I have always worn boots.
I don't know what else to wear.
I wear them and rarely clean them.
I am prairie.
I am pioneer.
I am Oklahoma.
I am the plains.
I am plain.
Eventually I get a new pair.
Shiny and new.
And I like them.
But, I will not love them until they have proven themselves.
I will walk a mile to avoid getting a door ding. The vehicle I drive now is 2 years old and doesn't have a mark on it. I sweep, polish, dust, iron, whatever it takes to keep my things looking new and neat. I take care of things.
Boots, however, are best valued when well used, well worn.
I tend to dance with the one that brung me...