Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio wore some cute boots yesterday. Once New York Times reporter Michael Barbaro tweeted out a photo of them, both political and fashion journalists had questions. How high are those heels? (Two inches, easily.) Where did he get them? (The campaign has yet to say.) Do they come in my size? (I personally want to know.) And—cutting to the real issue at hand—how tall is Marco Rubio anyway?
As the New York Times reported this week, one fortuitous result of the relentless battering of icy precipitation on New York City is a favorable uptick in boot sales. Several vendors around the city have reported to being knee-high in profits, but strapped for future customers as in-store availability becomes barely ankle deep.