This Time, Nobody's Taking Sally Draper's Boots Away
(WARNING: The following contains potential spoilers from the recently concluded fifth season of "Mad Men." If you're not caught up yet, feel free to hit the "Back" button now.)
Go ahead. Somebody, just try and take those go-go boots away again.
Not gonna happen. All season long, the presence of Sally Draper's white go-go boots have been their own understated character progression throughout AMC's fifth round of "Mad Men." A representation of Don Draper's (Jon Hamm) baby girl's eminent emergence into womanhood, the mad men of all mad men made his baby girl take them off in the seventh episode, "At The Codfish Ball," because he found them a touch too "adult" for his young lady. Five episodes later, when she finally gets to take her boots a-walkin' on a Museum of Natural History date with Glen Bishop (Marten Weiner) but fittingly experiences her first period while finally taking them for a stroll.
So after all that fuss over fancy footwear, what becomes of actress Kiernan Shipka's pivotal accessory?
"I actually got to keep a pair," the 12-year-old told Vanity Fair Monday night. "Not the pair, but a pair that we tried on. They had too high of a heel so they were declined, but I got to keep them, which was cool."
Shipka ended this fifth year satisfied with where Sally has landed. As she herself comes of age, she sees the elder of the Draper children being more fleshed out as a character.
"I personally loved all of the scripts that Sally had, and I felt that her storyline showed her at a really important point in her life," she explained. "She grew up this season, and it was so fascinating to see her arc."