Ok, it’s a stretch. But when I first started seeing knee-high sheath boots about a year ago, I was for some reason immediately struck by images of horses. Recently, with the Fall approaching, I’ve seen them pop up again. I scoured the Internet because I was certain that I had, in fact, seen something similar on a horse at some point in my life. Alas, I couldn’t find what I was looking for, but I did find many pictures of interesting people wearing chaps. Maybe that was it.
No, no…I’ve definitely seen a horse wearing those.
There are many equine-inspired looks out there–cowboy boots, equestrian boots, riding pants, etc. There should probably be some sort of line we draw. Although, as I’m writing this, I can’t be totally sure that this look was consciously inspired by horses. It could have just been horribly misguided.
I know the effect of these boots isn’t drastically different from pairing boots with a flared or bootcut jean, but that being said, maybe you should just pair your boots with a flared or bootcut jean.
Lastly, I know some are calling them “foldover” boots, but is anyone buying that your boots are intended to be worn up to your vagina?