"Bollo" two-tone leather calf boot by Vince Camuto, $159.95
Studded combat boot in light natural leather by Pink & Pepper, $59.95.
Black leather stiletto knee boot by Nine West, $129.
- Did You Know?
Boots date from around 1000 B.C., worn by nomads in eastern Asia.
In the 1700s, knee-high boots worn by Hessian soldiers fighting in the American Revolutionary War were the prototype for iconic heeled cowboy boots that shod cattlemen in the American West.
Specialty boots are manufactured to “temporarily protect” steelworkers if they are caught in pools of molten metal.
Inuit and Aleut natives of Alaska decorated their caribou and sealskin boots with dog hair, wolverine fur and seal intestine.
Singer Nancy Sinatra is considered largely responsible for a resurgence of women’s boots in the late 1960s with her hit single: “These Boots Are Made For Walkin’.”
Perhaps the most glorious reincarnation for a discarded boot: the Mendoza, or Monkey Stick. A traditional English percussion instrument widely used in British folk music, it is struck on a wooden pub floor, emanating a sound described as a “combination of a bass drum and tambourine.”
Most famous Hollywood appearance: Julia Roberts wears black PVC thighboots in “Pretty Woman,” 1996; also on the movie’s poster.
Posted: Sunday, October 13, 2013 4:30 am
Posted on Oct 13, 2013
Supremely stylish and fully functional — is any fashion footwear more versatile and practical than boots?
From a western/equestrian look, to a down-home country feel, or to the urban fashionista mien, today’s boots lend polish to jeans and can ground your more delicate apparel. On those chilly autumn days and evenings, they make skirts and dresses warmer and more wearable.
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