Over the years Iíve had many pairs of shoes.
Iíve wore wrestling shoes in high school, bowling shoes in-between sessions
of regular tinny shoes. Cowboy boots were my favorite during the two years
before I joined the service. All a sudden while in the service I only had
two types of shoes I was allowed to wear during my a-wake hours of operation
which were dress and work boots.
Being confined, to only two types of shoes
for the duration of my enlistment it made me feel like I was living in china
under a communist dictatorship. So, after my enlistment I left the service
in search of a more livable pair of shoes that fit my lifestyle and
personality along with my life experiences. I simply needed a shoe to
I spent at least 14 years after I left the
Coast Guard to find the perfect pair of shoes that let me be me. Since I
travel in a semi truck I never know what weather environment conditions will
leave me standing in once I step out of my mobile office, which is my
(truck) for a brief break.
The ultimate pair of shoes is the
Pecos boot: Made by Harley Davidson.
Even though I do not own a Harley Davidson
motorcycle I find that the Pecos boot fits all my dress and work needs in
one shot and it also is weather resistant and looks good and lasts for years
if you take care of them.
The Pecos boot is not easy to find only one
store in the whole phoenix area carries them out of six Harley Davidson
shops. The effect that this boot has on me is that I really do not want to
wear anything else and they have made a non Harley Davidson rider a loyal
customer. I sometimes let the boots wear down to nothing even though I have
money to buy another pair of boots
which retails for $158.00.
I simply can not find an immediate retail
store location to buy a new pair of boots without utilizing the internet to
find store locations and when I do find a dealer they do not carry the Pecos
So, the only option left is to order over
the internet from some distant state. But when you are on the road
traveling 48 states shipping time becomes extremely long since you may not
hit your home port for several months. The flexibility of the internet on a
mobile laptop has made it extremely easy to find the boots when I need to
buy them regardless of which city Iím in. Right now Iím stationary and have
little problem finding the Pecos boot but I still use the internet to locate
the boots within the city I live in to make phone calls to check if they
have it in stock or even carry the boot. Without todayís internet
technology my life would be desolate and empty. This internet stuff must be
contagious because now everyone is using the organizational power of the
internet to purchase their must
have retail products.