IRVING (CBSDFW.COM) – The rain that delayed the start of the second round of the Dean & DeLuca Invitational at the Colonial spurred another competition off the course — women trying to out-do each other with their rain boots.
“This is the in thing,” said Asia Stephenson as she pointed to her brightly colored boots decorated with an array of shapes.
The Colonial crowd doesn’t let rain put a damper on fashion. In fact, the fashion reflects the weather. If rain is even slightly in the forecast a flood of ladies’ rain boots comes out at Colonial. And not just any rain boots.
“No, no, no,” Stephenson said. “You’ve got to have the cute ones to go with your outfit. They’re the in thing.”
All colors and shapes are on display. But there is one boot all the fashion-savvy ladies want to be seen in — rain boots fit for a queen.
“I’m seeing a lot of Hunter boots,” Stephenson said. “They’re like the new brand. They’re like real expensive.”
The slightly taller, calf hugging Hunter is the rain boot that stomps out the fashion competition here. Why?
“Because the Queen wears them,” said Alicia Lesok, who was sporting a black pair of Hunters even though the rain had passed and the sun was shining brightly.
In fact, lots of women were arriving to the golf course hours after the rain disappeared wearing rain boots. So, are they more for function or fashion?
“Well, we didn’t know how muddy it was going to be,” Lesok said after some thought. “So I would say function. But now I wish I had my flip flops on like my husband said I should because now it looks like it’s going to be pretty clear.”
Price isn’t a problem when it comes to golf galoshes; especially Hunters.
“Maybe $120… maybe,” Lesok said of the cost of her boots.
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