One can’t but pity the feet that were in those sad looking boots but the owner has certainly nothing to complain about. They have served him well, accompanied him through the direst of situations, protected his precious toes as sharp pieces of slate came raining down on them, got dumped in the corner every evening after a hard day’s work, and yet were there the very next morning, reporting for duty, ready for the next barrage of abuse that would be meted out to them. Oh they are truly loyal companions. If they could only talk, they’d have a story or two to tell!!