(Sunday Stills: Boots) Booty Beauty
Designed to protect the feet when walking through the elements, boots are one of the most popular types of footwear worldwide. Their history goes a long way back as the art of shoemaking, and they have undergone a series of evolution
Shoemaking has a long history and one that is rich in tradition. Within the trade itself – among shoe and bootmakers – the legends, the traditions, and the history really begin with St. Crispin. St. Crispin is the patron saint of shoemakers. Since medieval times, October 25th has been celebrated as St. Crispin’s Day and the Shoemaker’s Holiday.
Much of the footwear that is in common use today had its origins in the styles and fashions of Europe – and, particularly, England. itself. Indeed, the “cowboy” boot, in its several variations, does not derive from Spanish or Native American influence as is commonly thought, but is, instead, a direct descendent of the boot style made popular by Arthur Wellsley — the Duke of Wellington.
Northhampton Museum in England has one of the largest collections of historical footwear in the world