The Urban Dictionary defines ‘Shit Kickers’ as “The type of shoes that don’t matter at all, and can get muddy, or dirty. Usually used when you know you are going to get dirty, or just can’t find any other pair of shoes.” I need a pair of these… desperately.
I’ve got boots, but not the kind I’m willing to get used and abused. My three (yes, three) pair of LL Bean boots are too dear to my heart.
This past weekend I trekked through my yard inspecting the ground after all the snow had melted. As I walked, picking up all the lovely gifts from my dogs, turning the hay left on top by garden boxes, and clearing out brush, my shoes were caked. Caked with dirt, dog patties, leaves…. you name it. As I looked down at them I came to the wise conclusion that a pair of good ole’ shit kickers were a must.
Nothing says accomplishment like a pair of muddy boots staring at you. That is when you know you’ve worked hard. No fear of what lies beneath your feet. No fear of getting down in the trenches to clean out the old and make way for the new.
Now that I’m getting a pair of kickers I guess the next thing is a pair of overalls…