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Monday, August 23, 2010

I hate your big dumb combat boots.

I'm rebelling. I bought a pair of combat boots. I'm obsessed.

I don't know where the notion came from, but recently I've had this yearning to own a pair. It's all part of my desire to look tough.

Since purchasing them (for just $30 at Macy's!) I've worn them every chance I had, including right this moment as well as the other night while I blogged about all the stuff I wanted from the LOST auction while laying in bed listening to Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" and Taylor Swift's "Mine" on repeat. I should really consider adjusting my soundtrack if I want to pull off this punk persona.

The '90s grunge look has apparently made its way back into the current trend. Luckily it involves less grit and less heroin chic. It's cleaner and incorporates plaids, leggings, over-sized shirts, denim, etc. The combat boots are a staple in the grunge look as long as you've got the gonads to wear a pair. I do. (Note: I don't know what I'm talking about.)

In honor of my killer new kicks and in an effort to make writing about them relevant to my entertainment themed blog, I've devised a list of my favorite pop culture combat boot wearing characters.

1 --- Daniel Desario, Freaks and Geeks

Daniel Desario represents all that is cool in the world. He frequently, if not always, rocked a pair of combat boots in addition to his "I don't give a crap" attitude and mysterious, misunderstood, tough guy character. Deep down he was a softy. Remember that last episode? Dungeons and Dragons with the geeks? The boots were merely a facade. And let's be serious, sneakers wouldn't have accented his chiseled cheek bones, denim jacket and class skipping with the same appeal.

2 --- Hit Girl, Kick-Ass

It's a given that superheroes wear combat boots. Since Hit Girl isn't technically a superhero, I'm adding her to my list. She doesn't have any powers aside from being effing awesome. This pre-teen chick was the star of Kick-Ass, despite the fact that the movie was supposed to be about an entirely different superhero. She's the one that did the ass kicking. Hit Girl is the toughest combat boot wearing character on my list.

3 --- Patrick Verona, 10 Things I Hate About You

I hate the way you talk to me, and the way you cut your hair. I hate the way you drive my car, I hate it when you stare. I hate your big dumb combat boots, and the way you read my mind. I hate you so much it makes me sick, it even makes me rhyme. I hate the way you're always right, I hate it when you lie. I hate it when you make me laugh, even worse when you make me cry. I hate it when you're not around, and the fact that you didn't call. But mostly I hate the way I don't hate you. Not even close. Not even a little bit. Not even at all. Need I say more?

4 --- Bliss Cavendar, Whip It

I liked this cheesy movie. It was fun and charming and worthwhile. When the main character, Bliss, isn't skating in her roller derby league, she's rocking combat boots. The boots define her character. She's a teen who doesn't fit in because she doesn't want to. Bliss doesn't care what people think. She's tough, not prissy. On a shopping excursion with her mom (who wants Bliss to be a pageant girl), Bliss shocks and repulses her when she buys a pair of black combat boots. After paying, Bliss snatches a roller derby flier off the counter. Let the rebellion begin! A few days later she tells her parents she won't be home after school because she's taking an SAT prep course. That's code for "I joined a roller derby team so suck it!" In Bliss' case the boots represent a sense of freedom and independence, an "I do what I want" mantra so to speak. That's precisely what I'm going for...

5 --- Jenny, Jenny from the Blog


  1. have u seen the music video of "i love the you lie"?
    if not check it out
    i like megan fox's combat boots and how she matches them with shorts and t-shirts ;]

  2. This is pretty awesome! I just bought a pair the other day too and it took me down memory lane. 1992 to be exact and I had just started college and wearing flannel shirts LOL! Was also recovering from the loss of Kurt Cobain.

    Yup...those ass kicking boots definitely bring back memories.

  3. I just got the same boots for only $19.99! I wanted 2 look like Hit Girl! She rox. I luv these shoes, except for me it'll be a fashion risk! Lol! Awesome blog!

  4. i totally want a pair of those!!
    i'm just watching the freaks and geeks season and fell in love with grunge again.

    great blog!

  5. freaks and geeks!!!!

  6. perfect posting. i am a big fan of dr martens boots.Really nice writing.
    As always your posts are very helpful.thanks