Thus Spake Zuska

Just for Isis…

By request of the domestic and laboratory goddess, I am posting here a picture of my recent acquisition, a pair of ankle boots, as mentioned in my last post. It’s no shoe of the week, but it’s the best this hairy-legged feminazi can offer.


The adorable cat next to the boots is Bodhi, who often behaves as if he were a dog, so it’s appropriate to have him posed next to the Hush Puppies boots. The style is Windermere, almost sans heel as is appropriate for my arthritic toe joints. I did NOT pay $94.95 for my boots, however. $69.95 on sale at Macy’s, plus 15% off for using my Macy’s card! Yay! That may still be too much, who knows, but the purchase was absolutely necessitated by the extraordinary savings I made on another purchase, see below.

According to this site,

The ‘Windermere’ ankle boot offers clean and simple style to perfectly complete any cool weather ensemble.

More importantly, it also offers

Cushioned latex footbed with breathable metallic lining and built-in arch cookie for comfort and support.

Arch cookie? Yummmm……

I will be completing my cool weather ensemble on Christmas Eve with these spiffy booties. Yesterday I bought a new dress to wear on Christmas Eve, because we are going to candlelight service with Mr. Zuska’s parents. I don’t seem to have anything appropriate to wear to a church, a consequence of being out of work for five years and losing twenty pounds or so, which combined to cause all my dress clothes to evaporate. The dress was on sale! Half off! Plus 20% for using my Macy’s card! It was practically free! The new dress, of course, did not go with any existing pair of shoes I own. Hence the boots – which cost more than the dress. Plus some new opaque tights in an appropriate shade.

I have been secretly coveting a little pair of ankle boots for about two years but just couldn’t justify the expense. Where would I wear them – to the kitchen to make coffee? down to the basement to scoop cat litter? I really hesitated on buying these. I thought, okay, for two years you’ve wanted ankle boots and now in five minutes you are making a decision that these are it? And then I thought, what the heck. It’s not like I can wear any of the really stylish ones, what with the arthritic toes and all. These don’t hurt, and they don’t look half bad. Not up to domestic and laboratory goddess speed, but they’ll do.


  1. #1 Fargo
    December 23, 2008

    Mmmm… furry legs.
    …I mean… nice shoes.

  2. #2 ecogeofemme
    December 23, 2008

    I think they’re cute! I’m sure you’ll look great in them.

  3. #3 Comrade PhysioProf
    December 23, 2008

    Z, you’re blogging about clothes and shoes!?!?!?!? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. #4 Isis the Scientist
    December 23, 2008

    I like these boots for the cold weather, Zuska. Even the domestic and laboratory goddess does not wear 3″ heels in the snow. I bring them along for when I get inside, but I have actually been looking for a low-heeled winter weather boot.

    Shame on you for thinking I wouldn’t like these, sister Zuska!! But, now, where is the picture of the dress?


  5. #5 Zuska
    December 23, 2008

    Okay, if I get super-motivated, I will add a picture of the dress. But see, you would wear these as a low-heeled winter weather boot, whereas I will be wearing them as my dress shoe. Hee!

    Yep, CPP, bloggin’ about shoes and clothes! I have totally destroyed all my credibility. Don’t you see how Isis has RUINED SCIENCEBLOGZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11!!!1!!!!!!!!!! with her nefarious plot to get us all talking about shoes and clothes? Of course I had no credibility to begin with since I am a hairy-legged feminazi. Oh well.

  6. #6 Academic
    December 23, 2008

    Bodhi is gorgeous!!!!!! Thanks for sharing him 🙂

  7. #7 Cath the Canberra Cook
    December 23, 2008

    Nice boots.

    And I like them better than any of Isis’ footwear. Heels suck. Neener neener.

  8. #8 Isis the Scientist
    December 23, 2008

    Don’t you see how Isis has RUINED SCIENCEBLOGZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11!!!1!!!!!!!!!! with her nefarious plot to get us all talking about shoes and clothes?

    No, Zuska!! Can’t you see that I am just sexing up the joint a little bit so that the boys will like us and let us play too? Isn’t that why God gave us teh boobiez?

  9. #9 BikeMonkey
    December 24, 2008

    Lay OFF the muppethugging nutmeg people…sheesh.

  10. #10 ...tom...
    December 24, 2008

    Isn’t that why God gave us teh boobiez?

    And teh hairy legs… ..??


  11. #11 Abel Pharmboy
    December 24, 2008

    OT, Z, you’ll want to junk comments #11 and #12 – these Eastern European porn purveyors have left spam messages at my joint too.

  12. #12 Isis the Scientist
    December 24, 2008

    Someone has latched on to one of my comments and used it to spam porn? Brilliant!!

  13. #13 becca
    December 24, 2008

    The boots are great!
    Although, bodhi’s cuteness does outshine the boots.

    And it’s the holidays, bikemonkey!
    muppethugging nutmeg is the order of the day!

  14. #14 Laura
    December 25, 2008

    I will henceforth demand “arch cookies” for all of my shoes. They sound supportively delicious.

  15. #15 Isis the Scientist
    December 25, 2008

    And I like them better than any of Isis’ footwear. Heels suck. Neener neener.


  16. #16 ScienceWoman
    December 26, 2008

    I love the boots…they look comfortable and adorable and perfect for teaching in.

  17. #17 Zuska
    December 26, 2008

    After two days of extensive wear, I can testify that the boots are both warm and comfortable. I’d highly recommend them to anyone!

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