Sunday, August 1, 2010

You're never fully dressed without a...

pair of pilot shoes.

Yes, Pilot Barron wears his uniform out on errands, up in the skies, aboard mass transit, to Michaels, on metro, to the pool, to Harris Teeter, to 7-Eleven,  and just about anywhere you can think of.  However, the one accessory he's always been missing is the ever important pair of pilot shoes.  He noticed them on all the pilots probably a year ago, but he's just gone with the flow and worn his navy tennis shoes to complete his look.  

Until now.

For the last 4 months or so, William has been on an everlasting campaign to buy some pilot shoes at the pilot shoe store.  He's asked me daily, sometimes two or three times.  It's not annoying.  It's very serious and very important to a professional pilot.  After all, shoes complete an outfit.  

So we headed to the pilot shoe store (a.k.a. Payless) for an attractive pair of clunky, black faux leather lace ups that are all the rage amongst airline pilots.  William had two requirements:  1. they lace up like dada's office shoes and just like real pilots John and Rick (see his tour of the cockpit in previous posts) and 2.  they have tread-like tracks on the bottom so he can run fast to his gate if the passengers are waiting on him.   Did I mention this is a very serious purchase?

Our pilot shoe store proved sufficient and after trying on 4 styles (who knew they had so many?), Pilot Barron settled on the perfect pair of black pilot shoes WITH tread-like tracks on the bottom.  And for $9.99 they'll fit any pilot's budget.

Just like the pilots on American Airlines and Delta.  Just like Rick and John.  Just what he needed to complete his uniform.  Just goes to show you are never fully dressed with your pilot shoes and a smile!


meredith said...

LOVE IT! how adorable...and so sweet that you are documenting this stage for that one day (before he's a real pilot you know!!!) when he hangs up the pilot uniform for some cleats and pads...he'll remember all the details of this special time!!!!

you are such an AWESOME mom!!! we miss y'all! :)

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