Fast forward around fifteen years later. Mom buys a pair of boots she doesn't like and gives them to me. They were a little tight, but I was so thrill to have a pair. I couldn't afford to buy myself any.
Well, a local shoe store had a sale going on and I bought TWO pair. Yes. I'm greedy. But they were so pretty and reasonable. They're actually the half boot type, but a boot is a boot.