--note to readers of CPR, it is unwise to search booties on the internet
That being said, I discovered that booties are hot this season that is truth according to www.shoes.about.com and I couldn't agree more. There is nothing like a well knit bootie to keep one warm at night. It seems dogs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hbZMNZnj_A) and infants (http://www.roxycraft.com/crochet_baby_booties.htm) are really interested in this trend as well. Wikipedia also weighs in on the subject:
They are usually worn by people who do not walk (e.g. babies), as walking would soon wear holes in soft bootees.In all my research I found only one true bootie hater. L.L. Bean has recalled their booties because children might choke on them. I disagree with L.L. Bean and his/her catalog for the following reason. I recently scored a pair of Bulgarian booties and have never once been tempted to eat them. In fact, I can say I have never felt so free as when jaunting around the kitchen in my booties.