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.
Preschool shoes are footwear designed and intended for children between 3 and 5 years of age. Preschool shoes come in a wide variety of styles and are designed to be comfortable, practical and safe, providing good support and traction during school activities.