Oprah – She Changed Her Mind About Wools
The media news on Oprah is always filled with controversy. One person will be lauded, while another will be a total loser. There is no doubt that Oprah Winfrey is in the public eye today and she has succeeded at it.
Currently Oprah is endorsing the Bloomers boots in a skincare line. Since I have skin like the Sahara desert, there are only two things to which I can be added, sandals or boots. Neither would be of any use if I didn’t have feet.
With that said, Oprah is endorsing Olivia Brooke boots because they are the only boots available in wool. That is where the controversy begins. You see, wool is thought to be the best material for keeping feet warm and soft, as well as great for the color and luster making the piece extremely beautiful.
On the other hand, wool is known to have a propensity to stain clothing and is known to come into contact with chemicals used in tanning or coloring. Additionally, wool is not stain resistant and doesn’t wear well. Many shoes which are made from wool are designed to stand up to this type of abuse, but the same cannot be said for boots.
Oprah got involved in the fur industry, because, being a far-left leaning political, environmentalist mouthpiece, she was trying to reach out to women. In this case she was trying to push Olivia Brooke boots because they are made from sheep’s wool, which was supposedly better than ordinary wool. It is hard to imagine that some of the women who buy Olivia Brooke boots wear them to the theater or the ballet and then plan to continue wearing them.
One cannot help but think that this statement by Oprah was poorly planned. No woman would wear wool socks, and certainly, some do not wear wool shoes. It is only a matter of time before this type of statement is found out to be incorrect. Once they realize that sheep are not the sheep’s friend they will probably just go back to conventional shoes.
Before the uproar about Olivia Brooke’s wool had even begun, there were already calls for Oprah to be removed from her position as Oprah’s Idea Maker. Apparently someone at The Oprah Winfrey Show who was a strong advocate of the wooled footwear decided to stick her neck out for a new product.
A fellow I know in Ohio bought one of the Olivia Brooke boots and the next day had a great pair of leather Crocs. In the end, whoever thought that Olivia Brooke’s wool was superior to their sheep was terribly wrong.