Boots are classified as typical footwear that mainly covers the foot and the ankle, extending up to leg. Sometimes they reach as far as knee or even hip. Boot being a particular type of shoe, is made up of variety of materials ranging from leather to rubber. Apart from protecting legs, boots now-a-days act as a style statement.
The historical evidences claim boots to be made of separate leggings, soles and uppers that served the protection purpose. From the nomads of eastern Asia to the inhabitants of China, India and even Russia used type of soft leather ankle boots. Military style dominated the design of European boots, which had thick soles and were designed to protect horse mounted soldiers.
Ranging from workplace to fancy parties, boots can be worn everywhere and they are designed differently for each work e.g. boots made for workers are made waterproof. Many-a-times wearing boots is demanded by laws for safety issues. For motorcycle riders, wearing boot is must.
Boots are specially used in vivacious types of sports, specifically riding, skiing, snowboarding, ice-skating and sporting in wet or damp conditions. Boots are worn by both men and women. The boots for women are available in more fashionable varieties.