Choice In Ladies Boots

Have you noticed the growth in the design and selection of ladies boots? Once upon a time ladies boots were tucked away at the back of the shoe shop and sales were minuscule. At this time of year with days and nights of freezing weather the display seems to have reversed and now the front shop windows are full of boots. Sales have rocketed over just a short number of years and look to continue to do so.

The choices are far greater now than they have ever been with ankle boots, wedge boots, clog boots, vintage leather ankle boots, fur lined, and so on and so on. It doesn’t matter what shoe size you are; they are available in every ladies shoes size. No woman should be without a pair or more of boots in her wardrobe. Boots look really funky and sexy at the same time. They can be worn with pretty well anything and look good.

In some ways it could be argued that modern day boots with all their slightly different variations and individual styles are a natural progression from hiking boots. Originally all hiking boots, or walking boots, were made entirely of tough leather which required some painful ‘walking in.These boots were designed to walk very rough terrain and also protect the ankle. These early boots also required a lot of care with constant application of paraffin based grease to keep the leather subtle and water proofed. Gradually, with the invention of man-made materials in the latter part of the twentieth century, these walking boots were revolutionised. Not only did these materials require less constant care but the waterproofing in many cases was impregnated into the material at the point of manufacture. The next major advantage was that the boot itself was much lighter. How often now do you see what was once a common sight amongst the walking fraternity of a couple of walkers getting out of their car and changing in to walking boots? Probably never, because they already had them on when they left home. The old heavy leather boot could not be worn when driving a car and in any case the shorter the time you had to wear them the better.Modern walking, or hiking, boots are so lightweight and comfortable that they can be worn for everyday use.The walking boot became an accessory, a fashion that could be worn about town and this led to the interest of designers who saw the opportunity of making what was once a purely practical item into a piece of fashion.

Not all ladies boots owe their development to the hiking boot. The classic calf length lace up boot has been around for at least a couple of hundred years. There are French impressionist paintings of ladies wearing them.

If you haven’t looked for a while then do so now and you will be amazed at the huge variety available to you. They are available in every ladies shoes size so there is no excuse not to treat yourself to the latest in boot fashion right now.