Saturday, February 28, 2015

An Update on Courtney Hansen

I'm certain you all remember the lovely Courtney Hansen who's oft-booted appearances on automotive how-to shows are legendary.   While she is still the hostess of PowerBlock, it's been ages since she's worn boots. I monitor every episode and it..............

Hold Everything!!!!!!
I was looking for some pictures to illustrate the bootlessness of Courtney's recent appearances and I stumbled across a preview video for the episode that should be airing  tomorrow (March 1) on SpikeTV-

Yeeeeyyyyy, the boots are  BACK! At least for an episode. What an odd coincidence that just as I'm writing what amounts to an obituary for Courtney's boots, I stumble across their resurrection. The full show should feature more bootage, but this clip from Powernation is certainly an appetizer.

EuroVision Tips From A Reader

My new best friend "Anonymous" left these tips about clips from the EuroVision Song Contest. Good stuff I hadn't seen. Thought I'd pass them on to you.

The good stuff starts about 1 minute in.

toyah wilcox panto long boots

Stumbled across this one. It's way too long (even has the commercials included) but at the around the 13 minute mark Toyah is joined by another booted panto performer. I smell a new edit in the mix.

Jennifer Hudson Wears Cool Boots At VH1 Divas

Well, that almost never happens-Mary J Blige is outbooted by Jennifer Hudson.

Jane Fonda in OTK's On The Talk

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A bootcentric edit of Jane Fonda appearing on The Talk (1/3/2011)in over the knee boots. A good segment is made better when she leads a group through a workout. This was lurking on my hard-drive. I'm not familiar with the naming convention ("+"'s to separate words instead periods or underscores) which is how I can often tell who made it. It's clearly a bootcentric edit and I was active on Celeboots at the time, so I'm sure it came from there, I just don't know who's responsible for this great clip. If it's your edit, thanks!

Boots in Alcatraz

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From the short-lived series Alcatraz (s01e01). This was back in 2011/12 before stylists replaced proper, sturdy knee boots with those horrible lace-up combat boot monstrosities. 
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Jennifer Hudson in Thigh Boots & Leather Mini

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A bootcentric edit of Jennifer Hudson's recent appearance (2/19/15) on Jimmy Kimmel from my good friend Dr M.

Elementary Boots, Briefly

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Thanks to my friend Dr Morgus for this clip from the usually disappointing Elementary (S03E15). Here the lovely Alicia Witt is seen in fetching over the knee boots. If you want an idea of the level of bootage normally on the show, check out Lucy Lui's ankle shoes in the final scene. Her character has the largest collection of nauseating "boots" I've ever seen.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Mary J Blige in Patent Thigh Boots

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These are almost crotch high boots on the Queen of HipHop Soul (and boots) From a November 25, 2011 appearance on Chelsea Lately. And given Mary's fanatical devotion to boots, I'm willing to bet these are real Patent leather.

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Eva Longoria In Suede Thigh Boots

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From April 1 2010 Eva Longoria shows that black suede blends into dark hose on The Jimmy Kimmel Show.

Rocsi In Knee Scraping Boots

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From a 2007 episode of 106 & Park, Rocsi breaks out a nice pair of knee scrapers.


I'm getting some updates together, and I ran across this segment from German TV about a couple with one hell of a boot collection. If you speak boot you don't have to understand German to enjoy it.

I was kind of a dick

My post about Heel Heads and Shafties was a marginal idea that was very poorly stated.  The notion began when I was looking at the Blake Lively flood that Droopy posted. There were some great pictures there and I noticed the similarities between the two outfits I highlighted.  I sort of liked one of them and the other made me want to gouge my eyes out. I should have left it there. BUT NOOOOO, I had to think I was clever and that I'd be able to strike the right tone with an observation about the different ways different people view different boots. I failed. It didn't help that my wife came home just as I was writing it and I rushed it out. I should have just hit "delete" instead of "post."

When I woke up this morning, my first instinct was to remove the post and act like it never happened. But that's the easy way out and it goes against all my training and experience in journalism. I don't apologize for being a shaftie and I'm always going to just post the stuff I like. I did write something that wasn't a clear expression of my thoughts and observations.  I've always been fascinated by the myriad differences between boot hobbyists. In the last two decades I've dealt with a lot of boot lovers, many of whom were not shy about expressing their deeply held preferences.  As I've said before, these preferences come from a place before words. They are a deep, almost instinctive, reaction. We have to remember that even though we all love the same sport, we can have extreme opinions about who's the best team.

And as odd as it sounds, from what I understand there are some people who view boots as just another kind of shoe. How bizarre is that?

[1080P] 121104 HyunA - Straight Up

Just two more, thanks to a reader for these. These seem like pretty typical K-Pop clips, you know until she starts trampling on her dancers.

[HD] 111120 Dr Feel Good - Rania (13th KBS Hanzhong Festival)

These girl group clips are a bottomless pit, a beautiful, booty pit.

Rania (라니아) - "DR Feel Good" MV

I was really hoping this was a K-Pop cover of the Motley Crue song (which would be pretty mind-blowing). Instead it shamelessly rips off Sweet Dreams by The Eurythmics

[HD] Girls Aloud - Sexy! No No No... (2008 Tangled Up Tour Live from the...

An enjoyable clip once the extended entrance ends and they actually start the show (around the 1:50 mark)

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Are You A Shafty Or A Heel-Head?

Look at these two pictures of Blake Lively in "leather" pants. Most will agree that neither boot is perfect. It is likely that you'll find one pair vaguely interesting and one pair absolutely nauseating. As a shafty, I would prefer if the pair to left climbed above the knee before that lovely cuff.  As a shafty, I would prefer that the pair to right be burned upon some sort of ceremonial altar. Your results may differ.

Or are you a purist?

This is a picture of Blake in high-heeled crotch-high boots by Stella McCartney. I often heard people whine that the perforations "ruined" them. I call these people purists. ANY deviation from leather, high-heeled thigh high boots is viewed as heresy.  I cannot help a purist. I find their blanket refusal to enjoy variety stifling. There's a wide world of boots out there and I can find something to enjoy about all of them (as long as they at least come close to the knee of course).
These pictures came from flickr user droopy_no.1. He just posted a Blake Lively flood. His picture choices can be a bit erratic sometimes, but with patience you can find some gems.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Lauren Lee Smith-addendum

While preparing "Lauren Lee Smith Day" I stumbled across this interview. While Lauren's suede calf huggers are uninspiring, the interviewers knee-scrapers make this worthy.

Our Introduction to Lauren Lee Smith

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Lauren Lee Smith is a busy Canadian actress. I find her captivating. She's tall and pretty in a way that speaks of the real world rather than fake glamor. Boot hobbyists were introduced to the lovely Ms Smith in Mutant X. Here (S02e19) she wears a fetching pair of leather over the knee boots.

Bruce's note-I'm not happy with this particular clip. I was already obsessed with the idea of a Lauren Lee Smith day when I decided to upload this. I think the editing is too loose and the quality isn't quite up to modern standards. Mutant X showcased some decent boots on a number of occasions so I'm acquiring the entire series and hope to upgrade this clip someday.

Lauren Lee Smith's Brutal, Booted Revenge

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From One Way (2006), the lovely Ms Smith takes brutal revenge on her rapist.  Her boots are only secondary in this clip. While never explicit, the penetrating nature of her revenge is quite clear. If you only like boots and not psychotic violent woman who happen to be wearing them, you might want to skip this one.  Don't say I didn't warn you.

Lauren Lee Smith Thigh Booted Detective

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As we've saw here  the lovely Lauren Lee Smith played that rarest of creatures, a well booted police detective  in a single season of the Canadian drama The Listener. Here in S02E09, the frustration continues. I have never seen a show where so many good boots were so poorly photographed.

Lauren Lee Smith-The Most Frustrating Show Ever

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Lauren Lee Smith plays a detective in Canadian TV drama The Listener. For boot hobbyists, season two maybe the most frustrating season ever. She is often wearing great boots that are hidden or marred by poor lighting, editing or camera angles. Here (S02E07) she's wearing spiky heeled suede thigh high boots the disappear under the legs of her business shorts! I only know this for certain because I've watched this frame by frame.