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.
Handsewn refers to the manufacturing technique by which footwear or apparel is sewn or stitched by hand rather than a machine. The benefit of a handsewn shoe is that this method allows for a constant flow of air through the shoe, which keeps the shoes ventilated, durable and strong.