Now that I finally have my period correct underclothes I will no longer be ashamed of flipping my skirt up for the crowds to show how many layers of clothing women of the Civil War wore back then. No more must I apologize for my modern yet oh so comfortable sneakers. No longer will I hear random strangers call out, "Your wearing the wrong shoes." or "I see your sneakers under there." I even had one person, in all seriousness, ask "Were they bell shaped back then?" No. They did have stunted legs though, and because of this rode giant chickens, but were so embarrased that they invented hoop skirts to hide them. Which is what I should have said instead of automatically flipping up my skirt and showing off my hoop and worn out sneakers. But with my boots I will no longer be riding that chicken, but dining upon it.