Aniline is a colorless, oil-based compound used in the preparation process of dyes and used to give the initial finish to a hide. There are two types of aniline dying processes, the full anilineleather process which is applied without any pigments so the hide retains its natural coloration and characteristics such visible grain and wrinkles; and the protected anilineleather dying process, in which the hide is dyed for color and then receive pigments which tint the leather all the way through so the underneath layers will displays a consistent coloration. A topcoat layer is applied later for protection as well as for making the natural imperfections of the hide less noticeable.
Footwear that rises to the ankle or higher; can be casual or dressy, practical or fashionable. Boots that are designed for protection from the elements may be made of a single, closely-stitched piece of leather, rubber, or other material to prevent the entry of water, mud or dirt. Other types of boots are sturdy in nature, intended for protection in wilderness or industrial settings. Fashionable boots for men and women may have all the variations seen in other shoe styles, including high heels, platforms, and lacings.