Summer Glau and these boots are made for walking, a heartwarming love story, illustrated with numerous photos of Summer Glau wearing (mostly cowboy) boots.
Summer Glau is a native from the heartland of San Antonio, so it should come as no surprise to anyone that Summer, being from Texas, is wearing cowboy boots most of the time. As Summer Glau recalls with an interview for Esquire magazine:"I pretty much wear cowboy boots and jeans every day. When I moved here [Los Angeles], I thought, I'm gonna reinvent my style, but it didn't stick."
Being an actress brings with it numerous obligations and with Summer being such a classy woman she likes to wear glamorous dresses on the red carpet. But when she attends other events such as conventions, she likes the more cool and casual approach for these events, from her wardrobe take for instance she likes to wear her hipster jeans with just maybe a casual looking top and still looks out of this world and gorgeous. As an aside, Summer is not “performing” when at conventions, hence her casual look and style, which provides an opportunity for a more personal level of contact with the fans.
Because of troublesome niggling injuries to her feet when she was a dancer, shoes are uncomfortable and very painful for her to wear (read the next paragraph on that topic). She has said that boots, specifically cowboy boots, are more comfortable and pleasant for her.
Our member Brandon met Summer Glau at Emerald City Comicon in Seattle back in April 2012 and he had the opportunity to ask Summer Glau a question on her feet injuries during her panel.
I asked him to give his testimony on his meeting with Summer:
There's her famous quote, before "Serenity" hit theaters: "I think the thing I like about River is that she gets to be barefoot so much of the time. I don’t like shoes very much"
For the record though, although she liked the idea of River being barefoot, she said on Twitter (for the Alphas chat) that she prefered wearing combat boots because "the grates to the ship were quite sharp on my feet."
When i asked her about her foot injury at Emeral City Comic Con 2012, if her foot healed, she responded, "It did heal. I was a pretty serious ballet dancer. I had very bad tendonitis in my heels, and I broke one of my toes when I was 18. But, I kept dancing on it, broken, because I didn't want anyone to have my roles. So, I just kept dancing on it, and it never healed. And, the tendonitis got so much worse that there came a point where I couldn't move my foot. And when you're that age and you're that competitive, and you take the time off, you lose a lot of ground. My foot eventually healed, it still hurts quite a bit, like if it gets cold. I have arthritis too. I've had arthritis since I was 12, in my toes. But I can dance in short spurts, and every show I've been on has me dance around a little bit."
As you can well imagine, Summer”s passion for boots seems to be stipulated by choice of clothes and feasible reasons as well.
We have collected photos of Summer Glau wearing boots at different public events, or during photo shoots:
The photos above are taken from the following events (left-to-right, top-to-bottom): Mugshots by Joan Allen, Starfury Serenity, London 2005 (2 photos), The Sci-Fi Summit: The Grand Slam Show, Pasadena 2006, Starfury the White Room, London 2004, Writer's Strike : Mutant Ennemy Day, Los Angeles Decembre 2007, Luxury Lounge prior to SAG Awards in Beverly Hills - January 2008, TSCC Meet and Greet at Golden Apple Comics Los Angeles - September 2008, Salute To Firefly , Burbank - November 2008, WonderCon San Francisco - March 2009, Starfury T1 April 2009 - Birmingham, FedCon 18, Bonn - May 2009, StarFest Convention - Denver, April 2010, Emerald City Comicon March 2012 (3 photos), Dallas Comic Con May 2012, Wizard World Portland Comic Con, January 2014, photo shoot for FHM Top 100 Sexiest Women.
A famous Austrian actor (and also a former Californian Governor) simultaneously shares with Summer Glau the same passion for boots. That the two of them have both played a Terminator respectively on the big and small screen is maybe not just a coincidence but just pure fate.
Thanks to Brandon for his contribution to this blog post that is merely intended to give you a reason to smile. I hope you enjoyed it and of course you can leave a comment below. Two other blog posts on Summer Glau boots in Firefly/Serenity and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles will follow.
This blog post was written jointly robbo and yours truly.
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