These Boots Are Made For Walking
Posted 28 July 2007 - 08:48 PM
There are mainly three types. The working boot, the sunday boot and the dancing boot.
The working boot is tough and made for walking the rural paths, whereas the sunday booth is to show off. The dancing one is made of a beautiful white painted soft leather which makes the Cretan dancers jump for joy
I bought mine in Timbakion but in general people buy them in Chania in the " Skridlof", just off Halidon Street. But that one has become very popular among the tourists.
The ones I bought in Timbakion had an ingenious extra; a very subtile litle extension at the heel of the boot that made it very easy to put them off. (left foot on the little extension of the right boot and than push the left foot downwards, a peace of cake Very practical when you have a plenty full belly....)
The man must have died by now, ( I bought them in 1980) but maybe the shop ist still there )
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Posted 28 July 2007 - 10:22 PM
Wonderful post Wim, thanks for sharing.
Posted 31 July 2007 - 12:20 PM
Posted 01 August 2007 - 12:04 AM
Posted 01 August 2007 - 10:59 AM
And Susy, I don't know why the link to the dancing boots doesn't work on your pc. Must have something to do with your (safety) settings. It works fine with me and the others neither seem to have a problem. Except for Wally, his' turned out to show something extra ordinary motor boots
Posted 02 August 2007 - 12:59 AM
the boots called ."Stivania"
Posted 03 August 2007 - 03:12 PM
Posted 04 August 2007 - 11:52 AM
Thanks Wim for posting this picture. Now I can see it.
Posted 05 August 2007 - 10:17 PM
I love the first two. I'm not at all sure of the dancing boots.
Do you use yours?
Posted 22 August 2007 - 11:32 AM
That's why I replaced the link with the picture.
No Sheila, I don't wear them anymore. They fell apart 2 years ago. But still, 25 years of service is a long time...
don't you agree?
Posted 23 August 2007 - 12:36 PM
The proper way to do it, is to link to the page containing the image, for example: http://www.greekdanc....org/darold.htm
Posted 17 October 2007 - 01:58 PM
I lost my "boot" picture. It was stashed in the wrong file
But here are my "Famous Timbaki Boots" worn while searching for "Das Boot"
December 1979 Agia Galini harbor.
Gosh, do I look good It's not only almost 30 years ago but also the same figure in kilo's
Posted 19 February 2008 - 10:30 PM
I guess he was not best pleased!