder be a better choice?
Are those the Quoddy's that were renovated? They look a beat knocked-about now.
See... this is what parking sweaty feet in shoes does to them. I think I'll keep my hidden socks, ta very much!
I remember last year, you came home with a couple bags of treasures from a church thrift store. I hope you find treasures this year!
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