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JazzFest Rainboot Roundup

If you were at Saturday's Ben Harper show down at the Bes Gardens, you fully understand the inspiration behind this post: there were galoshes galore. From plain black wellies that were all about function to wild colours and patterns that were made to stand out in a crowd (and there was certainly a crowd out that night), rainboots were all the rage, giving their wearers piece of mind on soggy ground. I spent some of my time looking down at footwear so I could ask the wearers of cute or unique boots if I could snap a pic on my phone. It was almost awkward when one girl thought I'd asked to photograph her boobs... but she was down either way so it worked out alright for me. Anyway, here are a few pairs (of boots, not boobs-- sorry) that I saw at the SaskTel Jazz Festival this weekend.

I thought these guys were adorable and the wearer agreed though she said they're not something she'd normally pick. Y'see, her mom bought these for her overseas. Mothers: they want you to wear colour!

I thought these guys were adorable and the wearer agreed though she said they're not something she'd normally pick. Y'see, her mom bought these for her overseas. Mothers: they want you to wear colour!

The crowd was crazy and I couldn't back up enough to get an instagram-able photo of these friends so I'll just give you a close-up, too...

The crowd was crazy and I couldn't back up enough to get an instagram-able photo of these friends so I'll just give you a close-up, too...

And here it is, a close up taken in the classic do-the-hokey-pokey style.

And here it is, a close up taken in the classic do-the-hokey-pokey style.

These sparkley boots caught my eye. I'm like a crow with this kind of thing.

These sparkley boots caught my eye. I'm like a crow with this kind of thing.

By far, the most popular brand was Hunter. The colour palette they're available in is great and the simple design is appealing.

By far, the most popular brand was Hunter. The colour palette they're available in is great and the simple design is appealing.

The aubergine is pretty.

The aubergine is pretty.

Twinsies!

Twinsies!

And Hunter does a shorter bootie for people who don't like the feeling of being knee-high in rubber.

And Hunter does a shorter bootie for people who don't like the feeling of being knee-high in rubber.

I liked the two-tone numbers I saw.

I liked the two-tone numbers I saw.

Playful patterns abounded. 

Playful patterns abounded. 

I learned that these combat-style rainboots were like ten bucks at Shoe Warehouse. Gotta say, I was impressed.

I learned that these combat-style rainboots were like ten bucks at Shoe Warehouse. Gotta say, I was impressed.

Are you getting idea of the scene yet? Seriously, evvvvvveryone was in rainboots!

Are you getting idea of the scene yet? Seriously, evvvvvveryone was in rainboots!

Well, not everyone.

Well, not everyone.

Although I'm sure those who weren't wished they were.

Although I'm sure those who weren't wished they were.

These pink flamingo printed guys were possibly my fave.

These pink flamingo printed guys were possibly my fave.

Although in terms of chic factor, my girl Kimberly's London Fogs were the winners. They don't even look like rubber boots-- the only reason I knew was because we'd been boot shopping together.

Although in terms of chic factor, my girl Kimberly's London Fogs were the winners. They don't even look like rubber boots-- the only reason I knew was because we'd been boot shopping together.

In fact, here we are together in our new boots! You can't really see mine in this dark photo so I inset a pic of them. I know, so pro.

In fact, here we are together in our new boots! You can't really see mine in this dark photo so I inset a pic of them. I know, so pro.

And although I could have spent the whole night photographing rainboots because there was a never-ending parade of them, I chose to instead spend some time with my friends from Spareparts (they were the presenting sponsor for the show and for the whole Groove Series) and with my brother whose birthday was being celebrated. So, that brings me to the end of my rainboot pictorial. A big thanks to everyone who was a great sport about letting some stranger (me) take pix of their feet! And just a reminder that the SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival is still on until the 29th so get out there and see some shows-- the forecast seems to denote you won't be needing galoshes.

xoM


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