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What footwear do Europeans wear in the Southwest US? - Starrsville's Somewhat Scientific Study

What footwear do Europeans wear in the Southwest US? - Starrsville's Somewhat Scientific Study

Aug 4th, 2006, 08:27 AM
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What footwear do Europeans wear in the Southwest US? - Starrsville's Somewhat Scientific Study

I posted this on the US forum. In case others are interested...

So much conversation on this topic regarding "us" traveling to Europe, I spent my hours as sister shopped at Cameron Trading Post to conduct a study.

86% wore trainers/ tennis shoes/ sneakers of some type or color
9% wore Birkenstock or Merrill type sandals or slides
4% wore flip-flops
less than 1% wore a shoe with an actual heel - most interestingly a silver/ white/ tooled cowboy boot on a woman

I did not notice anyone visibly concerned about their footwear or other attire. I did notice very interesting choices of souvenirs to take "home".
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Aug 4th, 2006, 09:50 AM
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So what were their souvenirs of choice? Enquiring minds need to know...
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Aug 4th, 2006, 10:37 AM
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I've lived in Texas for 25 years. A few years ago I was in a Western wear store buying "western" jeans for a kid's dance costume. We had been in Paris a few weeks prior. It was funny to me when a big group of French tourists came in, all buying cowboy boots. In all my years in Texas, I've never owned cowboy boots!
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Aug 4th, 2006, 10:41 AM
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I have a friend in the region of Veneto who when visiting me has purchased cowboy boots, Stetson hats etc. And he sure doesn't look like a cowboy, lol.
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Aug 4th, 2006, 01:33 PM
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LoveItaly, my San Francisco friend wore cowboy boots under her wedding dress. Married at a BIG Catholic church downtown and reception at the Presidio (spelling?). I was aghast - this was 20 years ago almost. But, she fell in love with line dancing when we lived in Dallas and by doggie, she was going to wear her boots!

Now, I am proud she didn't listen to the likes of me! Reminded me of the cowboy boots on the lady in Cameron!
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Jan 18th, 2007, 05:53 AM
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topping - for the SHOES, SHOES, SHOES poster

What Europeans were wearing in the US last summer
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Jan 18th, 2007, 06:44 AM
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Interesting but one question comes to mind..how did you KNOW they were Europeans?
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Jan 18th, 2007, 06:55 AM
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As described in the US post, I had about 3 hours to kill while my sister shopped. I quickly became bored, so started this experiment. I listened for the languages being spoken.
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