High School Intern Edition features a group of students from the Field School in Washington, DC, that interned with us for two weeks.
By: Ally Bailey
The Combat boot: the symbol of angst and revolution for decades has made a comeback. Way back when, combat boots were considered cool for everyone, rebellious or not, not only because they looked badass but because they were actually sort of comfortable (nothing can get at your feet in leather as tough as that). It had a period of dormancy for a couple years in the 2000s, but now that we’ve reached 2011 it seems that the gods of fashion have chosen the combat boot to revive itself.
Everywhere you go in DC, people are sporting the clunky shoes in a wide array of colors and styles, some even go as far as to redecorate them themselves (I saw a pair colored with Sharpie and studded with fake-rhinestones on the metro the other day. Totally awesome.) Though the shoe is a classic throwback, this time around combat boots seem to have gotten a makeover. Steve Madden has come out with boots in brighter colors, with tassles and frills as opposed to the straight military look favored by our beloved 90’s.
Whatever the style, combat boots are a beloved token of a past era, and the 90’s grunge shoe has proven itself to be a look that can’t be deterred. The pair I have has suited me for both work and play, and I don’t know where I’d be without my favorite throwback zappatas.
Image via the Budget Babe