An ant discovering a boot next to some mushrooms.

Boot Discovery

An ant discovering a boot next to some mushrooms.

A boot turned in to a home by small insects.

Boot Home

A boot turned in to a home by small insects.

This is a single boot illustration which shows four fastenings and eight individual buttons.

Single Boot

This is a single boot illustration which shows four fastenings and eight individual buttons.

Footwear that covers the whole foot and lower leg.

Waterproof Boot

Footwear that covers the whole foot and lower leg.

A frame or last used by boot-makers for drawing and shaping the body of a boot.

Bootcrimp

A frame or last used by boot-makers for drawing and shaping the body of a boot.

Human legs are not unfrequently born as charges in Heraldry, sometimes naked, sometimes booted, and they may even be couped.

Charge

Human legs are not unfrequently born as charges in Heraldry, sometimes naked, sometimes booted, and…

"A boot. Its essential distinction was its height; it rose above the middle of the leg, so as to surround the calf, and sometimes it reached as high as the knees. It was worn principally by horsemen, by hunters, and by men of rank and authority. The sole of the cothurnus was commonly of the ordinary thickness; but it was sometimes made much thicker than usual, probably by the insertion of slices of cork. The object was, to add to the apparent stature of the wearer; and this was done in the case of the actors in Athenian tragedy, who had the soles made unusually thick as one of the methods adopted in order to magnify their whole appearance. Hence tragedy in general was called cothurnus. As the cothurnus was commonly worn in hunting, it is represented as part of the costume of Diana. The preceding cut shows two cothurni, both taken from statues of Diana." — Smith, 1873

Cothurnus

"A boot. Its essential distinction was its height; it rose above the middle of the leg, so as to surround…

"Worn over tight pantaloons, the Hessian boot was a handsome piece of attire, giving undoubtedly, an elegant appearance to the nether costume." — Chambers, 1881

Hessian Boot

"Worn over tight pantaloons, the Hessian boot was a handsome piece of attire, giving undoubtedly, an…

"The jack-boot is almost entitled to be called the parent of the top and some other varieties. B. with tops of a yellow color were so commonly worn by gentlemen in the 18th century, as to become a peculiarity in the national costume of the English." — Chambers, 1881

Jack-boot

"The jack-boot is almost entitled to be called the parent of the top and some other varieties. B. with…

A long pointed shoe worn in the fourteenth century.

Poulaine

A long pointed shoe worn in the fourteenth century.

A long pointed shoe worn in the fourteenth century.

Poulaine

A long pointed shoe worn in the fourteenth century.

A long pointed shoe worn in the fourteenth century.

Poulaine

A long pointed shoe worn in the fourteenth century.

A show or half boot of the kind worn by persons of wealth in the fifteenth century. Usually made out of satin or cloth of gold.

Sabbaton

A show or half boot of the kind worn by persons of wealth in the fifteenth century. Usually made out…

A wooden shoe.

Sabot

A wooden shoe.

A sandal worn in Ancient Rome. This sandal is different from Greek sandals because it has a vamp, or upper support.

Roman Sandal

A sandal worn in Ancient Rome. This sandal is different from Greek sandals because it has a vamp, or…

This is the fastening for a shoe, A shoe is an item of footwear evolved at first to protect the human foot and later, additionally, as an item of decoration in itself.

Shoe Fastener Device

This is the fastening for a shoe, A shoe is an item of footwear evolved at first to protect the human…

"The shoe recommended, after months of study and experiment, for use in the United States Army." — Ritchie, 1918

Army shoes

"The shoe recommended, after months of study and experiment, for use in the United States Army." —…

"The carbine boot may be used to advantage in splinting fractures of the thigh and leg." — Moss, 1914

Military splint

"The carbine boot may be used to advantage in splinting fractures of the thigh and leg." — Moss,…

"The carbine boot may be used to advantage in splinting fractures of the thigh and leg." — Moss, 1914

Military splint

"The carbine boot may be used to advantage in splinting fractures of the thigh and leg." — Moss,…