See, I had this compulsion to always wear my totes hardcore combat boots. Ordered off eBay, they were the shit. Except they weren't - they were actually the shit in literal terms, meaning their material was disappointingly cheap.
Anyway, it was during "that phase", where people would look at the hair in my eyes and my boots, and most would scowl.
But I felt like I needed an image, so I took what I got. And now, I mostly alternate between my TOMS and Doc Marten boots. Hurray.