Archive: Starman

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I love these Irregular Choice ‘Space Snacks’ boots because they’re a great style (crazy cowboy vs rocket riding boots, anyone?!), an unusual combination of colours, and are nice and wide – meaning they’re also very comfortable. But mainly I love them because they’re totally bonkers (that means ‘insane’, for all you Americans out there)!
Let’s just deconstruct these crazy blue boots together for a moment: they have a gorgeous gold band around the top, the toe is ‘m’ shaped (apparently the devil wears Irregular Choice rather than Prada), there are gold stars indented here and there, and the soles are also gold.
But best of all, the boots show a yellow sketch of a boy wearing a striped T-shirt, and a space helmet with a helicopter propeller stuck to it. And yes, he is indeed flying off through the stars with a big exuberant whoooooosh, and a very happy smile on his face.

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I think perhaps it’s because he’s listening to David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust album – Starman, perhaps – as there are expressively drawn airwaves coming out of his lovely little ears. In fact, he could even be a young Ziggy, jetting off for a play-date with his pals – the equally small Spiders From Mars. I like that idea…
It’s not often that footwear inspires a musical story about space – or any other story for that matter! Therefore I now pronounce these Irregular Choice brand boots very special boots indeed. I hope you all agree!

This piece was originally posted on 13th March 2012

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