… because I wear better shoes.

i-9dc84d4d9156dccb30d5f62466b4219a-swblocks.jpgDr. Isis has issued quite the challenge with her prompt for the December Scientiae. I knew exactly how I wanted to respond.

My science is hotter than Dr. Isis’s Naughty Monkeys, because I wear better shoes [when I do my science]. To demonstrate, I present a sampling of actual shoes I have worn while collecting my hot, hot science data.
Shoes for hot science
The field assistant is bonus. She doesn’t wear shoes…although we tried once with a pair of these. They lasted all of about 4 minutes in the field. The Princess Pup prefers to do her science in the buff.


  1. #1 JaneB
    December 1, 2008

    Definitely better shoes! And they look rather familiar too… I would add a pair of thermally lined wellingtons with steel toecaps myself.

  2. #2 Chris Rowan
    December 1, 2008

    Ha! Better shoes, indeed.

  3. #3 Silver Fox
    December 1, 2008

    Ha ha! That was partly my argument, the shoes part! I especially like your snowshoes – I haven’t had to use mine very much in the field, thankfully, just for busman-type recreation.

  4. #4 Kim
    December 1, 2008

    Your shoes rule.

  5. #5 Podblack
    December 1, 2008

    Oh, succinct and perfect. Well done! 😀 I love the field assistant, does she dig for truffles too, with that cute nose?

  6. #6 D. C. Sessions
    December 1, 2008

    You go, Girl!

    URL is my working shoes.

  7. #7 rjb
    December 1, 2008

    I once tried putting muttluks on my dog. It was good for humor content at her expense. She proceeded to walk around raising her feet to an exaggerated height with every step as if she had flippers on all four paws, the whole time maintaining a disconsolate look that said “Why are you abusing me like this?” Needless to say, I haven’t used them since. But it was very funny.

  8. #8 Mimi
    December 1, 2008

    I would add fins to that as well, but yeah, that pretty much sums it up. Take that Dr. Isis! You go, SW!

  9. #9 Jenn
    December 1, 2008

    Great post! Your shoes are more my style (though I would like to wear more Isis-style shoes, I’m working on a good mix of the two!)

  10. #10 physics*chick
    December 1, 2008

    I ♥ snowshoes!!! That’s totally a hot collection of shoes (though some pretty conference shoes would make a nice addition).

    I wish I got to wear snowshoes for my science (other than trudging to the lab in a snowstorm).

  11. #11 Katie
    December 1, 2008

    I love the Princess Pup! Such a pretty girl.

  12. #12 Lab Lemming
    December 1, 2008

    Very cool.

  13. #13 Academic
    December 1, 2008

    Wonderful post! This carnival has been a lot of fun 🙂 I can’t wait until Isis pulls it all together in true Isis fashion.

  14. #14 Coturnix
    December 2, 2008

    Doing science in the buff is the best way to do it….

  15. #15 Carol
    December 4, 2008

    How about identifying field clothing suitable for women in the “brush”? I would start with Carhartt women’s work pants, jackets and thermal underwear,then add Red Ants pants which I just heard about. REI, Mountain Hardware, etc. make great outdoor clothing– of course, the really good stuff is for guys!

  16. #16 supra shoes
    August 21, 2009

    I love this picture of the dog. I want one.

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