Except when it’s wearing Crocs.
“They may have been slightly fuzzy,” writes Phil. See Part I.
Let’s call the whole thing off.
This fruiting body is our Specimen of the Week! Thanks go to Beverly, who found her at Wegmans supermarket.
Les Demoiselles du Fairway.
“She looks like she’s screwed every member of Counting Crows.”—Secondshade
Did she fall into a vat of grape jelly?
Red bootlaces are sometimes associated with neo-Nazi and skinhead movements. Urban dictionary says that they are:
Color coded shoelaces used by the skinhead movement. Signifies that the skinhead has committed [sic] a violent act against whoever the heck it is skinheads hate these days.
Forum participants on that bastion of critical thought, Stormfront.org [warning: racist “white-pride” site], have remarked:
I’ve always heard red means you’ve “spilled blood” usually by fighting someone or attacking someone but necessarily killing anyone.
Boot laces were usually in support of your soccer team.… It did end up crossing over. I always hear:… Red: Honor the blood spilt to preserve the race.
The color [Red] shoelaces/suspenders means/symbolizes our “Blood” or “Race” with equally meaning in Paganism as well Christianity and both Pagan and Christian scriptures.… So when Skinheads … use Red and White shoelaces and or suspenders it means (The purity of the blood of our White race and people).
Growing up in the San Fransico [sic] bay area durring [sic] the early 80’s … [r]ed laces on oxblood Doc’s meant neo-nazi gang member.
I’m not suggesting that this woman is a neo-Nazi, skinhead, or anything like that. I don’t even remember what race she is. (If I had to guess I’d say white, not because she’s a racist, but because white hipsters are usually the ones who wear stupid shit like this.) However, she might want to explore the history of the red bootlace and alter her boots accordingly.
In any case, she is our Footwear Felon of the Week!