4 September 2008
The Boots. They're Back.
We offer here irrefutable proof that there is an autumnal feel sneaking into the city. The weather is lovely at the moment and there are still thousands of cyclists wearing their summer flip-flops but the classic Copenhagen boot is reappearing again. One of the surest signs that Copenhageners are adjusting to cooler times. Above, the boots compliment the short skirt and the poncho. Somewhere in between summer and autumn.
It's certainly not cold enough for tights just yet.
There must be a name for this in-the-middle period between hot and cool. Late-summer, early autumn... they don't cut it. Any ideas? The Shift Cycle? The gradual shift to warmer clothes?
And not all the boots have to been high.
Or maybe they do. Tall, warm, soft boots to counter the miniskirts ventilational aspects. [Note here how the construction workers drape the cables high over the bike lane so as not to disrupt the cyclists. It's the law.]
And speaking of autumn, here's a great indication that it'll be getting wetter soon. This is from a free magazine called Kiwi, published by a supermarket. It's mostly for women and in the Readers' Tips and Tricks section, a woman sent this tip in.
"When it rains I just wrap a thick elastic around my pedal. It helps keep my feet from slipping."
Wonderful. In one of the world's wealthiest countries and a nation with proud design traditions all you need is a thick elastic on your pedals when it rains. No fancy, expensive gear. Just be practical and sensible and off you go. Oh, and it works with boots, too.