Leather shoes and leather boots have been around as long as leather has been used. Previously, boots were worn as a protection against the weather. Today they are fashion objects.
Leather boots custom made €2.500, size 47, 15 cm heel (www.ledermanufaktur.com).
Antique boots and boots in the shoe shop.
Since the 16th century, the high, stable postillion boots and pole rider boots have protected riders and coach drivers against ditches, falling horses and thorns and bushes. It was an over-boot with a purely protective function.
Postillon boots and riding boots, seen in the DLM - German Leather Museum in Offenbach.