What ties footwear to a given time? I loved my Dr. Scholl's wooden exercise sandals and didn't care if the straps blistered my feet; then I had to have a pair of Earth shoes because my classmates were wearing them; later on, I had to have a pair of Frye boots. By tracing trends in footwear, you can estimate my age!
Frye "Jane" boot
I recently bought myself a pair of Frye boots in the classic "Jane" style. Actually, it's the same style that I had before. As I wrote before, I promised to buy a pair of boots for fall/winter. Frye is having its day again, and Dr. Scholl's exercise sandals and Earth shoes have made comebacks in recent years.