Puuc in Boots – Merida Winter Fashion

I apologize for the cheesy title but it was as creative as I could get for the subject on my mind this morning: Boots.

Now that winter, such as it is, has come to the Yucatan, I have noticed (have you?) the predominance of boots as a footwear option in the fomerly white city. Everywhere you look, the girls and young women are moving from their traditional chanclas for casual wear and obviously foot-torturing stilletto heels to boots. Flat-soled boots, high heel stilletto boots, long boots, short boots, leather, suede and synthetic material boots, boots with tassles, multicolor boots and long black shiny ones that would serve a dominatrix well.

My Better Half, who stopped by Nine West the other day and observed that ‘everyone’ was trying on boots, says it is all about being fashionable in response to my comment that the boots seemed a little over the top considering that it is not particularly wet outside nor is there any snow on the ground that I have seen anyway.

Along with the boots come the sweaters, shawls and even fur (fake or real who can tell) tipped abrigos (coats) that make me sweat just looking at them. Sweat not because they are so sexy, but because they look too darn hot to be worn in Merida, let alone inside the mall.

I do enjoy the look of the boots though, even if it does seem superfluous. A form fitting pair of jeans and calf-high leather boots with heels will cause many to turn for a second glance and I admit I am not immune. My favorite combination seen this frigid winter season, has been a 20-something woman in a tshirt, sweater, knee-high boots and a pair of cutoff jeans. I don’t see this combo warding off cold temperatures any time soon, so I surmise that my Better Half’s observation is correct. It’s all about being in fashion.

I draw the line however, (and these I have seen as well this winter) at earmuffs.

7 thoughts on “Puuc in Boots – Merida Winter Fashion

  1. William, that is fab now, mini & boots or UGG, even some girls fat legs wear it. I can imagine wear my boots in Merida, swety & stinky foot smell, yak.

  2. I dunno…it is tempting…even this former Canadian resident finds it too cold for sandals right now, but that’s all I own. Somehow socks with sandals doesn’t seem like my idea of a fashion statement, ha ha! 🙂

  3. A tourist a couple of weeks ago was making funny remarks about the heavy sweaters and coats they had seen hanging around in the markets………… do they really need these. Well yes in the Puuc route when the campasinos are off to work at 6 am you can be dam sure they need them th the cold fronts that are coming down. MMMmmm why do the northern parts send us the bad stuff?LOL.

  4. I’m always amused by the locals shivering in December when the temps are in the 70s. Less amusing are the summers when the locals are reasonably comfortable and I’m soaking my shirt after walking a couple blocks in the shade.

    I think the boots are an excellent idea for gringos who need to keep the mosquitos off their ankles.

  5. I saw a woman at Oxxo the other day in a fur coat.

    And here I thought they just bought them at the mall and wore them only on trips to Mexico City or other climates where the temperature dropped below 65 degrees Fahrenheit.

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