A specific type of footwear know as a boot is not considered a shoe. All boots cover the foot and ankle, and most boots extend to near knee height and cover some part of the calf. Of coarse some boots extend up over the knee and provide protection up to the hip - hip waders. Select a category below to shop our quality boot selection. Scroll down for more boot info.
Work boots have evolved into a huge array of specialty boots to mitigate numerous work place hazards. There are boots designed and made to protect steelworkers' feet and
calves if they get accidentally step in puddles of molten metal and to
with chemical resistant materials to protect workers from a variety of chemical exposure. Heavily insulated boots to protect workers feet from extreme cold. Most
work boots are "laceups" style boots and made from leather. The earlier hobnails
and heel- and toe-plates have bowed to the thick
rubber sole of today, and often with steel toecaps. Technology, new construction materials and advanced assembly techniques have equipped boot manufacturers to produce boots specialize for various sports, hiking, work, and other activities.
Boots have played an important role in history and therefore having given rise to a number of meaningful tales and sayings. For instance. many boots may have a loop or handle at the top. This handle is commonly known as a
bootstrap and is used as a tool to provide better
leverage in getting the boots on. And, thus the 19th century figurative use "to pull one's self
up by one's bootstraps" in the sense of "ability to perform a difficult
task without external help". Or another common one is to "die with one's boots on" meaning to die while one is still active or to go down fighting. And, everyone knows that to "give one the boot" means to kick one out or expel one, either literally or figuratively. But, did you know that to "put the boot in" is an idiom for inflicting violence on someone. Or, that "Knocking boots" is slang for having sex, regardless of whether either person is wearing boots. Well I did not. But I did know that when the boot is on the other foot now" means that a situation has become reversed—a previous victor is now losing, for example.