If you are not a fan of boots that reach all the way up to the knees, then a variation called ankle boots may be the answer for you. This type of footwear has the comfort of a boot, but also protects the ankles from the cold weather and injury through spraining. They give support where it is most needed.
In the winter months they are the choice of footwear when having to walk through rain soaked streets or roaming in the muddy countryside. Because the heel is generally not high you will be able to walk in comfort for many miles. This type of boot is also much more comfortable if you are a fan of motorbikes.
Some types of manufacturing industries have adopted this footwear as a safety precaution in the work place. Slippery surfaces on the factory floor are often the cause of sprained ankles. These boots often also have a reinforced toe cap to prevent toes from being squashed by heavy objects.
Of course, these days there are also varieties of this type of footwear that do have high heels. These are often worn as fashion accessories, teamed up with a dressy outfit or paired with a smart trouser suit or just plain jeans. When worn like this the design is more a cross between a boot and a pump.
If they are worn as an accessory on these occasions teamed up with a dress your legs will appear longer and slimmer. However, one word of advice; these boots should never be worn with miniskirts. Knee high boots are much sexier paired with this type of clothing.
From their first appearance when the Duke of Wellington ordered a pair of boots to be designed for outdoor wear, these shoes have never really gone out of fashion. In Wellington's days this footwear was always made out of leather. Rubber did not come on the scene later on and plastics and synthetics had not been invented yet. Even these days shoes made out of leather are still the most expensive and comfortable.
If you have bought a pair with long walks in mind, they should be lined with fur to keep the toes nice and warm.
More and more shoes are these days sold on the internet. There are many retailers out there and it seems that local shops may soon be a thing of the past. It stands to reason as on line shops do not have overheads such as many employees, heat, lighting and expensive council taxes.
People are not shopping with their feet anymore, but position themselves in an armchair in front of a warm fire. We are just too busy working these days to keep our heads above water and you can shop at leisure this way any time of the day you like.
It is now much safer to buy your purchases with your credit card on line. All details are now processed automatically with facilities to encrypt your particulars so that identity fraud and privacy is guaranteed.