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.
The word motorcycle describes a style of leather boot generally associated with bikers and the aesthetics of the motorcycling culture. Motorcycle boots are designed to provide protection. The typical motorcycle boots have long shafts and are generally made of thick, heavy leather with low heels and an adjustable leather strap or a harness across the ankle. Motorcycle boots may also include styles fashioned after the aesthetics of the motorcycle style but not necessarily intended for the activity of motorcycle riding.