My shoes in their intended usage. I suppose this photo is technically public domain, since it was taken while on the clock for the government. I think that's how it goes. Maybe my next job will buy me shoes. I don't want a health insurance plan or paid vacation, just give me shoes.
My shoes in their private usage. This was my first and only experience with backcountry skiing. The skis were borrowed and I barely knew how to use them. Good thing it wasn't avalanche season, especially since I went by myself.
They definitely look best paired with purple socks and a red swim suit. This was outside Yellowstone just before a soak in Huckleberry hot spring.
Unfortunately for me, the folks at Vasque subsequently downgraded the Sundowner, giving it a crappier sole and taking out the GoreTex, otherwise I would have gotten another (free) pair and saved them for when my first pair wore out. I guess I'll just have to buy the next pair of boots myself (gasp!)