Boot FAQs:

Q: Is a boot a type of footwear and a specific type of shoe?

A: Yes.

Q: Are boots recommended as well for motorcycle riders?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a boot on the other foot now" means that a situation has become reversed—a previous victor is now losing"?

A: Yes, for example.

Q: Are boots normally worn with socks to prevent chafes and blisters?

A: Yes, and to absorb sweat, to improve the foot's grip inside the boot, or to insulate the foot from the cold.

Q: Are boots made from a variety of materials?

A: Yes.

Q: Are boots worn by some strippers and pornography models and actresses?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a boot entered into law by Royal decree during the Hundred Years War?

A: Yes, when the Duke of Wales wrote, "that sturdy, stiff shyue off a type ne'er seent heretofore wi' high scuppers and ye nailes on the souyle".

Q: Are boots worn both for their functionality – protecting the foot and leg from water, extreme cold, mud or hazards or providing additional ankle support for strenuous activities with added traction requirements , or may have hobnails on their undersides to protect against wear and to get better grip?

A: Yes, and for reasons of style and fashion.

Q: Were boots influenced by military styles?

A: Yes, and featuring thick soles and turnover tops that were originally designed to protect horse mounted soldiers.

Q: Are boots made for walking""?

A: Yes, They were popular in the 1960s and 1970s , but diminished in popularity towards the end of the 20th century.

Q: Are boots "laceups" made from leather?

A: Yes.

Q: Are boots made in different lengths of uppers?

A: Yes.

Q: Were boots adopted by skinheads and punks as part of their typical dress and have migrated to more mainstream fashion?

A: Yes, and including women's wear.

Q: Were boots worn by nomads in eastern Asia and carried to China to India and Russia around AD 1200 to 1500 by Mongol invaders?

A: Yes.

Q: Are boots used in heraldry?

A: Yes, and they are often displayed as riding boots, even if the blazon might not specify it as such.

Q: Were boots also used in coats of arms of shoemakers' guilds and in shop signs outside their shops?

A: Yes.